About Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival

Medicine Hat celebrates the first Farmers Market of the year by coming together with local producers to share their knowledge and passion for local food with the public during its premier culinary event, The Sunshine Skillet Culinary Festival.

Sophisticated foodies take their cravings and head to the Canadian Badlands at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Cypress Centre 'Fieldhouse'. 

See…learn to cook like the pros with the food your local farmer grows; celebrate the caffeine culture with a hands-on coffee roasting experience; adventure through the birthplaces of exceptional craft beverages; immerse yourself in the rows upon rows of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, cucumbers, herbs. 

Taste…sit back, sip, relax and enjoy the most delicious and satisfying brews; devour the “best salad you’ve ever tasted in your life” with the freshest of ingredients and dressings made right in front of you; indulge in local specialty coffee and get your sweet treat on; delight your taste buds (if you're lucky) with samples from the chef demo; indulge in a locally sourced 5-course meal paired with local ingredients and local beverages. 

Experience...visit with roasters, baristas and indy coffee shop owners; breweries, each location with its own flavourful history and personality hallmarked by quality and passion; a chef demo that will inspire you to rejuvenate your meals at home; smell the freshness, get lost in the colours and get a whole new view of where your food comes from. 

Pro Tip: Let a local expert lead your adventure with various tours happening over the weekend: Sunshine Skillet Breweries Tour, Sunshine Skillet Greenhouse Tour, and Sunshine Skillet Indy Coffee Tour.

To See, Taste and Experience this years program and event details, please continue to visit Tourism Medicine Hat as plans come together.