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A celebration of the farms and food of New England at the stunning Castle Hill Inn

Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating local growers and food producers — featuring dozens of local farms paired with chefs from some of the top restaurants around. Meet these local food stars, watch live dish preparation, and enjoy their delicious creations along with local wine, beer, signature cocktails, live music, and the beautiful water-view setting of Castle Hill Inn's Chalet Patio and Lawn overlooking the Newport Bridge spanning Narragansett Bay.

  • Preview Tickets, 4-8pm — Doors open at 4pm. You'll experience our special preview hour, including passed champagne, raw bar, and extra time to connect with farmers and chefs. You'll also have early access to the main event.

  • Main Event Tickets, 5-8pm — Doors open at 5pm (no earlier please). You'll have loads of time to enjoy local food, wine, beer, signature cocktails, live music, and the beautiful setting.

Scroll down or use the quick links to the right for more event information and photos.

Advance tickets only, they are not sold at the event. This event is rain or shine.
No refunds. Children under age 12 are welcome to attend at no cost.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Preview Tickets: 4-8pm
Main Event Tickets: 5-8pm

Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Drive
Newport, RI 02840

· Restaurant/Farm Pairings
· Beverages
· Silent Auction & Raffles
· Thank You to Our Sponors



We are finalizing the local brewers, vintners, roasters, farmers, and producers who will be donating their time and delicious products for us to drink at Local Food Fest 2023. In the meantime, take a look at the producers from last year's event:

Anchor & Hope

Gooseneck Vineyards

Granny Squibb's Organic Iced Tea

Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

ISCO: The Industrious Spirit Co. + Skydog Farm

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Narragansett Beer

New Harvest Coffee Roasters

Newport Vineyards

Proclamation Ale Company

Revival Brewing Company

Taproot Brewing Company

Trinity Brewhouse

Wright's Dairy Farm

Yacht Club Soda


A Benefit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island

This event is a fundraiser for Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization that's been growing the local food system since 2004. The proceeds of your ticket purchase will be put right to work for our local food system. Event guests are also invited to support our work through the fabulous silent auction and raffles offered during the event.

We are still working with generous local businesses that will be donating exciting items to our silent auction and raffles! In the meantime, take a look at the donors from last year's event:

Thank You

Local Food Fest would not be possible without the generosity of Castle Hill Inn and Newport Restaurant Group. We are extremely grateful to the amazing chefs, growers, and producers who donate their time and products to make this event a success. Our Local Food Fest Committee and Volunteers are instrumental in hosting an event of this size: Thank you! To learn how your business can sponsor Local Food Fest, email nikki@farmfreshri.org.

2023 Sponsors