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Exploring Local And Beyond

Welcome To The Hometown Explorer, Your Ultimate Guide To Exploring The Best Local Hotspots In Connecticut And Beyond. Join Us As We Discover Delicious Restaurants, Breweries, Vineyards, Food Trucks, Local Museums And Any Other Local Hot Spots That Our Area Has To Offer. Our Motto Is "Exploring Local And Beyond" Which Means We Focus On Exploring Our Own Local Area In Connecticut, Showcasing The Unique Cultural And Culinary Offerings Of Towns And Cities Here And Beyond. From Hidden Gems To Well-Known Hotspots, We'Ll Take You On A Journey Of Discovery. So Come Along With Us As We Explore And Discover The Best Of What Connecticut And Beyond Have To Offer.

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Jul 2024

New England Taco Festival
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Guilford, South Central Connecticut Planning Region

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Jul 2024

New England Taco Festival
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Guilford, South Central Connecticut Planning Region

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Connecticut Pickle Festival
11:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Berlin, Capitol Planning Region

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Connecticut Pickle Festival
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Berlin, Capitol Planning Region

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Oct 2024

Glow Fest Food Truck Festival 2
02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Webster, Worcester County

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Oct 2024

Glow Fest Food Truck Festival 2
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Webster, Worcester County

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Nov 2024

Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2
12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Ledyard, Southeastern Connecticut Planning Region

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Nov 2024

Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2
12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Ledyard, Southeastern Connecticut Planning Region

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Jul 2024

Waterford Family Food Fest
11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Waterford, Southeastern Connecticut Planning Region

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Glastonbury Food Truck Festival
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Glastonbury, Capitol Planning Region

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Aug 2024

Glastonbury Food Truck Festival
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Glastonbury, Capitol Planning Region

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CT Beer Fest 2023: Connecticut Brewers Guild - 65 Breweries, Earth Day Celebration, and Live Music
CT Beer Fest 2023: Connecticut Brewers Guild - 65 Breweries, Earth Day Celebration, and Live Music
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CT Beer Fest 2023: A Journey Through Hops and Happiness

Welcome to the visual diary of the Connecticut Beer Festival 2023, an event that brought together a vibrant tapestry of flavors, fun, and festivity, all under the banner of the Connecticut Brewers Guild. This album is more than just a collection of photographs; it's a story of community, craftsmanship, and celebration, encapsulating a day where the earthy aroma of hops mingled with the melodies of live music and the spirit of Earth Day.

Celebrating Earth Day with Every Sip

As you flip through these pages, you'll notice that this year's festival was not just about savoring the finest brews but also about honoring our planet. Held on Earth Day, the event intertwined environmental consciousness with the joy of beer tasting, reminding us of the delicate balance between indulging in our passions and preserving our world.

65 Breweries, Infinite Flavors Each photograph is a tribute to the 65 breweries that participated, showcasing their unique stories, brewing artistry, and the people behind the pint. From classic lagers to experimental ales, the range of flavors and styles was as diverse as the brewers themselves. These images capture the essence of their craft – the meticulous selection of ingredients, the precise brewing processes, and the shared joy of creating something extraordinary.

Rhythms and Brews: The Soundtrack of the Festival As you delve deeper into this album, you'll feel the pulse of live music that graced the event. Bands and artists, local and beyond, provided the perfect soundtrack to the festival, creating an atmosphere that was both electrifying and intimate. Each photo echoes the chords and melodies that filled the air, adding an auditory dimension to this visual journey.

? A Community United by Beer ?

Beyond the beers and the bands, these images capture the heart of the festival – the people. From enthusiasts and connoisseurs to curious first-timers, the festival was a melting pot of individuals united by their love for good beer. Smiling faces, clinking glasses, and animated conversations fill these pages, a testament to the community spirit that the Connecticut Brewers Guild fosters.

Memories Preserved ?

As you reach the end of this album, we hope that the memories of CT Beer Fest 2023 linger on. Whether you were a participant, a brewer, or just an admirer of the craft beer community, these photographs are a gateway back to those moments of joy, discovery, and unity. Until the next pour at CT Beer Fest 2024, let's raise a glass to the memories made and the friendships forged.

Cheers to the Connecticut Brewers Guild, to Earth Day, and to the timeless art of brewing!
Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2023 - Ledyard, CT by American Food Truck Festivals and sponsored by Kit Na Brewing
Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2023 - Ledyard, CT by American Food Truck Festivals and sponsored by Kit Na Brewing
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winter_fest_food_truck_fest_updated_poster Directory | BISTRO BUDDY | Food & Drink Community Network The, Vloggers | Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews, Hometown, Social Media Influencer | Food & Drink, Expl Join The Hometown Explorer On Youtube As We Discover Connecticut'S Local Hotspots And Beyond. Explore Restaurants, Breweries, Museums, And More. Discover The Best Of Our Area!

Step into the vibrant world of the Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2023, captured in this extensive photo album that brings the spirit of Ledyard, Connecticut, to life. Each image in this collection tells a story of community, culinary exploration, and festive joy, encapsulating a memorable weekend on November 18th and 19th at the scenic Ledyard Green.

From the first click, you're transported to a winter wonderland where the air buzzes with excitement and the aroma of diverse cuisines. The festival, a haven for food enthusiasts, features a spectacular array of food trucks like Kit NA Brewing Co., EL BORI, and CHOMPERS, each offering a taste of their unique culinary delights. Not just a feast for the taste buds, the festival also presents a visual banquet with the colorful trucks set against the picturesque backdrop of Ledyard's natural beauty.

Special moments are frozen in time – children's wide-eyed wonder as they meet Santa Claus and The Grinch, friends and families huddled together, savoring hot chocolate and apple cider, and the community coming together to support local vendors like Jewelry by Heart Anna and Grandma Sue's Home Decor. The album also highlights the contributions of key organizers such as Bistro Buddy and Hometown Explorer, and the involvement of Events by Robin and American Food Truck Festivals, showcasing the collaborative spirit that makes this event a success.

As you flip through the photos, you'll also experience the warmth of holiday movie screenings under the stars, the excitement of the Roaming Railroad rides, and the charm of Carly’s Critters petting zoo, each frame capturing the essence of family-friendly fun.

This photo album is more than just a collection of images; it's a tribute to the 'Families feeding families' motto that embodies the heart of the Winter Fest Food Truck Festival. It's a visual storybook that celebrates the union of local craftsmanship, global cuisines, and the unbreakable spirit of the Ledyard community.

Dive into this photographic journey and relive the magic, the laughter, the flavors, and the unforgettable memories of the Winter Fest Food Truck Festival 2023.

Winter Fest Food Truck Festival: A Culinary Winter Wonderland
November 18th & 19th, 12 pm to 6 pm
Ledyard Green, 722 Colonial Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT

A Whimsical Winter Feast Awaits!
Join us at the Winter Fest Food Truck Festival to kick off the holiday season with sumptuous bites, festive vibes, and community spirit!

Mingle with Santa & The Grinch!
Our special guests from the North Pole, Santa Claus and The Grinch, are eager to sprinkle some festive joy and pose for cherished photos with you and your loved ones!

Embark on a Gastronomic Adventure!
Journey through a world of flavors with our diverse lineup of food trucks, serving up a bounty of global delights. Keep warm and cozy with luscious hot chocolate and apple cider while indulging in hearty winter eats.

FOOD VENDOR LIST
Kit Non Alcoholic Brewing Co
CANTERBURY KETTLE CORN
CHOMPERS
EL BORI
FLAVORS
MEATBALL BOMBS
UNCLE D's BBQ
COUSINS MAIN LOBSTER (Sunday Only)
STEVE'S LEMONADES & GRILL
SHAKING CRAB
SULTAN KEBAB
SUPA DUPA FOOD TRUCK
CHICK-FIL-A FOOD TRUCK (Saturday Only)
Experience the Magic of Holiday Movies!
Snuggle up with family and friends as we screen beloved holiday classics like Home Alone and The Grinch! Bring along your chairs and blankets for a comfy cinematic under the winter sky.

Celebrate Local Craftsmanship & Global Cuisines!
Support our local vendors by shopping for unique gifts and crafts while basking in the rich flavors of international dishes, earning you complimentary raffle tickets with each purchase.

VENDORS LIST
Jewelry by Heart Anna
Grandma Sue's Home Decor
Artisan Gens
Aj's Home Made Pet Treats
CB’s Creations
Space Case
Sunny Meadows Farm - Jewelry
CRICKETS CURIOSITIES
COLOR STREET
Mj's Custom Jewelry
Sarah’s Sweet Treats
MS Print & Press
Solly's Bakery
Inn Season Resorts
Renewals By Anderson
LEAFGUARD
Adventure & Excitement for All Ages!
The Roaming Railroad invites you for delightful rides around the festival at just $5, while Carly’s Critters presents a live petting zoo for animal lovers to enjoy!

FREE Entry for All!
Families Feeding Families: Our Heartfelt Motto
We believe in nurturing a community spirit and our motto, "Families feeding families", exemplifies just that. It’s not just a festival - it's a gathering of joy, sharing, and festive indulgence.

Your culinary winter wonderland awaits! Bundle up and immerse yourself in a world of festive flavors, enchanting entertainment, and joyful community experiences at the Winter Fest Food Truck Festival!

Glow Hartford 2023 Ultimate Holiday Experience Festive Frames Glowing Trains Family Fun Photo Opportunities
Glow Hartford 2023 Ultimate Holiday Experience Festive Frames Glowing Trains Family Fun Photo Opportunities
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Glow Hartford 2023: A Magical Holiday Experience

Discover the enchanting atmosphere of Glow Hartford 2023, a winter wonderland that brings holiday dreams to life. This album showcases the event's most breathtaking scenes, from glittering light displays to festive decor.

Festive Frames and Glowing Trains: Photographic Highlights

Immerse yourself in a visual journey through the heart of the holiday season. Our photos capture the essence of Glow Hartford's Festive Frames and Glowing Trains, creating lasting memories of the season's joy and wonder.

Family Fun and Festive Activities at Glow Hartford

Glow Hartford is more than just a visual feast; it's a hub of family activities and holiday fun. From playful light pads to an indoor playscape, explore how families enjoy this seasonal extravaganza.

Culinary Delights and Live Music: The Taste of Celebration

Savor the flavors of the holiday with our culinary highlights from Glow Hartford. The album features images of signature drinks and festive foods, paired with scenes of live music that filled the air with cheer.

Glow Hartford's Vendor Variety: A Local Showcase

Get a glimpse into the diverse range of vendors and artisans at Glow Hartford. This section focuses on the unique crafts, jewelry, and local businesses that add to the event's charm.

The Ultimate Photo Opportunity: Capturing Glow Hartford's Essence

Experience the magic through our lens as we highlight the ultimate photo spots at Glow Hartford. From Cinderella's carriage to beautifully lit backdrops, these photos encapsulate the essence of holiday photography.

Festive Frames and Glowing Trains

Check out our latest video: "The Hometown Explorer Visits Glow Hartford"! Experience the magic and lights with us.

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Pizzatown Documentary 🍕 Photo Album 📷 Torrington, Connecticut
Pizzatown Documentary 🍕 Photo Album 📷 Torrington, Connecticut
CT Food Truck Battles Festival 2024
CT Food Truck Battles Festival 2024
112 Photos

CT Food Truck Battles Festival 2024 - A Culinary Extravaganza!

Welcome to the photo album of the CT Food Truck Battles Festival 2024! Held at the beautiful Woodtick Recreation Area in Wolcott, Connecticut, this year's festival was a spectacular celebration of food, fun, and entertainment.

Note: BISTRO BUDDY focused on capturing video content during this event, so we did not take a lot of pictures. The official photographer for the Food Truck Battles will release their own pictures on ctfoodtruckbattles.com.

Event Highlights:

  • Gourmet Food Trucks: Enjoy a visual feast of the top gourmet food trucks from around Connecticut, serving a diverse array of delicious cuisines.
  • Live Entertainment: Relive the exciting live performances from talented musicians and comedians, including the hilarious Gemini Comedy Entertainment.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: See the fun-filled activities for families and kids, including thrilling rides, games, and interactive entertainment.
  • Food Contests and Battles: Check out the intense food battles and eating contests that had everyone on the edge of their seats.
  • Craft Vendors: Discover unique treasures from local craft vendors and artisans showcasing their handmade products.

This album captures the essence of the festival, from the mouth-watering dishes and lively entertainment to the joyous moments shared by attendees. Whether you were there or wish you had been, these photos bring the CT Food Truck Battles Festival 2024 to life.