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Fairs and Festivals -- Music, food, dance, art, ethnic, children's celebrations

For more fun activities, see Rhode Island Events page

Captain Nick's Rock N Roll Bar, 34 Ocean Avenue Block Island, RI Phone:

June 14-19, 2016

This grassroots festival is a six-day musical gumbo where festival goers sample music performed by the most talented, undiscovered artists currently making music in the northeast. The festival is for guests age 21 and older and identification is required. Children will be admitted between 5 and 9 p.m. only under parental supervision. The music fest barbecue pit will provide free food to all festival goers starting at 5 p.m. until supplies run out for the day. Admission is free. Time: 5 p.m.-midnight. 

Washington County Fairgrounds, Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone: 401-596-5849

June 11, 2016

Authentic Scottish Fair with competitions for solo piping, bands, solo drummers, highland dance and heavy athletics; clan village, Scottish entertainers, food, animals and merchandise. No dogs allowed on fairgrounds. Time: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., rain or shine. Adults, $18; children ages 6-12, $5.

Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive North Kingstown, RI Phone: 401-294-3521

June 18, 2016

Strawberry shortcake, pony rides, garden, home and craft vendors, free tours of historic house museum along Narragansett Bay. Time: Noon-4 p.m. (rain date is June 21.)

Route 112 Richmond, RI Phone:

August 17-21, 2016

Family fun and excitement for all ages with fireworks kicking off the event on Wednesday night. The fair is packed with competition and games, arts and crafts, great food, and the largest midway in Rhode Island (including NE's largest traveling roller coaster). Battle of the Fisherman, pie eating contests, rooster crowing contest, swine obstacle course, Music Night with John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Admission: Adults, $10; kids age 10 and younger, free. Parking is free.