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July 4, 2015  4TH OF JULY 2015 - Nationwide
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, 2015  Wellfleet Strawberry Festival: A Century-Old Tradition
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
The Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the garden behind Preservation Hall. Admission is $8.00. In case of rain, the festival will be held inside Preservation Hall.


The history of the Strawberry Festival can be traced back to an article in The Advocate of June, 1912, making this event the 103rd celebration of a Wellfleet tradition. Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake will be served. Music will be provided by celtic musicians, and other musicians are invited to bring their instruments and participate in the session.  The proceeds of the Strawberry Festival will be used to renovate the newly-purchased middle section of the Wellfleet Historical Society and Museum.

July 25, 2015  Yankee Homecoming Brewfest
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Brewfest will feature more than 30 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 26, 2015  Crush Wine Festival - Marshfield, Massachusetts
Sample the finest locally made wines & artisanal food from across the Commonwealth. Crush Wine Festivals feature two ticketed tasting sessions to ensure that our guests enjoy a relaxed environment with ample opportunity to explore the unique offerings of each of our participating wineries. In addition to a comfortable guest to winery ratio, our festivals offer music, food sampling, a wine lovers photo booth and ask the expert opportunities as well as craft and farmers market vendors. The music area offers prepared food vendors and wine by the glass so plan to come early and stay late! Ask about our limited number of VIP tickets!

July 28, 2015  Father Bill's & MainSpring FoodFest & Auction
Quincy, Massachusetts
The premier outdoor summer event. More than 1,000 attendees enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and beverages, raffles, door prizes and live and silent auctions all for a great cause. Generous samples will be served by forty of the South Shore's most notable restaurants and bakeries.

August 8, 2015  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 $4.00. Spend some time enjoying all that Green Briar has to offer.

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 13-16, 2015
105th 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 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.

August 22, 2015  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 29, 2015  3rd Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Cape Cod Fairgrounds.  11:00-12:00 VIP Hour.  12:00-5:00 General Admission.


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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, Mass
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, Mass.
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.



events waiting for new dates

August 5, 2012  5th Annual Winnekenni Chowderfest - Haverhill, Mass.
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, Mass.
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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