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.
DATE AND TIME
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
· Silent Auction & Raffles
· Thank You to Our Sponors
Restaurant & Farm/Producer Pairings
We are finalizing the dream teams of local restaurants and farmers/producers who will be donating their time and products to feed us unique dishes at Local Food Fest 2023! In the meantime, take a look at the pairings from last year's event:
Avvio Ristorante + Four Town Farm
Basil and Bunny + Barrett's Garden + RI Mushroom Co.
Bayberry Beer Hall + Wishing Stone Farm
Castle Hill Inn + Blackbird Farm + Ward's Berry Farm
Durk’s BBQ + Gnarly Vines Farm
Easy Entertaining + Little River Farm
Gnarly Food Truck + Gnarly Vines Farm + Vermont Bean Crafters
Gracie's + Baffoni's Poultry Farm + Moonrose Farm
Hey Sammy Ice Cream + Schartner Farms
Mei Mei Dumplings + Schartner Farms
New Rivers + Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative
Newport Vineyards + Confreda Greenhouses & Farms + Narragansett Creamery
Nick's on Broadway + Schartner Farms
Seven Stars Bakery + Steere Orchard
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:
Granny Squibb's Organic Iced Tea
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
ISCO: The Industrious Spirit Co. + Skydog Farm
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Look at Local Food Fest 2022
Thank you Kendall Pavan St Laurent for donating your photography skills! Learn more at Kendall Pavan Photography.