2019 TEXAS - AUGUST 2019
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2015)
August 1-3, 2019
83rd Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion - Dalhart, Texas
Since 1936, cowboys and their families who worked on the XIT Ranch have been gathering at annual reunions to reminisce about life on the ranch. Since 1937, these reunions have been held in Dalhart, where the addition of a rodeo and a free barbeque have been opened to the public. Today, the event, which triples the size of the town, is one of the most exciting western celebrations in the world. In the 1880s the XIT Ranch was the largest ranch in the world under fence, and it sprawled across the Texas Panhandle up from the old Yellow House headquarters near what is now Lubbock, northward to the Oklahoma Panhandle in a crazy strip that was roughly thirty miles wide. At one time, the ranch ran over 150,000 cattle.
August 1-Sept 2, 2019 Houston Restaurant Weeks - Houston, Texas
Houston Restaurant Weeks showcases and promotes Houston’s incredible array of fine restaurants to the fine dining crowd while raising money for the Houston Food Bank.
August 2-4, 2019 Annual Lone Star Gourd Festival
New Braunfels, Texas
Nationwide gourd art competition, kids gourd craft area, etc.
August 6-10, 2019 DeLeon Peach & Melon Festival & Tractor Pull
A fun filled week including 5K Watermelon Crawl, pageants, carnival, parade, seed spitting contests, melon auction, and gospel music concert.
August 22-25, 2019 Gillespie County Fair - Fredericksburg, Texas
The Oldest Continuous County Fair in Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–exciting carnival and midway, your favorite fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing! Friday and Saturday night means dancing under the stars to live entertainment.
August 25, 2019 29th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
This event, which began in 1990, has become the world's largest hot sauce festival, drawing as many as 10,000 spectators and more than 350 entries every year. It is a favorite among hot and spicy food lovers from all over the country and is a major fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank. Attendance: 10,000.
August 30-Sept 1, 2019
46th Annual World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off
Arts & crafts fair, games for the kids, horseshoe/ washer pitching tournament, plenty of great tasting food, live entertainment, and of course, a barbeque goat lunch! Bring the whole family and don't forget to "Get your goat on!"
August 30-Sept 1, 2019
Annual BrewMaster's Craft Beer Festival
BrewLicious Beer and fine food pairing, daily live music, Island Discovery tours and the BrewTopia Beer Garden are just the beginning. Immerse yourself in unique beer educational seminars for novice and enthusiasts alike, offerings include Burgers, Brats, BBQ, Beach and more along with a Final Night Fireworks showcase! These are just a few of the things that encapsulate the BrewMaster's International Beer Festival.
August 30-Sept 2, 2019 19th Texas Potjie Festival - Rusk, Texas
A potjie is a 3 legged cast-iron pot brought to Texas by South African immigrants. The festival celebrates South African heritage and features foods such as boerewors, droerwors, biltong, and koeksusters. Cook-off, cricket match and Afrikaans church service.