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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.


North End Pizza TourBoston, $$
Mon, March 1, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
GOT PIZZA? Walk, Learn, Eat ....and repeat with Boston Pizza Tours. Includes 3 full sized slices, 5 Freedom Trail sites, plus admission to Old North church and a historic chocolate making demo - complete with samples!
Taza Chocolate Factory ToursSomerville, $
Wed, July 14, 2021  -  Fri, October 1, 2021   
Learn how Taza makes 100% Stone Ground, Mexican-style organic dark chocolate, sample delicious Stone Ground Dark Chocolate and see our vintage chocolate making machines!
Savory Dinner Pies: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Fri, October 1, 2021   
oin Chef Thi in the kitchen for a hands-on crash course on all things savory pie. Start off with a classic lamb shepherds pie and move on to a belly-warming curry chicken pot pie.
Martha's Vineyard Oyster Fest 2021 (21+)Martha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sat, October 2, 2021   
Martha’s Vineyard Oyster Fest fuses pleasure with purpose celebrating all things seafood —showcasing Vineyard Oyster Farmers and cultivators from across Massachusetts, live music, interactive exhibits and, of course, delicious libations from near and far.
Fall Fun on the Farm at PowissetDover, $$
Sat, October 2, 2021  -  Sat, October 2, 2021   
Join us every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a classic New England fall day featuring apple cider, hayrides, a climbing haystack, live music, scenic walking trails, and a visit to see the barnyard animals.
Rise & Rumble 2021 - Donuts & Cocktails (21+)Boston, $$
Sat, October 2, 2021  -  Sat, October 2, 2021   
Rise & Rumble is back and tastier than ever with a change of location but the same delicious donuts and brunchy cocktails! We can't wait to see you!
Methuen DayMethuen, Free
Sat, October 2, 2021  -  Sat, October 2, 2021   
Methuen Day is on October 2nd from 10 am - 3 pm. Check out - over 60 vendors, live music, food truck row, carnival games, face painting, and more.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pizza PatrolDover, $$
Wed, October 6, 2021  -  Wed, October 6, 2021   
Join us for another Kiddos in the Kitchen for a hands-on outdoor class at our pizza oven to learn how to make the tastiest, cheesiest, yummiest farm fresh pizzas.
Let’s Get Curried Away: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, October 7, 2021  -  Thu, October 7, 2021   
You’ll learn how to craft aromatic Singapore Noodles, Lemongrass Yellow Curry Mussels, and Curried Butternut Squash Soup. Harness the power of curry in new and creative ways.
For the Love of GarlicNorth Andover, $$
Sat, October 9, 2021   
Fall is garlic planting time for New Englanders. In this hands on workshop with garden expert Betsy Williams, learn how to grow and use garlic, queen of the kitchen!
An Eggcellent Culinary Adventure: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, October 14, 2021  -  Thu, October 14, 2021   
Included in this class: Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Instruction from an experience, top-notch instructor Recipes and creative packing ideas to take home. Delicious samples to enjoy on-site or to take home with you.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pumpkinpalooza!Dover, $$
Wed, October 20, 2021  -  Wed, October 20, 2021   
In this cooking class, children will learn some fun and unique recipes using the classic fall flavor profile – pumpkin. They’ll learn how to make pumpkin whoopie pies, mini pumpkin pies and pumpkin cookies.
Phenomenal Pho: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, October 21, 2021  -  Thu, October 21, 2021   
Join Chef Thi for this hands-on class to master a Phenomenal Pho! You’ll start by building a savory Five Spiced Broth to be served with chicken, rice noodles and various side ingredients
Essex ClamFestEssex, $
Sat, October 23, 2021  -  Sat, October 23, 2021   
The 36th annual Essex Clamfest has everything the small town is known for including pony rides, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations and, of course, the ever-popular clam chowder competition.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $$
Tue, October 26, 2021  -  Tue, October 26, 2021   
Tots in the Kitchen at Powisset Farm where toddles 2 years 9 months – 5 year olds will learn the basics of cooking. Each session children will make a simple muffin or cookie recipe to take home.
Dia De Los Muertos: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, October 28, 2021  -  Thu, October 28, 2021   
Join Chef Thi and her favorite Mexican recipes. You’ll make Tamales with Refried Beans, spicy homemade Salsa Verde, and a flavor bursting Citrus and Kale Salad with Pepitas and Spiced Cilantro Lime Dressing.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Grilled Cheese ClassicsDover, $$
Wed, November 3, 2021  -  Wed, November 3, 2021   
In this hands-on children’s cooking class, children will learn how to make the basic grilled cheese sandwich and how to incorporate other ingredients, including vegetables, to enhance this cheesy favorite.
Pies the Limit! Holiday Pies: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, November 4, 2021  -  Thu, November 4, 2021   
You’ll learn techniques for flaky crusts, which pies are best suited for lattice crusts, tricks for perfecting fillings and how to bake ahead and freeze for the holidays.
Perfectly Paired! Essential Holiday Side Dishes: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, November 11, 2021  -  Thu, November 11, 2021   
Guests will craft a Vegan Wild Rice Dressing that will leave family and friends amazed to learn it’s totally vegan friendly! Add in Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry and Shallots.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Mexican FiestaDover, $$
Thu, November 11, 2021  -  Thu, November 11, 2021   
Kids, will learn and make a Mexican food-themed meal including the traditional dips (guacamole, salsa and queso), handmade tortillas, quesadillas and churros. Children will get to pack up their creations to enjoy at home.
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Master Chef Jr. LIVE!Boston, $$
Fri, November 12, 2021   
MasterChef Junior Live! is bringing the culinary hit TV show directly to Boston…LIVE on stage for one night only! The cast will be cooking up a storm in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!)...
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Cupcakes!Dover, $$
Wed, November 17, 2021  -  Wed, November 17, 2021   
Children will make cake batter from scratch, delicious frostings, and spend time decorating the cupcakes they create. At the end of the class, students will share their creations and eat the cupcakes they’ve prepared.
Home For the Holidays! Curating Your Holiday Spread: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, November 18, 2021  -  Thu, November 18, 2021   
This class focuses on food, wine and table design for memorable holiday gathering. Chef Thi will show guests how to build a picture-perfect Cheese and Charcuterie Board accompanied by a more-than-just-raw-veggie Crudite spread.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $$
Tue, November 30, 2021  -  Tue, November 30, 2021   
Tots in the Kitchen at Powisset Farm where toddles 2 years 9 months – 5 year olds will learn the basics of cooking. Each session children will make a simple muffin or cookie recipe to take home.
French Bistro: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 2, 2021  -  Thu, December 2, 2021   
Chef Thi will teach you how to make a perfect farm fresh Green Salad with Crispy Chevre and Classic Dijion Vinaigrette, Bavette Au Poivre, perfect Pommes Puree, and Mousse au Chocolat. Voila!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Crazy Crackers & DipsDover, $$
Wed, December 8, 2021  -  Wed, December 8, 2021   
Learn to make homemade crackers and delicious dips to dip them in animal cracker and sweet dip and herb dip and herd flatbread crackers with vegetable dip.
Holiday Cookies: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 9, 2021  -  Thu, December 9, 2021   
Change your holiday cookie game with this hands-on cooking class in Powisset’s Kitchen. Chef Thi will show guests how to bake creative and seasonal cookies that are sure to bring cheer this holiday season.
Ten Minute Hors D’oeuvres: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 16, 2021  -  Thu, December 16, 2021   
Join Chef Thi as she shows how to create easy, make-ahead hors d’oeuvres for holiday entertaining. Guests will craft a variety of spreads and small bites integrating flavor profiles.
Date Night: Solstice SupperDover, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Ticket price includes three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. A la carte wine pairing available for additional purchase along with craft beer and other beverages. We are not able to accommodate any specific food requests.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Make & Decorate Holiday CookiesDover, $$
Sat, December 18, 2021  -  Sat, December 18, 2021   
Join us in this hands-on weekend cooking class to make, bake and decorate holiday cookies. We’ll bake delicious sugar cookies in every shape and size to decorate with your favorite holiday icings and trimmings.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Holiday Cookie MadnessDover, $$
Wed, December 22, 2021  -  Wed, December 22, 2021   
In this popular hands-on class children will make, bake, and decorate holiday sugar cookies with icing. Be sure to sign up early for this popular class!
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
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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