Cape Cod Food Festivals are a great way to experience the Cape. Each summer Cape Cod attracts tourists from all over the world. A food festival is a win-win activity that often becomes a great destination event. Everyone loves to eat!
Cape Cod brings memories of fried clams, onion rings and lobster. In addition, the change in seasons bring menu specialties unique to the area and each village has its own take on local Cape Cod food to table fare. A food festival can be great if family members have different food favorites because it allows each attendee to pick and choose what they want to eat from a wide selection of vendors. No matter your appetite there are always tempting treats. If you love food, read on to find out where the Cape Cod food festivals are this summer.
A sampling of the Cape Cod Food Festivals this summer:
Taste of the Vineyard kicks off the Martha’s Vineyard’s social season with 2-night affair starting June 15th with the Gourmet Stroll. The following Patrons’ Party & Silent Auction is an elegant event in Edgartown for mixing, mingling, dancing and sipping. This yearly fundraiser for the Vineyard Trust seeks to preserve some of the most historical landmarks on-Island. Event is 21+, ID is a must.
Starting this upcoming weekend, July 7-8th, St. George Greek Church in Osterville hosts a Greek Festival with food, music and much more. This is an annual family event with many wonderful Greek specialties offered.
Hyannis is home to an International Food Festival the weekend of July 16th from 12-6pm. This free family-friendly event will also embrace the music, food and art of many cultures. Sponsored by the Independence House, the festival aims to promote all communities on Cape Cod.
Every month this summer the Heritage Museum will host a Fourth Friday Food Truck Night, featuring local foods, beverages and themed activities for kids of all ages. Scavenger hunts and art projects will keep the younger ones busy while there will be plenty to keep the palate happy.
Real foodies won’t want to miss the Cape Cod Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival the weekend of August 5th at the Cape Cod Fair Grounds in East Falmouth. This has become an annual local favorite. Unique to this food festival will be over 30 local, national, and regional food trucks as well as over 50 craft beers to sample. This promises to be family friendly fun event.
One magical night each year Steeple Street in Mashpee transforms into Little Italy for La Tavola, a 5 course Italian Feast under the stars, where diners are serenaded by musicians as they feast. On August 4th the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce will set the table for 400 guests. The event is open to the public but make sure to get your tickets early as it’s always a sell-out!
The Living Local Harvest Fest on Martha’s Vineyard, held on September 30th this year, is always one of the first harbingers of the Autum Season, promoting sustainable living. This festival is full of fun, local food & music. Activities include face painting, crafts, hayrides, pumpkin carving, yarn spinning, and make fresh apple cider.
As summer comes to a wrap the Cape Cod Brew Fest is a sure draw to extend the season. Once again, the Cape Cod Fair Grounds will host this combination beer and food festival with local craft beers and food trucks. This is an over-age 21 event only event on Saturday September 23rd.
Cape Cod Food Festivals continue into the fall each year. The SandwichFest located in, you guessed right, Sandwich is Saturday October 7st. There will be a sampling of food trucks, local craft vendors, a wine & beer garden and even a dog parade.
Another great place to find food trucks and sample different types of food and beverages is at one of the many Farmers Markets across the Cape and Islands during the summer months. Check out our Farmers Market schedule to find one near you.
A Cape Cod food festival is a great way to explore local fare in a family fun outdoor setting. Guests are always smiling and thrilled to try new food options. It is rare to see someone walk away hungry. Likewise, if you are a typical Cape Cod visitor you may choose to leave some room for dessert. Cape Cod is also known for its great ice cream shops and can be a perfect way to top off the day after a Cape Cod Food Festival.