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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST30, 2013 ' ' Page 9 by j51ngela Cornacchio Still Feasting in Septem- ber ... In the fall, Newport, RI enters into what many con- sider its most majestic sea- son. Newport is hosting many Food & Wine events, Fairs and Festivals including the 43 rd Annual International Boat Show, Newport Man- sions Annual Wine & Food Festival, Norman Bird Sanc- tuary Annual Harvest Fair, International Oktoberfest, Bowen's Wharf Seafood Fes- tival and Newport Restaurant Week. As the summer sun starts to give way to crisp, salt- water breezes and the tree tops are painted in vivid hues of crimson red, brilliant yellow and burnt orange, Newport, Rhode Island enters into what many consider its prime season. While Mother Nature shows off, enjoy awe- inspiring architecture, rich history, enchanting winer- ies, coastal charm, miles of trails, farm to fork dining and fme boutique shopping -- it's all here in the City-by- the-Sea. The 43 rd Annual Interna- tional Boat Show, Septem- ber 12-15  is one of the larg- est in-water boat shows in the country. Held throughout Newport's downtown water- front locations, the impres- sive show is a mariner's par- adise, showcasing domestic and foreign goods as well as a variety of sail and power- boats. Visit www.newport boatshow.com for a complete list of exhibitors and boats. The Coggeshall Farm Museum's 40 th Annual Har- vest Fair, September 14 th- 15  in nearby Bristol, unfolds at a living-history farm that depicts agrarian life in 1799. Activities for all ages include hay rides, face painting, craft-making, a chance to see the farm's animals and hand-milk a cow, hay bale toss, sack races and other traditional games. Attend a cooking demonstration with farm-raised products, listen to traditional music and watch the Ladies of the Roll- ing Pin dance. See the work of Rhode Island artisans and enjoy local foods. For further information, please visit www.coggeshallfarm.org. The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival are one of a kind and the events start to take place in early September. (Photo courtsey of Goviva.com) The 8  Newport Mansions Annual Wine & Food Festival will be held September 20 th- 22 "d at The Elms. Rosecliff and Marble House mansions, featuring over 100 of the finest New England restau- rants and wines from around the world. One of the most anticipated food festivals in the country, guests will savor the opportunity to en- joy cooking demonstrations Food Network's "Iron Chef" Alex Guarnaschelli and dames Beard Award winner, Michel Richard -- hosted by Claudine P6pin. The festival will also feature a Sunday Brunch with Guarnaschelli, various celebrity chef ap- pearances, seminars with wine experts, a two-day Grand Tasting on the Marble House lawn, a gala at Rosecliff and much more, all in Newport's most spectacular locations. For more details visit www.newportmansions.or 9 for a complete itinerary. The Norman Bird Sanctu- ary Annual Harvest Fair, October 5th-6  carries on the tradition of family fun as it kicks off the fall with a local "small-town" festival. Enjoy town-fair entertainment in its freshly plowed fields, a plethora of food stations as well as jam and baked good tastings, craft stations, games, home & garden com- petitions and hay rides. A staple of New England fall festivals, the two-day Harvest Fair provides family activi- Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate. 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 ties all weekend long, includ- ing old-time favorites like Tug-O-War and the Mud Pit. Log onto www.normanbird sanctuary.org for further information. International Oktoberfest, October 12 th- 13 th welcomes fall with the celebration of German cuisine, brews and entertainment at the New- port Yachting Center over- looking the harbor. A cel- ebration for all ages, this year organizers are touting Sunday as the designated "family-oriented" day. Visit the Biergarten to taste sea- sonal and international brews along with other American favorites. Also sa- vor beloved brats, schnitzel, sauerbraten, potato pan- cakes and more German cui- sine. Listen to traditional German music all weekend long in a fall celebration and reunion of family and friends. Visit www.newport waterfrontevents.com for a complete list of activities, vendors and musicians throughout the weekend. The Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, October 19th--20 th celebrates autumn's bounty with seafood dishes and live music celebrating Newport's "Harvest of the Sea." Local restaurants and fishermen prepare their best dishes under colorful tents around the wharf accompanied by live folk, Celtic, "sea-shanty" and blues music all weekend long. Spirits, soft drinks and desserts are all available, as well as seating throughout the wharf. Come and enjoy many local restaurants' most prized lobster dinners, clam chowders, "stuffies," clam cakes, shrimps, scallops, raw oysters and even some land- lubber-friendly dishes. Visit www.bowenswharf.com for a I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 complete list of vendors and performers. There's no better time to savor New England in the fall than during Newport Restau- rant Week, November i st- 10 th. Enjoy 50+ restaurant offerings throughout the week as well as the opportu- nity to sample new seasonal items from Newport and Bristol County's most tal- ented chefs. Cooking classes, walking tours, and lodging packages will also be available in conjunction with restaurant meals. Visit www.DisoaverNewportRestaurant Week.org for participating res- taurants, events and special offers throughout the week. Newport is hosting many Food & Wine events, Fairs and Festivals begin Septem- ber 12 th and continue on through October. Visit www.DiscoverNewport.org to find more information on the must attend events that highlight what New England in the fall has to offer! Save the Date ... Monday September 30 th is Denise Hajjar's Fall Fashion Show to benefit Dress for Success Boston at her new location the InterContinental Hotel - Boston. Join emcee Dr. Mallika Marshall along with Boston's notables as they walk the catwalk. Dress for Success will welcome fashions finest to this new boutique, which enables Denise to have her retail and design studio at the same location allowing her to expand her services to include onsite one-of-a kind custom designs, expert tai- loring and couture alter- ations for men and women. Hajjar also plans to partner with an eco-friendly dry cleaning company in the near future to provide neigh- borhood residents and com- muters with convenient drop off/pick up service. InterContinental Hotel and luxury residences opened in 2006 and their Director of Business Development, Tim Kirwan says, "Denise ap- peals to our guests and resi- dents because of the highest of quality and workmanship she dedicates to her modern classic and couture fashion designs. At the Interconti- nental, we strive for those same qualities for our guests." Denise began her career in 1983. Over the years she has dressed some of the most recognizable women from Boston to Hollywood. Denise has "become known by her fans as the "go to" designer. "I love designing for women who are simply looking for beautiful great fitting pieces to comPlement their figure and their existing wardrobe." "I am so excited to have a big beautiful street front bou- tique with floor to ceiling win- dows to show case my de- signs and accessories. I look forward to partnering with the InterContinental, and host many wonderful events, social functions and runway fashion shows". I will do a follow up on the show with more de- tails as they released but SAVE THE DATE, Monday, September 30 TM at the InterContinental Hotel on Boston's waterfront located at 510 Atlantic Avenue, Suite a, Boston. You can also visit www.denisehajjar.com or www.dressforsuccess.org for more information on the de- signer and charity. A Tasty Treat to Compli- ment Your Time in the City ... I am going to spice up my recommendation for a res- taurant with one holding a top class event! Wine & Wis- dom at Smith & Wollensky Celebrates National Wine Week September 16th-20 th with proceeds benefiting Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. To learn more you can visit www.smithandwollensky.com. Learn to Speak Italian this Fall at the Dante Alighieri Society Adult Italian Language School In Cambridge, MA Registrations Are Now Being Accepted Classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings from 7 pm to 9:30 pm Starting September 10 ending November 14 Tuition $250 For Detailed Course Information Visit www.dantemass.org