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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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Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

The 4th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

Presenting sponsors: FOOD & WINE 

September 25-27, 2009     

New for 2009 a Vintage Evening at The Breakers honoring award-winning Chef Jacques Pépin of American Public Television and featuring a collectible wine auction.

Also featuring:  Wine and Tastings--Saturday and Sunday

Sunday Jazz Brunch 

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations, featuring Chef Jacques Pépin, Chef Joanne Weir, Chef David Burke, Annie Copps, Roseann Tully and other culinary experts, plus an appearance by Ray Isle, Wine Editor of Food & Wine magazine and a special wine presentation by "Dr. Vino" Tyler Colman,David Burke Townhouse New York , Joanne Weir Joanne Weir's Cooking Class,Annie Copps, Yankee, Roseann Tully,Intermezzo, Tyler Colman "Dr. Vino".

Reserve your rooms with the Ivy lodge Bed and breakfast and stroll to this enjoyable event via the cliffwalkor famed Bellevue Avenue. You'll avoid any concerns with drinking and driving and take in the sites of one of the most spectacular settings in America. This event has quickly taken its place among the most anticipated food and wine events in the country.  This remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, live and silent auctions, and a gala celebration.

Tickets now on sale!


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