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Food Events Calendar 2016


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Arts & Crafts Shows

ARTful Bier Garten - Lowell, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue Lowell, MA
Join the Miracle Providers NorthEast and Navigation Brew Company at the indoor ARTful German Bier Garten in The Onyx Room at Western Avenue Studios. Come try local micro brews and also enjoy authentic German beer and food as you walk through the ARTful Beer Garden and browse the art of local artists created just for this unique event. These local artists will be on hand for attendees to ask them about their work.
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Free

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

The Great New England BBQFest at Wachusett Mountain 2016 - Princeton, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Wachusett Mountain ski area, 499 Mountain Road Princeton, MA
, MA Phone: Map Highlights of this year's event include and oyster festivals, including oyster, clam chowder and shrimp and an Oyster Shucking Competition. The People's Choice Awards will feature chili on Saturday and pulled pork on Sunday. The weekend events also include at Farmers' Market and Craft Fair and Beer Tent throughout the weekend.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9-$12; children at 6 to 12, $6-$9. Skyrides are an extra fee.

Hawley Gentlemen's Pie and Tart Extravaganza - Hawley, MA

Oct 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016 Way Up East Hawley Road Hawley, MA
In days gone by, the hamlet of Hawley, Massachusetts, held a pie contest open only to men of the town. Hawley’s historical society is reviving this tradition in 2016, opening the competition to men from around New England and beyond. This festive country day will feature judging and prizes, a pie parade, lunch, a modest entertainment, and the crowning of the Pie Gentleman.
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Entry fee $15; attendance is free; donation for lunch
Telephone: 413-339-4747

Food, Wine, Beer

Cape Cod Restaurant Week - towns of Cape Cod, MA

Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016 Various restaurants; see website for participants towns of Cape Cod, MA
chefs from up and down the Cape will be preparing special 3- or 4- course menus priced at $25, $30 or $35 per person. Diners can look forward to delicious meals celebrating what is arguably New England’s best season - without tickets or coupons.
Time: Mealtimes
Admission: $25, $30 or $35

Historic

Tales and Ales - Newbury, MA

Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016 Swett-Ilsley House, 4 High Road Newbury, MA
In the late 17th century, Swett-Ilsley House served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams make a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while listening to true tales of sword fights, scandalous romances, and bloody brawls, all from Newbury’s storied past. Participants must be over 21. Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.
Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Admission: $60
Telephone: 978-462-2634

Home & Studio Tours

Art of Cooking - Orleans, MA

Oct 25, 2016 - Oct 25, 2016 Tickets include directions to event locations Orleans, MA
This food- and wine-tasting celebration presents six Cape Cod chefs preparing tantalizing dishes with wine pairings in six Orleans kitchens. A beautiful waterfront venue, Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans, is set aside for the dessert and bubbly reception. There will be a silent auction. Tickets available online starting September 27. Tickets are good for one chef/house and the dessert reception and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Admission: $45

Music

Aussie Invasion! An Evening of Wine & Music - Boston, MA

Sep 30, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016 Troy Boston Roofdeck, 266 E Berkeley Street Boston, MA
Join Wine Riot to kick off ArtWeek with an evening of Australian music and wine. Aussie singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson returns to Boston on his 2016 world tour to fill your ears with sweet sounds while we fill your glasses! Special for ArtWeek, Mark will give a post-performance talk about the Australian music scene versus what he has experiences while touring Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. We’ll be pouring fantastic Australian wines. This is an event of ArtWeek Boston.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $10

Soliloquy with Original Gravity Concert Series - Everett, MA

Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016 Bone Up Brewing Co., 38 Norman Street Everett, MA
The Original Gravity Concert Series pairs live contemporary concert music by local Boston composers with local craft beer. Soliloquy will be an intimate evening of modern solo works and electronics. Bone Up will be releasing an event-only ginger farmhouse craft ale inspired by the music of the program.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30

Tastings

Cape Cod Brew Fest 2016 - East Falmouth, MA

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 1, 2016 Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy. (Route 151) East Falmouth, MA
Taste the work of 76 breweries expressed in more than 250 styles of beer. The event will have one session, 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. Along with the brews, enjoy live music and food from food trucks. Admission price includes a custom glass. For guests age 21 and older. No one under the legal age will be admitted. No pets allowed.
Time: 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Admission: $55; designated drive, $15
Telephone: 401-318-2991

A Night of Italian Wine Tasting - Methuen, MA

Oct 5, 2016 - Oct 5, 2016 Methuen sons of Italy Lodge, 459 Merrimack Street Methuen, MA
Join us for a fun evening of jazz, food and wine tasting. Tickets includes appetizers, wines and entertainment. Reservations:  978-479-4949
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $30 per person
Telephone: 978-688-2258

Hard Cider Festival and Donut Eating Contest - Boston, MA

Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016 Royale, 279 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Guests will enjoy samples from 75 local, national and international cider producers, like Downeast Cider House (Boston), Bantam Cider (Cambridge), Far From the Tree Cider (Salem) and Lookout Farm Hard Cider (South Natick) among them. Twenty ticketholders will have the opportunity to show off their donut-eating skills. For guests age 21 and older. No children or pets permitted. All ticket sales are final. Royale is located at 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Parking is not available on-site but garages are located nearby. Attendees are encouraged to take mass transportation, using the T (orange line).
Time: Two sessions: Noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Admission: $45; designated driver, $12