Dining Guide

Can’t Miss Foodie Events

Clear your calendar – it’s going to be a delicious year


September 17: Ocean State Oyster Festival
A ticket to this family friendly festival includes half a dozen locally sourced oysters, a local micro-brew beer or glass of wine, live music, food trucks and a shucking contest. 12-5pm. South Water Street, Providence. OysterFestRI.com

September 22-25: 11th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Held at The Elms, Rosecliff and Marble House, this weekend event features hundreds of international wines and cooking demonstrations by nationally renowned chefs. Multiple locations, Newport. 401-847-1000, NewportMansions.org

September 24-25: International Oktoberfest
As the official sendoff to summer, Oktoberfest features seasonal brews, savory German cuisine and lively and spirited music from the Biergartens. 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. 800-745-3000, NewportWaterfrontEvents.com  

October 15-16: Bowen’s Wharf Annual 26th Seafood Festival

This seafood festival offers fresh, local seafood, signature cocktails, cold New England beer and live music beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents. 11am-5pm. 13 Bowen’s Wharf Newport. 401-849-3478, BowensWharf.com

January 28: Rhode Island Brew Fest

This 21+ only event features over 50 breweries, as well as many food trucks and vendors. Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. 401-856-9197, RIBrewFest.com

April 27-30: Eat Drink RI Festival
This festival keeps expanding each year, showcasing more of the culinary world in Rhode Island and bringing together some of the state’s most talented chefs and bartenders. Multiple locations. 917-453-4368, EatDrinkRI.com

June 23-24: Ocean State BBQ Festival
A ticket to this barbecue fest grants you a beer or mixed drink, access to RI’s best barbecue, live music and admission to the Best Of Smoke-Off competition. The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue, Providence. 401-273-7101, Facebook.com/OSBBQFest

August 4-6: 33rd Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival
A festival full of Rhode Island’s best seafood, a great lineup of live music, exciting carnival rides and a fireworks show to end the evening with a bang. Ninigret Park, Charlestown. 401-364-4031, CharlestownRIChamber.com

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