Festival Dates and Directions

The 2021 Charlestown Seafood Festival will be held on August 6, 7, and 8 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island. For directions CLICK HERE »

Contact Information

The Charlestown Seafood Festival Hotline: 


Charlestown Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 633, Charlestown, RI 02813

Beer & Wine Tents

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The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce has two Beer & Wine Tents at the Charlestown Seafood Festival each year.  These are the ONLY Beer & Wine Tents at the festival and the only place to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

Offering:  Beer, Wine, Prosecco, Hard Seltzers, and Non-Alcoholic Beer.


Volunteer Information

    We are currently seeking volunteers who can give their time by working on one or more shifts during our annual three-day festival.  The positions you may be placed are: 

    • Admission Gate
    • VendorGate
    • Ticket Collecting
    • Raffle Table
    • Sales Table

    The beer tent has already been staffed. 

    Please be aware that if you make a request you are not guaranteed that position as people are placed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    Volunteers get a tee-shirt; beer, wine, soda, and water after the shift; entrance to the festival for all three days; and an invite to our volunteer party in September.

    Please call the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce at 401-364-3878 x5 and ask for Heather Paliotta, Executive Director, to inquire about volunteering and to apply or email [email protected].

    RV Camping

    Charlestown Seafood Festival RV camping is available at the Charlestown Seafood Festival.  

    Self-contained units only, no hookups.  

    The $150.00 fee includes four days of camping (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) plus two admission bracelets (valid all three days of the festival) to the event.  Additional guests need to pay $20.00 for a three-day bracelet (one day free).  

    Space limited to the first 150.  (No-Refunds).

    For reservations and for more information, call 401-364-4031 or click here to download an application.

    Vendor Information & Forms

    The Charlestown Seafood Festival welcomes a wide variety of food and craft vendors.

    Food Vendor Application »

    Department of Health Food Application »

    Craft Vendor Application »

    Seafood Festival Contract »



    We are working on the 2021 brochure and will upload it as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, we invite you to browse a previous brochure.



    • 12 p.m. - Gates open 
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Take it to the Bridge 
    • 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. -Back in the Day
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

    Opening Day Ride Special: Friday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ride all rides for $25.


    • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • ALL Day - Performers, jugglers, clowns, balloon twisters & more strolling the midway
    • 11:30 a.m, to 1:30 p.m. - Country Mile Band
    • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Merchants of Cool (Foreigner Tribute)
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -Bon Jersey (Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
    • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - ACDC Tribute band “Dirty Deeds”
    • 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS (Rain date Sunday August 9th)
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes


    • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • 12 p.m.  to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small Stage near the Carnival)
    • 11 a.m. -3 p.m. - Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show
    • 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Cash Is King (Johnny & June Carter Cash Tribute Band)
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Eight to the Bar
    • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Another Tequila Sunrise (Eagles Tribute)
    • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - TBA
    • 10 p.m. - Festival Closes


    Make sure you drop by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Information and Merchandise tent.

    It’s staffed by friendly volunteers who can answer all of your festival-related questions.

    While there you can purchase tee shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and all kinds of fun memorabilia from the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce & the Charlestown Seafood Festival.

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    The 36th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival

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    Join Us

    Ninigret Park

    5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

    Contact Us


    Festival Hours

    Friday, August 6: Noon to 11 p.m.
    Saturday, August 7: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Sunday, August 8: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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