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2023 Massachusetts: MAY 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015 )


May 5, 2023
 School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 13, 2023
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 14, 2023 - MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 17-21, 2023  25th Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival
Nantucket, Massachusetts
One Island… Five Days.... the annual Nantucket Wine & Food 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.

May 20, 2023  Green Briar Annual Wildflower Garden Plant Sale
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Stop by this one day Plant Sale from 9am to 2pm and select from a limited number of true wildflowers, native and naturalized, dug from the nature center’s award-winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden.  You will also find perennials, annuals, small ornamental trees and shrubs, full sun, full shade and wet area choices.  This is a home garden community sponsored event – all to support maintenance of Green Briar’s wildflower garden.

May 21, 2023  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 21, 2023  16th Annual Taste of SouthCoast
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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 31-June 6, 2023  14th Annual Wellfleet Restaurant Week
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
The Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Annual Wellfleet Restaurant Week, a week-long celebration of food and dining, as well as a vehicle by which to get locals and visitors out & about, enjoying all the great dining venues our members have to offer.

2019 Massachusetts: MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May 11, 2019  The Monkey Helpers' Festivale - Boston, Massachusetts
Join Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers as we raise important funds for our service animal Training and Placement programs.  Join us in celebrating Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers 40th Anniversary! This memorable evening will feature a live & silent auction, music by John Keegan & Madhouse, dancing, signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a variety of craft beer from Boston Beer Company, wine from Klinker Brick Winery and Mettler Vineyards, and an elegant seated dinner from Gourmet Caterers. David O’Leary from Magic 106.7 will be our Guest MC.

May 14-20, 2019 - Cape Cod Restaurant Week
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
NO EVENT IN 2019.  Cape Cod Restaurant Week is going on hiatus for 2019 as we work to restructure the program to make it an even better experience for both diners and restaurants. (also: )

2018 Massachusetts: MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May 6, 2018 - Hawley Rhubarb Matinee - Hawley, Massachusetts
(No Website)
Located at Hawleywood, 84 Middle Road in Hawley, Massachusetts.  All are welcome at the newest food event in Hawley, Massachusetts, which will be low key but fun. Bring your favorite rhubarb dish, recipe, or anecdote—or just come relax in the country and taste other people’s treats.  The day celebrates rhubarb in general and the publication of the new book, “Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb.”  At 3 p.m. horticultural maven Pat Leuchtman will discuss raising rhubarb. And writer/chanteuse Tinky Weisblat will sing a song of rhubarb and talk about her love of this much maligned food. Red attire is encouraged but not required. For further information, call 413-339-4747 or email [email protected]

2017 Massachusetts: MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 11-14, 2017 - The MV Wine Fest - Edgartown, Massachusetts
The 2017 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 2017.

May 18, 2017  20th Annual A Taste of Spring - Woburn, Massachusetts
An evening of delicious tastings, raffles, and door prizes.  Woburn/Burlington's largest and most popular community tasting event

2016 Massachusetts: MAY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

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.

2015 Massachusetts: 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.



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