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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.
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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.
Restaurant & Farm/Producer Pairings
One of the most intriguing aspects of Local Food Fest is our pairings — dream teams of growers/makers and chefs crafting unique dishes using the freshest local harvest of the season. Take a look at the generous folks who'll be making our foodie dreams come true.
Here are 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 this year:
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.Check out the growing list of generous donors helping to pack our Raffles and Silent Auction with great products at Local Food Fest 2023!
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.