September Events: Colonial Agriculture, Food Fests, and Porkapalooza

The Fall semester is about to start and we know you’ll be hitting the ground (and the books) running over the next few weeks. Remember to give yourself a break from studying every now and then and go explore this great, historical city. After you’ve walked the Freedom Trail a few times and sampled every Dunkin’ Donuts pastry on the menu, step up your sight-seeing game with a food-filled event in or near the Boston area. We’ve rounded up a few of the best options for the month of September.

Please note that many of the following events require tickets or reservations.

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

When: Saturday September 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Park Plaza Castle in Boston, MA.
What: Traditional Beer Hall style event with keepsake steins, live bands, games and giveaways, and plenty of fall themed brews.

Agricultural Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village

When: Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2013
Where: Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
What: An old-fashioned agricultural exhibit featuring traditional New England farm equipment and agricultural practices. Check out heirloom produce competitions, heritage animal breeds, participate in hands-on farm activities, and cheer on the plow races.

Charles River Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: DCR’s Artesani Herter Park, Brighton, MA
What: The festival features over 20 local food trucks offering a variety of fare including gourmet grilled cheese, Vietnamese sandwiches, lobster rolls, and plenty of dessert trucks.

Colonial Wedding Feast at Plimoth Plantation

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Where: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
What: Come see a traditional colonial style wedding and stay for the feast. The event is in the middle of the day, which allows visitors to see many other exhibits at the plantation including a demonstration of English home cooking, a Wampanoag Mishoon burning, and flag making.

Pastry Pop-ups at Taza Chocolate

When: Every Saturday in September, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Taza Chocolate – Factory Store & Tours, 561 Windsor Street, Somerville, MA 02143
What: Each Saturday, a local guest chef (from places like Flour, Oleana, and Hungry Mother) will create a special dessert featuring Taza Chocolate.

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

When: Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Lansdowne & Ipswich Streets, Boston, MA
What: Phantom Gourmet’s favorite vendors, restaurants, and brands will take over Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets at the tenth annual Phantom Gourmet Food Festival. A Sunday afternoon of tasty samples, sips, and live music.

Porkapalooza at the Salty Pig

When: Monday, September 23, 2013
Where: The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA
What: Two guest chefs go head to head and compete with dueling pork dishes.

Harvard Science and Cooking Lecture Series

When: Dates vary, but all talks begin at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Where: Harvard Science Center (One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, Hall C & overflow Hall E)
What: A lecture series combining the expertise of food specialists, world-renowned chefs, and Harvard researchers. Lectures vary from week to week and are open to the public.

Monday, September 9, 2013
“Science and Cooking”
Dave Arnold, Cooking Issues
Harold McGee, Curious Cook

Monday, September 16, 2013
“Sous vide: savory and pastry applications”
Jordi Roca, El Celler de Can Roca

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
“Elasticity: Dessert = Flavor + Texture”
Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef

Monday, September 30, 2013
“Diffusion & Spherification”
José Andrés, ThinkFood Group, minibar, Jaleo

Be sure to share any food events you find in the comments below or on the BU Gastronomy Facebook page and show us what you eat this month by following us on Instagram and using the hashtag #bugastronomy.

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