2018 TEXAS - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER - 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2011 - 2010)
Oct 29-November 1, 2018
IEHA 52nd Conference & Convention
November 1, 2018
Taste of the Town
Serving as the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, Taste of the Town pleases the palate and the pocketbook. Approximately 30-area restaurants come together in one location and dish up samples of their most mouthwatering cuisine. Attendees can participate in a live auction vying for one-of-a-kind items. Auction items and packages are put together with donations from Chamber members and various entities in the community. Revenue earned through Taste of the Town is used for a grant to support PISD teachers’ needs, student scholarships and special projects within the city.
November 1-3, 2018 52nd Annual Original Terlingua Int'l Chili Championship Cook-off
Includes Barbecue Cook-off and Margarita Mix-off with live music each night, plus many other activities.
November 2, 2018 13th Annual Katy Wine Fest - Katy, Texas
Wine Lovers and Foodies Unite for a Great Cause at the Annual Katy Wine Fest. Boasting more than 40 different types of wines, guests will sample rare finds and special vintages not found in your local grocery store. We’re certain you’ll find a few new favorites! Along with a fantastic selection of wine, the Katy Wine Fest will feature several local restaurants serving delicious light bites. Live musical entertainment, a silent and Big Board auction featuring fantastic items, and an exciting raffle will round out the night. Proceeds will benefit The Brookwood Community and the Brookwood Center for Learning.
November 2-4, 2018 13th Edition of the Romanian Food Festival
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).
November 2-11, 2018
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 3, 2018
25th Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off
Port Isabel, Texas
The annual festival is a favorite among area residents and visitors and tests the skills of amateur and professional chefs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Contestants are judged on appearance, aroma, and taste of their specialty dishes. Samples are available to attendees at a modest fee.
November 8-10, 2018 53rd Annual Convention 2018 - McAllen, Texas
Texas Watermelon Association
November 8-11, 2018 Crystal City Spinach Festival - Crystal City, Texas
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 10, 2018 San Marcos Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
San Marcos, Texas
Food Truck Festivals of America.
November 10, 2018 30th 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 16-17, 2018 - James Beard Foundation's Taste America
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.
November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
November 24, 2018 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 27-29, 2018 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
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 8, 2018
57th 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 10, 2018
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.
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.
November 12, 2017 - 12th International Risotto Festival
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.