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Kim Clark Explains Foodie Fun on the Cape
· Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival. This event is free and you will have access to over 130 craft booths and live music! The event is a weekend affair, running on both Saturday September 13th and Sunday the 14th.
· Wellfleet Oyster Festival. The 14th annual Wellfleet Oysterfest will take place the weekend after Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday, October 18 &19. Enjoy good food, live music, arts and crafts, the Shucking Contest, and much more!
· Champagne Dinner. Usher in the end of summer with host Mario Rinaldo, representative of Paul Goerg Champagne. Champagne will be served in a garden setting followed by a champagne dinner on August 31st in Brewster.
· Cape Cod Food Truck Festival. Food truck fare is all the rage, and the Cape is hosting its very own food truck festival for the second year. With a range of food trucks, beer and wine, live music, and sampling tents, this is sure to be a can’t-miss event. New England’s hottest food trucks will dish out everything from Asian fusion to local ice cream to pasta and ribs on September 6th at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.
· Cape Cod Brew Fest. Beer aficionados will have the opportunity to sample brews from more than 50 breweries while enjoying live music at this event on September 27th in East Falmouth.
· Oyster Cabaret. If you love oysters, this is the event for you. You’ll learn more about this delicacy through sampling an assortment of oysters and sipping champagne on October 30th in Falmouth.
Foodies will also want to check out the Cape’s abundance of farmers’ markets. Here are just a few:
· Orleans Farmers’ Market is celebrating their 21st year! The market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and features live music and fresh food!
· Harwich Farmers’ Market features fresh food from local vendors, works by artisans, and is located on the picturesque grounds of Brooks Academy Museum. The market is held on Thursday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m., and museum exhibits are also open during market hours.
· Chatham Farmers’ Market features vendors like Dave’s Cape Cod Smokehouse, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and The Cape Cod Cookie Company.
· Falmouth Farmers’ Market offers shoppers fish and seafood, local cheese, chocolates, cranberries, pickles and pesto, and fresh flowers. Vendors vary by season.
· Sandwich Farmers’ Market, located on historic Route 6A, offers fresh produce, honey, herbs, and more through October.
· Mid-Cape Farmers’ Market (in Hyannis) features vendors selling everything from veggies and fruit to seafood to baked goods and even candles and soaps.
· Truro Farmers’ Market is the place to purchase Truro chickens as well as spices and rubs, salsas, and Barnstable pork. Enjoy live music as you shop!
For more information on all the great food finds on Cape Cod, check out the hard copy or online version of Edible Cape Cod, a magazine devoted to all things culinary on the Cape!