Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

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Adult Admission: $84 alcohol included

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Downcity Providence Food Tour

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Adult Admission: $84 pp (with Alcohol)

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15 Fall Festivities to Gobble Up – November Lil Rhody Round-Up

Emma Sullivan | October 30, 2018 | Culture, Food, Things To Do
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It’s officially fall and we are so very close to the holiday season. But don’t you worry – we’ve got all of your holiday shopping covered. Between the holiday markets in our November Round-Up and our Rhode Island Red Food Tours gift certificates, you can find something for everyone on your list. We will be shopping small and local businesses this holiday season and we hope you will too!


Ahhhh! Did you know that our food tour season comes to end this month? Our Newport Neighborhood food tours end on 11/24 and Downcity Providence food tours end on 11/17. Hurry and book your Rhode Island Red Food Tours experience in Newport or Providence before our season ends. You never know what will be new next season! Book your food tour today.


Big Fall Book Sale
Friends of Rochambeau Community Library
Thursday, November 1 from 1 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday, November 2 from 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, November 3 from 1 pm – 5 pm

Dive into the Big Fall Book Sale at the Friends of Rochambeau Community Library. Whether you’re a book lover or have one in your life, this is a great way to add to any book collection. Bonus: you will be supporting your local library!

Bring the whole family and have the kiddos pick out something new to read. The Library has thousands of gently used donated books in over 50 categories. There truly is something for everyone in the family! Most books are priced at $1 and children’s books are 50 cents. Better yet, Friday and Saturday are discount days – fill your bags for $5/bag. It really can’t get much better than that.

Friends of Rochambeau Community Library is located at 708 Hope Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Fall Restaurant Week
Newport County
Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 11

It’s baaaackkk! We don’t know about you, but we love exploring and eating during Newport Restaurant Week. More than 50 restaurants in Newport and Bristol Counties participating in the seasonal restaurant weeks. Participating restaurants offer two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50. Whether you are taste-testing a new favorite or treating yourself to an old favorite, Newport Restaurant Week is a great week to be a foodie in RI.

Stoneacre Brasserie and the Vanderbilt Grill, two of our Newport Neighborhood food tour partners, are participating in restaurant week. We definitely recommend that you add them to your Restaurant Week round-up.

Find a full list of participating restaurants and their menus here.

Seal Days 
Weekapaug Inn
Friday, November 2

Always wanted to see a seal in its natural habitat? Seal Days is a perfect time. As the days shorten and temperatures drop, harbor seals return to the lagoon for winter. Hop on the Inn’s skiff and scout the waters for seals lounging on the rocks. After your adventure, head inside to learn more about local seals and make seal-themed holiday ornaments to bring home.

Boat excursions will be offered at 1 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be booked over the phone. Call 888-565-5023 to reserve your spot.

Weekapaug Inn is located at 25 Spray Rock Road in Westerly, Rhode Island.


Can’t make it to a food tour before our season ends? No worries! We offer gift certificates, which can be used for any tour, any time. Purchase yours today to plan ahead for next year or as a gift for someone on your holiday shopping list. Buy your Rhode Island Red Food Tours gift certificate today.

Farmers & Artisan Market
The Arcade Providence
Every Sunday in November and December from 11 am – 3 pm

The Arcade Farmers & Artisan Market is back! The market starts back on Sunday, November 4 and continues every Sunday until December 23. Shop and support small, local businesses this holiday season (and beyond.) If you ask us, local gifts are the best gifts. Vendors rotate weekly, so you’ll always have a new shopping experience. Vendors specialize in art, local food, vintage, apothecary goods, and more. You can find the starting list of vendors here.

The market is free and since it’s on Sundays, parking in Providence is free and plentiful. Stop by the Arcade Farmers & Artisan Market to stock up on local food, window shop for the holidays or find your new favorite treasure.

The Arcade Providence is located at 65 Weybosset Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Drunk Cat Stories II

Friday, November 9 from 8:30 pm – midnight

For cat lovers and storytellers. The night’s performers will get drunk and tell you their best cat stories. Whether it’s about a cat they’ve loved, hated, or just briefly met, these stories will make you laugh and cry.

Tickets are $8 and the Providence Animal Rescue League will receive 25% of the ticket cost.

AS220 is located at 115 Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island.

Resident Artist Holiday Sale
The Steel Yard
Saturday, November 10 from noon – 6 pm

The Steel Yard’s resident artists are showing off and selling their work from their residency. Whether you are holiday shopping or just browsing, you are sure to find plenty of cool and creative pieces.

The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Ave in Providence, Rhode Island.

WaterFire Salute to Veterans
Providence, Rhode Island
Saturday, November 10 at 4:30 pm

The WaterFire Salute to Veterans marks the end of WaterFire’s 2018 season. If you haven’t had a chance to experience WaterFire this season, now is your chance. Make a whole day of it – come in the afternoon for a food tour, take a late afternoon boat tour then sit and soak in the unique experience. Between the music and the magical atmosphere, it’s something you’ll never forget.


We offer private group tours year-round. Our private tours are perfect for extra special occasions like birthdays, corporate outings, team building, alumni events, and more! Find more information about planning your perfect private Rhode Island Red Food Tour here.


Edible Wild Mushroom Presentation and Potluck with the Mushroom Hunting Foundation
South Kingstown Land Trust Barn

Wednesday, November 14 at 6 pm

Did you know that Rhode Island is home to many species of wild, edible mushrooms? Fall is one of the best times of year to go mushroom hunting in RI. Representatives from the Mushroom Hunting Foundation will be discussing how to safely enjoy RI’s wild mushrooms and where to find them. Their presentation will feature local mushroom photography, cover the basics of mushroom science and safety, and detail the diverse and delicious fungi found in our area. Bring a dish to share at the 6 pm potluck, followed by the presentation at 7 pm.

RSVP at or 401-789-0962 ext. 205.

The South Kingstown Land Trust is located at 227 Robinson Street in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Made on Honor Market
The Guild

Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from noon – 6 pm

So many of our favorite Rhode Island makers will be showing off at the Made on Honor Market. Timed just perfectly for holiday shopping, the Made on Honor Market will be one of our first holiday-shopping stops. We plan to give as many local gifts as possible this holiday season and we challenge you to do the same. This market is free and open to the public, so bring your spending money and load up on local goodies.

A full list of current vendors is available here.

The Guild is located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Winter Marketplace
Blithewold Mansion
Sunday, November 18 at 1 pm – 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 4 pm

If you’ve been meaning to take a tour of Blithewold Mansion, this would be a great time. Enjoy the holiday decorations and pick up some holiday gifts at their Winter Marketplace pop-up. Local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists will be setting up shop in the Visitors’ Center for the day.

Pre-registration is required and tickets are $7 for non-members. There are two different time slots to choose from at checkout. Purchase your tickets here.

Blithewold Mansion is located at 101 Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Holiday Lantern Tour
Newport Historical Society

Friday, November 23 – Saturday, December 22

Learn how the first Newporters celebrated the holidays on this historical Holiday Lantern Tour. This is an all-weather tour, so be prepared for the New England winter weather. The Holiday Lantern Tour is a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased day-of or by calling 401-841-8770. Space is limited, so pre-purchasing tickets is recommended.

Tours depart from The Museum of Newport History and Shop, which is located at 127 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.


30th Annual Warren Holiday Festival
Friday, November 23 – Saturday, November 24

Finish up your Thanksgiving leftovers and dive right into Christmas at the 30th Annual Warren Holiday Festival. The two-day celebration is jam-packed with annual favorites like visits from Santa, choral performances, ornament workshops, and more. This year’s lineup will be released soon, so check back here for more information.

The Holiday Festival takes place throughout downtown Warren, Rhode Island. A map of events will be available closer to the event date.


Follow Rhode Island Red Food Tours on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to keep up with all of the fun happenings in Rhode Island this month (and every month!)


Ladies’ Drawing Night
Twenty Stories
Tuesday, November 27 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Hang out with local artists and get your creativity flowing at Ladies’ Drawing Night. Local artists Maret Bondorew will lead the night’s activities. Fun fact, Maret is the lead illustrator for Frog and Toad Press in Providence!

Ladies’ Drawing Night is a monthly gathering of local female-identifying artists gathering around a table with their sketchbooks. Drawing together and interacting builds a sense of community by creating art and sharing a drink together. All skills levels are welcome, even those who are not artistically inclined. There will be wine and cookies for everyone to enjoy.

Twenty Stories is located at 1005 Main Street, Unit 8206 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The Cup Show III: An Exploration of Individuality 
Hope & Main
Thursday, November 29 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm

The Little Clay Studio is presenting The Cup Show, an exhibition showcasing discovery and self-expression. This year’s exhibition host is Hope & Main in Warren, Rhode Island. Artwork will be available for purchase and there will also be a holiday sale during the exhibit.

Hope & Main is located at 691 Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island.

Newport Holiday Stroll
Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2

Enjoy a stroll through Newport where you will find unique New England events like ice skating downtown, caroling, live performances, and (of course) holiday shopping in downtown Newport. Head to Bowen’s Wharf for the 48th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa Claus and grab lunch at one of Newport’s amazing restaurants. They will be serving up everything from apple cider to pumpkin spice lattes to New England Clam Chowder to locally sourced sea-to-table plates. Plan your Newport Holiday Stroll here.

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