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2019 RHODE ISLAND: OCT to DEC 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events

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October 13, 2019
Harvest-to-Table Fair
Bristol, Rhode Island
Coggeshall Farm Museum is pleased to announce a new take on a time-honored tradition! The newly-branded Harvest-to-Table Fair celebrates what makes Coggeshall's 46th annual Harvest Fair special while bringing awareness to local food producers. Visitors can feast on fresh, local dishes from our East Bay culinary partners!

October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 19-20, 2019 - Bowen's Wharf 29th Annual Seafood Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
Join us for our annual waterfront celebration! Honoring the "Harvest of the Sea," local restaurants and fisherman's associations serve up their most celebrated seafood, continuous live music, face painting and fun for kids of all ages all beneath the Wharf's colorful tents.  Attendance: 8,000.

October 23-24, 2019  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.

October 27, 2019  36th Annual Taste of Newport
Newport, Rhode Island
Child & Family's annual Taste of Newport has become one of the most successful fundraising events in the Rhode Island, supporting those in need within Newport County and beyond. Over 45 of Newport County's best chefs and caterers join together to showcase their culinary expertise and share their delicious creations with over 500 guests. Sit down buffet with appetizers, entrees, desserts and specialty coffees; raffle; silent & live auctions.

November 1-10, 2019  Fall 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.


November 2-3, 2019
89th Annual Armenian Food Festival and Bazaar
Providence, Rhode Island
Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church.  Armenian Food & Delicacies: Shish Kabob, Tourshi, Cheese Boereg, Kufta, Kheyma, Cheoreg, Yalanchi, Losh Kabab, Armenian Pastries, Midia, Vosbov Kheyma, Piaz, Lahmajoon Daily Raffle, Silent Auction, Kids Games Watch Football, Penny Social, Resource Book, Balloon Man, Kids Movies, Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Scratch Ticket Raffle, Activities for children of all ages. Everyone Welcome. Free Admission, Free Valet Parking.

November 28, 2019 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.

December 1-31, 2019 - 49th Annual Christmas in Newport
Newport, Rhode Island
The Christmas in Newport celebration boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration, clear bulbs illuminate Newport’s scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonial homes in the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The lights are meant to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygone days. Take a Holiday Lantern Tour, buy gifts at harborside shops or the Christmas Bazaar and enjoy one of the many holiday concerts.

December 5-8, 2019  34th Annual Festival of Lights
Wickford, Rhode Island
Historic Wickford Village.  Several days of holiday celebration in this picturesque Rhode Island coastal town. Santa arrives at the town dock aboard the Sea Princess, led by kayaks from The Kayak Centre. Enjoy the tree lighting and hayrides with Santa. Shops are open until 9pm!

December 7-8, 2019  Christmas at the Castle - Wickford, Rhode Island
Experience Christmas time at Smith’s Castle (built in 1678), with the rooms adorned with decorations of fresh greens, the aroma of complimentary hot cider and cookies, live music from an earlier era filling the house from: the Brown University Madrigal Singers (A Capella Concert), St. Luke’s Jubilate Ringers (An English Hand Bell Choir), listen to Dulcimers being played and Bob Chandler playing his beautiful hurdy gurdy. Bring your camera and catch a photo of Father Christmas who will be here on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy dressing up in period garb (another photo opt), the popular Docent bake table is back, an ornament table, there will be a small group of vendors, our Gift Shop will be open, fresh wreaths and Christmas arrangements from Healey Farm. This year’s theme is “The History of the Christmas Pudding” with a demonstration of how to make this popular English dessert.

December 10, 2019 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2018 RHODE ISLAND: OCT to DEC 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events
events waiting for new dates

October 6, 2018 - International Oktoberfest!
East Providence, Rhode Island
Oktoberfest – our official sendoff to summer, and salute to the arrival of autumn, returns to the waterfront at its new location, Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront, back on Columbus Day Weekend, for one day only! Join us for our annual reunion of friends enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of our little Bavaria in RI! The Biergartens feature dozens of seasonal, craft, domestic and imported brews, and savory German cuisine compliment the lively and spirited sounds of live entertainment.

October 14, 2018 - Annual Rhode Island Harvest BBQ
Exeter, Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Chefs Harvest BBQ is a celebration of the most special time of year in New England, the autumn harvest. With incredible food, drink and an inspired sense of community, it has become one of the best events of the year and was voted Editor’s Choice for Best Chef’s Celebration by RI Monthly!  Held in the most beautiful, symbolic and idyllic of settings, the Pond on Schartner Family Farm.

November 29-December 2, 2018  33rd Annual Festival of Lights
Wickford, Rhode Island
Historic Wickford Village.  Several days of holiday celebration in this picturesque Rhode Island coastal town. Santa arrives at the town dock aboard the Sea Princess, led by kayaks from The Kayak Centre. Enjoy the tree lighting and hayrides with Santa. Shops are open until 9pm!


2016 - RHODE ISLAND: OCT to DEC 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events

events waiting for new dates

November 5, 2016 - Great International Beer Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. 2 shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your $49 ticket, ($52 at the door) will allow you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, pizza by Pizza Pier, live entertainment.  The largest Beer Festival in the Northeast is also one of the most beneficial. With proceeds benefiting Rhode Island non-profits like the RI Community Food Bank.

November 6, 2016  Chocolate Brunch - Newport, Rhode Island
The annual fundraiser for Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, Chocolate Brunch is a Sunday afternoon of great food, beach views, live music, and a holiday shopping Silent Auction.


2015 RHODE ISLAND: OCT to DEC 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events

events waiting for new dates

December 11-12, 2015  A Dickens Christmas Feast
Newport , Rhode Island
Enjoy a Victorian celebration of the season in the magnificent 19th century Griswold House, presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV is a Scrooge. His family, friends and wife plan an "Operation Christmas" intervention. As their guests you can help restore Jack's good humor. This festive evening includes a three-course dinner.



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