Love the island life? Then there’s no better way to kick off the springtime than by attending the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival! The 23rd annual event is one of the most celebrated events of its kind, thanks to the food and wine industry experts attending and variety of events set against the unique and beautiful backdrop of Nantucket Island. The Nantucket Wine and Food Festival marks the awakening of the island, when restaurants, galleries, activities and tours open for the spring and summer season. It’s the perfect kickoff to the warm weather season, and a bucket list event for foodies and wine lovers alike.
From intimate wine tastings in beautiful private residences to enjoying culinary tent sessions where you can sample food, wine and craft spirits, shop and enjoy cooking demos, the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival has events for everyone! Some of the events that take place on Nantucket Island at the festival include:
Signature Events: Signature Events at the Nantucket Food and Wine Festival includes luncheons, wine tastings, a welcome reception, gala events and much more. It also includes three Grand Tastings, the heart and soul of the festival. Attendees can sample over 600 wines from over 150 prestigious wineries around the globe and nibble on amazing food from regional restaurants and artisan purveyors.
Great Wines in Grand Houses: The Great Wines in Grand Houses event series pairs delicious, notable wines with beautiful Nantucket architecture. The small, intimate tastings take place in private residence grand island homes.
Seminars: The seminars at the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival are dedicated to learning about a wide variety of topics from America’s Cheese and Wine to bubbles and caviar, Oregon wine and much more. Seminars offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the topics as well as sample featured wines.
Culinary Village: The culinary village features 4 culinary tent sessions, where attendees can enjoy celebrity cooking demos, food and wine samples, craft spirits, shopping, entertainment and more. An oyster bash and farewell cocktail party also happen in the culinary village, which takes place on the White Elephant Village Lawn.
Special Events: There are a variety of special events taking place at the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, including late night parties, luncheons, yoga and much more.
For a full schedule of all events, click here.
The Nantucket Food and Wine Festival events primarily take place at the White Elephant, the Official Host Hotel of the festival. There are a variety of amenities available to those staying at the hotel, for a full list, click here. There are also award-winning dining and spa services available on site.
50 Easton St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
There is no RVing at the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, and no RV parks located on the island, but there are some RV parks and campgrounds on other islands or areas nearby. Travel to Nantucket is available on ferry or by air.
These RV parks vary in distance from Nantucket Island, but they include:
Even if you don’t have an RV of your own, you can still enjoy the ease and comfort of traveling and staying in one. When you rent an RV from RVshare, you can enjoy a private bathroom, stocked kitchen and comfortable bed to lay down in each night, all while traveling to your final destination! You can rent an RV in your hometown and travel to your nearby RV park, stopping by your favorite nature sites or National Parks along the way, or pick one up upon arrival in Massachusetts.
If you’d prefer to stay at a hotel when attending the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, there are several on the island to choose from. These include:
White Elephant Hotel – Official Host Hotel
White Elephant Village – Sister to White Elephant Hotel, offers a private residential experience
For a full list of accommodations recommended by the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival, click here.
The Nantucket Wine and Food Festival takes place on Nantucket Island, which is located thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod Nantucket Island. The island itself is only accessible by air or by ferry on the sea. For more information on how to get to the festival, or how to travel to the island, click here.
Tickets can be purchased to a variety of Nantucket Wine and Food Festival events over the course of the four-day festival. Tickets can be purchased online in advance of the festival. To view a full event schedule, view prices and purchase tickets, click here.
The Nantucket Wine and Food Festival is one of the most unique of its kind, set in a beautiful island setting. It’s a must-attend event for wine lovers, foodies and those who just enjoy beautiful weather and great events! You can spend the day exploring Nantucket Island, attending festival events and returning back to your RV for a comfortable bed, private bathroom and fully stocked kitchen. When you rent an RV from RVshare, it’s all possible. Even better, you can experience all the beauty that Massachusetts has to offer before or after your visit to the festival.
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.