Rhode Island Events and Festivals

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Rhode Island offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.

Rhode Island Events 2013

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Newport, Rhode Island

June Festivals and Events in Rhode Island

June 1, 2013  32nd Great Chowder Cook-Off – Newport, Rhode Island
The legendary Polar Seltzer Great Chowder Cook-Off officially kicks off summer in Newport.  The original and longest running chowder championship draws competitors and crowds from across the country. Attendees enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from dozens of restaurants and then vote for the best in three categories: Clam, Seafood and Creative. The winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year. Live entertainment, food and bar options, kids’ activities.

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July Festivals and Events in Rhode Island

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.

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August Festivals and Events in Rhode Island

August 14-18, 2013  Washington County Fair – Richmond, Rhode Island
Washington County Fair has been a great New England tradition for the past 47 years! The Fair is Rhode Island’s largest agricultural event. One of the biggest draws to the Fair is today’s Country Music Stars!   Admission includes access to all daily concerts, special acts and events, the giant midway and kiddy land area (all ride tickets and games separate), all agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum, and much, much more!  The Fair features the Main Stage pine grove where you can relax and enjoy some of music’s hottest acts. The Midway is full of the rides you look forward too every year, as well as some new additions! Also, for the second year, the Midway will feature New England’s largest traveling roller coaster!

August 16, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour –  Newport, Rhode Island
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

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September Festivals and Events in Massachusetts

September 20-22, 2013  8th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
The most sophisticated wine and food festival on the East Coast has quickly become one of the most anticipated food and wine events in the country.  Rosecliff, The Elms and Marble House host the world’s finest vintners and many of New England’s finest restaurants and caterers for a remarkable three-day experience.  Grand Tasting showcasing wineries from around the world, culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs, and fabulous food from regional restaurants and caterers. The variety of upscale palate pleasers coupled with the mix of visiting wine and food experts make this weekend a must for food and wine lovers.

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October Festivals and Events in Rhode Island

October 26, 2013  Newport Food Truck Festival – Newport, Rhode Island
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!’

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November Festivals and Events in Rhode Island

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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