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2017 Rhode Island: January to June 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events
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January 11-13, 2017
Northeast Aquaculture
 Conference & Exposition

Providence, Rhode Island
2017 Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition.  Check back for details.

February 14, 2017
VALENTINE'S DAY 2015
Nationwide

Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 18-25, 2017  National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

February 20-26, 2017  Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The family-friendly event at Shelter Cove Community Park features area restaurants/chefs serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, a silent auction, an Iron Chef-style competition (Art of Cuisine), and more.  Sponsored by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, helps raise money for the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center & Island Recreation Scholarship Fund.

March 6-10, 2017  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 15-16, 2017  Commercial Marine Expo - Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Convention Center.  If you earn your living on the waterfront, this is the trade show for you!  Commercial Marine Expo is the Atlantic Seaboard's largest commercial marine trade show. Whether you are in the military, work the tugs, repair and build ships, or fish for a living, CME is your best opportunity to compare, price and purchase the latest equipment and gear..

March 21, 2017  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 26-30, 2017  47th Food + Beverage Environmental Conference
Charleston, South Carolina
The premier environmental event for the food industry, bringing together senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies to share their experiences with sustainable practices, environmental compliance, new technologies and approaches.

March 27-April 7, 2017  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.

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

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 20, 2017
RI Wool and Fiber Festival
Bristol, Rhode Island
The art of producing and working with natural fibers and traditional craft skills will take center stage at the 9th Annual Rhode Island Fiber Festival and Craft Fair at Coggeshall Farm Museum from 10am to 4pm. Against a backdrop of a working 18th-century farm, artisans and craftspeople from across the Northeast will come together for a day of public celebration and exhibition.

May 20-21, 2017  Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
Two days to savor fresh oysters from all over Rhode Island, meet the growers, the shuckers. Join us in a festival where you'll actually be helping aquaculture and local environment! Rhode Island oyster growers will join a select group of local restaurants on the waterfront under festival tents at historic Bowen's Wharf.  Oysters draw their unique flavors from their environment. Rhode Island is home to many miles of clean coastline and upwards of 45 oyster farms. Each one is different, so this is your big chance to taste a bunch of them along with the accompanying sauces, beverages, and learn serving techniques.  Fun contests, wine pairings and cocktails will run concurrent alongside education about how oyster farming and aquaculture is good for the environment and our coastlines.  Locally owned restaurants will participate in an oyster hop so festival attendees can enjoy more oyster dishes off-site: Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed...as they say, the world is your oyster!

June 10, 2017  36th 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 24, 2017  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 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!
 

 

2014 Rhode Island: January to June 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events

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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.
 

 

 

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