2014 Rhode Island: January to June 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events
events waiting for new dates
April 4-13, 2014 Newport Restaurant Week
Newport & Bristol County, Rhode Island
Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season! Enjoy special events including cooking classes, culinary walking tours, and affordable palate pleasing lodging packages. Here’s a great way to experience a new restaurant or visit an old favorite. (also Nov 7-16)
April 11-14, 2014 ACF Northeast Regional Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
American Culinary Federation. The 2014 ACF Northeast Regional Conference will take place in Providence, R.I., April 11–14. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, Warwick, R.I.
May 17, 2014 8th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival - Bristol, Rhode Island
Join fiber and textile enthusiasts from across the Northeast at Rhode Island's only Sheep and Fiber Festival. Watch award-winning handshearer Kevin Ford, shear our sheep; shop for handspun and hand dyed yarns, textile supplies, raw fiber, and more from local textile and craft artisans; see historic demonstrations of spinning and other household activities; see the fleece to shawl demonstration and enter the raffle for a chance to take it home; learn about sheep, rabbits, and other fiber animals. Kids can take part in crafts, hay rides, face painting, textile demonstrations, and 18th century fun and games. 9:00am-5:00pm. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children (3-12); Children under 3 Free.
(also: www.coggeshallfarm.org/calendar.html )
May 21, 2014 Annual Food For Thought - Providence, Rhode Island
Over the past 15 years, Food For Thought has become a popular Rhode Island event for food lovers looking to discover new restaurants, to talk to their favorite chefs, to explore live world music, or to simply enjoy unique culinary delights from some of Providence's finest.
June 7, 2014 33rd Great Chowder Cook-Off - Newport, Rhode Island
The legendary Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off officially kicks off summer in Newport. The original and longest running chowder championship draws competitors and crowds from across the country. Attendees enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from dozens of restaurants and then vote for the best in three categories: Clam, Seafood and Creative. The winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year. Live entertainment, food and bar options, kids’ activities.
June 27, 2014 Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts
Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams Park Zoo. Zoobilee is the Zoo's largest annual fundraiser. Each year partygoers enjoy fine fare from dozens of the area's best restaurants, caterers and bars, as well as fabulous entertainment including live music and dancing, and other fun surprises! Proceeds from the fundraiser will directly support the Zoo’s 2015 environmental education programs, Zoo improvements, and conservation initiatives that are working to save threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Even if you can't join the party, you can still have fun while supporting the Zoo, thanks to the Zoobilee online auction, featuring a wide array of items, from animal encounters to sports memorabilia, animal artwork, vacation getaways and more. All proceeds from the event and the auction help to support the Zoo's environmental education and wildlife conservation programs!