About Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival

Take the Fork in the Road to Medicine Hat as Canada’s “sunniest city” sizzles during its premier culinary event, The Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival.

Chefs and chowhounds are invited to head to the Canadian Badlands to experience this event that will be held at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Cypress Centre 'Fieldhouse' during the first farmers market of the year and will offer guests a number of culinary experiences to tempt the palate:

See…Watch amateur cooks and professional chefs battle it out during the Sunshine Skillet culinary competition. They will require skill, speed and ingenuity to wow a judging panel with their creative plates, while working with limited equipment, basic pantry items and a mystery basket of food that will be revealed at the beginning of each competitive leg. The competition will be fierce, with exciting top prizes awarded. 

Taste…an amazing assortment of local beer during the Friday evening, as well as regionally sourced cuisine during the Sunset Dinner on Saturday! 


Experience....in addition to perusing the farmers market that will run concurrently to the competition, exciting plans are in the works for three local culinary experiences.

Program and event details will be announced and updated as the 2018 plans come together.