From cranberries to chocolate to pies to Shaker food, New England has no shortage of food festivals this fall. Pick one and bring your appetite.
Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour, Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Jackson, NH
The tour will begin at the Nestlenook Estate and go through town to inns and stores to collect chocolate treasures. The tours will be every weekend beginning Nov. 29 until Dec. 22. It is $25 per person.
Currier and Ives Christmas Cookie Tour, Dec. 13, Monadnock Region of NH
This self-guided tour to inns, shops and historical socities will have participants stuffed to the brim with cookies and new recipes for the holiday season. At the 12 different stops, homemade Christmas desserts, and refreshments will be handed out, so make sure to bring a tin. Tickets are $10.
The Sun WineFest, Jan. 23-25, Uncasville, CT
With mouth-watering dishes and specialty cocktails to boot, the 12th annual Sun WineFest at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Ct., has a little something for everyone. Don’t miss the “Celebrity Chef Dine Around,’’ where foodies can sample signature dishes prepared by the area’s finest chefs while sipping on premium wine or beer. Visit www.mohegansun.com for more info, or call 1-888-226-7711. Tickets start at $70.
Pies on Parade, Jan. 25, Rockport, ME
The 11th Annual Pies on Parade Pie Tour takes place in Rockland on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1-5 p.m. During this event, pie lovers travel from one historic Rockland inn to the next, sampling the pies at each one—including the LimeRock Inn’s signature Key LimeRock Pie. Visit www.historicinnsofrockland.com/pies-on-parade for more info, or call 207-596-6611. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children under 10.
Mid-Winter Chocolate Fest, Date TBD, Portland, CT
The First Congregational Church of Portland will hold this midseason fest. The event, put on by the church’s Women’s Fellowship, is just in time for Valentine’s Day. Call 860-342-3244 for details, admission is free.