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Boston Food Festivals and Events for Kids and Families

Our list of popular food festivals and events in Boston including local & sustainable foods, ice cream, seafood, chili, burger throwdowns, chocolate festivals, and more.


Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Southern Italy 'Il Sud'Boston, $$$
Wed, April 4, 2018  -  Wed, April 4, 4018   
Join us in The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market for a seasonal & local twist on the traditional flavors of two different regions of Southern Italy: Sicily and Puglia.
Pizza & North End TourBoston, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This is a fun and unique Boston food (PIZZA!) tour with Colonial & Revolutionary history mixed in. Come hungry for Boston's tastiest tour! Great for kids & adults of all ages.
Kids Night: Kelly's Roast Beef (Saugus)Saugus, Free
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Kids of all ages can take pleasure in storytelling, have fun with face painting, balloons, design exciting arts and crafts projects, and enjoy a New England favorite in any season, ice cream.
Find a MA Farmer's Market Near YouMassachusetts, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
Whether you live in the city or suburbs, a Massachusetts farmers’ market is not too far from you.
Boston Pizza and Historic Tavern ToursBoston, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're mixing Food, Fun and History like never before - at Boston Pizza Tours, we deliver YOU to the Pizza!
Ipswich ChowderfestIpswich, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Enjoy the annual Ipswich Chowderfest presented by the Ipswich Lion's Club. The event features chowder tastings from acclaimed local restaurants; live music; local crafts & vendors & more.
ATK Boston EATS: Chef's TableBoston, $$$
Thu, October 24, 2019  -  Thu, October 24, 2019   
Guests are invited to join the stars of America’s Test Kitchen TV show for an intimate dinner party in the America’s Test Kitchen Headquarters.
ATK Boston Eats: AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN: CHEERS TO 20 YEARSBoston, $$$
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Fri, October 25, 2019   
Raise a glass with the hosts and cast of America’s Test Kitchen as it celebrates 20 years as the #1 instructional cooking show on television, that has inspired millions of home cooks.
Essex ClamFestEssex, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
The 36th annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition.
ATK Boston Eats: THE BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCEBoston, $$$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
America’s Test Kitchen will welcome guests in to the ATK headquarters Saturday night for an exclusive experience after the Boston EATS Festival main event.
America's Test KitchenBoston, $$$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Guests are invited to join the stars of America’s Test Kitchen TV show for an intimate dinner party in the America’s Test Kitchen Headquarters.
ATK Boston EATS: Boston EATS Main EventBoston, $$$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Festival goers will enjoy unlimited bites from the region’s top culinary talent alongside craft cocktails from expert bartenders and thoughtfully curated beer and wine selections.
Pinoy Eats Again! A Filipino Food benefit dinnerActon, $
Sat, October 26, 2019   
Please come to this benefit dinner of Filipino food to support the work of Brittany’s Hope, a non-profit organization that helps families in the process of adoption.
Gluten-Free New England's Greater Boston ExpoBurlington, $
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Join us for New England's premier gluten-free/allergen-free expo! 75 vendors and food trucks! Come sample, discover, and enjoy the best of gluten free - family friendly!
Trick or Treat at EHChocolatierCambridge, Free
Thu, October 31, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Come trick or treat with us all day Halloween! We will be giving out bags of our delicious chocolate to the trick or treaters! Hope to see you there!
Knead Doughnuts Pop Up at EHChocolatierCambridge, Free
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Knead Doughnuts, from Rhode Island, is helping EHChocolatier kick start their holiday hours this season! Come join us for some delicious doughnuts and chocolates to get the holiday seasons started off right!
Whiskful Pop Up at EHChocolatierCambridge, Free
Sat, November 16, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
EHChocolatier is very pleased to introduce Whiskful, a brand new pop-up specialty fusion and custom cake company!  Their cakes are perfect for the holiday dessert table or for any celebration!
Martha's Vineyard Oyster FestMartha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, May 8, 2020  -  Sat, May 9, 2020   
Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest fuses pleasure with purpose celebrating all things seafood —showcasing Vineyard Oyster Farmers and cultivators from across Massachusetts, live music, interactive exhibits and, of course, delicious libations from near and far.
CTeen T.G.I. ShabbatBrookline, Free
Wed, January 23, 2030  -  Wed, January 23, 2030   
✸ Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of friends. ✸ 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Buffet. ✸ Spend time with old friends and make new ones! ✸ Open to all High School Students
Barbecue Al FrescoAndover, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Thu, August 29, 2013   
Every Thursday enjoy delicious barbeque at our On the Bone restaurant outside on our patio. Just $19 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Come back each week for a different menu.
Sushi making classBurlington, $$
Thu, October 13, 2107  -  Fri, October 13, 2017   
Roll up your sleeves! This class takes you deep into Maki-making. We will be rolling four different kinds of Maki with fun, flavor-packed fillings, perfected by herbs and seeds.


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