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2021 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - 2021
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016)


 

November 1-6, 2021
Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off
Port Isabel, Texas
Curbside Shrimp Cook-Off & Seafood Festival, Details to come!  The event will be a five day event and will bring customers directly to each restaurant instead of a one-day, offsite, large gathering. Restaurants will each offer one shrimp sample curbside and may offer a second seafood sample as well. Each sample will be priced at $5, tax inclusive. The extension of dates of sampling will allow customers ample time to visit each participating restaurant over the five day period. Winners will be determined by the votes of the people and will be announced on Facebook, Sunday afternoon. There is no charge to the public other than the costs of samples at each restaurant.

November 3-6, 2021  Terlingua Int'l Chili Championship Cook-off
Terlingua, Texas
Includes Barbecue Cook-off and Margarita Mix-off with live music each night, plus many other activities.

November 4, 2021  Taste of the Town - Pasadena, Texas
Join the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce at our annual Taste of the Town, as we bring our community together to experience samplings from some of your favorite local restaurants, along with a business & shopping vendor expo featuring some of our local businesses, live auction, live music and more!

November 5-7, 2021 - 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.

November 5-9, 2021  World Food Championships - Dallas, Texas
The Ultimate Food Fight: 2019 World Food Championships Categories include: Barbecue, Chili, Sandwich, Burger, Dessert, Seafood, Steak, Recipe and Chef Challenge.  Prize Purse: $300,000.

November 5-14, 2021  Wurstfest - New Braunfels, Texas
Annual celebration along the banks of the beautiful Comal River. Enjoy good fun, food, special events and Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. Wurstfest always starts on the Friday before the first Monday in November.

November 6-8, 2021  National Angus Convention & Trade Show
Fort Worth, Texas
We are excited to welcome Angus breeders and beef industry enthusiasts to partake in our industry-leading convention. Our three pillars of education, networking and entertainment will once again be provided to registered attendees. Stay tuned for more information regarding the speakers, trade show and more.   Attendance: 2,000.
 


 

November 11-13, 2021  Texas Watermelon Association Convention
McAllen, Texas

November 11-14, 2021  Crystal City Spinach Festival
Crystal City, Texas - EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
The annual festival celebrates Crystal City's claim as "Spinach Capital of the World". The family-oriented event includes a parade, free musical entertainment, a spinach cook-off, 5K run, custom car show, dance contests, arts & crafts, sports tournaments, pageant, and carnival. Be sure to visit Crystal City's statue of the famous spinach-loving sailor, Popeye.  Attendance: 60,000.

November 13, 2021  32nd Heritage Syrup Festival  - Henderson, Texas
The highlight of the festival revolves around a day of old time syrup making demonstrations, using an antique sugarcane crushing mill. The grounds of the Historic Depot Museum come alive with folk music and over thirty folk artists demonstrating and selling their crafts.

November 14, 2021  15th International Risotto Festival
Houston, Texas
From 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center. This gourmet strolling event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods and wonderful wines including samplings of antipasti, tastings of all risotto entries, Italian music and entertainment, exotic car display, activities for kids and designer showroom tours. Some of Houston’s top chefs will be competing in this year’s competition.

November 19-20, 2021  Holiday in the Pines - Nacogdoches, Texas

November 25, 2021 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 27, 2021  Wassail Fest - Nacogdoches, Texas
Stroll the brick streets and visit the historic district as participating downtown merchants compete to see who can brew up the best wassail in town. 11am to 3pm.

November 30-December 2, 2021  Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
Amarillo, Texas
Features over 500+ local and leading companies in the farming and ranching industry, showcasing the latest agricultural products and services for producers from the Panhandle region of Texas and Oklahoma, as well as New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.

December 10, 2021 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 11, 2021  Annual Christmas Boat Parade - Clear Lake, Texas
Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake  The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay.  Attendance: 100,000.

December 30, 2021  Learn to Make: Black Eyed Peas
Nacogdoches, Texas
Learn to make black eyed peas so that you can ring in 2022 with this New Year’s classic!  Nacogdoches Public Library.
 

2019 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - 2019
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events waiting for new dates

November 1-3, 2019 - 14th Edition of the Romanian Food Festival
Colleyville, Texas
A unique opportunity for Dallas locals to explore the Romanian culture and cuisine right in their backyard. Festival highlights include ethnic foods, traditional costumes, orthodox icons and impressionist paintings exhibits, movies about Romania, gymnastic shows, folk artifacts, decorations and other shopping options, live entertainment and lots of fun for adults and children as well (petting zoo, games, dancing, and more).
 

2018 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events waiting for new dates

November 10, 2018 - San Marcos Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
San Marcos, Texas
Food Truck Festivals of America.

November 16-17, 2018 - James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Austin, Texas
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

November 17-18, 2018 - Crab Fest - Grand Prairie, Texas
Come out and enjoy an afternoon of great food and music.  Guests will be able to choose from a variety of tasty crab dishes. These dishes include boiled Snow Crab Legs served with  spicy corn and potatoes plus Crab and Seafood Gumbo.  There will be music from the popular band The Sidemen playing oldies from the 60’s and 70’s. Tell your family and friends and come join us for a wonderful weekend of delicious food and fun music.  Enjoy the music, rides, and shopping that has entertained millions . Admission to Traders Village is FREE and it’s just $4.00 to park.
 

2017 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events waiting for new dates

November 3, 2017 - Taste of the Holidays - Center, Texas
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors host the Taste of the Holidays, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience featuring Chamber member restaurants, caterers and florists. Each establishment will serve sample tastes of a featured item from their business.

November 11, 2017 - The Taco Festival - El Paso, Texas
A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well.
 

 

2016 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

December 3, 2016  Annual Tamales! Holiday Festival
San Antonio, Texas
An event centered around San Antonio Tradition with tamales, culture, music and fun for the whole family. With more than 40 different tamales vendors, a kid’s craft area, and live music and entertainment Tamales! is a celebration of family, food and fun that San Antonians have come to associate with the holidays.  We hope you will join us for the celebration 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Guests will enjoy live music and performances, activities for children, as well as delicacies from 40+ tamale makers.  The event is FREE and open to the public, no ticket necessary. Food and beverage prices range from $1.00 - $5.00 per vendor - ATMs available on site.x

December 8-9, 2016 - International Conference on Amino Acids and Proteins - Dallas, Texas
Amino Acids 2016 conference will influence an excellent opportunity to meet people in the research field and therefore it takes a pride in opening a gate to meet the expertise in the field, young researchers and potential speakers. The conference includes central topics on Amino Acids Analysis and Trends,Advancements in Proteogenomics,Protein and Enzymology,Amino Acids and Ecosystem Interaction and many more.

 

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