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23rd Annual Bowens Wharf Seafood Festival

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

Bowens Wharf Seafood festival

October 19, 2013 - October 20, 2013

Admission Free!

Bowens wharf

Journey back to the 18th century, of brick and stone walk ways to the water front of Bowen's wharf where the beginnings of a thriving seaport began and enjoy the “harvest of the sea” as Newport welcomes the 23rd annual Seafood Festival. Event takes place on October 19th and 20th  and is known as one of the "10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast," by Coastal Living Magazine (2005).  It is a great time of the year to stay at the Ivy Lodge and enjoy the city by the sea after the rush of the summer season has ended. 

Located on the Bowen's Wharf, the Seafood Festival offers an abundant amount of seafood,Boston Bell: October 2012 live music, and family fun. Sink your teeth into some of the best seafood in town all beneath the Wharf's colorful tents. Enjoy  a variety of neighboring restaurants and local fisherman's as they serve up their most renowned seafood dishes.  Many of which include options of lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for land lovers and children.   Vendors will also be serving wine, beer and soft drinks.  For your sweet tooth there will also be options for delectable desserts, including tempting pies, ciders, and other baked goods.  There will be cafe-style seating for guests and they will be set up throughout the Wharf.

The seafood festival has entertainment to enjoy while you are enticing yourself with fresh dishes.  Under the music tent musicians will perform and all varieties of music, from  live folk, Celtic, sea shanties, and blues music are just a taste of what you'll hear. Bring your dancing shoes, because these bands promise to get your feet moving!

TentedVendorsBowensWharfRhode Island residents, cruise ship and bus tour groups, and devoted visitors form an estimated attendance of 6,000-8,000 over the course of this two-day event.

FREE ADMISSION (food and beverages can be purchased at vendor booths)

2013 Music Schedule
11am – 1pm     Atwater-Donnelly Duo Traditional American Folk

1pm – 3pm       Abbey Rhode Music from the Fabulous 60s, Beatles, Stones & More

3pm – 5pm       Chelley, Bill & Dyl Cool Jazz, Soulful R&B with a touch of Country!

11am – 1pm     Jim McGrath & The Reprobates Traditional & Contemporary Music of the Sea, American & British Isles

1pm – 3pm       Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde Original & Classic Rock

3pm – 5pm       Big Cat Blues Band West Coast and Chicago Blues music

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If you have a passion for boating, Newport Ri is the place to be

Posted by Darlene McKenzie


The 39th Annual Newport International Boat Show, September 17-20, 2009, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors.

2009 Show Dates

September 17-20, 2009

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Multiple waterfront facilities along America's Cup Avenue host the Show including Newport Yachting Center, Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf and Newport Harbor Hotel.  All Show sites are accessible by land or by FREE water taxis service.


Gary Jobson Presents: Upcoming Events in Sailing 2009 Plus Update on the America's Cup Saturday, September 19, 10:00 - 11: 00 AM Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina Ballroom FREE with Boat Show Ticket


CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Clinics Offered during Newport International Boat Show By First Responder Educational Services


Show your support by attending the Newport International Boat Show Exhibitor Party on Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm at Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina and please make a donation. The general public is welcome to attend. Tickets are $50.00 at the reception table.

 Newport International Boat Show Special Classroom Series

Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather - Two- Part Course Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20th, 2009 at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina - Ballroom (on Show site) Register Early - Space is Limited!

(Receive a Complimentary Boat Show Ticket When You Register - Value $22.50) Sponsors: Sailing World and Motor Boating.

Topics: bannister's wharf, bowen's wharf, newport ri boat show, newport ri sailing, newport ri motor boat