Things to Do
10 Things to Do in PEI This October
October might just be the best month to be in Prince Edward Island. With flavourful and exciting festivals, the harvest season in full swing, and Halloween just around the corner, there is plenty to add to your monthly to do list. Here is our list of things to do in PEI this month:
1. Delight in seasonal flavours
Harvest season is upon us, and the PEI Fall Flavours Food & Drink festival is the perfect way to celebrate! With a two-week schedule full of authentic events, local ingredients, and unique experiences, there’s no better way to embrace the flavours of fall and experience what the Island’s fields and bays have to offer.
Oct 1-15 | Various Locations
2. Get lost in a Maize
A fun family activity, or a cute date, corn mazes are a great way to get lost and make some memories.
MacKenzie Produce | Daily, 10am-4:30pm
Kool Breeze Farms Mini Maze | Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-5pm
Fortune Bridge Farms | Daily, 10-7
3. Relax and unwind at Mysa Nordic Spa
Mysa Nordic Spa is open year round, but October’s crisp air and colourful foliage make it a perfect time to try out their Thermal Experience.
4. Attend a block party
The third annual Street Feast is on again in Charlottetown! This free two-day event is full to the brim with live music, party games, drag shows, dance performances, local drinks, delicious BBQ themed eats, tarot cards and so much more.
Oct 6 & 7 | Kent St, Charlottetown
5. Take the scenic route
It’s no secret that October is a truly beautiful time on PEI, and driving down a red dirt road covered by the vibrant red and yellow leaves is a glorious sight to behold. If you want to venture by foot, you can go for a hike along one of the Island’s scenic trails.
6. Embrace the spooky season
PEI certainly isn’t lacking in captivating ghost tales, especially when the Halloween season arrives to conjure up all things spooky and haunted. From family-friendly entertainment to thrilling frights, October is the perfect time to explore the supernatural.
Route 6 Motel | Cavendish | Opens Oct 13th, various dates and hours
Haunted Mansion | Kensington | Halloween – Nights of Fear start Oct 14th, various dates and hours
Historic Ghostwalk | Summerside | Oct 19th, one night only
Charlotteotown Ghost Tour | Charlottetown | Thurs-Fri until Oct 31.
Victoria-Era Seance | Charlottetown | Oct 5-28, various dates and hours.
Chief’s Haunted Barn | Scotchfort | Oct 13-31, 6pm open.
7. Get your live music fix
Whether you’re packed into a crowded bar or seated in a large theatre, live music just hits. October is brining so many incredible shows and performances to the Island for you to enjoy.
LIVE @ The Centre | Confederation Centre, Charlottetown | Various dates and artists
Ross Family Ceilidh | The Guild, Charlottetown | Oct 3, 10 & 17th
Trailside Music Hall | Kent St, Charlottetown | Various dates and artists
Harbourfront Theatre | Summerside | Various dates and artists
An Evening with Elvis | Kings Playhouse, Georgetown | Oct 7, 7:30pm.
Olde Dublin Pub | Charlottetown | Live music nightly, various artists and bands
Lone Oak Brewpub | Charlottetown | Live music Thursday evenings
Callaghan’s | Mill River Resort, O’Leary | Live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings
8. Spend the day at a U-pick
Find the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, or frolic in an apple orchard looking for the best fruits for your apple pie. This classic fall activity is memorable and fun!
9. Close out golf season
The Island has some of the best golf Canada has to offer, and the season change makes these pristine and scenic courses all the more beautiful. It’s a great time to get a round or two in, while taking advantage of slower crowds, and end season rates!
Mill River | O’Leary | Season close Oct. 29
Green Gables Golf Club | Cavendish | Season close Oct. 22
Crowbush Cove | Morell | Season close Oct. 16
Eagles Glenn | Cavendish | Season close Oct. 29
Andersons Creek | Cavendish | Season close Nov. 5
10. Laugh the night away
Get ready to bust your gut, because October is bringing a slew of incredible comedians to the Island
Whitney Cummings | Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts | Oct 5 | Stand up style show with co-writer from televisions “2 Broke Girls”
Danny Bhoy | Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts | Oct 12 | Observational comedy style, with a critically acclaimed comedian
Bits and Bites Comedy Series | Charlottetown, bar1911 | Oct 14 | Featuring Women Comedians from Across the East Coast
Off Their Rockers | Charlottetown, Trailside Music Hall | Oct 24 | Oct Canada’s Got Talent comedians, Syd Bosel & Cathy Boyd with special guest Katherine Cairns