Food Events Calendar 2017

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Arts & Crafts Shows

Chowderpalooza and Spring Artisan Market 2017 - Stowe, VT

May 27, 2017 - May 27, 2017 Main Street and Park Street Stowe, VT
Area chefs will serve their favorite chowders. Chowder tasting will be along Main Street in Stowe. Local artisans will presents their works at Art on Park market on Park Street. Stroll over to Park Street listen to live music by Lesley Grant, get your face painted and shop for jewelry, pottery, fine art and more.
Time: Consult event website


Italian Film Weekend: "Summertime" and Wine Dinner - Hartford, CT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds passion in Venice, Italy. 1955. UK. 100 min. Not Rated. Directed by David Lean. Starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi. Wine Dinner at Peppercorn's Grill follows the film at 6 p.m. Reservations required for dinner.
Time: Film at 4 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.
Admission: Film only, $8-9, available at the door; film and dinner, $60-65, reserve through website


Nantucket Wine and Food Festival 2017 - Nantucket, MA

May 17, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Various locations in Nantucket; see event website Nantucket, MA
Greet chefs, winemakers and other food and wine experts. Enjoy the wines of Domaine François Villard, Domaine des Deux Roches, Larkin Wines, Lede Family Wines, Opus One and Flowers Vineyard & Winery. See festival website for detailed listings of events.
Time: Consult event website

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 2017 - Newport, RI

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Bowen's Wharf Marina, at 1 Bowen's Landing Newport, RI
Rhode Island has 45 oyster farms! Each farm cultivates its own flavors, so this festival is your chance to savor 13 kinds of oysters. Growers will be shucking and local restaurants will be serving food under festival tents. Shuckig contest is held Sunday at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday.
Time: May 19 (opening night benefit party, 6-8:30 p.m.; May 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Opening night, $150; Saturday and Sunday, $25

Down East Lobster Roll Festival 2017 - Portland, ME

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Thompson's Point Off Fore River Pkwy. Portland, ME
Lobster roll-making competition, live music, an interactive kids' area, Maine Made gifts, traditional Maine food & drink, and more! Tickets.
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: $10; VIP Pass, $100

Food, Wine, Beer

Art of Food – Spring 2017 - Boston, MA

Apr 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017 participating restaurants Boston, MA
Visit participating restaurants during ArtWeek (April 28 – May 7) and taste flavors inspired by art. Each restaurant will feature a special ArtWeek menu item inspired by a favorite album, artist or an arts group. See website for participating restaurants.
Time: Mealtimes

Cape Cod Restaurant Week - towns of Cape Cod, MA

May 15, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Participating restaurants towns of Cape Cod, MA
From the tip of Provincetown to the Falmouth shore, the Cape’s most talented chefs are taking inspiration from the season to craft their menus. See event website for names of participating restaurants. See interviews and tips on the restaurant week blog
Time: Mealtimes
Admission: Prix fixe meals for $25, $30 or $35 per person.


Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl - Boston, MA

Jun 6, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square Boston, MA
Dozens of flavors will be served by top ice cream and frozen yogurt companies, including: Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Friendly’s, and others. All proceeds support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Time: Noon-8 p.m.
Admission: Before the event: children ages 3-9, $5; adults, $10; event day: children, $10; adults, $15; 3 day pass, $20
Telephone: 617-632-5655


Latin Dining and Spanish Guitar - Marlborough, NH

May 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Piedra Fina Restaurant, 288 Main St. (Route 101) Marlborough, NH
This evening features world-class music and authentic Latin dining. Hear the masterful musicianship of guitarist David William Ross while you savor a four-course dinner at the award-winning Piedra Fina tapas bar and restaurant. Reservations are recommended. This is a fundraiser for Monadnock Music.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Admission for the dinner and performance is $45 per person pp.

A Night Of Opera & Dinner - Pawlet, VT

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 122 School St Pawlet, VT
The Slate Valley Museum has teamed up with internationally acclaimed American soprano Anya Matanovič to bring a night of Italian opera music and dinner to the Pawlet Town Hall. The evening of music will be paired with Italian cuisine. All ages are welcome.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $55
Telephone: 518-642-1417

Outdoor Activities

Craft Brew Race and Beer Fest at Stowe - Stowe, VT

May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Stowe Mountain Resort, 7416 Mountain Road Stowe, VT
This is a fun 5k followed by a craft beer festival. Come sample local craft beer, along with food and live music, all in a gorgeous setting. Beer-festival only and designated driver tickets are also available.
Time: Race is at noon; festival gates open 12:30 p.m.; last call of the beer festival in 3:50 p.m.
Admission: Race and festival, $60; race and designated driver or festival only, $50; designated driver, $15

Parties, Dances, Balls

Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky Derby Party - Cambridge, MA

May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 The Smoke Shop, 1 Kendall Square Cambridge, MA
Spend the Kentucky Derby eating American barbecue and sipping a bourbon cocktail. The Smoke Shop turns into Churchill Downs to celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. Enjoy crab cakes, shrimp, deviled eggs, and derby pie. There will be bourbon and American whiskey galore, and a Bulleit Julep Derby bartender competition
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: $5


Storytelling Dinner at Corner House Inn - Center Sandwich, NH

Feb 2, 2017 - May 25, 2017 Corner House Inn, 22 Main Street Center Sandwich, NH
Storytelling is one of the oldest of the cultural arts - a most enjoyable and entertaining way to experience our rich history and heritage of folktales. The Corner House Inn invites you to its 29th season of great storytelling dinners. Come join us for a great night of well spun narratives along with a complete dinner, drink, dessert and coffee. Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23 Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $21.95
Time: Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $21.95


Whiskey Tastings and Discussion - Union, ME

Apr 5, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, 347 Carroll Road Union, ME
Wednesdays through April Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery is hosting a free series of whiskey-related events. Dates: April 5, 12, 19, and 26. .,
Time: Times vary; consult event website
Admission: Free