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Brunch

Jazz Brunch: Green Jazz Band - Hartford, CT

Mar 12, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street Hartford, CT
Enjoy a brunch in the Wadsworth Museum Café, set to the music of the Green Jazz Band. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Brunch menu features Chef's egg dish, home fries, vegetable hash, bacon, sausage, bagels, Belgian waffles, and pastries. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch and a Bloody Mary or mimosa.
Time: Two seatings, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $35

Dinner

Newport-Kinsale Chefs Exchange Kickoff - Newport, RI

Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Avenue Newport, RI
An evening at which several visiting chefs from Newport's sister city of Kinsale, Ireland will join local chefs to put on a food tasting event. There will also be a whiskey tasting station for those so inclined. Tickets will be available at the Hall and participating restaurants.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $25

Evan Mallett Tavern Dinner - York, ME

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road York, ME
Chef Evan Mallett of the Black Trumpet Bistro will be displaying his farm-to-table philosophy and his joy of cooking modern foods inspired by this ancient cooking method. His unique menu showcases this blend of contemporary and traditional tastes. Menu includes sourdough with salt cod, sweet potatoes. venison stew with pork sausage, banana cake
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $65
Telephone: 207-363-1756

Farms

Pancakes at the Farm - Rutland, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017 216 Wachusett Street Rutland, MA
Join Heifer Farm’s annual pancake breakfast. The meal includes pancakes  in Heifer Farm maple syrup with pork sausage, coffee and juice. After breakfast, tour the farm to view the maple sugaring operation, meet the newborn lambs and explore Heifer’s Global Village. Reservations are recommended.. Call  or e-mail heifer.farm@heifer.org. Dates: March 4-5 and 11-12. 
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Admission: Adutlts, $14; children age 3-10, $7
Telephone: 508-886-5000

Festivals

Vermont Maple Festival 2017 - St. Albans, VT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Main Street St. Albans, VT
Celebrate the maple season in this remote and beautiful corner of Vermont with live entertainment; a fiddling show; cooking demos; tastings of beer, cider, and mead; sugarhouse tours; pancake breakfasts; an antique show; a carnival; a giant parade on April 30 at noon; and a craft show. What can you eat? maple creemees, maple sugar-on-snow, maple cotton candy, and much more. Parade route
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 802-524-5800

Food, Wine, Beer

Maine's Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off 2017 - South Portland, ME

Feb 28, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 South Portland Sea Dog, 125 Western Avenue South Portland, ME
Eat a Big Maine Breakfast for Good. All proceeds are donated to Preble Street, which provides assistant to homeless people. Participating restaurants include Congdon's Doughnuts, Eve's at the Garden, Sea Dog Brewing Company Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sisters Gourmet Deli, TIQA Pan Mediterranean, Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Top of The East, Verbena.
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Admission: $27

Maine Restaurant Week 2017 - Portland and elsewhere, ME

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Participating restaurants Portland and elsewhere, ME
Great Maine restaurants serving specially priced lunches and dinners with special events & competitions happening every day. Also customers join in great events to sample and interact with brands, meet the experts and discover more places to eat and drink. Participating restaurants.
Time: Mealtimes
Telephone: 207-775-2126

Historic

Hearthside Bounty at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Jan 14, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by Old Sturbridge Village staff, food folkways of the time, and old-fashioned entertainment. In addition to a supper from the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages of early New England and hear music and stories. Cash bar available. Designed for an adult audience. Repeats January 28; February 25, March 11 and 25.
Guests with children may enjoy the Families Cook program on February 22.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $55 per person includes tax and tip

History on Tap - Falmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, MA

Jan 18, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Various locations; see description Falmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, MA
Grab a drink and enjoy some fascinating conversation with staff member of Heritage Museums & Gardens, who will bring interesting objects from the Museum’s collection to show and describe. Participation is free, and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.
January 18 at Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar, 188 Main Street, Falmouth
February 22 at – The Dolphin Restaurant, 3250 Main Street, Barnstable
March 29 at The Pilot House, 14 Gallo Road, Sandwich
Time: 5-6 p.m.

Hearthside Dinners at Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm - Tamworth, NH

Jan 21, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Remick Country Doctor Farm and Museum, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamworth, NH
The feel of a bygone era fills our cozy hearth room during these signature dinners, where a small group of guests join in the preparation of a 19th-century meal cooked in our open hearth. The evening begins with costumed interpreters teaching guests about 19th-century kitchens and food preparation. Guests then assist in preparing the meal, then gather at the hearth table to dine. Guests may bring wine and beer. For guests ages 16 and older. Reservations are being taken; space is limited. Dinner dates: January 21 and March 18
Time: 4–6:30 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person
Telephone: 603-323-7591

Maple Sugaring at Coggeshall Farm - Bristol, RI

Feb 21, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive Bristol, RI
The farm will showcase historic methods of maple sugaring and talk about how this New England tradition ties into a variety of topics from abolition to international shipping. Guests are welcome to warm up by the hearth and enjoy hot cider and Rhode Island johnnycakes. The Coggeshall Museum Store will be selling honey from farm hives on our property and maple syrup made from trees on the farm
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $10

Maple Days 2017 at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
Come to Old Sturbridge Village on weekends in March to see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England at a real working sugar camp. See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to "sugaring off." See demonstrations of the traditional Native American methods, early 19th-century New England, 20th century metal buckets, and contemporary tubing. Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products by the hearth at the Village’s Freeman Farm. Dates: March 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26.
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; children under 8 free when accompanied by an adult.
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Open House

Massachusetts Maple Weekend 2017 - Many towns, MA

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017 Various sugarhouses Many towns, MA
Many sugarhouses in the state will be open to visitors for tours and tasting and purchase of maple foods. Contact the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association to find out which sugarhouse is hosting the kickoff event this season. Email: info@massmaple.org, massmaple.org
Time: All day
Telephone: 413-628-3912

New Hampshire Maple Weekend 2017 - Many towns, NH

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 various sugarhouses Many towns, NH
More than 60 sugarhouses across the state participate in this open house. Learn how maple syrup is made; plus free samples, horse-drawn rides, sugar on snow, pancake breakfasts, and more. Consult event website to find participating sugarhouses.
Time: All day
Telephone: 603-225-3757

Maine Maple Sunday 2017 - Many towns, ME

Mar 26, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017 Participating sugar houses Many towns, ME
On Maine Maple Sunday, sugarhouses of Maine celebrate this sweet Maine product by opening their doors to the public for tours and events and tastings. They are pleased to offer maple stories, and maple foods for sale. Maine Maple Sunday is officially one day, but some sugarhouses are open all weekend. Read the description of each sugarhouse to know what times it will be open and the activities it will offer. See event website for list of participating sugar houses.
Time: All day

Parties, Dances, Balls

Art & Craft Beer - Guilford, CT

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street Guilford, CT
Guests are invited to try a selection of beers from area breweries, along with bar food; wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Live music will be performed by One & Done, a local trio. There will be a silent auction of brewery tours, growlers, and bar accessories designed by art center staff and students. Blacksmiths will be conducting live demonstrations in the forge.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Telephone: 203-453-5947

Storytelling

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

Tastings

Connecticut Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail 2017 - Guilford, Wallingford, CT

Jan 12, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Bishop's Orchards, Paradise Hills Vineyard, Gouveia Vineyards Guilford, Wallingford, CT
Three Connecticut wineries are participating in this winter wine trail. Celebrate fine wines at three Connecticut wineries: Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery in Guilford, Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery in Wallingford, and Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford. Winter Wine Trail will feature grand prizes, like spa packages, resort & hotel stays, wine packages, and gift certificates to local restaurants. Passports for the Wine Trail may be picked up at any of the participating wineries. Visit each winery before April 2 and get your passport stamped. To be eligible to win, you must visit all three of the participating wineries and vineyards. Passports must be submitted to a winery by April 2. No purchase is necessary to receive a passport or get it stamped.
Time: Consult wineries' websites
Admission: No cost to participate in wine trail

Microbrew Showcase at Lowell Winterfest. - Lowell, MA

Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Downtown Lowell Lowell, MA
Microbrew Showcase presents 25 breweries in two locations, alongside Lowell Winterfest happenings like ice skating, music, local food and food trucks, outdoor fireplaces and more. Breweries include Brooklyn Brewery, Cape Ann, Nauti Selzer, Jacks Abby, Stone Brewing, Newburyport Brewing, Foolproof Brewery, Avery Brewing, and Allagash Brewing. Tickets on sale now for $30. (18 sample tickets for 2oz samples)
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $30. (18 sample tickets for 2oz samples)

Taste of the Kingdom - Jay, VT

Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 1, 2017 Jay Peak Resort 830 Jay Peak Road Jay, VT
Join Green Mountain Farm-to-School for a fun evening of sampling custom-created, seasonally inspired small plates prepared by the region’s top chefs, as well as a selection of fine, local desserts, wine, craft beer, spirits, and cider. There will also be a silent auction and live music.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $50; couple, $85; children, $25

Vermont Chili Festival 2017 - Middlebury, VT

Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Downtown Middlebury Middlebury, VT
Join thousands of hardy Vermonters tasting their way through the closed-off streets of downtown Middlebury, and enjoy a festive atmosphere, live music, parties, street performers, and more. Meet the folks behind the recipes, enjoy all-ages entertainment. After-parties with drink specials and live music will happen at Mellow Yellow at 51 Main and Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Horse Traders at Two Brothers Tavern.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $6

Taste of Vermont 2017 - Stratton Mountain, VT

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Stratton Mountain Resort Main Base Lodge, 5 Village Lodge Road Stratton Mountain, VT
The Annual Taste of Vermont is where the best of southern Vermont restaurants, professional and amateur chefs, caterers, bakers, delis, and more come together in culinary camaraderie to offer their favorite recipes for the tasting! It’s a fun event for the whole family. Raffle with great prizes, like gift cards, dinners, overnights, a fat bike Email: info@strattonfoundation.org
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $40; children age 12 and younger, $20
Telephone: 802-297-2096

Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Home Brew Festival - Bennington, VT

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street Bennington, VT
The area’s top restaurants submit their wings home brewers bring several styles of beer to showcase their brewing prowess (this includes beer, cider and wine).
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: $18-$25

Taste of Vermont at Stratton Mountain - South Londonderry, VT

Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road South Londonderry, VT
This delicious event features southern Vermont’s best professional and amateur chefs, caterers, bakers, delis, and more. It’s a fun event for the whole family!
Time: All day

Milk & Honey Wine and Cheese Class - Middletown, RI

Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Wine and cheese experts take you on a journey through Milk and Honey cheeses paired with Newport Vineyards wines. Receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more in the Marketplace that evening only. Dine at Brix following the class to cap off the night in front of the fireplace.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $42 per person
Telephone: 401-848-5161

Hat City on Tap - Danbury, CT

Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 1 Independence Way Danbury, CT
This three hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers, in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: $35; VIP, $55