Upcoming Events in Boston

From beer fests to cheese tastings, discover the best food and drink happenings in the Greater Boston Area.

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August

7

Cocktail Dinner Series: Tahitian Tiki Tradition

A monthly cocktail celebration pairing spirits with their edible counterparts. Three cocktails and three courses matchup tropical tiki flavors and florals with octopus Ota ‘ika, grilled chicken kabobs, tamarin glazed roasted pork (menu subject to change). Tickets $110.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Menton: Gold Bar
  • 354 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210
August

12

Craft for a Cause

A celebration of Central Square. Craft beer and local food take center stage for an afternoon all about Central Square. Live music, live art, craft distillers and a wine vendor also come out to celebrate. Tickets $35 – $50.

  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • University Park Commons
  • 65 Sidney St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
August

13

2017 Boston Seafood Festival

A day full of Boston seafood. Eat, drink and get educated about New England’s seafood industry. Festival complete with a beer garden, food vendors, food trucks, celebrity chef demos, oyster shucking contest, lobster bake tent + more. Tickets $15 – $80.

  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Boston Fish Pier
  • Boston Fish Pier
    Boston, MA 02210
August

19

Brioche + Sticky Buns

The basics of Flour brioche. Hands-on class teaches principles behind the buttery dough and how to transform it into gooey sticky buns. After the class concludes, you’ll walk away with the knowledge of how to make and work with brioche, as well as all of your very own dough and sticky buns. Tickets $150

  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Flour Bakery Breadquarters
  • 9 Travis St.
    Boston, MA 02134
August

19

HOPFEST 2017! Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival

Taste the best of craft. Over 100 craft brewers from across the country. Unlimited beer, food samples, and live music all together for one hoppy afternoon. Tickets $48 -$55.

  • 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Hall
  • Main St.
    Plymouth, MA
August

20

Cocktail Class: How Cocktails and Booze Fueled the History of Boston

Explore the history of Boston through the boozy beverages consumed by those that shaped the city as we know it. Class includes cocktail tastings in addition to light bar snacks.

  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA 02108
August

24

Let’s Shellibrate! Oyster Farm Tour with Cottage City Oysters

A farm, a tour, a demo and tasting. Board Cottage City Oyster Farm’s skiffs to learn everything that goes into growing and supporting the tasty bivalves we all love to shuck. Adventure includes: tour of oyster farm (by boat), education about oysters, tastings and shucking demo. Tickets $210.

  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Cottage City Oysters (Martha's Vineyard)
  • Vineyard Haven Town Landing
    Oakbluffs, MA
August

30

Outstanding in the Field: Chatham Bars Farm

An education and a dinner, as close to the origin of your food as possible. Chatham Bars Farm is an eight-acre vegetable farm set right on Cape Cod. Enjoy dinner near the sea, hosted by Joshua Schiff of the farm and made fresh by Guest Chef Anthony Cole from Chatham Bars Inn. Tickets $225.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Chatham Bar Farms (Cape Cod)
  • 297 Shore Rd.
    Chatham, MA 02633
September

3

Outstanding in the Field: Powisset Farm

An education and a dinner, as close to the origin of your food as possible. A field kitchen and dining experience set on a 108-acre farm. Chef Josh Lewin of Juliet in Somerville, MA serves up the freshly plucked Powisset Farms offerings shared by Host Farmer Nicole Nacamuli. Tickets $235.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Powisset Farm
  • 37 Powisset St.
    Dover, MA 02030
September

7

Taste of the Fenway

Taste your way through the food and drinks of the Fenway. This outdoor festival goes on rain or shine. Includes tastings, live music, local art. General admission tickets $50.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Van Ness St. (From Kilmarnock St. to Richard B. Ross Way)
    Boston, MA 02199
September

8

Outstanding in the Field: Island Creek Oysters

An education and a dinner, as close to the origin of your food as possible. Dinner is set in a sandpit amongst the free-flowing tides at Island Creek Oysters. Host farmers CJ Husk and Skip Bennett share their life’s work while Guest Chef Tiffani Faison from Tiger Mama/Sweet Cheeks in Boston, MA prepares your fresher than fresh meal. Tickets $265.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Island Creek Oysters
  • 296 Parks St.
    Duxbury, MA 02332
September

9

Outstanding in the Field: Island Creek Oysters

An education and a dinner, as close to the origin of your food as possible. At Island Creek Oysters the kitchen and dinner table are set in the water. Only after a tour of the farm from CJ Husk and Skip Bennett, will the shifting of the tides reveal the dry ground and the freshest fare from Guest Chef Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow, Cambridge, MA. Tickets $265.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Island Creek Oysters
  • 296 Parks St.
    Duxbury, MA 02332
September

11

Outstanding in the Field: Allendale Farm

An education and a dinner, as close to the origin of your food as possible. A meeting of friends – a 5th year matchup of Host Farmer John Lee and Guest Chef Tony Maws – sets the tone for this dinner on the farm, in a field. Tickets $245.

  • 3 p.m.
  • Allandale Farm
  • 259 Allandale Rd.
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
September

17

Cocktail Class: The Home Bar- Become your Home's Best Bartender

Want to become the ultimate bartender at home? Learn the tricks of the trade from the very best at No. 9 Park while enjoying cocktails and light bar snacks. Tickets $101.18

  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA 02108
September

22

Thru Sep 23

Copenhagen Beer Festival Boston

Copenhagen comes to Boston. One weekend featuring the best Copenhagen beers straight from the sources. Unlimited sampling included. Tickets $65 – $250.

Sessions:
Friday: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

  • Varies
  • Boston City Hall Plaza
  • 1 City Hall Sq.
    Boston, MA 02203
October

5

Thru Oct 8

WGBH Food & Wine Festival

A four day food and wine adventure. From local to global, this weekend-long festival offers street food, a brunch bar, a Grand Tasting event and a Chef’s Gala, all accompanied by live music. Admission is all-inclusive of tastings and drinks. Tickets $25 – $300.

  • Varies
  • WGBH Studios
  • One Guest St.
    Boston, MA 02135
October

14

Thru Oct 15

Wellfleet OysterFest

Annual celebration of oysters, clams, art, music, brews and the shellfishing community. Two-day family festival held in Wellfleet on Cape Cod with tours, tasting, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, nature walks, oyster grant tours and much more. Tickets $10 per day for entry.

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Main St.
  • Wellfleet, MA (Cape Cod)
October

14

Somerville Brew n' Chew

Brews, bites and burgers. 100+ craft beers to taste, local bites to try, and music at Brooklyn Boulders. UNLIMITED beer samples include. Tickets $12 – $52.

  • 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
  • Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
  • 12A Tyler St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
October

15

Cocktail Class: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Vermouth, Oh My!!!!!

Demystifying the building blocks of classic cocktails. In this this class, No. 9 Park explores Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Vermouth. Enjoy tasting portions of five to seven cocktails in addition to light bar snacks. Tickets $101.18

  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

20

Thru Oct 21

Boston Wine Riot

Wine Riot is coming back for Fall! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste wines from all over the world alongside thousands of other fellow winos. Through interactive booths, crash courses and expert instruction, you’ll walk away a savvier sipper.

Sessions:
Friday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. & 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

  • Varies
  • The Castle at Park Plaza
  • 130 Columbus Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
October

27

America's Test Kitchen Boston Eats

2 days, 3 perfectly packed cooking and cocktail-focused events. Friday night’s Taste of Innovation pairs ATK cooks with celebrated Boston chefs to spotlight one local ingredient through two unexpectedly and innovative recipes. On Saturday, Boston Eats gathers expert test cooks, award-winning Boston area chefs and restaurants, and interactive tasting stations all in one place. Also, for two VIP sessions, the kitchens, photo studios, and offices are open for backstage tours. Tickets $100 – $350.

  • Varies
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • 21 Dry Dock Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
November

4

Massachusetts Cheese Guild Festival

5th Annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival! Award-winning artisan cheesemaker share and sample their products. Beer, wine and cider served. Workshops and demonstrations through the day from local chefs and cheesemakers. Tickets on sale April 2017.

  • TBA
  • Arts at the Armory
  • 191 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143