Food, Cars and Brews in Boston

Ed Greable Blogger September 9, 2017

Boston is home to a number of events for adults and teens to enjoy. Here are a few events that you might want to check out this month.

Boston Calling Block Parties

Boston Calling is offering free live performances on the Rose Kennedy Greenway through September 14 at Dewey Square. Performances take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays. The event features a cash bar for those who are 21 and over as well as food available for purchase.

Boston Local Food Festival

The free Boston Local Food Festival will take place on September 17th from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The event provides participants with the opportunity to sample some of the best fresh food in the area, including food obtained from local farms and fishermen. Local beers, wines, cider and mead will also be available at the festival. The festival also features lots of music and art created by local talent.

Most of the food samples at the festival are around $5 or less, while the festival itself is free. The festival is a zero-waste event, which means over 91 percent of the waste is diverted and 100% of the energy is offset. All perishable items at the event are made from locally sourced products.

OctoberFest at Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery is bringing back its 23rd annual German-style Octoberfest on September 29th and 30th. Spanning over three stages, the event features live music as well as a large selection of Harpoon beers and ales. The event will also offer plenty of bratwurst and other German food made available by a local German restaurant. Keg bowling, Chicken Dancing, a German chocolate cake eating contest and German Oompah bands will be among the entertainment provide at the event, which is one of the largest OctoberFests in New England.

The OctoberFest will take place from 5:30 pm to 11:00 on September 29th and from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm on September 30th. The festival takes place at 306 Northern Avenue on the South Boston Waterfront. There is no parking at the Brewery, but a shuttle is available from South Station from Summer Street going toward Fort Point Channel. The cost is $25 per person, with the ticket including one drink and a souvenir cup. Designated drivers receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

The Boston Cup Classic Car Show

The Boston Cup classic car show will take place on September 25th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The show features 100 exceptional cars such as the Bugatti. Tickets range in price from $50 to $100 depending upon the type of access you wish to have. The City receives a reimbursement of about $25,000 per year for the private use of People’s Park for the event. If you don’t have the money for a ticket, you can still catch a glimpse of the cars as they leave the Common at around 2:00 pm.

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