Johnny Cake Festival this weekend


Take a step back in time during the Johnny Cake Festival at Kenyon’s Grist Mill in West Kingston on Oct. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy free samples of autumn fare, as well as beverages, sweets, snacks and more. Savor Johnny Cakes and purchase a variety of food, art, and products from more than 85 local vendors, including area farms, artisans, restaurants and businesses.

Listen to live music from 12 talented bands and enjoy wine tasting from four local wineries, sample local craft beer and purchase by the glass. Take a tour of the historic mill, which is the oldest manufacturing business in Rhode Island, and enjoy a colonial encampment. Visit with the alpacas, sheep, goats and wild birds, and enjoy the foliage along the scenic Queen's River and waterfall in the village of Usquepaugh.

There will also be a variety of old world demonstrations and other activities.

Admission is $2 per person. Children ages 5 and younger are free. Free parking is exclusively at the Washington County Fairgrounds, only minutes from the mill. Free shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the event. Food and clothing donations will be collected to benefit the Jonnycake Center. For directions and more information, visit or call 800-7-KENYON.


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