If you’re planning on going to Block Island this summer, you might want to take a good long look at the upcoming food-related festivals happening this year! With so many amazing events to choose from, selecting which festival to attend will be no easy task. Here are 6 of the most exciting sounding food festivals in Block Island!
1. Chowda Fest: Sunday, May 29th
Not only do you have the possibility of winning a bucket of lobsters at this food festival, you'll also get to sample amazing chowders from the various restaurants of the island. Live music and other activities will also add to the fun!
2. Baconfest: Saturday, June 11th
If the name of this event hasn't already convinced you to attend, perhaps more details will. Local chefs attempt to present the best bacon oriented treat, including deserts, in this friendly and oh so delicious competition. Chocolate covered bacon; need I say more?
3. A Bite Of Block Island: Sunday, June 12th
After enjoying the Baconfest on Saturday, June 11th, be sure to hang around the island for another day for A Bite Of Block Island. The restaurants of the island will come together to offer the very best of their menu in this fundraising event benefiting the Block Island Food Bank.
4. Block Island Fire Department Steak Fry: Monday, July 4th
This 4th of July event should not be missed! Enjoy a meal including mouthwatering steak, corn on the cob, potato salad, and more. Tickets benefit the local fire department so you can feel good about all that delicious food you'll be eating.
5. Oysta Fest: Saturday, August 27th
Enjoy drinks and fresh oysters at the second annual seafood oriented festival. This event will also feature live music, an oyster shucking competition and more!
6. The Annual Lions Club Clambake: Saturday, September 3rd
The 18th Annual Lions Club Clambake might be one of the greatest meals you'll ever have! Your $40 ticket gets you steamed lobster, clams, mussels, chowder and much more! Live music, raffles, and other exciting offerings are sure to make this a memorable experience.
We definitely recommend getting your tickets in advance for all of these amazing food festivals in Block Island!