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Food Events Calendar 2017


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Dinner

Mother’s Day Meal in COAST - Watch Hill, RI

May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI
Make Ocean House the setting of a memorable Mother’s Day celebration. Long views over the Atlantic, inspired Five-Star cuisine and world-class service make this the perfect occasion for a Mother's Day celebration. Savor a three-course prix-fixe meal. This event is adults-only.
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: $125 per person; $80 for optional wine pairing

Festivals

Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival - Boston, MA

Apr 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018 Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue and High Street Boston, MA MA
Taste the variety of offerings at Greenway food trucks and stroll through the Greenway Open Market on opening day, talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers. Participating food trucks include The Bacon Truck, Bon Me Foods, ChikChak Food Truck, Clyde's Cupcakes, The Dining Car, Indulge India Food Truck and many more
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Newport Craft Beer Festival 2018 - Newport, RI

Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Newport Storm Brewery. 293 J.T. Connell Hwy. and Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street Newport, RI
This festival celebrates Newport’s 300-year brewing history with guests brewers from as far away as California. Try the craft brews and talk with the makers. Local bands and restaurants will provide music and food. Friday evening is a VIB session from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Newport Storm Brewery. The festival moves to the Lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House on Saturday, for two sessions, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: Friday, 8-10 p.m.; Saturday, two sessions, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$45

Black Fly Brewfest 2018 - Houlton, ME

May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018 John Millar Arena, 94 Randall Avenue Houlton, ME
Enjoy Maine craft beers and talk with other to fellow beer lovers. Local crafts foods will be for sale.
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.; VIPs admitted at noon
Admission: VIPs, $60; regular admission, $38; designated drivers, $17

Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest - Uncasville, CT

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018 Winter parking lot at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT
Festival guests will dig into barbecue-smothered favorites, full plate meals, ribs, wings and more! Live music and cooking challenges will also take place throughout the weekend for the whole family to enjoy. Chef Myron Mixon will perform cooking demonstrations June 2 at 1 and 3 p.m. Fireworks on Saturday night.
Time: Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5 per day; kids 6 and younger, free. $1 tickets for food and beverage will be available inside the festival.

The Greek Experience 2018 - Danbury, CT

Jun 8, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT
The festival features traditional Greek food, dancing, raffles, games, and other activities. The Greek food and pastries have proven very popular with festival-goers over the years, and Church parishioners will again be serving souvlaki, gyros, pastichio, lamb, baklava, and other Greek favorites. Parking is at nearby Danbury High School and shuttle bus service is provided. Free admission
Time: Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m.

Bacon and Beer Fest 2018 - Providence, RI

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue Providence, RI
Two dozen local restaurants create their favorite bacon dish paired with a beer from 25 world class breweries. Also: live music, and games. Limited number of tickets available. This event will sell out quickly; get your tickets today! Produced by the people who bring Beervana Fest and RI Food Fights.
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Admission: $60

Burlington Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting - Burlington, VT

Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 Waterfront Park, Lake Street Burlington, VT
The Grand Tasting showcases hundreds of fine wines from many locations. Taste world class wines paired with creations of Vermont's top chefs, artisanal cheeses and live jazz on the shore of Lake Champlain.
Also included are fun and informative seminars by winemakers from Bordeaux, Tuscany, Chile, Napa, Willamette and more. 

Time: Noon to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $70; some Early Bird tickets available for $50 and $60

Parties, Dances, Balls

Eat Drink RI Festival 2018 - Providence, RI

Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 various locations Providence, RI
Sommelier Smackdown! April 25, at the Café at East Entertaining, 166 Valley Street, Providence will pit the state’s best sommeliers against each other in a blind wine tasting, followed by a wine and food pairing competition. 6-8 p.m. $50.
Dinner by Dames, on April 26 is a multi-course dinner at Skyline at Waterplace, 1 Finance Way. This female-driven dining experience brings together five of Rhode Island’s most talented chefs. 6-10 p.m. $160.
Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, returns April 27 to the Food Bank’s huge lot in Providence with over 20 trucks. This annual event features restaurants and local musicians. 5:30-8 p.m. $85.
Grand Tasting on April 28 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, features samplings of beer, wine & spirits from local food artisans. There will be six culinary & beverage presentations by chefs and bartenders paired with a local producer to serve some of the best food in the country. Noon-4 p.m. $75
Time: See description above

Cinco de Maya Party - Newport, RI

May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018 Hotel Viking rooftop, 1 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Hotel Viking will be celebrating Mexico’s defeat of France in 1862. Creative margaritas, cervezas, tequilas and traditional foods will be served.
Time: Noon-8 p.m.

Tastings

Power Beer Fest - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 SoWa Power Station, 540 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA
The event expects to draw 2,000 craft beer lovers to its two-session sequel. This is the only beer festival run by brewers, for brewers. For guests age 21 and older. NO dogs except service animals. Event is held rain orshine.
Time: Two sessions: 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m.
Admission: General, $55; designated drivers, $25

Freedom Pub Crawl - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Faneuil Hall Boston, MA
Heat up the Freedom Trail with a bar crawl around Faneuil Hall. Grab your friends and teammates or show up solo for a solid day drinking adventure. Good times, great people, drink deals, apps, and prizes along the way! Wear your most patriotic attire for this historic crawl – Prizes for the best dressed.
Time: Noon- 6 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 617-789-4070

The Great Finnish Bread Bakeoff - Jaffrey, NH

Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Rd. Jaffrey, NH
Visitors may taste varieties of nisu/pull bread. Beverages will be provided by the Inn at East Hill Farm. Enjoy bread-making tips and demonstrations, music, and a tricky tray auction.  Proceeds support the Historical Society of Chester County’s educational programming.
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children age 5-14, $3
Telephone: 603-352-1895