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Eat Drink RI Festival

  • Location: Various Venues
  • Providence , RI
  • Dates: April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: See website for times

The 6th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival is expanding to be an even bigger, better and more delicious showcase of the culinary world in Rhode Island.

The 2017 Festival kicks off with a new event, the Fiestaval with The Backyard Food Company! This exclusive VIP experience will introduce the next BYFC product to the world with small bites and custom cocktails at Easy Entertaining.

Thursday, April 27 is Dinner by Dames, featuring some of RI’s most talented female chefs and bartenders for a multi-course dining event held at the brand new Skyline at Waterplace in downtown Providence. The evening is part of Paint the Town (RED) to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State.

Friday's Truck Stop, benefitting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, is being held at the Food Bank’s lot with 20 vendors — the largest gathering of its kind in New England. The Truck Stop showcases RI's mobile restaurants and local musicians.

Saturday’s Grand Tasting features samplings of locally produced beer, wine and spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans at the Rhode Island Convention Center. There will be several Culinary Demonstrations featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local producer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, and new to this year’s Festival, Eat Drink RI is partnering with the Point Street Reading Series for a trio of food-author readings & signings.