Registration & Artisan Market (10:30 am)

Upon arrival at Elliston Municipal Park, you will need to check into the registration booth. Here you will present your tickets and in exchange, you will receive your registration package. If you checked in prior to The Hike you will not need to check in again.

Please wait in the Artisan Market area to hear important notices about The Hike

Your registration package will include:

 - event wristbands, please put on immediately 

 - event booklet

 - wine glass (please reuse this glass all weekend)

*If you have tickets for multiple events, you will receive everything you need when you check in for your first event.

Take some time to browse the Artisan Market before the Hike begins.

The Hike Begins (11:30 am – 2:30 pm)

All participants should congregate in the Artisan Market for important announcements regarding The Hike.

The Hike begins at 11:30 am. The opening of chef stations is staggered; therefore, not all stations open at 11:30 am.

Please be patient, remember our come from away chefs may not be accustom to Newfoundland’s weather and may need some extra time to get ready.

Along The Hike you will find five chef stations (locations are outlined in the event booklet), each chef has prepared a spectacular dish featuring local Newfoundland ingredients. Our chefs have prepared enough for everyone to enjoy each station, so please only visit each one once.

In addition to the chef stations, there is also 1 wine sampling station and 1 beer sampling station. Please be kind to our servers, due to NL Liquor regulations they are only permitted to pour a 2-ounce serving.

Dessert Picnic (2:00 pm)

Once you have completed The Hike, we invite you to Gary Baker Memorial Park to indulge in our Dessert Picnic. There will be assorted desserts prepared by local pastry chefs as well as traditional Newfoundland sweets prepared by the ladies from Nanny’s Root Cellar Kitchen. Paired with locally roasted coffee and tea.


There are musicians at each station along the route, each group performs for 2 hours each, therefore there will not be music during the entire Hike.

Like the chef stations, performances are staggered; therefore not all entertainment starts at 11:30 am.


The shuttle bus will depart the entrance of the park at 12:00 pm.

Please check the event booklet or online for complete shuttle schedule.

There are no other scheduled shuttle times; however, if you would like to prearrange a taxi through one of the local companies the numbers are:

Bonavista Cabs – 468-2457

Shirran’s Taxi – 468-7741

Additional Information

It is important to note that there is no cell phone service in Elliston:

  • you should make alternate transportation arrangements prior to coming into the park. 

  • there will be very little social media or email communications from the organizers.

  • we cannot accept credit or debit for payments on site, you will need to bring sufficient cash.

  • there is an ATM onsite, however, we do not have access to refill or repair this machine if anything goes wrong. We have had years that the machine had run out of money.