Fans from across the globe will take over scenic Fort Adams today through Sunday to hear some of the world’s greatest musicians at the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers, but no one should leave the Festival without visiting the Craft and Food Vendors who set up shop on the Festival grounds.

From handmade jewelry to handcrafted clothing to dog collars and dolls, there’s something for everyone. Foodies can try beet burgers or beet cheesecake, venison chili or wild boar nachos, oyster Po’ Boys or lobster rolls, BBQ brisket or mac and cheese croquettes and more.

2018 Craft Vendors
  • Adrienne Lockett Designs – Handmade Jewelry
  • AfriRoot Collections – Fair Trade Import from Women’s Collective in Africa
  • Alexander Nesbitt Photography – Fine Art Photography of Newport & World Travel
  • Anni Maliki – Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Apsara – Printed and Organic Clothing, Jewelry
  • Arachne by Carol Clay – Handwoven Clothing and Home Accessories
  • Art by Aaron Reed – Hand Painted Art Work
  • Artist Edwin Lester – Original Oil on Canvas Paintings
  • Ashanti Fields Collection – Handcrafted Men’s and Women’s Clothing
  • Athalia of Newport – Jewelry
  • AvaLove – Silkscreened Women’s Clothing
  • Aziz Fashions – Clothing and Accessories
  • Bella Blue Art Studio – Handcrafted Leather Bracelets and Accessories
  • Beth Russo Jewelry – Jewelry
  • Chez Art – Original Art, Paintings and Prints
  • Collage Illusion – Artist, Mixed Media
  • Dazzle Studios – Handmade Jewelry
  • Denur Crafts – Soapstone Carvings, Wooden Carvings, Mobiles
  • Dharma – Women’s Clothing
  • Dioum Baskets – Hand Made Baskets
  • Domingo Craft – Wire, Bead and Metal Ornaments
  • Fatima’s Silver Creations – Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Hands That Rock – Massage
  • Henna by Heather – Henna Body Art
  • ITES International – Contemporary Fashions and Accessories
  • Jessica Designs – Handmade Jewelry
  • Jewelry by Alyce Faye, Inc. – Original Art Sculpted from Wire
  • Kabyco Designs – Handcrafted MetalWorks & Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Karen Grace Designs – Jewelry
  • Ken Daley – Original Paintings and Prints
  • La Linquere Fashions – Custom Designed Clothing and Accessories
  • Lara B Designs – Leather Handbags and Accessories
  • M&M Links – Handmade Jewelry from Stones, Wood, Shell, Glass, Pearls, Crystals
  • Metallic Art Graphics – Mixed Media Graphics on Metal
  • Michael Weintrob Photography – Fine Art Photography
  • Mistura – Handcrafted Wooden Watches
  • Norden Arts – Handmade Clothing and Bags
  • Our Good Dog Spot – Dog Collars, Preppy & Nautical
  • Peter M – Fashion Jewelry
  • Piche’ Designs – Music Themed Arts & Décor
  • Precious Pieces – Handcrafted Shoes, Baskets, Masks, Handbags
  • Pure Shea Store – Natural Handmade Soaps, Shea Butters
  • Rare Image – Art
  • Redfern Collective LLC – Watercolor & Oil Paintings on Canvas
  • Richard Conde Photographer – Picture Photos
  • Ron Stattner Originals – Wire Sculpture
  • Shedrick Studios – Acrylic Paintings on Canvas
  • Suzette Art Couture – Millinery and Scarves
  • Taber Studios – Handcrafted Sterling and Gold Jewelry
  • The Sankofa Collective Doll Edition – Handmade Contemporary Art Dolls
  • The Silver Seashell – Sterling Silver Jewelry with Seashells & Semi-Precious Stones
  • Tommy Conch – Handmade Jewelry, Sterling Silver and Gold
  • Toucan Hats – Hats
  • Vision of Tibet – Handmade Fair Trade Crafts of the Himalayas
  • Zachary Bloom Jewelry – Gemstone Jewelry
2018 Food Vendors
  • 401 OYSTERS – Oysters, clams, shrimp, cocktail crab claws, seaweed salad, crab cake, and tuna poke.
  • BEET BOX – Beet Burgers, Philly Beet Steak, Tempeh BLT, Kale Salad, All sandwiches available gluten free and many are Vegan, Raw Vegan Desserts (gluten free) Carrot Cake / Chocolate Torte / Beet Cheesecake
  • BES Specialties – Strawberry Shortcake, BBQ Pork Sandwich, Strawberry Smoothies
  • BINGE BBQ – Brisket Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Sweet Potato Sandwich, Andouille Corn Dog with Chile con Queso, Mac & Cheese Croquettes, Hand Cut Ruffled Potato Chips w/ Ranch Dip
  • CULINARY ENTERTAINMENT – Grilled Pizza
  • DEL’S LEMONADE – Lemonade
  • DIEGO’S – Loaded Chicken Tinga Taco, Loaded Fish Taco, Loaded Street Corn Taco, Chips, Salsa & Guacamole
  • DOCKSIDE SCOOPS – Ice Cream Novelties, Scooped Cups & Cones
  • FANCHEEZICAL – Grilled “cheez” sandwiches, Nachos, Fiesta Salad, Watermelon
  • FORK IN THE ROAD – Oyster ‘Po Boy’ + Curly Fries, Muffaletta Sandwich + Curly Fries, Cajun Crab Cakes, Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts, Salt or Cajun Fries
  • FORT ADAMS CONCESSIONS – Hot Dogs, Burgers, Meatball Grinder, Sausage & Pepper Grinder, Philly Cheese Steak, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Fresh Fruit Cup, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Fresh Cut French Fries, Poutine, Assorted Drinks
  • FULLY ROOTED – A variety of fresh juices made from combinations of apples, oranges, cucumbers, spinach, lemons, celery, watermelon, beets, carrot, kale, ginger and cayenne pepper. Wheatgrass shots.
  • HOMETOWN POKE – Poke Bowls including Ahi tuna, Atlantic salmon, Steamed Shrimp, Hormone-free Chicken, and Organic Tofu.
  • MATUNUCK OYSTER BAR – Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, and Lobster Rolls.
  • MELVILLE GRILLE – Portuguese Fish Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Rocky Point Red Chowder, Clam Cakes, General Tso’s Calamari, Rhode Island Calamari
  • OPEN SEASON – Venison Chili, Chili Cheese Fries, Bison Burger, Wild Boar Nachos, Wild Boar Quesadilla, Lousy Hunter, Fish Tacos, Gator Bites & more
  • PICK POCKETS – Falafel Wraps with hummus, lettuce, tomato, feta, hot banana peppers, and olives.
  • PLOUF PLOUF – Duck Burger, Kobe Burger, Duck Confit, Crab cakes, Lobster Fries, Chicken Sandwich, Salmon Sandwich, Caprese Sandwich, Grilled Steak, Fresh Frites
  • SAUGY’S – Saugy Natural Casing Frankfurters and Saugy Skinless Frankfurters, both free of gluten and MSG
  • THAI JASMINE – Garlic Chicken on a Stick, Veggie Spring Rolls, Pad Thai Noodles, Rice & Garlic Chicken, Lomein, Gluten Free Papaya Salad, Gluten Free Sticky Rice with Mango
  • THE COFFEE GUY – Hot Coffee, Iced Chai Latte, Cold Brew Iced Coffee, Cold Brew Latte, Iced Tea
  • THE NUTTY BAVARIAN – Cinnamon-glazed Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, and Macadamia Nuts, Salted Cashews, Shaved Ice
  • TIMI’S – Gyros, Greek Salad, Mediterranean Platter, Hummus and Pita, Tabbouleh, Dolmathes, and Baklava.

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.