Eat Drink RI Festival 2017 Grand Tasting

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  • April 28, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eat Drink RI Festival 2017 Grand Tasting
Eat Drink RI Festival 2017 Grand Tasting

The Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting features samplings of over sixty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in Hall D of the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the Tasting there will be all-new local food & drink presentations on the Frigidaire Professional Presentation Stage sponsored and provided by Wickford Appliance featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local producer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, all included with admission to the Grand Tasting.

We’re adding a 2nd food & drink presentation area at this year’s Festival Grand Tasting. Get a floor-level, up-close look at the detail work & techniques of these chefs and artisans with this more interactive and intimate show area.

For the full list of Grand Tasting tables and participants, please see the Exhibitors page (continually updated).

Grand Tasting tickets are $75 and includes all food and beverage samplings offered and Local Food & Drink Presentations

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  • April 28, 2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please visit this page to purchase an ad in our Grand Tasting program book.

Vendors/Exhibitors will receive:

  • One 6’ skirted table and trash receptacle
  • Cleaning, ice and trash services
  • Festival signage (8 ½” x 11”)
  • Tasting glasses provided to attendees
  • A listing with a link to your website on the “Grand Tasting” page of the Festival site, as well as your logo and products listed in the Festival program

Vendors/Exhibitors will provide:

  • Plastic serving dishes, flatware, toothpicks, napkins, etc., if your product requires it
  • Plastic glassware if preferred
  • Any marketing materials or décor you’d like for your table
  • Access to electricity must be indicated on registration form otherwise may not be available to your table

Tables for Vendors/Exhibitors who produce their products within Rhode Island are $350
All other Exhibitor Tables are $425

You may download a PDF of this form here, complete and mail it, along with a check made payable to:
Eat Drink RI LLC, 1061 Fish Hill Rd. Coventry, RI 02816

Please submit the following items to david@eatdrinkri.com:

  • Two certificates of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 minimum liability coverage for the date April 28, 2018 naming:
    • Eat Drink RI LLC
      1061 Fish Hill Rd.
      Coventry, RI 02816
    • Rhode Island Convention Center
      1 Sabin St.
      Providence, RI 02903
  • If mailing these insurance certificates, please send both to Eat Drink RI LLC, 1061 Fish Hill Rd. Coventry, RI 02816
  • Your logo in one of these formats: Photoshop, Illustrator, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, EPS. Logo should be at least 72 dpi @ 1200 pixels wide.
  • Your final tasting selections, if necessary, must be emailed no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for inclusion in the printed program book.

Eat Drink RI Festival — April 26 – 29, 2017

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The 6th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival is a celebration showcasing the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders and food & drink artisans from across the region, the Festival offers a VIP reception, unique dining opportunities, charitable events, and culminates with the Grand Tasting, an All-Local Tasting featuring farmer & chef cooking demonstrations and author signings.

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The Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting features samplings of over sixty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in Hall A of the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the Tasting there will be all-new local food & drink presentations on the Frigidaire Professional Presentation Stage sponsored and provided by Wickford Appliance featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local producer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, all included with admission to the Grand Tasting.

New to this year’s Festival Grand Tasting, Eat Drink RI is partnering with the Point Street Reading Series for a trio of food-author readings & signings.

For the full list of Grand Tasting tables and participants, please see the Exhibitors page (continually updated).

Grand Tasting tickets are $75 and includes all food and beverage samplings offered, Local Food & Drink Presentations and author readings & signings.

Point Street Reading Series

On Saturday morning, prior to the Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting, the Point Street Reading Series is hosting an intimate book & breakfast in celebration of David Leite’s brand new memoir Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at The Café at Easy Entertaining. The $45 ticket includes an autographed copy of Notes on a Banana and a delicious breakfast. Purchase tickets here.