Eat Drink RI Festival set for April 24-27

Eat Drink RI Festival set for April 24-27

The 8th annual Eat Drink RI Festival, taking place Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27, will showcase farmers, chefs, bartenders and food and drink artisans from across Rhode Island.

This year’s festival features the second Sommelier Punchdown on April 24 where a handful of the state’s best certified sommeliers are pitted against each other in a wine theory quiz, a blind wine tasting, and a collaboration with a local chef.

A new women-prepared dining event, Rhody Women’s Feast, will be on April 25 at the Revival Foodworks & Brewery in Cranston. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island.

April 26 will be the 7th annual Truck Stop to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, taking place in the food bank’s parking lot in Providence. There will be more than 20 food trucks, drinks, and local musicians.

The festival closes with a Grand Tasting featuring samples and sales from local food artisans, locally produced beers, wines and spirits in the Rotunda and Ballroom of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

For more information and tickets, visit eatdrinkri.com/festival .