Fairs and Festivals in Newport
The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue
September 25-27, 2015
The most sophisticated producers and connoisseur of wine and food in one of the country’s most glorious settings. Festival highlights include a conversation with Martha Stewart & Jacques Pépin; a two day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national and regional personalities; Seminars with leading wine experts; a Wine & Rosecliff gala celebration; a cCollectible Wine Dinner. The Newport After Dark party; and auctions. Schedules and tickets.
Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road
This old-time fair have plenty of fun: the “Mabel Express” barrel train, monkey bridge, mud pit, midway games and children’s crafts tent are the start. Crafters and artisans sell their work, giving fairgoers a chance for holiday shopping. Food and beer vendors offer appetizing selections, and live music rounds out the festive atmosphere. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $6; children age 3 to 12, $3.
India Point Park, India Street
October 17-18, 2015
Join Oktoberfest at this new venue in Providence. This is a reunion to enjoy our little slice of Bavaria in Rhode Island. Seasonal brews, and savory German cuisine compliment the lively and spirited sound of music spilling from the Biergartens. General admission event, no reserved seating, re-entry is allowed. For guests age 21 and older.Time: Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Admission: Saturday, $20 in advance and $25 day of the event; Sunday, $17 or $20; weekender pass $30 or $40.