Fall Festivals for Foodies
Something about the crisp autumn air makes people hungry. Living in New England, nearly every weekend is jam-packed with events that celebrate delicious seasonal food and drink, from local oysters and beer tastings to celebrations of the South Shore’s own native fruit—the cranberry. Here’s a short list of a few upcoming events we think every foodie should mark on their calendar.
Sample Mayflower Brewing Company’s new Standish beer on Sept 26 as Captain Standish himself offers wit, witticism, and insights into the importance of beer to the colonists. To add to the merriment, staff will be on hand to lead a rousing round of tavern songs, teach a few dance steps, and even reveal some centuries-old party games!
This multi-day festival gets bigger and better every year, offering a range of informative and elegant tasting opportunities. This year’s schedule includes a Pilgrim Dinner at the John Alden House Museum on Sept 26 and Sushi & Sake event at The Duxbury Art Complex on Sept 27.
The first-ever Quincy Food Truck Festival will take place at Quincy’s Pageant Field on Sept 26 and will feature a smorgasbord of flavorful creations from more than 20 different area food trucks and a Sam Adams beer garden. Local crafters will also be represented as part of the Adams Open Air Market.
The town of Wareham hosts this family-friendly festival on Oct 10 and 11, which includes demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, cooking demonstrations, an enormous tent full of juried crafters, paddleboat rides on scenic Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music and more.