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Massachusetts Events 2013

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June Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

May 29-June 5, 2013  Wellfleet Restaurant Week & Harborfest – Wellfleet, Massachusetts
The season hasn’t started and the crowds aren’t here yet. It’s a great time to visit Wellfleet.  Stay a few nights, try our many great restaurants, explore the art galleries, shops, local entertainment, and our world-class beaches. Wellfleet is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year and there are some great events happening during restaurant week and through out the entire summer. We invite you to come experience the beauty of Wellfleet.

May 31-June 1, 2013  American Craft Beer Fest – Boston, Massachusetts
The 6th annual ACBF, held at the Seaport World Trade Center, is the east coast’s largest celebration of American beer, featuring over 125 American brewers and over 600 beers!

June 4-6, 2013  31st Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – Boston, Massachusetts
Since its inception in 1983 this annual event has raised more than $3 million for cancer research and care. Come out and sample more than 40 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet and gelato at the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festivval. Attendance: 30,000.

June 8, 2013  Cambridge Food Truck Festival – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

June 8, 2013  Strawberry Day – East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Enjoy fresh strawberries in a homemade dessert served in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen and view old fashioned strawberry jam making.  Sample jam tastings in our gift shop. Browse among the used book sale. Visit the resident animals, stroll the paths of the Wildflower Garden or walk the trails of the Old Briar Patch.  Special Demonstration by P.J. Hamel, author of the King Arthur Flour cookbooks and long-time King Arthur test kitchen baker. Ms. Hamel demonstrates fast and easy cream shortcakes, scones and Welsh cakes- all the perfect base for your tasty fresh-picked strawberries. Bring all of your baking questions for her to answer as well.

June 8, 2013  Strawberry Festival – Topsfield, Massachusetts
Bowls and bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and piles of shortcakes are prepared and served by our volunteer members. Enjoy community booths, Friends of the Library book sale, live music and plenty of games for the kids.

June 8, 2013  Annual Strawberry Festival – Cotuit, Massachusetts
Delicious Strawberry Shortcake!  Children’s Craft, Antique Fire Engine.  Includes visits to the Homestead and the Museum

June 10, 2013  6th Annual Taste of Marlborough & Brewfest
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Visit downtown Marlborough to sample food from more than 35 restaurants, enjoy entertainment at 14 different venues, and sample beer from over 45+ breweries. Attendance: 2,500.

June 13, 2013  Annual Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll
Edgartown, Massachusetts
This is your chance to sample the Vineyard’s best food, wine and hand-crafted beers from more than 75 outstanding fine food and beverage participants. The event is held on the Old Whaling Church Lawn.

June 13, 2013  Fresh Taste – Wellesley, Massachusetts
Fresh Taste, which features local chefs and their signature dishes, will raise funds to support the Natick VNA in its endeavor to provide home health care to individuals throughout MetroWest, regardless of their ability to pay. WCVB anchor Susan Wornick will host.

June 14-15, 2013  2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest
Somerville (Seekonk), Massachusetts
Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) to highlight and promote local brewers, vintners, artisan beverage makers, home brewers, and food vendors and is a major annual fundraiser for SBN’s Boston Local Food Programs. A unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients! Examples in the past have included brews made with TAZA Chocolate, local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters! While having unlimited 2oz tastings from local brewers, you can also sample and purchase delicious local food from local food vendors.

June 16, 2013  Annual Strawberry Festival –  Assonet, Massachusetts
The Assonet Village Bandstand is the site for the festival, held every Father’s Day, with homemade strawberry shortcake, arts/crafts, and music.

June 22, 2013  Worcester Food Truck Festival – Worcester, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

June 29, 2013  SandwichFest Street Fair – Sandwich, Massachusetts
Hometown fun – Best Sandwich in Sandwich competition, Raffle, Pup Tricks Competition & Parade, Street Vendors & Farmers Market, Live Entertainment, Sandwich Bag Races, Sandwich Artisans Show & Sale, Heritage Museums & Gardens Antique Car Show and Sandwich Food Pantry donation location.
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July Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 7, 2013  32nd Annual Boston Chowderfest – Boston, Massachusetts
Held at City Hall Plaza, the event will bring restaurants from all around metro-Boston to compete for the title of ‘Boston’s Best Chowder.’ Over a thousand gallons of New England’s signature dish will be ladled out to a crowd of over 11,000 enthusiastic chowder-samplers in this fun-filled Boston tradition.
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August Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

August 3, 2013  Blueberry Day – East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen from 10 am to 4 pm.  Celebrate our native blueberry at the height of the season. Enjoy a special homemade blueberry dessert served in the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen along with a demonstration of blueberry jam making from 11am-2pm. Desserts are $4.00. Spend some time enjoying all that Green Briar has to offer.

August 13, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour – Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

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September Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

September 8, 2013  Natick Food Truck Festival
Natick, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

September 20-22, 2013  44th Annual Bourne Scallop Fest – Bourne, Massachusetts
Famous Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners  * Food Court – Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Desserts and Much More  * Juried Craft Show  * Non-Stop Entertainment  * Midway of Rides & Games.  Attendance: 55,000.

September 21, 2013  Charles River Food Truck Festival – Brighton, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

September 28, 2013  Cape Cod Cranberry Day – East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen.  Homemade cranberry dessert, chili & chowder for purchase.  Cranberry cooking demonstrations in the 1903 Jam Kitchen.

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October Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

September 8, 2013  Natick Food Truck Festival
Natick, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

September 20-22, 2013  44th Annual Bourne Scallop Fest – Bourne, Massachusetts
Famous Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners  * Food Court – Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Desserts and Much More  * Juried Craft Show  * Non-Stop Entertainment  * Midway of Rides & Games.  Attendance: 55,000.

September 21, 2013  Charles River Food Truck Festival – Brighton, Massachusetts
Food Truck Festivals of New England LLC (FTFNE) believes that food trucks needn’t be a ‘treat’ restricted for city dwellers only, and we believe that, given the opportunity, people in all parts of Massachusetts and New England would not only like to eat, but would love the chance to sample gourmet food from the area’s best food trucks without having to make the trek into the ‘big city!’

September 28, 2013  Cape Cod Cranberry Day – East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen.  Homemade cranberry dessert, chili & chowder for purchase.  Cranberry cooking demonstrations in the 1903 Jam Kitchen.

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November Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

November 22-24, 2013  America’s Hometown Thanksgiving
Plymouth, Massachusetts
The Annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration is held at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 16 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.  Our mission is to educate the public while preserving our country’s important history, starting with the Pilgrim legacy and Thanksgiving story while recognizing all those who have fought to protect the American way of life. We will accomplish this goal by producing a Thanksgiving celebration of excellence in Plymouth, America’s Hometown, where Thanksgiving began. Through concerts honoring military sacrifice and a parade chronicling the Pilgrim legacy, spectators will leave with a sense of history and pride.

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).

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