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Eat Drink RI Festival 2017 - Providence, RI

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Various locations Providence, RI
April 26. Fiestaval. This VIP experience will introduce the next The Backyard Food Company product with custom cocktails and small bites. Details to come. 6-8 p.m.
April 27. Dinner by Dames Five at Skyline at WaterPlace. This dining experience brings together Rhode Island’s most talented women chefs. $150. 6-10 p.m.
April 28. Truck Stop to benefit the RI Food Bank at the Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave, Providence. Twenty-one food trucks. This event is a benefit for the Food Bank. $75. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
April 29. Grand Tasting at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Sabin Street, Providence. samplings of over sixty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans. $75. Noon to 4 p.m.
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Newport Craft Beer Festival 2017 - Newport, RI

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Hwy., and Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street Newport, RI
Two days of beer tasting, live music and food. The festival presents brews from 35 of the nation’s top breweries with more than 200 beers. Three sessions are offered. First is a VIB session on Friday, 8-10 p.m., at the Newport Storm Brewery. Intimate setting. Presenting some beers from festival brewers not available on Saturday. $35.
Two Saturday sessions are on the Lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Each brewery sends staff members so that guests may learn first-hand about each beer from people who help make them. $45
Time: See description above
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Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 2017 - Newport, RI

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Bowen's Wharf Marina, at 1 Bowen's Landing Newport, RI
Rhode Island has 45 oyster farms! Each farm cultivates its own flavors, so this festival is your chance to savor 13 kinds of oysters. Growers will be shucking and local restaurants will be serving food under festival tents. Shuckig contest is held Sunday at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday.
Time: May 19 (opening night benefit party, 6-8:30 p.m.; May 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Opening night, $150; Saturday and Sunday, $25

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Newport Restaurant Week - Newport, RI

Mar 27, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Participating restaurants Newport, RI
Enjoy local chefs' skills at more than four dozen restaurants in Newport and Bristol Counties. Pre-fixe menus offer $16 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners.
Time: Meal
Admission: $16 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners.