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2017 Massachusetts: MAY 2017
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(see also: 2016  -  2015 )


May 5, 2017  Culinary Cabaret
Franklin, Massachusetts
Indulge in dishes created by this region's finest culinary talent. The 6th Annual Signature Food And Wine Event showcases the culinary and performing arts, featuring gourmet specialties. FPAC is pleased to partner with exceptional area chefs and restaurants to present an innovative evening of inspired cuisine. Savor fine wines, craft beer and delicious appetizers, desserts and dishes from area restaurants, and specialty shops.  Pour Richard's Wine and Spirits will pair restaurant and specialty shop stations with representatives from vineyards and distributors, who will pour wines specifically chosen to compliment the chef-prepared specialties.  Beverages will feature small producers, high quality and eclectic selection.  Your $75 per person all-inclusive ticket delivers a delicious, entertaining evening!

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 13, 2017  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, 2017  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 15-16, 2017
Mediterranean Diet Roundtable
Boston, Massachusetts
The MDR brings together a cross section of individuals from the national and international food community, scientists and researchers  supporting the Mediterranean Diet, as well as practicing foodservice professionals who can describe the benefits that the Mediterranean Diet has had on the menus they plan and serve in their programs. It will also include a discussion of the issues related to sourcing the various ingredients used to create meals that meet the Mediterranean Diet regimen. The intended audience for this international event includes food industry buyers, importers and distributors, international manufacturers and international trade missions and agencies, as well as doctors, nutritionists and other food and foodservice industry professionals.

May 15-21, 2017 - 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 17-21, 2017 - 21st 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 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

May 19-21, 2017 - Green Briar Annual Plant Sale
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Kick off planting season at our 34th Annual Plant Sale, which offers an extensive plant sale (herbs, perennials, wildflowers, everlastings, annuals, the new specialty annuals and vegetables).

May 21, 2017  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 31-June 6, 2017  Wellfleet Restaurant Week
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
The Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Sixth 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.


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.
 largest & most popular community tasting event!


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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