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2022 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2022
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

(see also: 2021  -  2020  -  2018  -  2017)


 

August 1-September 5, 2022
Houston Restaurant Weeks
Houston, Texas

 

September 2-5, 2022
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.

September 3-4, 2022  48th Annual World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off - Brady, Texas
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!"

September 11, 2022  32nd Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Austin, Texas
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.

September 14-16, 2022  HFTP Annual Convention - Austin, Texas
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals.  Join hospitality controllers and industry experts for two full days of club and hotel specific education, designed to help you solve professional challenges and maximize the potential of your workplace.

September 15-18, 2022  36th Annual GrapeFest - Grapevine, Texas
Enjoy award-winning wine and culinary treats perfectly paired with the fun and excitement of Historic Downtown Grapevine at the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Grapevine Winery Tasting Room Tours, Culinary Pavilion, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, KidZone, GrapeStomp, People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic – the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation, six stages of entertainment and much more!

September 16-18, 2022  Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest
Lancaster, Texas
The Alpenrose Schuhplattler Dancers present OKTOBERFEST!  Open to the public - rain or shine!  Lancaster's oldest, traditional Oktoberfest!  A celebration of German food, beer, music, song & dance.  Hours: Fri. 6-11 p.m.  Sat. 1:00-11:00 p.m.  Sun. noon-6:00 p.m.  General Admission: Adult - $6   Child age 6-15 - $2   Child 5 & under - N/C

September 19-21, 2022  FSTEC - Grapevine, Texas
The Foodservice Technology Conference.  As technology develops at an ever-increasing pace and new innovations dramatically change business models, FSTEC continues to be the industry’s most compelling technology conference—the only event of its kind focused exclusively on foodservice.
 


 

September 23-24, 2022  Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
Galveston, Texas
Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun begins on Friday and runs through Sunday.   Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Free Outdoors Show, Official 5k, Lil' Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!  Attendance: 10,000.

September 28-Oct 1, 2022  Annual Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, Texas
An annual event held since 1969, honoring rice farming in the Southeast Texas region around Winnie. Includes a carnival,  two parades, livestock show, longhorn show, open horse show, BBQ cook off, nightly street dances, antique car show, rice cooking contest, pageants, and features food made with rice and flavors of the Cajun culture.

September 29, 2022  The WhiskyX - Austin, Texas
You’ll discover and taste some of the world’s most notable whiskies. Tastings, including some cocktails, are led by expert brand ambassadors and distillery representatives.

September 30, 2022  The Whisky Extravaganza - Houston, Texas
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

September 30-October 2, 2022 - ZestFest - Dallas, Texas
Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in a fiery food experience ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts.  Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples.

September 30-October 2, 2022  24th Annual Lebanese Food Festival
Lewisville, Texas - EVENT CANCELED FOR 2022.
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church.  Authentic Lebanese Food.

September 30-October 2, 2022  Annual Lone Star Gourd Festival
Fredericksburg, Texas
Gillespie County Fairgrounds.  Nationwide gourd art competition, kids gourd craft area, etc.

September 30-Oct 2, 2022  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!
 

2021 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2021
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

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September -, 2021 - Texas Reds, Steak & Grape Festival - Bryan, Texas
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  The City of Bryan’s signature event – Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival – can be described in just one word: Fun! Events include music, arts, food, kids zone amd steak cookoff.

September 23, 2021  Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked
Houston, Texas
The Keels & Wheels Uncorked will be held 6 p.m. at The Lone Star Flight Museum.  Guests are invited to attend alongside Master of Ceremonies Radio Host Sam Malone for an elegant evening of fine wines and exceptional food presented by some of Houston's top restaurants. On display at the event will be several classic automobiles, as well as a vintage wooden boat.  The event serves as a fundraiser for Today's Harbor for Children.
 

2020 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2020
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events waiting for new dates

September -, 2020  Texas Hot Sauce Festival - Houston, Texas
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  The festival is a showcase for award winning products such as hot sauce, salsa, marinades, rubs, wing sauce, pickled products, jams/jellies, dips, not to mention Arts & Crafts and more. We have vendors coming from all over the country including, California, Seattle, Ohio, Indiana, Chicago, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Texas of course, and Australia! Browse, sample and buy flavorful gourmet products that are mild to hot.  You’ll find products that satisfy your palate…  collectibles…  and, of course, for the brave of heart (or just crazy) super hots – XXX hot!  There’s always plenty of cold beverages and food concessions.  The festival benefits the Snowdrop Foundation who raise money for pediatric cancer patients.  Attendance: 20,000.

 

2018 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

September 21-23, 2018 - Chocolate & Wine Weekend - Salado, Texas
Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Chocolate Demonstrations, Chocolate Sampling, Music and More.

September 26-27, 2018  19th Nutrition and Food Summit
San Antonio, Texas
Theme: Unleash Key Research Findings for Making Food Systems More Efficient, Inclusive and Resilient.

September 28, 2018  Epic Eats Celebration - Grapevine, Texas
Epic Eats Celebration is a free event features professional chefs from around the state gathering to compete live for the title of Epic Eats Champion. Our chefs will be given a theme and tasked with creating a culinary masterpiece to follow suit. From 11a.m. to 3p.m. visitors can watch these artists work, sample their creations and vote for their favorite, plus enter to win lots of great prizes.
 

2017 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates

September 27, 2017 - East Texas Poultry Festival Chicken Cooking Contest - Center, Texas
Citizens of Shelby County show off their cooking skills with their favorite chicken recipe. Trophies and cash prizes for the top chefs.

September 29, 2017 - Taste of Georgetown Dinner & Auction
Georgetown, Texas
Wine and food tasting showcasing the best of Georgetown local restaurants and Texas wineries. 6pm Georgetown Community Center. Benefiting The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown  Attendance: 12,000.

 

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