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Food Events Calendar 2016


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Farm to Table Dinners

Friday Farm Dinners at Appleton Farms - Ipswich, MA

Jul 15, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016 Appleton Farms, 219 County Road Ipswich, MA
Bring your family and enjoy the sunset over the Great Pasture during a dinner of fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu of, for example, pizza from our earth oven, grass-fed hamburgers, seasonal salads, and homemade ice cream. Enjoy a cold beverage while you play lawn games and listen to live music. Ticket price includes the full dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages (beer and wine will be available for purchase), dessert, games, music and fun. Dinners are held rain or shine. Held on Friday evenings through September 30. Email: appletoncooks@thetrustees.org
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $45; children, $15; children under age 1, free
Telephone: 978-356-5728

Festivals

Lowell Food & Wine Festival 2016 - Lowell, MA

Sep 8, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 Various locations Lowell, MA
Get prepped for tastings, hands-on demos, conversations and more in Massachusetts's rising cultural and culinary city. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival presented by Merrimack Valley Magazine, returns with top culinary talent, sommeliers, and craft brewers from across New England and the Merrimack Valley's own culinary scene for an experience like no other. Signature events:
September 8 -- Opening Reception at Gallagher & Cavanaugh, 22 Shattuck Street. creative small plates by Kale Yeah Catering and hand crafted cocktails. 7:30-10:30 p.m.
September 9 -- Food Truck Madness at Kerouac Park, 86 Bridge Street. Food Trucks paired with a Craft Beer Garden and fantastic live music 6-9:30 p.m.
September 10 -- The Grand Tasting at Middle and Palmer streets. 50 craft beers from 16 breweries, a vast selection spirits from a variety of domestic and international distillers, as well as tasting bites from over 20 local chefs and restaurants. 2-6 p.m.
September 10 -- Lowell Chopped Competition at Derby Park on Middle Street. Scott Pelletier from Fuse Bistro will defend his title against a new competitors. 4-5:30 p.m.
September 11 – The Farm Market at Mill No. 5, Jackson Street. The Farm Market is Lowell's only indoor, year-round farmers' market, showcasing the best food and locally made items in the area. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Time: Consult event website

Cape Cod Scallop Fest 2016 - East Falmouth, MA

Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016 Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway East Falmouth, MA
Famous fried scallop and chicken dinners; food court with a beer & wine garden, chowder, lobster rolls, raw bar, hotdogs, burgers, salads, wraps, fried dough; a juried arts & craft show; live entertainment; children's rides.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7; children age 6 to 12, $2.
Telephone: 508-759-6000

Food, Wine, Beer

Summer 2016 Culinary Festival at Wequassett Resort - Chatham, MA

Jul 14, 2016 - Sep 1, 2016 Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, On Pleasant Bay Chatham, MA
From late June and into September, there will be seven Thursday night events featuring exquisite cuisine, drinks and an unbeatable view of Pleasant Bay. Reservations are required for all events. Featured events include:
Hops and Hogs on September 1. Beer will flow, pigs will "fly" and Andrea, the Judge and the Sinner, will keep you dancing.
A Mediterranean Sojourn on September 15. Journey through Spain and Italy with Chef Tim Labant's menu, complemented by wines selected by Giovanni Bon Martine and lovely Flamenco music.
Time: Consult event website or call the hosts
Telephone: 508-430-3000

Historic

Craft: Artisan Beers + Trades - Sturbridge, MA

Sep 19, 2016 - Sep 20, 2016 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA
More than a dozen craft brewers from throughout New England will serve beer and hard cider samples in the beer garden, while tradesmen and –women will demonstrate their work and sell their wares. In the historic Village, see 19th-century craft demonstrations. Guests may purchase beer and a meal at a special barbecue featuring grilled brats, pulled pork sandwiches, and other treats while enjoying the toe-tapping music of Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, and Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters.
Guest artisans are doing basketmaking, copper plate engraving, fancy painting, figure carving, furniture and chair making, gunsmithing, historical cabinet making, lace work, painted floorcloths, paper marbling, rope making, stone letter carving, traditional rug making, wool spinning, dying, weaving, spinning, knitting, bonnet making, cider making, tinning, blacksmithing, shoe making, pottery and kiln firing, coopering, barrel firing, broom making, straw braiding, and split chair weaving.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The beer garden will operate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Admission: Adults, $28; seniors age 55 and older, $26; youths age 3-17, $14
Telephone: 800-733-1830

Sports

Suffolk Downs Racing and Food Truck Festivals - East Boston, MA

Sep 3, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016 Suffolk Downs, 525 McClellan Highway East Boston, MA
, Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Suffolk Downs during three weekend festivals with a dozen food trucks, craft beer, live music and family activities like pony rides, a bounce house and face painting. Each weekend will feature steeplechase racing on Saturdays and there will be stakes races restricted to horses bred in Massachusetts on both days. The three weekend events are July 9-10; August 6-7; and September 3-4
Time: Gates open at 11 a.m. and first post for live racing is scheduled at noon.

Tastings

Vegetarian Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival - Watertown, MA

Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016 The Arsenal Project Watertown, MA
For the first time, the food truck festivals that we all know and love are holding a completely vegetarian festival! They will be serving a variety of delicious items including Asian cuisine, soft serve, pies, and much more. Twenty food trucks and ten craft breweries will be in attendance, with over 30 craft beers to choose from. Between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., attendees will be ample to sample unlimited three ounce beers from the breweries.
Time: Noon- 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 in advance, $10 day of; Beer sampling, $30 in advance

The Artisan Taste - Brighton, MA

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Brighton, MA
Get a taste of over 60 restaurants and wineries in the area at this food and wine festival. The stars of the local culinary scene will be there, including Louis DiBiccardi from Tavern Road. There will also be live music by Will Dailey, Aly Taros and Big Jon Short.
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Admission: $50-$350
Telephone: 617-300-2000

Ales & Tails - Stoneham, MA

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Stone Zoo is once again hosting their annual beer-tasting event. Taste the ales from stations hosted by local breweries and stroll through animals, like black bears, river otters, cougars and many others. Complimentary hot dogs and french fries will be provided.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $55 in advance, $65 at gate
Telephone: 617-541-5466

Food Fight 2016 - Boston, MA

Sep 18, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016 WGBH Studios, One Guest Street Boston, MA
The Food Fight this year features food on a stick. Ten chefs serve up their best interpretation of kebabs, corn dogs, yakitori, satay, pie pops, or something we haven’t even imagined yet! The afternoon includes: vintner, brewer, and distiller tastings in the grand tasting pavilion; live cooking demos, panel discussions and talks featuring national and local celebrity chefs in the culinary theater; book signings; reserve and unique tastings in the VIP Lounge for All-Access pass holders; sampling in The Marketplace; live DJ on the Sound Stage. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Admission: $56-$370