Last week, we polled our Instagram followers to ask what their #1 favorite thing to do during Spring in Newport is. Funny enough, most of the answers revolved around eating. We can't argue there, this Classic Coast of ours has some of the best food in the country.

As foodies ourselves, we know that food-centric events and festivals are the best way to try new cuisine, sample local craft beer, and ease that local wine craving. Below are six food, wine + beer festivals for under $100. Because we love a good festival, but a good festival at a good price? Sign us up now.



Newport Craft Beer Festival

When: April 26 - 27, 2019
Where: Lawn of Great Friends Meeting House
Admission: $50

The 8th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival returns for two days of taste-testing, live music and local flavors from area breweries and restaurants starting Friday, April 26 through Saturday, April 27, 2019. The festival, which continues to support the RI Brewers Guild features carefully crafted brews from some of the nation’s top breweries, including local favorites like Newport Craft Brewing Co.




When: May 18, 2019
Where: Fort Adams State Park
Admission: $5

Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to Fort Adams State Park for the Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks alongside regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Fort Adams.


Newport Oyster Festival

When: May 17 - 19, 2019
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: $27

Oysters lovingly cultivated in the Ocean State will be paired with the world’s most beloved champagne during the Newport Oyster Festival, May 17 - 19. Share a #MoetMoment at historic Bowen’s Wharf on the waterfront while celebrating Rhode Island's aquaculture alongside 13 growers, eateries and exhibitors.



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When: July 20, 2019
Where: Fort Adams State Park
Admission: $40 through May 20

Newport Craft Beer Festival is preceded by the nationally acclaimed Newport Craft Brew Race. This annual 5k is open to beer lovers of all speeds and is followed by a 3-hour post-race beer festival that highlights to local craft beer scene. Enjoy beer sampling from 30+ local breweries, live music and food trucks. Choose to take part in the race, or purchase a festival-only ticket.



Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival

When: October 19 - 20, 2019
Where: Bowen's Wharf 
Admission: Free

Taste your way through the Ocean State at the Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, signature cocktails and cold Whaler's Brewing beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf's colorful tents. Other neighboring restaurants and fisherman's associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes (lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids). 




When: TBA
Where: Dewolf Tavern
Admission: Free

Bristol Oyster Festival celebrates Rhode Island's rich history of fishing, harvesting and cultivating oysters with 6+ varieties of local oysters, music, food trucks, and family fun activities including pony rides and more. Hear from guest speakers from Roger Williams University and local oystermen on the growth and importance of oysters in Rhode Island and all throughout New England.


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