Best Fall Food Festivals in New England
Here are our picks for the Best Fall Food Festivals in New England. Plan a road trip, see the foliage, and bring your appetite to these fun food events!
Heading into fall means a whole new crop of seasonal food festivals to enjoy before the cold weather sends us inside for the winter. With foliage color on the way, why not plan a road trip and take in one our picks for the best fall food festivals in New England?
Boston Local Food Festival
The Rose Kennedy Greenway in MA
Boston’s newest and greenest food festival — celebrating the joys of eating local and promoting local farmers, restaurants, and specialty foods. Events include a seafood throwdown competition, chef and instructional demonstrations, music, tastings, and community crop shares.
Cranberry Harvest Celebration
The A.D. Makepeace Company Headquarters at Tihonet Village
This fun family event features cranberry bog tours, helicopter rides, pony rides, cooking demonstrations, juried crafters and artisans, musical performances, games for children and much more.
Riverfront Park in CT
A top festival in the nutmeg state, featuring live music, 150+ craft booths, pie eating contest, pie bake-off, amusement rides, pony rides, family entertainment, road races, beer garden, and petting zoo.
Throughout downtown Wellfleet, MA
Featuring local cuisine, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, road races, walking tours and the popular annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition, where hopefuls compete for the $1,000 cash prize and super shucker bragging rights.
Johnny Cake Festival
Kenyon’s Grist Mill in West Kingston, RI
Rhode Island rolls out the red carpet at Kenyon’s Grist Mill for one of the state’s classic culinary traditions each year at the annual Johnny Cake Festival. Made from the mill’s own ground cornmeal, plenty of johnny cakes (if thick or thin is the “right way” is still up for debate) will be on hand along with dozens of other food and drink options, plus mill tours, a colonial encampment, live music, animals, demonstrations, and more.
Franklin County Cider Days
Throughout Franklin County, MA
Calling all apple lovers! Featuring orchard tours, cider-making, fresh and hard cider tastings, workshops, Harvest Supper, amateur cider competition, craft marketplace, and much more of everything apple.
Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.