FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Festival Dates and Directions

UPDATE regarding Charlestown Seafood Festival 2024

(Revised Post December 1, 2023)

The 39th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival is scheduled for August 2, 3 & 4, 2024 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

More information for the 39th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival in 2024 is coming soon.

Please bookmark this page to stay updated with announcements. We also invite you to sign up for our email list and to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Vendors

Please check our vendor section below.  We are accepting applications to review for the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival at this time.

Sponsors

For information on event sponsors, check out our sponsor page. Reach out with interest and questions to Kimberly Poland at 401-743-7272 or [email protected].

Campers

Please go to the below RV Camping Section. We are currently taking applications to review for the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival.

Festival Attendees

Make sure you save the dates – August 2, 3 & 4, 2024!
More details to come! We are currently planning the 2024 festival! If you have questions, please contact us!

Festival Directions

For directions CLICK HERE »

 

Contact Information

The Charlestown Seafood Festival Hotline: 

401-364-4031 

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 their shift; entrance to the festival for the days they volunteer; 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 in 2024.  We are currently accepting applications.

    Please click here to download and print the application to fill out and mail in with your check.

    The $175.00 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 $36.00 for a three-day bracelet.

    Self-contained units only, no hookups.
    Space limited to the first 150.

    (No-Refunds – No Cancellations).

    Vendor Information & Forms

    The Charlestown Seafood Festival welcomes a wide variety of food and craft vendors. We are currently planning the 2024 festival.

    Existing Food Vendors –  please click here to download and print the application to mail in with your deposit to hold your space for 2024.

    If you are a “new” food vendor who would like to be considered for the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival, please fill out the form below and submit to be considered.

     

    NEW Food Vendor Application

    Existing Craft Vendors –  please click here to download and print the application to mail in with your deposit to hold your space for 2024.

    If you are a “new” craft vendor who would like to be considered for the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival, please fill out the form below and submit to be considered.

     

    NEW Craft Vendor Application

    *Please note, this is only for Craft Vendors.  Commercial Vendors (new or returning) are required to fill out the Commercial Vendor Application below.

    Seafood Festival Contract »

    Department of Health Food Application »

     

    Commercial Vendor Application

     

    Brochure

    The 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival Brochure is coming soon!

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    FRIDAY

    • 12 p.m. - Gates open 
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
    • 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Doctor Benda's Rhythm Army
    • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Take it to the Bridge 
    • 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Street Survivors Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

    Opening Day Ride Special: Friday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ride all rides for $35.

    SATURDAY

    • 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
    • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
    • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Aerial Performer
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Caswell Cooke and the Peel and Eat All Stars 
    • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -
      David Tessier's All-Star Stars
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Crazy on You - Tribute to Heart
    • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - ACDC Tribute band "Dirty Deeds"
    • 9 p.m. - FIREWORKS (Rain date Sunday, August 4th)
    • 11 p.m. - Festival Closes

    SUNDAY

    • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
    • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
    • All Day - Professional Sculptures by Greg Grady - Sand Sculpture Display
    • 11 a.m. - Rhode Island Street Rodding Association Car Show
    • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Robert Black- Tribute to Elvis
    • 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Stella Tunes Karaoke/DJ (Small Stage near the Carnival)
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Eight to the Bar
    • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Hazard Country - Contemporary Country
    • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Voices of Rock Featuring Sean Byrne
    • 10 p.m. - Festival Closes

    INFORMATION & MERCHANDISE TENT

    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 39th Annual

    Charlestown Seafood Festival

    August 2, 3, & 4, 2024

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    Join Us

    Ninigret Park

    5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

    Contact Us

    401-364-4031

    Festival Hours

    Friday, August 2: Noon to 11 p.m.
    Saturday, August 3: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Sunday, August 4: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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