Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield
Sure, the kids may be there for the rides or the livestock, but you’re there to eat: fried cheese, fried Oreos, fried butter, fried Brussels sprouts (not that bad for you), and the fair’s enormous (and enormously popular) Big E Cream Puffs. There’s even a craft cocktail bar at this bad boy.
Two words: free samples. Well actually, many more words than that, as this is a great chance to reboot your good eating intentions. Meet our regional farmers, fishers, and purveyors as you take in live cooking demos and watch a seafood throwdown (two chefs going knife-to-knife with their pescatarian dishes.)
Time to pop one last/one more summer-friendly bottle. Sip on five champagnes from Louis Roederer, including their Blanc de Blanc, Brut Premier, and Brut Rosé. The patio party includes food stations, passed hors d'oeuvres, and desserts.
Rhode Island Convention Center
Could it be that we’re actually a fashionable region? Test that theory during a weekend of runway shows that show off the work of emerging designers, which capture the interest of NYC buyers annually.