Saturday, October 6, 2007

Upcoming Food Festivals

I thought I'd pass along an update of the food festivals coming up in the Northeast portion of the country. This list is almost certainly not exhaustive, so if you know of any others please fell free to share them here. I'd love to be able to post all of the events everywhere in the country, but this list would be quite large then. I will be at the Wellfleet Oyster fest as-well-as the Boston Vegetarian Festival, CiderDay and the NYC Chocolate show. I hope to see some of you at these events as well.

October 12-14, 2007 Martha's Vineyard Annual Harvest Festival
Martha's Vineyard, Mas
The Martha's Vineyard Annual Harvest Festival will celebrate a cornucopia of food and wine, promoting local farms and seafood as well as wineries from all over the world and chefs from both on-island and off, extending Martha’s Vineyard’s vibrant fall season. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will be the primary charitable affiliation of this non-pr
ofit festival. Ihsan from Formaggio Kitchen in Boston will be giving a cheese course, a class on the terroir of olive oil will also be given along with some oyster classes and many wine classes and a cocktail class taught by Jackson of Eastern Standard in Boston

October 13, 2007 Fitchburg Autumn Festival Fitchburg, Massachusetts
The Annual Fitchburg Autumn Festival is the premier fall festival in central New England featuring the Annual Forge-In Blacksmith Competition, the Riverfront Antiques Show & Sale, and The Great Pumpkin Carve. The Great Pumpkin Carve will be a wonder to behold after dark as all ent
ered pumpkins are lit and displayed along the Nashua River wall for judging.

October 13, 2007 Finals for Pudding Hollow Pudding Contest
Charlemont, Massachusetts

This small-town homage to pudding features lunch, entertainment, sales of sponsors' wares, and tastings. Savor rural New England at its best! Se
e also information about entering this unique Pudding Contest.

October 13-14, 2007 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival
Atlantic City, New Jersey
At the show you can see Celebrity Chefs on stage preparing creative dishes, visit the Restaurant Pavilion and sample the finest foods restaurant chefs have to offer. Listen to live music while sipping a glass of wine. Browse a large selection of specialty gifts.Take advantage of the best price on everything you need for your gourmet life!

October 13-14, 2007 7th Annual Wellfleet Oysterfest
Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Wellfleet comes alive for a two-day celebration of the town’s famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions in this street party that brings together locals and visit
ors alike for a weekend full of food, frolic, and fun.

October 20, 2007 Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Boston, Massachusetts

Brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

November 3-4, 2007 CiderDay Festival
Franklin County, Massachusetts

A community event celebrating all things apple in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2007 marks the 13th year of this event and there will be two days of orchard tours, cider making 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. There is a small charge for some of the activities but there is no admission for the self-guided tour of orchards.

November 9-11, 2007 Chocolate Show NYC,
in conjunction with Chocolate week Nov. 4-11
NYC, New York
* Demonstrations by top pastry chefs and chocolate makers
* Chocolate Tastings
* Over 65 top chocolate brands & booths
* Holiday gifts of all sizes for everyone on your list
* Chocolate activities for children and adults
* Barnes & Noble cookbook store with author signings
* Haute Couture dresses and accessories made with chocolate

November 18, 2007 Rosendale International Pickle Festival
Rosendale, New York
An array of pickle dishes served by local restaurateurs as-well-as specialty made products and plenty of contests. They will also have live music, traditional Japanese and German dancing displayed and a pickle judging event.

Addendum (Thanks Judy)

October 21, 2007 Bolton Band and Brews Festival
Sunday, - noon to 5 p.m. Bolton, Massachusetts
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a relaxing fall day of music in the orchard featuring some of Bolton's finest in local performers. Great views, great foliage, great food, great brews and great wine make this a day not to be missed. Enjoy some of Nashoba Valley Winery's best beers while you listen to live music cascading from our picturesque gazebo. And of course, apple picking, apple pie eating contests and tasty caramel apples are all part of the fun!

1 comment:

Judy said...

You should also note the festivals at the Nashoba Winery in Bolton, MA

This winery has orchards and a fantastic restaurant, as well as a good selection of wines and beers.

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