September 1 – October 31
A favourite season among many local people, early fall on Fogo Island is berry season. Brilliant sunrises and sunsets fill the skies, the wind is predominantly in the west, and the Island finds itself completely carpeted in dozens of varieties of edible berries. Slightly cooler temperatures make berry season the perfect time to get outside and amble through the barrens and footpaths scooping up handfuls of blueberries, raspberries, marshberries, or partridgeberries. Meet and chat with local people on the hills as they too will be out collecting the season’s bounty. If you’re lucky, they might even invite you to their secret berry patch (every Fogo Islander has one.) Festivals continue into fall and include Feile Tilting (a celebration of Tilting’s Irish heritage) as well as the ever-popular Fogo Island Partridgeberry Festival. Many summertime activities such as fishing and rowing carry through into the early fall, and traditional berry season activities include bottling & canning preserves, smoking fish, foraging for mushrooms, seabird and caribou watching, and visits to Little Fogo Islands.