New England festivals
Tripping around for the best regional foods
1. Tour de Farms
Where: Shoreham, Vt.
When: Sept. 16
What: Bike and walking tours of local farms and restaurants, samples of local produce and meats, wines and ciders.
2. Harvest on the Harbor
Where: Portland, Maine
When: Oct. 24-27
What: Grand tasting and sampling events of locally-sourced foods and craft beers, wine, special themed meals such as Farm-to-Table dinners and music.
3. Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Where: Hampton Beach, N.H.
When: Sept. 7-9
What: More than 50 restaurants and food purveyors, dozens of arts and crafts vendors and other merchants, music festival and fireworks.
4. Boston Local Food Festival
Where: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston
When: Oct. 7
What: Local farmers, fishermen, chefs and other purveyors, craft brew fest, cooking demonstrations, chef cookoff and music.
5. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Where: Newport, R.I.
When: Sept. 21-23
What: More than 100 vintners and two dozen restaurants and caterers, appearances by celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pépin, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.
6. A Taste of The Litchfield Hills
Where: Harwinton, Conn.
When: Aug. 25-26
What: Small plate samplings of local farmers, restaurants and other food producers, local wines, crafts and live entertainment.
PATRICK GARVIN/Globe Staff