Food Events Calendar 2017

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Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ and Arts and Crafts Show - Niantic, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Niantic Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT
The Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ serves up the featured ingredients in full dinners alongside a juried arts and crafts show on the town green is packed with paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and other creations.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinners available noontime both days


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

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival 2017 - Shelburne, VT

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT
Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses. Come for cheese, wine, beer, cider, spirits, food, and tastings of all kinds. Expand your knowledge with cooking demonstrations and workshops. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $20-$100.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $20-$100
Telephone: 866-261-8595


Tuesday Tea & Talks at Ventfort Hall - Lenox, MA

Jun 6, 2017 - Sep 5, 2017 Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street Lenox, MA
Sumptuous Victorian teas will be served at the conclusion of each talk.
June 6. Jan Whitaker: “Opulent Emporiums: The Gilded Age of Department Stores.
June 13. Steven Pullen: “Grandpa was a Groomsman and Grandma was a Housemaid: Two British Servants in America.”
June 20. Jeffrey Bradway portrays the Arthur Conan Doyle in “Killing Off Sherlock Holmes.”
June 27. Jim Shulman: “The Golden Age of Carousels, 1880-1930”
July 11. Eduardo Cadava: “Felix Nadar: 19th Century Photographer”
July 18. Margaret Lynch-Brennan: “Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America”
July 25. Robert Asplund: “Cads, Trollops and Traitors”
August 1. Gary Helm Darden” “Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts”
August 8. Frances Morrone: “The Plaza: New York’s Legendary Hotel”
August 15. Margot MacIlwain Nishimura: “Rough Point: Doris Duke’s Newport Legacy”
August 22. Cornelia Brooke Gilder: “Friends and Fireworks: Edith Wharton Enters Berkshire Society”
August 29. Frank MacGruer: “Antique Furniture. Use, Care & Restoration”
September 5. Ulysses Grant Dietz: “Money, Taste and Jewelry in America’s Gilded Age”
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $26-$32
Telephone: 413-637-3206


Ale Tasting at Victoria Mansion - Portland, ME

Jun 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street Portland, ME
Allagash premieres its new Victoria Ale - a Belgian ale made with chardonnay grapes. The event is held outdoors on the private lawn, along with live music and tours of the Mansion.
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $35

Brew With a View - Sanbornton, NH

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Steele Hill Resorts, 516 Steele Hill Road Sanbornton, NH
Featuring 30 New England brewers and other specialty beers and spirits, this brewfest is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend with friends. Specialty tastings will be offered for VIP tickets from 4 to 5 p.m.; general admission runs from 5 to 7 p.m.; free concert by Janet and the Red Heads, 5:30-8 p.m., will close out the festivities.
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Admission: General, $40; VIP, $50

Vermont Brewers Festival 2017 - Burlington, VT

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Waterfront Park Burlington, VT
The Vermont Brewers Festival is the one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Plan your tasting agenda. There are over 150 beers to choose from so save time by making your tasting decisions before you arrive. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: Four separate tasting sessions are Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $43

Stowe Brewers Festival 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT
A festival of fine craft beer, cider, and spirits with live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Time: Admission:
Time: Three sessions: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Standard ticket is $39 to $65; designated driver, $25.
Telephone: 802-595-9581

Manchester Brewfest 2017 - Manchester, NH

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 10 Arms Park Manchester, NH
More than 100 unique, local, and regional craft beers will be served along with local foods and non-alcoholic beverages.Event will be held rain or shine. VIP hour, VIP parking, general admission and designated driver tickets are all available. Tickets will also be available on-site the day of the event, cash or credit.
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Admission: $11-$50