Culinary Tourism Events

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Culinary Calendar of Events

There are lots of great food festivals and fairs over the next few months. Check out our calendars below.

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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.

Regional Culinary Tourism Pages


Cape Cod

The Berkshires

Greater Merrimack Valley

Brochures & Apps

Massachusetts Craft Brewers Brochure

Massachusetts Craft Brewers Passport

North of Boston Seafood Trail App

Sample Itineraries

Cape Cod Farmers Market Tour

Massachusetts Restaurant Weeks

Dine Out Boston
March 1-6 & 8-13, 2015
August 16-21 & 23-28, 2015


April 23 – May 2, 2015

Late May & November

June 1-7, 2016

Cape Cod
October 12-18, 2015

November 6-13, 2015

Massachusetts Food Festivals

Cape Cod & The Islands

WMVY Big Chili Contest
Martha’s Vineyard

Bourne Scallop Fest
September 18-20, 2015

Wellfleet Oyster Fest
October 17-18, 2015

Greater Boston

Seafood Expo North America
March 6-8, 2016

Hot Dog Safari
Lansdowne St. @ Fenway Park, Boston
June 19, 2016

American Craft Beer Fest
May 29-30, 2015

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival
September 19, 2015

Boston Local Food Festival
September 20, 2015

20th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
October 24-25, 2015

Central Mass

Brew Woo
Worcester’s Original Craft Beer Festival
April 4, 2015

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Fosters Farm, Orange
September 26-27, 2015

North of Boston/Greater Merrimack Valley

Rockport Harvest Festival

Essex Clam Fest
October 24, 2015

South of Boston

Cranberry Harvest Celebration
October 10-11, 2015

AHA! Bounty of the South Coast
New Bedford

Western Mass

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

Franklin County CiderDays
November 7-8, 2015

Culinary Videos

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

Culinary Tourism Articles

Who in Greater Boston is a James Beard Award semifinalist?

Best Sandwiches in Boston

The 21 Best Places to Eat Pizza

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For more information please email The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism:
Phyllis Cahaly

or email the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources:
David Webber