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Fairs and Festivals in Newport

13 Bowen's Wharf Newport, RI Phone: 401-849-2120

October 14-15, 2017

Honoring the harvest of the sea, the festival offers fresh, local seafood like fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, signature cocktails and cold beer, all under tents. There is cafe seating throughout the Wharf. Live music by The New 40, Cee Cee & the Riders, Chelley, Bill & Dyl, The TeleDynes, Panoramic View, and The Copacetics. Free admission; fees for food and beverages. Held rain or shine.

The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff, Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI Phone: 401-847-1000

September 21-24, 2017

Festival highlights include a two-day Grand Tasting with on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demos; seminars led by experts; Wine & Rosecliff Gala; the Vintner Dinner; the Burgundy Grand Cru Dinner at The Elms; Sunday Jazz Brunch at Marble House; Newport After Dark party. Event details.

Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road Middletown, RI Phone: 401-846-2577

September 30-October 1, 2017

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.