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September 14, 2019
3rd Annual New Bedord Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Featuring 20+ local (and delicious) food trucks. Also enjoy some of the best regional and national craft beers.

September 15, 2019
Boston Local Food Festival
Boston, Massachusetts
For one spectacular day each year, the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub!  Boston’s premier food event and is ranked in the top 10 food events in the region. The Festival is a free admission outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively Chef Demos, a Seafood Throwdown Competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more. Learn about the benefits of sustainably grown and produced food, shop the market, eat delicious local restaurant food available for an inexpensive price, participate in fun, educational activities and exhibits, engage with top local chefs, and enjoy local music. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All”, the festival connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with the abundance of fresh, nutritious local food choices available close to home.  Attendance: 30,000.

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September 6-8, 2018 - Lowell Food and Wine Festival
Lowell, Massachusetts
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2018. Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Lowell Food & Wine Festival events have been cancelled this year.  Food Truck Madness, located at Kerouac Park, on Friday, September 8th from 6pm to 10pm will still occur.

September 8, 2018  Food Truck Madness - Lowell, Massachusetts
Located at Kerouac Park, from 6pm to 10pm. Purchase your tickets in advance for $6.50 or at the door for $10. Parking is provided by the City of Lowell for $5 at John Street Parking Garage.


September 8-9, 2018
39th Annual Apple Peach Festival
Acushnet, Massachusetts
Each fall Acushnet's growers, artisans, and Historical Society welcome visitors from far and wide to enjoy entertainment throughout the day, a parade, pageant, fresh fruit, pies, cobbler and so much more.

September 9, 2018  Tattersall Farm Day - Haverhill, Massachusetts
Celebrating Farming and Haverhill's own Tattersall Farm.  12pm to 5pm.  Live Music; Nature Trails & Walks; Food & Drink; Educational Demonstrations; Local Artisans; Children's Activities; Local, Seasonal Produce.

September 9, 2018  Annual Cambridge Carnival
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3 live music zones, a Kidsfest. Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates Cambridge's diverse and international community. This free festival is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge, with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge's diversity, enjoy international foods, and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world!

September 14-30, 2018 - The Big E 2018
West Springfield, Massachusetts
The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast, is a New England extravaganza with top name entertainment, Farm-A-Rama agricultural learning center, Super Circus, animals, competitive exhibits, rides, parades, and foods from around the world.

September 15-21, 2018  Love the Ave & North End: Restaurant Week
New Bedford, Massachusetts
It’s a week to showcase the culinary flavor of New Bedford’s North End,  home to some of the city’s most beloved bakeries, eateries, and restaurants. From fine dining to casual noshing, Acushnet Avenue and the North End boast an impressive array of savory cultures: American, Chinese, French, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Portuguese, Mexican and Spanish dishes are all on the menu here.  During Restaurant Week, participating eateries can feature price fixe menus, promote special discounts, highlight signature dishes and offer entertainment. It’s their choice – and their moment to showcase their kitchens.


September 22, 2018
Hoppy Fall Festival
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Celebrate fall and the resurgence of small craft brewers. The event features beer tasting from local breweries. Staff from each brewery are on hand to answer questions about their beers and brewing processes, plus you can indulge in fare from local food trucks while you enjoy your drinks in an autumn biergarten at the largest public garden in southern New England!  Tasting Tickets: $35 Members; $40 Non-Members. Price includes museum admission as well as: • Beer tastings from 12 Massachusetts breweries • Reusable souvenir tasting cup • Admission to all gardens and exhibits • Backyard games and activities • A home brewing demonstration by Indie Ferm Brewing • Learn the differences between beer styles in a "Beer Styles Decoded" talk lead by Cisco Brewers.  Note: This is a 21+ event. A valid ID is required at check in to receive your admission wristband for the event.

September 22, 2018
12th Annual “What the Fluff” Festival
Somerville, Massachusetts
Join us for the celebration of  marshmallow 'Fluff', invented right here in Somerville’s Union Square in 1917 by Archibald Query.  This madcap, fun-filled festival draws approximately 15,000 people.  The Festival will feature musical performances, a cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age, and Fluff treats of every sort.

September 22, 2018 - Phantom Gourmet Food Festival
Boston, Massachusetts
Ticket includes Sampling 100 Of Phantom's Favorite Foods!  This indoor and outdoor event is on two streets next to Fenway Park. Restaurants will be open. Entrance is near Game On at 82 Lansdowne Street.  21 plus (no minors, infants, or pets).

September 22-23, 2018 - 39th Annual Apple Squeeze
Lenox, Massachusetts
Enjoy foods, wines, beers and delicacies from around the world as local farmers display the bounties of this year's harvest.  Apples and all imaginable apple recipes abound as you stroll through the Historic Village of  Lenox where hay rides, children activities, and live entertainment fill the town with performances of Music, Dance, and Theatre.

September 23, 2018 - Annual Country Harvest Fair
Holliston, Massachusetts
Holliston Historical Society Harvest Fair and Open House.

September 29, 2018 - Cape Cod Cranberry Day
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen.  Homemade cranberry dessert, chili & chowder for purchase.  Cranberry cooking demonstrations in the 1903 Jam Kitchen.

September 29, 2018 - 24th Annual Chili-Chowdah Festival
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Area restaurants and individuals can enter their chili and/or chowder to be voted on by the crowd. Live music throughout the day, fully stocked bars and draft beer, food booths and vendors, and a “Show & Shine” motorcycle competition. $10 admission and free parking. 21+, no pets. Cash only (ATM on site).

September 29-30, 2018 - 20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival - Orange, Massachusetts
The schedule includes two stages of entertainment, workshops, agricultural and artistic booths, as well as a chefs tent featuring delectable demos. Festival proceeds keep the event sustainable and affordable, and support the community's regional arts, agriculture, health and energy projects.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

September 15, 2017 - WHALE’s 27th Annual Wine Festival & Auction
New Bedford, Massachusetts
The festival will offer world-class wine, beer and food with specialties from the region’s finest restaurants and caterers. We host around twenty vendors and offer over 100 wines to try, including a beer selection. This year, tastings are presented by Lees Wine & Spirits. The silent auction with over 75 items will accept bids for antiques, collectibles, artwork and unique gifts.

September 22-24, 2017  48th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Fest
East Falmouth, Massachusetts

September 23, 2017  Working Waterfront Festival
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Celebrate commercial fishing, America's oldest industry! Join us in New Bedford, America's largest commercial fishing port, to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic. Walk the decks of a scalloper, dine on fresh seafood, mend a fishing net and watch a Coast Guard rescue demonstration. Experience the workings of the industry which brings seafood from the ocean to your plate.

September 23, 2017 - Let's Talk About Food Festival
Boston, Massachusetts
The 6th Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square. The festival lets participants dive into the most important food conversations and debate what's happening in society today. Through hands-on cooking demonstrations, edible gardens, and more, participants explore how to take advantage of the food around them by cooking better and eating healthier.  (also: )

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

September 10, 2016  Vegetarian Food Truck Festival
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of America. Noon —6 pm, The Arsenal Project in Watertown, MA.  For all the veggie lovers out there we have a festival just for you! The Vegetarian Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival.

September 17, 2016  Quincy Food Truck Festival
Quincy, Massachusetts
The 2nd Annual Quincy Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will feature over 25 local trucks paired with over 25 local craft breweries. There will be great food ranging from grilled cheese to cupcakes along with an Open Air Market.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 12, 2014  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.

September 20, 2014  8th Annual Brewfest - Amesbury, Massachusetts
Over 100 beers + 40 brewers + live music + BBQ = the best Saturday ever.  Experience the renowned Brew Fest at the Amesbury Sports Park with 7,000 of your new best friends – this can’t miss event is maybe our most popular of the year.  Get up close and personal with the brewers and learn about the passion and nuances that make your favorite malt magical.  Participate in the Beer Olympics and soak up the last days of summer at this incredible outdoor event.

September 28, 2014  Pumpkin Chucking Fest
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Pumpkin Chucking Fest has been canceled - thank you for all the past years support.

September 28, 2014  Pudding Hollow Pudding Festival
Hawley, Massachusetts
This small-town homage to pudding features lunch, entertainment, sales of sponsors' wares, and tastings. Savor rural New England at its best!

Food & Wine Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

September 10, 2013  Dudley Common Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts

September 21, 2013  Mattapan Square Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts

September 22, 2013  Corey Street Farmers Market Kids Day
Boston, Massachusetts


events still waiting for new dates

September 15, 2012  Plymouth Rock Oyster Festival
Plymouth, Massachusetts

September 29, 2012  7th Annual Riverfront Brewfest
Haverhill, Massachusetts



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