Saturday, September 29, 2012

A couple fall festivals in Boston

 After a great summer, fall seems here to stay.  Monday is the first of October and although I am sad to see summer end, I so love autumn in New England.
Seasonal favorites return in many restaurants and cafes, drink and menu specials accenting fall ingredients abound - the colors change all around and there is a fresh, crispness to the air.
Although this would be enough to look forward to, there are a few upcoming events that really have me excited. 

On the 6th of October, from 11-6, the Boston Fisheries Foundation will be holding their first ever Boston Fish Pier Seafood Festival.  At the Bank of America Pavilion, the day will be be filled with seafood related endeavors from oysters, lobsters and clambakes to chef demonstrations and educational seminars.  The best part? It is all in the name of generating awareness for the sustainability of Boston's fish pier, whose fish populations have increasingly come under more pressure both from growing consumption rates and real estate development throughout the seacoast of New England.  Everyone loves Boston's seafood, so why not come out and learn a thing or three while enjoying a day of fish related events on the Seaport? 

Also next week, one of my all-time favorite events will take place at the Greenway.  Sunday, the 7th from 11-5, head over to this beautiful part of the city separating the financial district from the Seaport for a day celebrating local food purveyors at the Boston Local Food Festival
For three years now the BLFF has been an opportunity for New England farmers to get to know their clients and for clients to put faces to the delicious food products they enjoy on a regular basis.  It is also a fantastic way to discover some of the newbies making a name for themselves in Boston's local food scene. 
Another fun aspect of this festival is of course the Local Craft Brewfest which kicks off the festivities on Friday the 5th at HarborPark.  As the name portrays, it is the beer drinker's equivalent to the BLFF.  The latter is open and free to the public, however the Brewfest requires tickets which you can purchase here.  Whether you are into food or beer (or both!), stop by at some point for a snack, or better yet, make a day of it and you will not be disappointed!
Many other fun events will be happening as we edge our way deeper into fall.  Keep an eye on my blog and I will be keeping you on pointe with what's up:)

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