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Best State or Street Fairs for their Food?

nbermas Jun 1, 2007 07:34 AM

Where and when? What do you order? Looking for CT, RI, and MA, Thanks and enjoy your summer.

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    janeer Jun 14, 2007 05:05 AM

    Agree that the Lowell festival and North End festivals are nice.

    In RI, there are loads of public clambakes and seafood festivals throughout the summer; check listings online in the Providence Journal. Two unusual versions of the clambake are the Rose Island Lighthouse event (tickets include round-trip boat ride) and the annual lobsterbake at the Newport Polo Grounds following the polo match. One of the biggest and oldest seafood festivals is the Charlestown festival, http://www.charlestownrichamber.com/seafoodfestival.html

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      karlssoni Jun 13, 2007 04:01 PM

      There is a very tasty srteet festival on Federal Hill in Providence. St. Joseph Day, perhaps?

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        HunterJay Jun 13, 2007 10:05 AM

        You can't forget about the Big E (I think it's in September?) I love the food (cream puffs are great) and there's a ton of it (I consider it my September gorge-fest).

        1. ChefJune Jun 1, 2007 09:48 AM

          any of the feasts in the North End of Boston all summer EXCEPT for Big St. Anthony's the last weekend in August. That one is just TOO crowded and rowdy.

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            acervoni Jun 1, 2007 10:03 AM

            I like the Greek Festival's in New Britain, CT and Hartford, CT. The Polish festival in New Britain, CT has some pretty tasty food too.

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            hargau Jun 1, 2007 09:40 AM

            The Lowell Folk Festival has many good ethnic food vendors

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              Gio Jun 1, 2007 09:45 AM

              I was going to mention this fair as well - here's the link:

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