2017 TEXAS : OCTOBER 2017
TEXAS FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & SHOWS
events still waiting for new dates
October 1-3, 2017 - MUFSO 2017 - Dallas, Texas
The Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference-- or better known as MUFSO is the most comprehensive executive conference in the restaurant industry! Now in its 56th year, in addition to the ever-popular leadership content, featuring thought-provoking and inspirational Keynote Addresses that MUFSO is legendary for, the Conference Pillars represent the industry’s most progressive content with more than 30 educational sessions spread across discipline focused tracks including: Operations, Culinary, Marketing, Restaurateur and Ideas.
October 5-7, 2017
41st Annual East Texas Poultry Festival
East Texas Poultry Festival saluting the poultry industry. Arts & crafts, 3 day carnival, live entertainment, food vendors, cheerleading competition, photography show, quilt show, creative arts, poultry judging and auction and more.
October 5-8, 2017 31st Gruene Music & Wine Festival
New Braunfels, Texas
A four-day celebration of Texas and Americana music, as well as Texas, German, and New World wines, specialty beer, and handcrafted items.
October 6-8, 2017 21st Annual Lebanese Food Festival
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church. Authentic Lebanese Food.
October 6-8, 2017 - Annual Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, Texas
A Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the US. German heritage with German food and drink, polka and waltz contests, music on three stages -all weekend, artisans, Kinderpark, souvenirs and more! Fun for the whole family!
October 7-8, 2017 Annual PalmFest International Folklife Celebration
PalmFest will feature major attractions, historical displays, shopping, art, family games, rides and kids activities, cooking competitions and demonstrations, live entertainment, classic car show, diverse food and beverage. Over 40,000 people will enjoy the event inside the Convention Center and all around the grounds in the Oval Park and Reflecting Pond.
October 10-14, 2017 73rd Annual Floresville Peanut Festival
Celebrating the farming and harvesting of the area's peanut crop, annual activities include the Goober Games for children, a pageant, parades, street dances, and entertainment.
October 12-14, 2017 72nd Annual Peanut Festival - Grapeland, Texas
The annual festival will be fun for the entire family!
October 13-15, 2017 28th Annual Cajun Catfish Festival
The festival annually draws over 30,000 people to hear it's stellar music line-up, browse through the many craft booths and exhibits and eat a variety of Cajun style food. Attendance: 30,000.
October 13-15, 2017 ArmeniaFest - Carrollton, Texas
The 22nd annual Cultural and Food Festival will include a program of folk dances, delicious offerings of food, music, special exhibits, and more. St. Sarkis Armenian Church.
October 13-15, 2017 Cuero Turkeyfest - Cuero, Texas
Food, Beer, Arts & Crafts, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Great Gobbler Gallop, Chili Cook-Off, Barbecue Cook-Off, Washer Pitching, and Horseshoe Throwing. Worthington, Minnesota and Cuervo, Texas have been competing for 35 years to claim the title for their city as the "Turkey Capitol of the World" (Minnesota, September King Turkey Day)
October 14, 2017 Boonville Days Chuckwagon Cookoff - Bryan, Texas
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. This event consists of a living history fair, a race, and a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off.
October 14, 2017 Punkin Days - Floydada, Texas
Celebrating the long history of pumpkin production in the Floydada region with activities such as pie baking, pumpkin carving and coloring, pumpkin decoration, pumpkin pie relays, Cow Patty Bingo, seed spitting contest, Trunk or Treating, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin rolling, pumpkin guessing and pumpkin weighing. Second Saturday in October.
October 14, 2017 Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair - Wharton, Texas
This year’s event will showcase 3 featured Texas wineries: Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard & Winery, Majek Vineyard & Winery and San Ducerro Vineyards. The event will also offer sales booths boasting select Texas wines, craft beers, and ciders, new artisan vendors, talented local artists with beautiful works, students from Painted Poodle Art Studio and The Art Institute of Houston, scheduled gourmet food demonstrations, a live painting party, independent live musicians lining our historic downtown square, art cars, dancers, performance artists.
October 14, 2017 Annual Texas Mushroom Festival
Madisonville, the 'Mushroom Capital of Texas'. The festival aims to promote agricultural, culinary, and fine arts in East Texas. Events include mushroom cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, auto show, dance, pageant, photo contest and the Shitake 5K.
October 14-15, 2017 - Beer & Barbecue Festival - Grand Prairie, Texas
Traders Village announces the new Craft Beer & Barbecue Festival. This event is going to feature award winning barbecue cooks cooking up some of the best barbecue brisket and ribs on both days. Guest will be able to buy this barbecue AND have a chance to purchase a variety of Craft Beers. Live music from 12 noon to 4p.m. each day. During band breaks the cooks will visit with the audience to provide some tips on what helped them win barbecue cook offs all over Texas and the southwest. This festival will have something for everyone.
October 17, 2017 Flavors of Houston - Houston, Texas
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
October 19, 2017 Spirits of Mexico - Austin, Texas
October 19-21, 2017 Annual Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Starting in 2005, and each year since, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River in Llano, Texas and go back in time to an era when the west was settled.These enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.
October 21, 2017 26th Annual Herb San Antonio Herb Market
San Antonio, Texas
At the historic Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market, 300 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, Texas from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It is a family friendly educational and fun event with activities for children, seminars on growing and using herbs including the International Herb of the Year – Cilantro, cooking demonstrations, vendors and artisans offering herbs, herbal products, crafts and plants for purchase and more. All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free.
October 21, 2017 Fajita Cookoff - Rio Grande City, Texas
Celebrating the birthplace of the fajita, Deep South Texas. The Fajita Cookoff will also have live entertainment throughout the day, a kiddie carnival with dozens of mechanical rides, inflatables, bouncers & slides. And then, after the cooking competition there will be a big country concert for all to enjoy.
October 21, 2017 Annual Texas Veggie Fair - Dallas, Texas
Sample delicious vegan food while listening to live music and nationally renowned speakers, playing carnival games, shopping the vendors, and learning Yoga, at the Texas State Veggie Fair, happening once again, at Reverchon Park, 11am-6 pm. Bring the kids, and dogs on leash. Curious carnivores welcome! Check our website for speakers, bands, food trucks, vendors,sponsors, etc.
October 21, 2017 Galveston Heritage Day - Galveston, Texas
Book your passage now for the third annual Galveston Heritage Day! Enjoy the music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston’s immigration movement. Admission is free from 12-6 p.m. at Hendley Green for great live music, food trucks, craft beer and more!
October 26-29, 2017 Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, Texas
Pecan cooking contest with appetizers, entrees, and desserts categories. Treasure hunt, parade, pecan toss, pet show and stick horse barrel racing.
October 27-29, 2017 Czhilispiel 45 - Flatonia, Texas
Pronounced 'ChiliSpill". Czhili and BBQ cookoffs, pie auction, biergarten, jalapeno eating contest, parade, pageant, car and truck shows and three days of live music. Czech us out!
October 28, 2017 Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest
The Festival features the best of Texas wines, food, and entertainment. All fest activities are located on Fredericksburg's downtown MarktPlatz (Market Square) and proceeds from the Fest go toward the continued beautification and upkeep of Marktplatz. Twenty-nine Texas wineries will be on hand pouring over 100 types of wine. The Grape Expectations Cooking School showcases Texas chefs. There will be two sessions featuring three chefs each.
October 28, 2017 National Championship Barbeque Cookoff
The National Championship Barbecue Cookoff celebrates years of Great BBQ & Fun. Almost 200 teams will compete for the Grand Champion Title at Meridian’s Beautiful Bosque Bottoms. Purchase People’s Choice Tickets and taste & vote for your favorite BBQ! Bring the family for Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, an Antique Tractor Show, Carnival, Parade, Gunfighters, Auctions, Music, a Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall Display and more!
October 28, 2017 48th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest
Sulphur Springs, Texas
The World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest hosts 150 cooking teams stirring up hearty chicken or beef stew in huge cast iron pots over open wood fires at beautiful Buford Park in Sulphur Springs on the 4th Saturday in October. Visitors are encouraged to get to the stew grounds early so that they may enjoy seeing the campsites uniquely decorated with wagon trains, simmering pots and glowing campfires. Just $5 buys a bowl (for all the stew you can eat), along with cheese and crackers.
October 28-29, 2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
The biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US.
October 28-29, 2017 3rd Annual Hogtoberfest - Brady, Texas
Hog Wrestling; Hog Hunting Contest; Live Muxic; Dance; Kids Games; Poker Run with Hamburger Lunch; more.