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Local Summer Food Fest in Newport

Farm Fresh Rhode Island will present its annual Food Fest, a one-of-a-kind fundraising event celebrating the food and farms of New England, from 4 to 8 p.m. on August 13, 2024, at the Castle Hill Inn’s Chalet Patio and Lawn, in Newport, Rhode Island. Attendees can meet dozens of local growers and food producers that will be paired with chefs from some of the top area restaurants in presenting live dish preparations and enjoy their delicious creations along with local wine, beer, signature cocktails, live music and the stunning water-view setting overlooking the Newport Bridge spanning Narragansett Bay.

Those that purchase preview tickets can enter at 4 p.m. to enjoy champagne, a raw bar and extra time with the farmers and chefs. Main event ticketholders can start their fun experience at 5 p.m. The dress code for the event, which supports Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s mission and contributes to the vibrant food community, is Newport Casual.

Since 2004, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has been working tirelessly on growing and strengthening our local food system. Over the years, they have evolved to better serve the community—from their simple start as a Brown University student project to a nationally recognized nonprofit with a dedicated team of over 50 full- and part-time/seasonal employees.

Tickets: $275. Children under 12, free. Location: 590 Ocean Ave., Newport, RI. Advance tickets only; they are not sold at the event. This event is rain or shine. No refunds. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit