Fall Guide

Food & Farm Calendar

From local farms to fine dining restaurants, delicious events are happening all season


September 21 & 23
Head down to Narragansett Beach for some cool cuisine at Food Trucks at the Beach. Sample fresh oysters and littlenecks by Shuckin’ Truck or indulge in feel-good barbeque from Eddie’s BBQ, but remember to save room for Like No Udder’s dairy and gluten-free treats. Additional vendors are listed online. 39 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 401-782-0658, www.narragansettri.gov
September 19
Put away those tablets and smart phones and get back to your roots at Frerichs Farm’s Good Old Days Festival. There will be live bluegrass, old-fashioned games, a beer tent and a barbecue feast with clams and chowder. The festival is free and separate tickets will be sold for the chicken barbecue. 43 Kinnicut Avenue, Warren. 401-245-8245, www.frerichsfarm.com

September 23
Love pairing great food with craft beers? Head over to the Smoke House/Newport Storm Dinner Series: “Hail to the Pig.” Chef Walter Slater and President of Newport Storm Brewery Brent Ryan are celebrating their last night of the dinner series with an all-out feast of barbequed pig, paired with a selection of craft beers. 31 Scott’s Wharf, Newport. 401-848-9800, www.smokehousenewport.com

September 25-27
One of the most anticipated culinary events in Rhode Island, the 10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Foods Festival will certainly be an extravagant soiree. Martha Stewart and French chef Jacques Pépin will be headlining the event, with additional demonstrations by national and regional celebrity chefs. 596 Bellevue Avenue. 401-847-1000, www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

September 27
Gracie’s and Blackbird Farm will be teaming up to host a farm-to-table dinner to benefit Refocus Rhode Island. Sunday Supper will be a three-course meal with cocktails and canapes, followed by a farm tour. Jonathan Edwards Winery will be providing wine pairings for each course. 122 Limerock Road, Smithfield. 401-232-2495, www.blackbirdfarmri.com

September 25
Nothing hits the spot like a night of good food, brews and live music. Head to Westerly for their annual Brews and Blues Tasting Event featuring food from local restaurants and markets, paired with over 30 beers and wines from around the world. 321 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly. 401-596-7761, www.westerlychamber.org

September 30-October 31
If you’re looking for an authentic German dining experience, head over to Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grille for their Oktoberfest Nights. Enjoy a good German meal and beer, Alpenblumen Bavarian dancers and accordion players every Wednesday and Thursday of October.  444 Thames Street, Bristol. 401-254.1188, www.redlefsens.com

October 1
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will be throwing a food and drink tasting, The Big Toast, at the OceanCliff Hotel and Resort in Newport. More than 60 local restaurants and vendors will be providing tastings, along with live music from the Hummingbird Trio. 65 Ridge Road, Newport. 401-921-2434, www.thebigtoast.org

October 10-11
Pick your own apples this fall at the Young Family Farm in Little Compton during their Apple Festival. Enjoy apples plucked straight from the vine, an array of craft activities and live music. 260 West Main Road, Little Compton. 401-635-0110, www.youngfamilyfarm.org

October 12-13
Take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional New England experience and support local farms at Steere Orchard’s Ninth Annual Apple Fest. The fest will feature live music by the Applehead String Band, free samples of apples and baked goods, a farmer’s market and free hay rides. 150 Austin Avenue, Greenville. 401-949-1456, www.steereorchard.com

October 17-18
Looking for that one, must-see fall event this season? Bowen’s Wharf 25th Annual Seafood Festival is a strong contender. Neighboring restaurants and fishermen will be serving up Rhode Island’s favorite seafood dishes, as well as live music and kids’ activities. 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 401-849-2243, www.bowenswharf.com

October 24
If you’re a beer lover, you won’t want to miss the Great International Beer Festival at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Tickets will provide you an unlimited sampling of over 250 brews and specialty pizza from Pizza Pier. Proceeds will benefit non-profits like the RI Community Food Bank and more. 1 Sabin Street, Providence. 401-458-6000, www.beerfestamerica.com

October 24-25
Learn the secrets behind a Rhode Island favorite at at the Kenyon’s Grist Mill’s Autumn Tour Weekend & Clam Cakes/Chowder Event at the historic mill. Sample free Johnny Cakes and local coffee, warm up with famous clam cakes and chowder and tour the old-fashioned grain mill. Free. 10am-5pm. 21 Glen Rock Road, West Kingston. 401-783-4054, www.kenyonsgristmill.com

October 25
We all love a reason to get dressed up, especially when there’s gourmet food and fancy ballrooms. Linden Place will be hosting their Taste of Bristol event in style, with exquisite wines and fabulous tastings. The décor will be enhanced by New England’s top floral and event design companies. 500 Hope Street, Bristol. 401-253-0390, www.lindenplace.org

November 1
Get the full experience of Rhody’s City by the Sea at Hotel Viking as they host their 32nd Annual Taste of Newport. Taste samplings from over 30 different restaurants during a silent auction or take it further with a seated dining adventure. 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. 401-843-3300, www.childandfamilyri.com

November 2
Gracie’s will be host.ing Chef Patrick Soucy of Applecrest Farm Orchards as part of their Star Chef Dinner Series. This innovation collaboration will begin with a cocktail reception and passed canapes, followed by a five-course meal and paired wines. 194 Washington Street, Providence. 401-272-7811 www.graciesprovidence.com

November 13
EatDrinkRI will be hosting their fourth installment of Dinner by Dames at Horseshoe Farm in Westerly. This dinner series features an all-local dining experience from five of the most talented chefs in Rhode Island. All of the featured chefs are women, naturally. 5 Westerly Bradford Road, Westerly. www.eatdrinkri.com

So you’re having Thanksgiving at your house this year, huh? Take the stress off by joining Professor Chef’s Thanksgiving Boot Camp. This one night class will teach you all you need to know to create a wonderful feast for your guests. 41 Lookout Avenue, North Providence. 401-749-3312, www.professorchef.com

Food Trucks at the Beach, Frerichs Farm’s Good Old Days Festival, Smoke House/Newport Storm Dinner Series, 10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Foods Festival, Gracie’s, Blackbird Farm, Refocus Rhode Island, Brews and Blues Tasting Event, Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grille, Oktoberfest Nights, Oktoberfest Nights, Apple Festival, Steere Orchard’s Ninth Annual Apple Fest, Bowen’s Wharf 25th Annual Seafood Festival, Great International Beer Festival at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Kenyon’s Grist Mill’s Autumn Tour Weekend & Clam Cakes/Chowder Event, Taste of Bristol, 32nd Annual Taste of Newport, Star Chef Dinner Series, Dinner by Dames at Horseshoe Farm, Professor Chef’s Thanksgiving Boot Camp


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