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2016 Massachusetts: April & May 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015 - 2013)

March 31-April 3, 2016  North American Alpaca Show - Springfield, Massachusetts
March 31-April 3, 2016  Northeast Alpaca Expo - Springfield, Massachusetts

April 2, 2016  Brew Woo - Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester’s Original Craft Beer Festival, Brew Woo presented by The Ranch, returns for its fourth year with two sessions from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 9:00PM in the Convention Center of the DCU Center, Worcester’s premiere sporting and entertainment facility located in downtown Worcester.  The event will feature breweries with craft beers and local brews, live music, and several vendors.


April 2, 2016  10th Annual Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
Tufts University, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  A unique venue for graduate students across disciplines and from around the country to submit and present original research relating to the food system and nutrition science.

April 4, 2016  A Taste of Ginger - Boston, Massachusetts
Each year, the event draws hundreds of supporters who gather to enjoy an extraordinary cultural and culinary experience which includes the opportunity to taste a variety of cuisines and meet some of Boston’s most celebrated chefs, including Joanne Chang, Jose Duarte and Jasper White.  The A Taste of Ginger event promotes awareness and raises funds for Joslin’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI).

April 12, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - Boston, Massachusetts
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

April 14, 2016  17th Annual Flavors of Neponset Valley Gala
Foxboro, Massachusetts
The Annual Flavors of the Neponset Valley will feature dozens of local restaurants and establishments showcasing their tastiest and most delicious food and cocktails.  Those who attend this great event are asked to bring a non-perishable food item that the NVCC will donate to a local food pantry in need.  Don't miss out on the best tasting event in the region! You must be 21+ to attend.  $45 Regular-priced tickets.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 27-28, 2016  Commercial Marine Expo 2016
New Bedford, Massachusetts
If you earn your living on the waterfront, this is the trade show for you!  Commercial Marine Expo is the Atlantic Seaboard's largest commercial marine trade show. Whether you are in the military, work the tugs, repair and build ships, or fish for a living, CME is your best opportunity to compare, price and purchase the latest equipment and gear. Our waterfront location at the State Pier in New Bedford, MA offers opportunities to see hundreds of exhibitors, ships and boats in the water.

May 1, 2016  New England VegFest - Worcester, Massachusetts
The New England VegFest is a free festival that brings the local community together to celebrate vegetarianism: an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle.

May 7, 2016  Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari
Boston, Massachusetts
An entire day of food and fun, all to benefit the Joey Fund for Cystic Fibrosis. The event, which was founded in 1989, features a dozen kinds of hot dogs, other delicious foods, and tons of fun for up to 30,000 people seeking the best hot dog in New England.


May 8, 2016  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 9-15, 2016
Cape Cod Restaurant Week
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
During Cape Cod Restaurant Week, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Wellfleet are offering three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. Revisit an old favorite or find a new one!

May 12-15, 2016  The MV Wine Fest - Edgartown, Massachusetts
The 2016 festival will take place on the gorgeous island of Martha's Vineyard. It's a four day island-wide celebration of wine and food at local homes and businesses with events like signature grand tastings, private home dinners, oyster safaris, and more. Tickets go on sale March 2016.

May 13-15, 2016  Green Briar Herb Festival & Plant Sale
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Kick off planting season at our 34th Annual Herb Festival, which offers an extensive plant sale (herbs, perennials, wildflowers, everlastings, annuals, the new specialty annuals and vegetables). The festival also features exhibits and demonstrations on the uses of herbs, guided garden walks, lectures and a delightful luncheon accented with herbs served on Friday.

May 14, 2016  The World's Largest Pancake Breakfast
Springfield, Massachusetts
A great way to meet neighbors and friends as the community sits down at Springfield’s breakfast table in celebration of the city’s May 14, 1636 founding. Serving thousands of people, volunteers prepare the menu including pancakes, coffee, juice and milk. The breakfast table runs down Main Street from Tower Square to Court Square.

May 15, 2016  10th Annual Taste of SouthCoast
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Downtown New Bedford, Inc. will hold its 10th Taste Of SouthCoast festival from noon – 5pm (tastings end at 3:15pm) at Pier 3 on the waterfront.  This family-friendly event features SouthCoast restaurants, caterers, and bakeries serving up sample size portions of their signature dishes. Local beer and wine will be available.  Ticket price includes the tasting & music by a local band. Free children’s activities.  Free parking in the Elm street garage and shuttle bus.

May 18, 2016  A Taste of Spring - Woburn, Massachusetts
An evening of delicious tastings, raffles, and door prizes.  Woburn/Burlington's largest & most popular community tasting event!

May 18-22, 2016  20th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival
Nantucket, Massachusetts
One Island… Five Days.... the 20th annual Nantucket Wine Festival.  Choose from over 50 events including the Harbor Gala, Grand Tastings, Culinary Demonstrations, luncheons, dinners and seminars… something for EVERYONE.  Taste and learn about the most prestigious wines  - from every major wine region in the world.  Join Award Winning Chefs from all over the country.


2015 Massachusetts: April & May 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 9, 2015  BARS Annual Blessing of the Rakes
Osterville, Massachusetts
Barnstable Association for Recreational Shellfishing.  Bring your shellfish rakes, and have them blessed by local clergy for a bountiful harvest. Reed Baer, Pastor of West Parish Barnstable will officiate. Bring your rakes, and if you bring your bucket you can grab some clams after (if you have your shellfishing license).

May 29-30, 2015  American Craft Beer Fest - Boston, Massachusetts
The 8th annual ACBF, held at the Seaport World Trade Center, is the east coast's largest celebration of American beer, featuring over 140 American brewers and over 640 beers!   Attendance: 15,000.


2013 Massachusetts: April & May 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 22, 2013  Taste of the Nation Worcester County
West Boylston, Massachusetts
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.




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