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Rhode Island Building

The $150,000 Rhode Island Building was dedicated in 1957, marking the completion of the Avenue of States and the realization of Joshua Brooks’ dream. The building is a replica of the Old Statehouse that is now preserved as a shrine in Newport.

In Rhode Island you’ll see exhibits featuring fine gold and sterling silver, posters and works of art and other handiwork. You’ll also find information about the state’s beautiful coastline and attractions that may just entice you to pack your bags and head for the Ocean State. Sample sumptuous Rhode Island clam cakes, and wash them down with frozen lemonade or specialty coffees.

2023 Rhode Island Exhibitors

13 Stars Hot Sauce – Variety of hot sauces ranging from mild to extreme; apparel

Association of Rhode Island Authors – Books of all genres written by Rhode Island authors

Bad Dog Tools – Multipurpose drill bits, cutting and grinding wheel, router bits, biter sheet material cutter, saw dog blades and rover bits

Blount Clam Shack – Clam cakes, clam chowder, stuffies (breading filled with clams, scallops and shrimp and served on a quahog shell) and fountain drinks

Broken Gear – Veteran-made bullet bracelets, apparel, shoulder bags, key chains, wooden flags, fishing kits, military service LED lights and wooden signs

Del’s Lemonade & Refreshments Inc – Frozen lemonade in classic lemon and other flavors; take-home mix, novelty cups, soft pretzels and assorted bottled beverages

Fenham Publishing – H.P Lovecraft books, collectibles, maps and posters; sharing the history of Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Houdini in Rhode Island; books on Rhode Island history, hiking, humor, and ghost stories; Rhode Island puzzle poster

Friskie Fries – French fries with toppings that include pulled pork, chili, poutine, buffalo chicken , parmesan or cinnamon sugar; assorted milkshakes, classic fries, chicken tenders, fried calamari and fish

Lady Ann Candies' Candyland Market – 20 flavors of fudge; handmade varieties of jumbo chocolates, chocolates and freshly roasted nuts by the pound, popcorn, brittle and assorted bagged candies

Little Maven Lemonade – Organic bottled lemonade featuring natural ingredients. Three flavors include original, Amazonia and Unicorn.

National Gold & Diamond – Large display of gold and silver jewelry, watches and cleaning products; onsite chain machine is producing necklaces throughout the fair

Rhode Island Brewers Guild – A variety of local beers brewed in Rhode Island, representing breweries from across the state.

Saugy’s Inc – A food truck located on the back lawn serving Saugy's - RI's first frankfurter - chips and drinks.

Southeast Light Delights – Hot and cold lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese balls, lobster grilled cheese, scallops and grilled cheese

Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille – Varieties of Rhode Island-produced wine by the glass and frozen wine slushies.

Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery – Farm fresh milk (12 ounces) in several flavors including Rhode Island's official beverage - coffee milk; freshly baked jumbo cookies and ice cream cookie sandwiches

Rhode Island Experiences

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo - Step inside the Rhode Island building to get a preview of this year's spooktacular event, running September 28 through October 31, where thousands of hand-carved pumpkins twinkle throughout the grounds of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence. This year's theme is not yet announced but is sure to wow you as you wander the trails among the pumpkins and experience the magic of this iconic Rhode Island event that must be seen to be believed. Get a sneak peek at this year's pumpkins in the exhibit located inside the RI Building.

Rail Explorers USA - Take a tour with Rail Explorers and experience the magic of the railroad like never before! Ride the rails on pedal-powered 'Rail Explorers' - a unique activity suitable for everyone. One of five locations in the country, the Rhode Island tour operates along the Old Colony Railroad, built in 1862. The rails meander alongside spectacular Narragansett Bay, offering riders unique views that include Jamestown, the Mount Hope Bridge, Hog Island Lighthouse, and coastal woodlands. Riders on the Southern Circuit are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy at Bayside Station during the 20-minute turnaround. Sunday morning brunch tours along with sunset and fireside tours and a new evening lantern ride!

A national treasure trove of fun

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