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WHALE’s 26th Annual Wine Festival & Silent Auction

* Wine & Beer from Around the World

* Live jazz music with Gregg Harper*

* Silent Auction*On a Plush Green Lawn Under a Tent*


The Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE) is pleased to announce its 26th International Wine Festival & Auction. Now known as one of the largest wine festivals in Massachusetts, the benefit opens Friday, September 16 from 5:30-9:00pm at the Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens.

The festival will offer world-class wine, beer and food with specialties from the region’s finest restaurants and caterers. Last year, we welcomed twenty vendors and offered 100 wines to try, including a beer selection. Tastings are presented by Krush Fine Wines. The silent auction with over 75 items will accept bids for antiques, collectibles, artwork and unique gifts.

Over the past 50 years, WHALE has facilitated the completion of more than 50 restoration and preservation projects. Proceeds will benefit their mission to save New Bedford’s history and architectural heritage. Tickets are $75 in advance and at the door. For more information, call (508) 997-1776 or visit

Participating restaurants include Black Whale, Brazilian Grille, Destination Soups, Dorothy Cox Candies, Emma Jean’s Cupcake Factory, Fathoms Bar & Grille, Fay’s Restaurant, Flour Girls Baking Company, Freestones City Grill, Frontera Grill Fresh Mex, Inner Bay Café, Morton’s Fork Catering, No Problemo Taqueria, Not Your Average Joe’s, Pink Box Desserts, The Pasta House, Tia Maria’s European Café.

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  1. I am planning to attend the Festival and Silent Auction this Friday. I was wondering if you could tell me what the dress mode usually is at this event? I could not find any photos of past years. Does anyone wear jeans, or is it much less casual? Do women wear dresses?

    1. Hello Kathy,

      It’s a mix since 500 or so people attend. Some women wear casual dresses, others pants and others jeans. It’s mostly business casual, and very few wear ties. Remember this is at a garden with a plush lawn under a tent so leave your heels at home!!

      Hope this helps! -A

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