Culinary Calendar of Events
There are lots of great food festivals and fairs over the next few months. Check out our calendars below.
Massachusetts has something for everyone; world class shopping, historical sites, cultural events, scenic routes, and glorious food! From Cape Cod and the Islands to the Berkshire Hills, each Massachusetts region offers the epicurean something unique to savor at every stop. Where else would you expect to have such a celebrated variety of culinary options than the birthplace of the first Thanksgiving?
Our regional bounty presents exceptional culinary experiences throughout the seasons. Warm your winter with a visit to a Maple sugarhouse for pancakes with real maple syrup. Spring and summer welcome visits to farm stands and area farmers’ markets. A fall foliage trip would not be complete without a sampling of freshly pressed apple cider and cider donuts from a Massachusetts orchard. Whatever season you choose, your culinary journey would not be complete without a taste of a quality locally made product; cranberry jelly, a bowl of our “famous” clam “chowdah”, a slice of Boston cream pie, award winning farmstead cheese, or a sip of locally produced wine and beer. Buy local in western Mass with Berkshire Grown.
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Massachusetts Restaurant Weeks
Late May & November 2013
(6) Cape Cod
October 14-20, 2013
Massachusetts Food Festivals
Cape Cod & The Islands
(7) WMVY Big Chili Contest
(6) Sandwich Street Fair
Hometown fun – Best Sandwich in Sandwich competition, $10,000 Raffle, Pup Tricks Competition & Parade, Street Vendors & Farmers Market, Live Entertainment, Sandwich Bag Races, Sandwich Artisans Show & Sale, Heritage Museums & Gardens Antique Car Show and Sandwich Food Pantry donation location.
(6) Bourne Scallop Fest
(6) Wellfleet Oyster Fest
(1) International Seafood Show
March 17-22 & 24-29 & August, 2013
(1) Hot Dog Safari
Lansdowne St. @ Fenway Park, Boston
(1) American Craft Beer Fest
The 5th annual ACBF, held at the Seaport World Trade Center, is the east coast’s largest celebration of American beer, featuring over 120 American brewers and over 500 beers!
(1) Phantom Gourmet Food Festival
(1) Boston Local Food Festival
(1) 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
(16) North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Fosters Farm, Orange
North of Boston/Greater Merrimack Valley
(2) Salem Harvest Fest
(2) Rockport Harvest Festival
(2) Essex Clam Fest
Memorial Park, Essex
South of Boston
(5) Cranberry Harvest Celebration
(4) AHA! Bounty of the South Coast
(12) World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast
(14) Franklin County CiderDays
A two day celebration of all things apple, hard and sweet.
Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream: Easthampton
Sundae School Ice Cream: Dennisport
TW Food: Cambridge
The Farm Table at Kringle Candle: Bernardston
Mei Mei Street Kitchen: An Inside Look at One Of Boston’s Best Food Trucks
Four Seas Ice Cream: Centerville
Ceres Bistro: Worcester
Kimball Farm: Westford
For more information please email The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism:
or email the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: