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Boston Seafood Festival This Weekend at the Boston Fish Pier

Quick, list ten iconic things about Boston. I’ll bet great seafood was one of them…

Well if you are in the Boston area and love seafood this is the weekend for you. Sunday marks the third annual Boston Seafood Festival on the Boston Fish Pier (the oldest working fish pier in the U.S. – celebrating its 100th anniversary this year).

This year’s Seafood Festival will feature:

  • The battle of the shuckers
  • Blessing of the fleet
  • Chef demos
  • Craft vendors
  • Educational events
  • A Fish cutting contest
  • Food vendors
  • A lobster bake tent
  • Seafood tastings

The Boston Seafood Festival will run Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11 AM to 6 PM on the Boston Fish Pier at Northern Avenue.

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Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival – Boston, MA

Live Nation Entertainment, Food Truck Festivals of New England, and Harpoon Brewery are teaming up to bring the Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Saturday, June 14, 2014. This day-long event (noon to 10 PM) will feature live music, great food, and great beer.

Participating food trucks will include Bon Me, The Bacon Truck, Captain Marden’s Cod Squad, the Dining Car, The Taco Truck, Fugu, Stoked, and more. Harpoon Brewer will be serving up Harpoon IPA, Harpoon Summer, UFO White, and UFO Big Squeeze Shandy.

Admission to the event is $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Late spring in Boston’s Seaport District, great music, great food, and great beer – does it really get any better than that?

Picture of the Food Truck Captain Marden's Cod Squad

Captain Marden’s Cod Squad

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2014 Food Truck Festival Tour

Time to mark your calendars for the Food Truck Festivals of New England 2014 Food Truck Festival Tour. The tour will start on Mother’s Day and hit the following locations throughout New England:

  • May 11, 2014: Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA
  • June 7, 2014: The Somerville Food Truck Festival at Assembly Row
  • June 14, 2014: The Worcester Food Truck Festival at Elm Park
  • September 6, 2014: The Cape Cod Food Truck Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA
  • September 20, 2014: The Framingham Food Truck & Arts Festival as part of MetroFest at Bowditch Field in Framingham, MA
  • October 5, 2014: The New Hampshire Food Truck Festival at Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
  • October 25, 2014: The Newport Food Truck Festival at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, RI

The price of admission gets you in to sample the food from over a dozen different and creative food trucks. These are always great fun and an excellent way to sample a broad cross-section of New England’s innovative food trucks.

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Let’s Talk About Food this Weekend in Boston

Coming to Boston this weekend is the Let’s Talk About Food Festival (and let’s face it, who does not like to talk about food).

The event kicked off last night with a presentation “Can New England Feed Itself?” at Trinity Church. It continues tonight, Friday night, October 3, 2013 also at Trinity Church with a presentation “Food, Faith and Ethics“. Then the outdoor festival kicks off in Copley Square on Saturday October 5, 2013 with main stage presentations such as:

  • Raise Your Hand for Better School Food
  • Shakshuka! Exploring Israeli food, beyond hummus and falafel
  • Cooking for Geeks
  • Funky Fermentation
  • The Mediterranean Diet
  • Great Grains
  • Let’s Talk About Seafood
  • I Can Eat That?
  • How to Fuel an Athlete
  • Bean-to-Bar-to-Dinner
  • Men and Women in Blue – A friendly cooking competition between public safety officials from Boston, Cambridge, and Watertown in a tribute to first responders to this past April’s Marathon events.

In addition there will be cooking demonstrations and movie screenings.

The festival is a joint presentation from Whole Foods Market and The Boston Globe. It should be great fun for people in and out of the food industry.

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Charles River Food Truck Festival

Another great way to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall would be to attend the 2nd annual Charles River Food Truck Festival. The festival will be on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11 AM to 5 PM in the DCR’s Artesani Herter Park. It will feature 20 food trucks also with the debut of The Bacon Truck. Small bites will be served to wristband holders as well as full meals. All food will be cash only so that lines can keep moving.

Participating trucks include:

  • Amanda’s on Wheels
  • Bon Me
  • Chef TJ’s Grille
  • Frozen Hoagies
  • Fugu
  • Gabi’s Smoke Shack
  • Grilled Cheese Nation
  • Lobsta Love
  • M&M BBQ Ribs
  • Mei Mei Street Kitchen
  • Munchies Food Truck
  • Paris Creperie’s La Tour Eiffel
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Taco Party
  • The Bacon Truck
  • The Cookie Monstah
  • The Dining Car
  • The Happy Taco
  • The Spud Stud
  • Trolley Dogs
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11th Annual Taste of South Boston

It’s that time! The great restaurants of South Boston and the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) are again extending an invitation to one of Boston’s “premier food events,” the 11th Annual Taste of South Boston, March 24, 2013. This is a charity event where proceeds will support the SBNDC’s mission to “provide affordable housing for working people, families, elderly, and Veterans” in the community. Participating South Boston restaurants proudly present many culinary specialties for your tasting pleasure.

  • When: March 24, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Where: Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston
  • Cost: $50
  • Includes: culinary sampling; wine and beer tasting; live entertainment; raffles; silent auction; full cash bar

Note: You may want to purchase your tickets in advance as, due to room capacity, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Sponsorship and Donations
Those interested in sponsoring this event, donating a silent auction or raffle item, or contributing a donation to the SBNDC, are most welcome. For more see Become a Sponsor / Donations.

No doubt, the 11th Annual Taste of South Boston is the place to be on Sunday evening!

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Food Truck Festivals of New England

Picture of a Burger from Rocket Fine Street Food

Burger from Rocket Fine Street Food

The oft’ maligned and overlooked food truck goes haute cuisine and now has its own festival, or in this case series of festivals. Yes, these rolling meals on wheels will be coming to a location near you and serving up far more than your average every day grub. At one of these festivals you will find everything from comfort foods to vegan dishes to fried clams and more.

Food Truck Festivals of New England will bring between 20 and 30 food trucks to locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Some of the participating food trucks include:

  • Away Cafe
  • Bite Into Maine
  • Emack & Bolio’s Cosmic Cruiser
  • Go Fish!
  • Juniper Farms Ice Cream
  • Kickass Cupcakes
  • Lobsta Love
  • Mei Mei Street Kitchen
  • Mijos Tacos
  • Redbones BBQ
  • Rocket Fine Street Food
  • Woodman’s of Essex

See here for a complete list of participating food trucks.

Watch for Food Truck Festivals in the these locations on the following dates:

  • June 10, 2012 – The Boston Food Truck Festival at the UMass Boston Campus Center, Boston, MA
  • June 16, 2012 – The Charlestown Food Truck Festival at Pier 4, Charlestown, MA
  • June 30, 2012 – The New Hampshire Food Truck Festival at Rockingham Park, Salem, NH
  • July 14, 2012 – The Worcester Food Truck Festival at Elm Park, Worcester, MA
  • July 28, 2012 – The Charles River Food Truck Festival at the DCR’s Artesani Herter Park, Brighton, MA
  • August 25, 2012 – The Cape Cod Food Truck Festival at the Barnstable Fairgrounds, Falmouth, MA
  • September 8, 2012 – The Lowell Food Truck Festival at the Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA
  • September 22, 2012 – The Suffolk Downs Food Truck Festival, East Boston, MA
  • September 29, 2012 – The Shipyard Food Truck Festival, Hingham (Shipyard), MA
  • October 6, 2012 – The Framingham Food Truck Festival at Shoppers World, Framingham, MA
  • October 20 – The Newport Food Truck Festival at the Newport Yachting Center, Newport, RI

Tickets allow guests one sample from every truck. Good luck trying to eat all of that…

So mark your calendars and get ready for gourmet grilled cheese, BBQ, lobster mac ‘n cheese, cup cakes, ice cream and more!

Check out this video of some of last years festivals…

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2011 Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

The 22nd annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival will kick-off tomorrow (September 9, 2011) in Hampton, New Hampshire. The festival has over 35,000 feet of covered tent space that showcases over 50 of the New Hampshire Seacoast’s top restaurants serving New England seafood, 80 Arts and Crafts vendors, and hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering sidewalk sales.

Events at the Festival include:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Fireworks
  • Kiddieland entertainment
  • Live entertainment
  • A lobster roll eating contest
  • Skydive New England

The festival has become the largest non-spectator event held in New Hampshire with attendance currently estimated at more than 150,000!

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Some Maine Blueberry Festivals

The State of Maine is the largest producer of blueberries in North America. As one might expect of a state holding such a position, they may occasionally have a festival in honor of their beloved berries. There are a couple of such festivals coming up this weekend:

  • The 36th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival in Machias, Maine on August 20 and 21, 2011. The festival features entertainment, contests and raffles, vendors, artisans, and tours of blueberry farms.
  • The Wild Blueberry Festival at the Union Fair in Union Maine from August 20 t0 27, 2011. The festival will feature contests, and a blueberry pancake breakfast.
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2011 Yarmouth Clam Festival – Yarmouth, Maine

The annual Yarmouth Clam Festival kicks off today in Yarmouth, Maine. This years edition is the 46th of this yearly event. The weekend-long festival (7/15 – 1/17/2011) features:

  • Great food at the Clam Festival food booths (7/15, 16, & 17)
  • A juried craft show (7/15, 16, & 17)
  • An art show and sale (7/15, 16, & 17)
  • The Clam Festival parade (7/15)
  • The Clam Festival canoe and kayak race (7/16)
  • The Clam Festival kids fun run (7/16)
  • The The Clam Festival Classic 5-Mile Road Race (7/16)
  • The Maine State Clam Shucking Contest (7/16)
  • A Firefighters’ Muster Competition (7/16)
  • A Men’s & Women’s Professional Bike Race (7/17)
  • A Diaper Derby(7/17)

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is a fundraising event to support non-profit organizations that benefit the community of Yarmouth.

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