2019 TEXAS : APRIL 2019
TEXAS FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & SHOWS
(see also: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)
April 1-7, 2019
Annual Savor Dallas
The Savor Dallas wine and food festival has grown into a renowned wine and culinary extravaganza and has become a signature for the city of Dallas. It is the ultimate toast to the enticing epicurean culture of the vibrant Dallas landscape. The four-day festival features educational and wine-tasting seminars, wine dinners hosted at premier destinations in the city, the Arts District Wine Stroll and Savor the Arboretum. The festival culminates on Saturday with an elegant Reserve Tasting of world-class wine, spirits and beer, along with a premier silent auction, followed by the Grand Tasting event.
April 1-30, 2019 - The Thread Alliance's Blue Plate Special
During the month of April 2019, participating Houston restaurants will serve a “blue plate special” to support The Thread Alliance’s fundraiser, the annual citywide child abuse prevention awareness campaign encouraging Houstonians to take action against child abuse and towards healing. The Thread Alliance, a non-profit organization founded by Sheila Aron, is dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. Participating restaurants will offer guests a “blue plate special” and will donate a percentage or flat dollar amount to The Thread Alliance.
April 5-7, 2019 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival - Poteet, Texas
One of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas
April 19-21, 2019 9th Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival - Kemah, Texas
At the festival, we serve up affordable crawfish, with great flavor and freshness. When you come out, you will enjoy live music from great local and national bands! Crawfish will be sold by the pound this year, we will be cooking crawfish out of our BRAND NEW cooking units that will be able to produce 6,000lbs of delicious boiled crawfish per hour! Say bye-bye to long lines, and hello to scrumptious mud-bugs. In addition to crawfish, we will be offering great festival food as well.
April 22, 2019 Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 26-27, 2019 Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival
Pour into bliss this Ma and join in for a special springtime event that transforms Galveston Island’s Uptown Entertainment District into a food and wine lover’s paradise. With specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties, and live musical entertainment, it is sure to be the event of the year. Enjoy wines from around the world paired with delicious local food, and learn first-rate tips from popular chefs and renowned winemakers.
April 26-28, 2019 Austin Food & Wine Festival - Austin, Texas
Throughout the weekend, you'll experience up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars.
Between sessions, drop by the Taste or Savor Lounges for complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Then sip and nibble your way through The Grand Tasting Pavilion showcasing over 80 wine, spirit and artisanal food exhibitors, along with celebrated local and regional restaurants. Plus, pick-up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the Autograph Tent. Attendance: 9,000.
2018 TEXAS : APRIL 2018
TEXAS FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & SHOWS
events still waiting for new dates
April 3, 2018 - Epicurean Evening - Houston, Texas
Join us for "A Taste of Space" at Space Center Houston and enjoy samples from more than 40 area restaurants and food establishments and entertained by a variety of musical treats like mariachi bands and vocalists.
April 4-8, 2018 15th Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair - Sugar Land, Texas
The 5-day event begins on Wednesday with "La Dolce Vida", a VIP kick-off with a five-course dinner hosted by world renowned Offical Ambassador of Castello Banfi and Vinqe Regali, Luciano Castello. Bartender Challenge on Thursday, educational seminars, and The Grand Tasting on Friday from 6:00pm-9:30pm at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. The Sip & Stroll, will be held again at the grounds of the historical Imperial Sugar Factory from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday - featuring an outdoor beer garden that will have more than 100 different types of beers from 25 different breweries. Closing out the affair, the Bistro Brunch will serve various types of dishes inspired by international cuisines on Sunday from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Sugar Land Town Square.
April 10, 2018 Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza
Featuring the Iron Fork Chef Competition, the event will showcase the culinary talents of our city with food sampling from over 40 area restaurants alongside wine, beer and spirit sampling.
April 11, 2018 Dining Out in Dallas 'Battle of the Chefs'
Come join the fun as select chefs from the finest Dallas restaurants battle it out to be voted as the crowd favorite. Dining Out In Dallas is the signature fundraising event for the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation, raising over $2.1 million since 1995.
April 14-15 & 21-22, 2018 - Big Mamou Cajun Festival
Grand Prairie, Texas
A pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for…The Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village in Grand Prairie.
April 17, 2018 - Hops & Hogs 2018 - Houston, Texas
The unique ticketed event is designed to serve the greater Houston Metro area with a fun and a delicious gastronomic culinary experience which also promotes culinary school student scholarships in the alcohol and culinary fields. This fourth annual event brings together a local brewery, restaurants, chefs and culinary schools to sample their delectable offerings, each with a bacon enhanced twist!
April 20, 2018
Spring Wine Release
Wine Dinner & Silent Auction. Come celebrate and get a first-taste of Messina Hof's newest vintages being released this Spring! Reservations required.
April 21, 2018 Côtes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner
16 chefs, a tasting menu and wine pairing from 32 elite wineries. Multicourse fine dining created around a specific wine varietal for each dish. Live auction of one-of-a-kind experiences & a silent auction of more than 2,000 wines. One of the top 7 galas for the American Heart Association.
April 25, 2018
Wine and Music Festival. Each festival offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries (as well as samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites), and unplugged performances by major 'Top 40' music artists; benefiting local non-profit organizations.
April 27-29, 2018
Austin Food & Wine Festival
Throughout the weekend, you'll experience up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars. Between sessions, drop by the Taste or Savor Lounges for complimentary beer, wine and cocktails. Then sip and nibble your way through The Grand Tasting Pavilion showcasing over 80 wine, spirit and artisanal food exhibitors, along with celebrated local and regional restaurants. Plus, pick-up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the Autograph Tent. Attendance: 9,000.
April 27-29, 2018 Chicken Fried Steak Festival & Balloon Rally
In April 2011, the Texas Legislature declared Lamesa, Texas the "Legendary Home of the Chicken Fried Steak". The City of Lamesa celebrates this declaration each year on the last weekend of April by having a fun-filled weekend and cook-off competition. This year's CFS Festival kicks off on Friday night with a handmade chicken-fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a roll. Saturday's Highlight is the Chicken Fried Steak Cookoff Competition. Contestants start at 10:00 and must turn in their entry by noon to the Judges table. Festival attendees also get to pick their favorite Chicken Fried Steak. All winners will announced at 3:00pm. Saturday night the Hot Air Balloons will put on balloon glow and fire concert for spectators in the park. Vendors and contestants can register online
April 28, 2018 Tatum Pecan Pie Festival - Tatum, Texas
Annual Pecan Pie Festival. The whole idea began with the intention to host a mobile cancer screening center in our town. In order to have a venue for the screening center, a handful of dedicated Tatumites organized the festival. We intend to host the cancer screening center each year. We want to be known as the place to come for the best pecan pies in East Texas and where you can get your annual breast cancer screening. Come out and join us for the fun and food.
April 28, 2018 Annual Ranch Day - Lubbock, Texas
Ranch Day is a living history, educational event begun in 1970 at the National Ranching Heritage Center. More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present.