A whole new festa experience is coming to the SouthCoast in 2021, featuring plenty of food and drinks right in New Bedford.

Just a few months ago, the SouthCoast was rocked by the news that the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament had been postponed for the second year in a row. However, Michael Canasta, the president of the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc., which sponsors the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, hinted at a series of special ticketed events for the upcoming summer and fall seasons, and the first has finally been announced.

The first annual Craft Beer and Food Truck Festa will take place at Madeira Field in New Bedford on August 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. As its name may suggest, the festa will feature craft beers from the SouthCoast and its surrounding areas, and will showcase a variety of the region's delicious dining options.

Beer from Berkley Beer Company of Berkley, Canned Heat Craft Beer Co. of Fall River, Black Hat Brew Works of Bridgewater, Mayflower Brewing Company of Plymouth, Buzzards Bay Brewing of Westport, Second Wind Brewing Company of Plymouth, Bog Iron Brewing of Norton, and Twelve Guns Brewing Company of Bristol will be featured on tap. Food trucks featuring everything from acai bowls and cannolis to Tex-Mex and Portugese dishes (plus so much more) will also be parked at the event, waiting to serve up all the yummy goodness.

The festa will be a 21 and older event and will go on rain or shine.

Tickets are not on-sale quite yet and the Clube Madeirense has yet to announce when they will be available, but tickets must be purchased ahead of the event and will not be available at the door.

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