The 14th Annual Devour! The Food Film Fest is bringing the GAME CHANGERS AND CHANGEMAKERS to Wolfville, NS, from October 21-27, 2024. From Michelin-star chefs to the culinary stars of tomorrow, this year’s festival will spotlight globally recognized visionaries and local heroes who are solving the world’s biggest food challenges or throwing out the rule book and creating game-changing dishes and films that inspire us to take action in our kitchens, in our communities and around the world.

Don’t want to wait until September and want to immerse yourself in the Devour! Experience? You can get your VIP All Access Pass and Weekend Getaway Packages with the newly renovated Old Orchard Inn.

“I can’t wait to return to the Devour Festival! The films are so well curated, the Galas, wine and scotch tastings, and cooking demos are outstanding. The VIP treatment that we got was truly unbelievable and the best bang for my buck!” Susan Mendelson, Vancouver, BC

“Devour! is the top foodie destination on the film festival circuit.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Devour! The Food Film Fest is the largest food film festival in the world. The annual week-long festival is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with 100+ events, celebrated filmmakers, and high-profile chefs from around the globe. The festival welcomes 15,000 food and film lovers. It has become a destination for celebrities and notable chefs including Anthony Bourdain, Phil Rosenthal, Jacques Pépin, Gabrielle Kreuther, Dominique Crenn, Chuck Hughes, Sam Cass, Michael Städtlander, Normand Laprise, Michael Smith, Gordon Pinsent, Jason Priestley, Lidia Bastianich, and Bill Pullman. 

Devour! takes place in Wolfville, in Nova Scotia’s Kings County, one hour from Halifax. Known as the agricultural heartland of the province, the area is home to a thriving wine industry and a warm, hospitable community with a longstanding farm-to-table ethos and home to the Grand Pré National Historic Site. A rich cultural landscape infuses the region and its people with respect for the surrounding riches. No place could be more fitting to explore our relationship with food.

“Devour! is a must for all food lovers.” – Chef Jacques Pépin

Devour! has grown steadily since its inception. Box office numbers continue to climb on a yearly basis (from 1,000 attendees in 2009 to 14,463 in 2019). Devour! has also garnered worldwide media attention with articles in The Hollywood Reporter, enRoute Magazine, Screen International, USA Today, Saveur Magazine, The Daily Meal, and Reader’s Digest. Devour! has been recognized as a national culinary, hospitality, and tourism trailblazer and named a Canadian Treasure by the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) at George Brown College. Previous awards include the prestigious Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the Year Award at the Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards.

We aim to attract global and local leaders to delve deeper into the meaning and purpose of our festival this year. We will share our full program in early September. Join our newsletter to get advance ticket access—link here. 

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