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July 4, 2019  4TH OF JULY

There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 5-6, 2019
Annual Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest
 Boston, Massachusetts
The Rum & Brew Tasting will include Cocktail Demos featuring vendors who will stir up the best “Irie” drinks. The Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown is on the outdoor patio with some of Boston’s hottest Mixologists. DJ’s will our patrons rocking in the Reggae Lounge. The Reggae Lounge will feature an adult chill out play space with domino games, DJ Nomadik and more.  Maybe Captain Jack can join us this again.

July 5-6, 2019  7th Annual Boston Jerk Fest - Boston, Massachusetts
Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and jerk hot! Bring your friends and family and join us for a unique and memorable experience that is full of spice, fun and food!   Boston JerkFest benefits the following organizations:  Haley House, Sustainable Food and Culture, Teens Advocating for a Global Vision and Cambridge Carnival Youth Steel Orchestra.

July 14, 2019  Crush Wine Festival - Randolph, Massachusetts
Award-winning wineries from across the state of Massachusetts will be pouring samples of over 75 delicious local wines and meads. You'll meet the winemakers, try their wines, and hear about their winemaking inspirations! Plus you can buy bottles of wine to take home!

July 19-21, 2019  New England Sheep Equipment Sale & Youth Show
West Springfield, Massachusetts

July 20-21, 2019 - The Nourished Festival - Worcester, Massachusetts
The Largest Gluten Free, Allergy & Special Diet Festival in the United States.  Whether you're looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be!


July 27, 2019
Annual Yankee Homecoming Brewfest
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Brewfest will feature more than 40 of the finest craft beers from over a dozen regional brewers, live entertainment, food vendors, and door prizes. All proceeds support the Yankee Homecoming festival.

July 30, 2019  Father Bill's & MainSpring 25th Annual FoodFest
Quincy, Massachusetts
This can’t-miss summertime event will be held at The Launch at the Hingham Shipyard and Hingham Beer Works. Guests will enjoy delicious samplings from 40 of the South Shore’s most popular restaurants, bakeries, and beverage distributors. Attendees are also treated to stunning ocean views, live entertainment, and opportunities to participate in a silent auction, wine pull, and raffle.  Father Bill’s & MainSpring relies on FoodFest proceeds to close the 54 percent funding gap at its emergency shelters for individuals.

August 10, 2019  7th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival
Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds.  Noon - 6:00pm General Admission.

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August 7, 2018  'Forgotten Farms' Film Screening
Cambridge, Massachusetts
As part of Eat Local Month, Cabot, in partnership with SBN and MDAR, is presenting a screening of Forgotten Farms followed by a question and answer session with the directors.  Forgotten Farms examines class divides in our farm and food communities. Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don’t have a chance to meet their farmer, as the bumper sticker recommends. But in more affluent communities, farm-to-table restaurants, farmer's markets and CSAs are booming and the new farmers are celebrated.  Forgotten Farms gives us a glimpse into the past and a vision for a future regional food system. The documentary shows the cultural divide between the new food movement and traditional farming, highlighting the need to examine differences, develop mutual understanding, and find common ground. A truly sustainable local food system that benefits everyone will rely on all of our farmers.


August 7, 2018
Blueberry Day
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen from 10 am to 4 pm.  Celebrate our native blueberry at the height of the season. Enjoy a special homemade blueberry dessert served in the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen along with a demonstration of blueberry jam making from 11am-2pm. Desserts are $5.00. Spend some time enjoying all that Green Briar has to offer.

August 15, 2018
SBN on Tour at Red's Best
Boston, Massachusetts
Do you know your fisherman?  You probably know your dentist and your accountant but you may not know your fishermen even though they feed you. Meet Red’s Best, a Boston based seafood wholesaler, who aggregates catch directly from over 1,000 small, independent New England fishing boats annually. Red's Best mission is to sustain the livelihoods of American fishermen and their families while sustaining fisheries for harvest.  Join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for a tour of the Red's Best fish pier facility and let's talk about where our fish comes from and why it matters.  Price: Free (The event is free, but attendees must register)

August 16-19, 2018
108th Annual Fisherman’s Feast
Boston, Massachusetts
This is Boston's oldest continuous Italian festival. This is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily.  Attendance: 100,000+

August 20, 2018  ALLocal Social at Mei Mei Restaurant
Boston, Massachusetts
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN).  SBN is excited to host an evening of networking and socializing at Sustainable Business Leader Program Graduate and SBN Member Mei Mei Restaurant @ 5:30pm!  ALLocal events raise awareness around the benefits and challenges of seasonal cooking and promote local agriculture and seafood, by highlighting local food and local food systems. SBN defines local as the New England regional food system.

August 25, 2018  Red Farm Tomato Festival - Granby, Massachusetts
Every year, we have an unbelievable selection of amazing and often award-winning tomatoes for you to taste. It's a great day at the farm, with everything from a 5K Tomato Trot field race to hay rides to cooking demonstrations to live music to crafters and a smorgasbord of local fare from area producers. Come and visit!

August 31-September 1, 2018 - 3rd International Conference on Diabetes & Healthcare - Boston, Massachusetts
This conference will focus on the theme " Research & Innovation in Diabetes & Healthcare". We are confident that you will enjoy the Scientific Program of this upcoming Conference.

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August 13-16, 2015 - Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic
Tanglewood Grounds, Massachusetts
An aesthetic fusion of great music and wonderful wine and food.  The Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic features wines from around the world, East Coast chefs, and locally sourced foods, enjoyed in an incomparable setting on the Tanglewood grounds.

August 15, 2015 - Marlborough Food Truck Festival
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Marlborough Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts.  11:00-12:00 VIP Hour.  12:00-5:00 General Admission.

2013 Massachusetts July & August 2013
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July 7, 2013 - 32nd Annual Boston Chowderfest
Boston, Massachusetts
Chowderfest is taking a break in 2014.

August 10, 2013 - Allston Village Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts
A series of events at eight farmers markets across the city. Kids Day features cooking demonstrations, crafts and fun ways to be physically active for kids of all ages.

August 12, 2013  South Boston Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts
A series of events at eight farmers markets across the city. Kids Day! features cooking demonstrations, crafts & fun ways to be physically active for kids of all ages.

August 17, 2013  Egleston Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts
A series of events at eight farmers markets across the city. Kids Day! features cooking demonstrations, crafts & fun ways to be physically active for kids of all ages.

August 22, 2013  Codman Square Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts
A series of events at eight farmers markets across the city. Kids Day! features cooking demonstrations, crafts & fun ways to be physically active for kids of all ages.

August 24, 2013  Upcycling Workshop - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Join us for a special Urban Homesteaders' League-sponsored Upcycling Workshop! Transform your waste into beautiful, useful, and practical items with Sergio Beltran and Aerin Dunford, upcycling artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. Turn soda cans into jewelry; old magazines in coasters, baskets, and bowls; plastic bottles into bracelets, boxes, and flowers! $15 ($2 discount if you bring a glass/plastic bottle or magazine).

August 31, 2013  Roslindale Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts
A series of events at eight farmers markets across the city. Kids Day features cooking demonstrations, crafts and fun ways to be physically active for kids of all ages.


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August 5, 2012  5th Annual Winnekenni Chowderfest
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Date Changed to October 7, 2012

August 16, 2012  Diner en Blanc - Boston, Massachusetts
Dîner en Blanc marks the world’s first viral event, a très chic picnic imported from Paris and now taking hold in outdoor public spaces in 20 cities across 5 continents in 2012. Taking the pop up concept to a refined and mysterious level, these romantic outdoor Epicurean Feasts are organized entirely via social media, attended annually by as many as 10,000 people in cities around the world. For Boston’s first Dîner en Blanc, the guest list will be limited to 1000 people for the as-yet-to-be-disclosed location.      Part mystery, part magic, part flash feast, part je ne sais quoi, the day of the event unfolds the same in every city: the site is revealed at the last-minute to preserve spontaneity and secrecy. Guests are directed to meet in groups of between 20-40 at rallying points where organizers will escort them by foot or subway to the nearby location.  All are asked to dress in elegant white, bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, glasses, silver and white napery.  The mass of secret picnickers come together for a “chic picnic” in a public space. Over the course of the evening, the diners will celebrate and dine amid live music, dancing, complete with music and festive white balloons. When it is time to leave, guests will pack their crystal, dinnerware and tables, gather all their debris and head into the night, no sign of their elegant revelry left behind.

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July 17, 2011  Northern Berkshire Food Festival
North Adams, Massachusetts
Featuring the cuisine of top area restaurants along with micro brewed beer and wine tasting, the festival provides a pleasant environment to sample a variety of different entrées, socialize, and enjoy music and a wide array of arts & crafts.



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