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2014 Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER   September 11 - 14
44th Annual Newport International Boat Show
One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, NIBS features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services and accessories, plus educational seminars in a venue that spans historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there’s only one place to be!

September 19 - 21
The 9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationallyrenowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration.

OCTOBER   October 4 - 5
Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 40 Annual Harvest Fair
Nothing says New England in the fall like an old-fashioned Harvest Fair. From the Mabel Express Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, mud pit and midway, to the Children’s Tent filled with natural crafts for kid’s creativity, there is fun for every age. Pony rides, musical entertainment, New England crafters, and fabulous food combine for a weekend enjoyed by the entire family. 10am-5pm. Tickets: $6 Adults, $3 Children.

October 11 - 12
International Oktoberfest
The International Oktoberfest delights an all-ages crowd with Bavarian brouhaha and bubbly brews! Experience our International Biergarten and spirited performances by nationally acclaimed Oktoberfest show bands and traditional dance troupes, plus there’s plenty of authentic Austro-German cuisine to go around. So, find your flugelhorns, lederhosen and favorite autumn brew because this is a showcase of everything Oktoberfest!

October 18 - 19
Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
Area restaurants celebrate the “harvest of the sea” on historic Bowen’s Wharf, in downtown Newport. Enjoy a smorgasbord of seafood, baked goods, and kid-friendly fare. Groove all day long to live music by area bands. The festival offers plenty of children’s activities. Rain or shine, under the colorful tents.

NOVEMBER   November 7 - 16
Newport’s Fall Restaurant Week
A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurant without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport & Bristol County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $30 for a three-course dinner.

November 22 - January 4, 2015
Christmas at the Newport Mansions
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season - November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

November 28 - January 1, 2015
Christmas at Blithewold
Christmas at Blithewold has a new theme every year. The Mansion is open for touring Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m. - 5 p.m. Buy your admission tickets online or at the door. Our wonderful volunteers work hard to incorporate the annual theme into their decorations and design of their rooms; almost every room at Blithewold is decorated for Christmas! Our Christmas includes a 18 ft Christmas tree, music performances, teas, sing-a-longs with Santa and more. November 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015.

DECEMBER   December 1 – 31
Christmas in Newport
A month long celebration of the Holiday Season throughout Newport. Enjoy a series of concerts, tree lighting, craft fairs, candlelight house tours and much more.