The 9th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival 2020
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Eat Drink RI Festival 2020

by David Dadekian

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the 2020 Eat Drink RI Festival is postponed. Please follow Eat Drink RI on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

The 9th Annual celebration showcasing the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island.

Eat Drink RI is switching things up in 2020 with this 9th version of our annual multi-day extravaganza. We’re producing a couple of brand new events, showcasing the return of one of our favorites and looking to focus more on what makes our local food system one of the best in the country–if not the world–while continuing to support the needs of like-minded charities.

Please join us for one or all of the events below, spaced out over two weeks at the end of April and beginning of May, and held in several spots in our picturesque state.


The 2020 Festival kicks off on Sunday, April 26th with a Chefs Collaborative Fundraiser event at the beautiful Newport Vineyards. Fans of local food have come to love the always sold-out Chefs Collaborative BBQ held every fall for the past 10 years. Now a group of New England’s top chefs are coming together for a one-time-only spectacular evening focused on the mission of building a better food system.

EDRIF Chefs Collaborative Fundraiser

On Thursday, April 30th it’s the return of the Women’s Feast, a dining experience prepared by some of the region’s most talented chefs for a multi-course dining event. This unique event is held at the Revival Brewing Company in Cranston with a portion of the proceeds going to charities supporting gender equity. Come see why the Women’s Feast is the event that Eat Drink RI is most proud to be a part of each time it comes along.

Eat Drink RI Festival Women's Feast

On Thursday evening May 7th, Eat Drink RI is pleased to partner with the Rhode Island Lions for Lions in the Vineyard, a chefs tasting fundraiser to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital Healing Arts Program and Rhode Island Lions Children’s Cancer Fund held at Newport Vineyards.

Lions in the Vineyard

The Festival closes on Saturday, May 9th with all-new Presentations at the Riverside event venue at Sprout CoWorking Providence. Details are coming soon!

Eat Drink RI Festival Presentations

Festival Sponsor:

Providence Tourism Council

Charitable Partners:

Chefs CollaborativeHasbro Children's Hospital Healing Arts Program and Rhode Island Lions Children's Cancer Fund
Chefs Collaborative and Women’s Feast photos by David Dadekian / Presentations photos by Brad Smith