If there’s one thing all Rhode Islanders have in common, it is our love of food. Not only does it bring us together, good food and drink is something the people of the Ocean State just love to celebrate. Here are 8 food festivals in Rhode Island that all you food loving locals should definitely not miss.
1. Seafood Festival, Charlestown
Few things are as Rhode Island as the annual seafood festival every September. Enjoy amazing food and other amusements over the course of this fun weekend in Charlestown.
2. Wine and Food Festival, Newport
Experience great wine and delicious food just steps away from breathtaking historical mansions at this event. This festival occurs at the end of September, but we wish it was every weekend.
3. Great Chowder Cook-off, Newport
Whether you prefer clear Rhode Island chowder, or creamy New England, or even red Manhattan style, the Great Chowder Cook-off has something for everyone. This annual family focused event at historical Fort Adams should not be missed.
4. Eat Drink RI Festival, Providence
It's all in the name! Eat and drink delicious offerings at the Providence convention center this April.
5. Craft Beer Festival, Newport
From Newport Storm to Trinity Brewhouse, Rhode Island has amazing craft brew pubs all over the state. Try all the local brews and more at the Craft Beer Festival in Newport.
6. Smith's Castle Strawberry Festival, North Kingstown
Learn about the history of Smith's Castle in North Kingstown while snacking on strawberry shortcake and other mouth watering strawberry recipes. This festival happens each year in June.
7. Washington County Fair, Richmond
The Washington Couny Fair offers more than just amazing farm fresh food stands and vendors. Fun amusement park rides, petting zoos, and even egg tossing competitions and tug-o-war are additional attractions.
8. Providence/ Boston Food Truck Showdown, Providence
While it might be assumed that Boston would offer the best food trucks because of its size, Providence is a small city with a mighty food truck selections. This annual event brings the very best in food truck operations together to let us all decide which is better.