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November 3-4, 2017
James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Boston, Massachusetts
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

November 3-5, 2017  23rd Annual Franklin County Ciderdays
Franklin County, Massachusetts
A community event celebrating all things apples including orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more. This is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall.

November 3-5, 2017  31st Annual Christmas Festival
Boston, Massachusetts
A popular highlight is the Gingerbread House Competition, where celebrated chefs from area restaurants, bakeries and culinary schools create gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel and sold.

November 5, 2017  20th Annual Flavors of Bedford
Bedford, Massachusetts
The Flavors of Bedford is an afternoon of elegance, fine dining, and a chance to mingle with friends.  Nibble and nosh your way through while sampling the very best in appetizers, entrees, and desserts from area restaurants.  Enjoy a glass of wine from the bar, or a cup of delicious coffee while listening to local talent.  It's the very essence of Bedford and what makes us such a great place to live and work.


November 5, 2017
Harvest Home Festival & 5K
North Grafton, Massachusetts
Community Harvest Project.  Every November we host a harvest-themed fundraiser filled with fun for the whole family and packed with Fall New England charm!  Hay Rides; Apple Cannon; Pumpkin Trebuchet Launching & Competition; Interactive Farm Equipment Display; Bouncy Houses; Kids Arts & Crafts; Festival Games; Pony Rides; Chainsaw Sculpture; Balloon Animals; Civil War Encampment; Alpacas.  Admission: $10 per person; 12 and under are free; Cap of $30 per family!

November 8, 2017  The Whisky Extravaganza - Boston, Massachusetts
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

November 11, 2017
2nd Annual Wachusett Ski Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Princeton, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Wachusett Mountain.  Featuring 25+ local (and delicious) food trucks. Also enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers.

November 14, 2017  Flavors of Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

November 17-19, 2017  America's Hometown Thanksgiving
Plymouth, Massachusetts
The Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration is held at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 18 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.  Our mission is to educate the public while preserving our country’s important history, starting with the Pilgrim legacy and Thanksgiving story while recognizing all those who have fought to protect the American way of life. We will accomplish this goal by producing a Thanksgiving celebration of excellence in Plymouth, America’s Hometown, where Thanksgiving began. Through concerts honoring military sacrifice and a parade chronicling the Pilgrim legacy, spectators will leave with a sense of history and pride.

November 18, 2017  New England Food Festival
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Featuring the very best soups, chowders, desserts, party foods, entrees and décor in the region.   Celebrity judges and the people vote on which restaurant entry is the best in a variety of different categories. Attendees are guaranteed a culinary experience like no other in New England!  11-4pm.  Adults: $12.00 - Children under 12: $7.00 Children under 5: FREE!

November 18-December 2, 2017  24th Annual Festival of Trees
Methuen, Massachusetts
The Festival of Trees has been a marvel of the Merrimack Valley for over two decades. Start the holiday season with this family celebration of the sights and sounds of the holidays. Featuring over 240 trees, wreaths and displays that you could win, the Festival of Trees has something for everyone. Make The Festival of Trees a part of your holiday season-visit us, enter to win, host an event at the Festival or volunteer and help share the magic.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.

November 23, 2017  Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plimoth Plantation - AMERICA'S THANKSGIVING DINNER features the classic roast turkey with all the traditional New England trimmings. While you enjoy the company of family and friends, Pilgrim role players and Native interpreters will be on hand to greet you and you'll learn about the 1621 feast that continues to inspire our modern celebration of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving dinner at Plimoth makes the holiday's history come alive for you.  1627 HARVEST DINNER WITH THE PILGRIMS. Join us in the year 1627 for an evening of entertainment and hospitality with the residents of the 17th-Century English Village.  Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about the harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two.

November 25-December 17, 2017 - Country Christmas Open House
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center.  Come by our Open House at Green Briar during the Weekends of Christmas in Sandwich. Taste a sampling of our delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books, an abundance of nature-related items as well as books, games, puppets and toys for children. Unique handmade gifts and home decorations created by our Green Briar Crafters will also be available.

November 26, 2017  Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Gloucester, Massachusetts
The parade starts at the State Fish Pier at 3:00 PM and travels through downtown to Kent Circle.  The Tree Lighting activities will begin around 4:15 PM at Kent Circle.



waiting for new dates

November 2-6, 2016 - Food As Medicine - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
A Feast of Science & Wisdom.  Enjoy a whole-body nutritional system tune-up, kitchen wisdom, lively cooking demonstrations, and nourishing spirituality that make healthy eating and vibrant living a reality for women of all ages.  The Center for Mind-Body Medicine will be presenting this training at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.



waiting for new dates

November 27-29, 2014  Thanksgiving Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
To mark one of just a handful of holidays on the early New England calendar, Old Sturbridge Village re-creates various activities from an early New England Thanksgiving Day.  Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.  As part of the celebration, the village will host a New England wedding. Thanksgiving was a favorite time for many early 19th-century marriages, as family gathered for the holiday. Visit with the bride as she prepares for the wedding and enjoy a dramatic presentation about the couple’s courtship and marriage, including their re-created wedding ceremony.




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