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Westport Foodie Fest is a great way to get a taste of Connecticut

16 Oct 2012 8:25 AM
Westport Foodie Fest is a great way to get a taste of Connecticut

Perhaps nothing tells you more about a region than its celebration of local food traditions. It is during these celebrations that one can most easily catch a glimpse into the lifeblood of a given community. Whether utilizing locally grown ingredients or honoring traditions brought here from other countries, these events are the perfect way for a community to come together and bond over good food.

A new event in the Greenwich area is hoping to provide locals with a way of doing this for years to come. The Downtown Westport Foodie Fest, just a short drive from Greenwich, will be officially starting on October 26, and many residents are already excited about the local eats - and drinks - that will be available.

The sheer scope of the event is enough to get any foodie's mouth watering. According to the event's website, there will be scores of edible options - sweet, savory and everything in between - offered day and night from October 26 to 28. Featuring food from local farmers' markets, high-end restaurants, barbecues and many other venues, the Foodie Fest is sure to give some of the residents of the nearby luxury homes a better understanding of the local food scene.

Of course, many guests will surely want to complement their gourmet eats with delectable drinks. Luckily, there will be plenty of beer and wine available to help wash down the food. Micro-brewed beer and a wide assortment of wine will ensure that the festival will be a chance for Greenwich residents to unwind.

If you're looking for a great way to get a taste of Greenwich's local food scene, there may be no better way than to take a short ride to Westport and experience the first annual Foodie Fest. Whether you're new to the area or have been here for years, this event will surely whet your appetite for excellent food from the region's restaurants and farms.