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Summer Foodie Festivals in Connecticut

oyster and foodie festivalsIt wasn’t that long ago that New Haven was named the top foodie city in the United States. But all across Connecticut, there are plenty of opportunities to discover new flavors, textures and cooking techniques, along with healthy food choices. Connecticut also has a wide variety of summer food festivals that celebrate everything from oysters to rhubarb. When you can combine Connecticut’s foodie culture with a summer festival, it’s a match made in heaven.

Connecticut Food Festivals by Private Car

Whether you’re going to down-home strawberry festival or pig roast at one of Connecticut’s many wineries, a historic waterfront food festival or an exclusive culinary event, a Connecticut food festival trip can be made even more enjoyable if you hire a private car. Not only will you start your trip in style, you’ll end the day by savoring the experience rather than navigating traffic or looking for your exit.

Summer Food Festivals in Connecticut

The Connecticut Office of Tourism’s event page is a great resource for finding food-related events in Connecticut: Just use the website’s “filter and sort” function to select your dates and then check the “food” box under “select event types”. This is also a great place to find concerts, cultural events, fairs and parades around the state. Here are a few Connecticut food and foodie events to consider, from June through September 2016.

What: Taste of Mystic
Where: Olde Mystick Village in Mystic, Connecticut
When: June 10, 5 pm – 10 pm; June 11, 11 am – 10 pm; June 12, 11 am – 5 pm
Why: This annual event highlights more than two dozen of the area’s best restaurants along with live music. Part of the proceeds from food and beverage tickets will benefit the Mystic YMCA and Mystic Aquarium.

What:Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Where: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford, Connecticut
When: August 6, 1 pm – 11 pm
Why: This fun summer riverside festival features authentic Caribbean cuisine and music, island beverages, spectacular costumes and dancing.

What: Milford Oyster Festival
Where: Milford, Connecticut
When: August 20, 10 am – 6 pm
Why: This event, now in its 42nd year, is regarded as one of the best oyster festivals in the country. Why? It might be the 35,000 oysters (19 varieties from eight states), the craft beers or the live music.

What: Greenwich Wine and Food Festival
Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut
When: September 23 – 24
Why: This event is a foodie paradise, with award-winning celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions with chefs, spirits experts and sommeliers. Check out the tickets page for special VIP meals, culinary events and concert times.

Planning Your Connecticut Foodie Trip

Before you go to a food event, be sure to check ahead for dates, times, reservations or ticketing information.

About Teddy’s

Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Teddy’s Transportation System provides professionally managed, dependable transportation services in Fairfield and Westchester Counties and the New York metropolitan area. We also provide transportation for groups and private car services for special occasions. For more information on Teddy’s, go to www.teddyslimousine.com or call 800-888-3339.

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