The food is definitely the star at the Charlestown Seafood Festival. From lobsters, chowder, shrimp and clams to traditional fair food, the gastronomic extravaganza has something for every palate.

Food Vendors

The following vendors are among those currently slated to participate in the 2024 Charlestown Seafood Festival and may be subject to change. Please know the sample menus provided below are examples of the types of food that may be available. It is within each vendor’s discretion to finalize their menu for the Charlestown Seafood Festival and all items listed may or may not be available throughout the duration of the event.  

Tropical Illusion

Shave Ice, Frozen Banannas

Rhode Island Shell Fisherman

Littlenecks, Oysters


Chili Bros Food Company

Jambalaya, Blackened Shrimp, Blackened Scallops, White Rice, Crawfish Boil


New England Soft Serve

Ice Cream, Sundaes, Floats, Shakes, Slush


International Foods and Creative Cuisine

Seafood Platter, Crab Cake, Gyros, Greek Salad, Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp Platters, French Fries


Wild Bills Soda /Northeast Old Fashioned Soda Company

 Old Fashion Soda


Top Concessions

 Linguica, Kielbasa, Italian Sausage, hamburgers, Hot dogs, French Fries

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Sunset Farm

Burgers, Fries, Short Rib, Grilled Cheese, Clam Chowder, Pulled Pork Sliders, Brisket Slider, Ribs, Wings, Chicken, Pie Slices, Cookies, BBQ Sliders, Skewers with scallops wrapped in bacon, Skewers with prime rib, Skewers with shrimp, Fish Tacos, Lobster Tacos, Lobster Quesadillas, Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, Stuffies, Pork Belly Tacos, Steak Tacos, Fish Sandwich

Nutmeg Concessions

Fried Shrimp Platter, Fried Calamari Platter, Fried Clam Strip Platter, Fisherman’s Platter, Lobster Roll, Onion Rings, Corn Dogs, Cheese Bites Mac and Cheese, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreo, Fried Candy Bars, Fried Twinkies and Corn Dogs


Frank’s Frank and More

Hot Dogs, Lobster Rolls, Clam Cakes


Newport Creamery

Awful, Awful

Breachway Grill

Lobster Rolls and Pizza
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401 Oyster Company

Oysters, Clams, Shrimp and Oyster Stuffie
clam cakes and chowder

Kenyon's Grist Mill

Clam Cakes, Rhode Island and New England Chowder


Riga Bello’s Fried Dough

Fried Dough


Del's Lemonade


Frozen Lemonade


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The Charlestown Rathskeller

French Fries, Lemonade, Lobster Rolls, Fish Sandwich, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Fish and Chips

Buddy’s Diner

Lobster, Scallops & Bacon, Cajun Shrimp, New England Clam Chowder, Clam Cakes, Fried Clams, Fried Calamari, Fried Shrimp, Fried Fish, Shrimp Cocktail, Seafood Basket, Lobster Bisque, Crab Cakes, Whole Belly, Clams, Pizza, Spinach Pies, Calzones, Meatballs, Eggplant Sandwiches, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Snail Salad

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Blue Rock Catering & Behan Family

Full Raw Bar (Oysters, Littlenecks & Jumbo Shrimp), Lobster Grilled Cheese, Rhode Island Stuffies, Smokey Old Bay Clam Dip w/ Kettle Chips.

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Fry Guys

Fresh cut fries, Whole Belly Clams, Clam Strips, Fried Scallops, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soda, Water, Fired Oreo, Hot Wieners

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Laughing Crab Catering

Crab Cake Sandwich, Crab Cakes and Saltines, Shrimp Puppies, Grilled Shrimp, Chesapeake Curly Fries or Chips, Maryland Soft Shell Sandwich, Corn Dogs, Clam Strips, Fish and Chips, Rockfish Basket, Crab Won-Tons, Crab Cake Slider, Alligator Sandwich, Shrimp Salad Sandwich, Popcorn Shrimp, Stuffed Rockfish with Chips, Garlic Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, Rockfish Sandwich, Coconut Shrimp, Crab Soup, Seafood Platter, Crab Stuffed Hushpuppies

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Poutine Gourmet

Poutine with toppings including Clams casino poutine

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Milk Caffe

Coffee Milk, Hot and Iced Lattes, Chai Tea Lattes, Caffe Mocha Frozen or Hot, Boba Tea, Bubble Tea, Taro Milz Tea, Jasmine’s Green Tea

Alaina’s Mobile

Lobster Rangoon, Lobster Roll, Scallop Roll, Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

Joe's Snack Shack

Pizza, steamers, lobster rolls, fish and chips, shrimp mozamibique, clam cakes, calamari and a clam boil

Let the Dough Roll

Donut Ice Cream Cones, Hand Rolled Dough Cones Baked with Cinnamon Sugar, Lined with Nutella and filled with Ice Cream

D & L Lobsters

Lobster Dinners, Shrimp, Corn Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Steamers, Lobster Rolls both New England and CT Hot, Clam Chowder, Shrimp Chowder


Jungle Juice Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies, Frappuccino’s, Chocolate covered cheesecake and bananas


CC’S Spiral Potatoes

Sweet Potato and White Chips, Corn Dogs, Fried Pickles, New England Clam Chowder, RI Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Lobster Bisque, Chicken Tenders 


Angel Kitchen

Clam Cakes, New England Chowder

Jerry’s Food Concession, Inc.

Eclairs, Whoopie Pies, Cookies, Cannolis, Funnel Cakes, Cheese Fries, Fried oreo, Fried Twinkies, Chicken Tenders, Popcorn Cheese Fries, Clam Cakes

J & J Concessions

 Fish and Chips, Fried Clams, Scallops, Shrimp, Fried Veggies, Clam Cakes

Salt Pond Oyster Company

Shuckin & Truck Salt Pond Oyster Company

Scallop Roll, Lobster Grilled Cheese, Littlenecks, Lobster Rolls, Shrimp, Fish Tacos, Oysters, New England Clam Chowder

Salt Pond Oyster Company

Sweet B’s Donuts

Mini Donuts with topping

Salt Pond Oyster Company

Nutmeg Concessions

Hot dogs, Hamburger, Steak and Cheese Sandwiches, Sausage Sandwich, Chicken Tenders French Fries and Onion Rings

Aquidneck Island Oyster Company

Oysters, Clams, Bay Scallops

Meat Sweats RI

Steak Sandwiches , Soda, Chips

Just Dogs

Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Smoothie, Strawberry & Lemon Lemonade, Pretzels, Chocolate Chips Cookies

Blount Clam Shack

Lobster Rolls, Clam Cakes & Chowder, Fish and Chip Platter, Fried Shrimp Platter, Grill Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster & Street Corn Nachos

La Guaguita Del Sabor

Jonah Crab Stuffed Alcapurria, Bake Lobster Tail with Tostones, Seafood Empandas, Seafood Rice, Shrimp Mofongo cups, Lobster Sandwich with Fries Fish & Chips.

Quench Your Thirst at Our

Beer + Wine  Tents

 The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce has two Beer & Wine Tents at the Charlestown Seafood Festival.  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

*No outside beverages are permitted at the festival.

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  • 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)
  • 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.


  • 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 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Aerial Performer - Dancing Loon
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Cross Rhode Blues
  • 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)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Blue Zappacosta Mermaid in the Kid Zone -  Come have your picture taken with a mermaid!
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -
    David Tessier's All-Star Stars
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Cross Rhode Blues
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Crazy on You - Tribute to Heart
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Cross Rhode Blues
  • 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


  • 11 a.m. - Gates Open
  • All Day - Carnival, Food Vendors, Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts, and Beer & Wine Tent
  • 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)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Blue Zappacosta Mermaid in the Kid Zone -  Come have your picture taken with a mermaid!
  • 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

The 39th Annual

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 2, 3, & 4, 2024

The Fun Begins In...








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Ninigret Park

5 Park Lane, Charlestown RI 02813

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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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