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August 1-September 5, 2016  Houston Restaurant Weeks - Houston, Texas

September 2-3, 2016 - 43rd 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 2-4, 2016  Annual BrewMaster's International Beer Festival
Galveston, Texas
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!


September 2-5, 2016
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 10, 2016  Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival
Driftwood, Texas
The Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is pleased to present the Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival on the grounds of the breathtaking Texas Hill Country Olive Company Tasting Room and Orchard in Dripping Springs, Texas.  (also: )

September 10-11, 2016 - Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Dallas, Texas
The Expo is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US

September 15, 2016 - 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.

September 15-18, 2016  30th 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, 2016  Chocolate & Wine Weekend - Salado, Texas
Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Chocolate Demonstrations, Chocolate Sampling, Music and More.

September 17-18, 2016  Annual Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Houston, Texas
There is a legal dispute over the 2016 Houston Hot Sauce Festival with two cases pending.  Given the pending litigation and bankruptcy, the 2016 Houston Hot Sauce Festival will not go forward as planned. We regret any inconvenience and look forward to a prompt resolution so we may all move forward.  Attendance: 20,000.


September 20, 2016  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Houston, Texas
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

September 23-25, 2016  Texas Reds, Steak & Grape Festival
Bryan, Texas
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 25-27, 2016  Galveston Island Wild Texas 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!  Free to public - $15 for Gumbo Tasting Cup  (also: )  Attendance: 10,000.

September 25-27, 2016  FSTEC - Dallas, Texas
The Foodservice Technology Conference

September 28-October 1, 2016  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 30-Oct 1, 2016  Epic Eats Celebration - Grapevine, Texas
Epic Eats Celebration is a two-day, free event features professional chefs from around the state gathering to compete live for the title of 2016 Epic Eats Champion. Each day our chefs will be given a theme and tasked with creating a culinary masterpiece to follow suit. From 11a.m. to 3p.m. each day, visitors can watch these artists work, sample their creations and vote for their favorite, plus enter to win lots of great prizes.

September 30-October 2, 2016  36th 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!


Food & Wine Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 13, 2014  30th Annual Kolache Festival - Caldwell, Texas
Kolaches are a Czech fruit or meat filled pastry. Over 10,000 are sold at the annual one day festival that features polka music, 100's of arts and crafts booths, lots of food and 'pevo' beer! 2nd Saturday in September.

September 27, 2014  Bacon and Beer Classic - Houston, Texas
Minute Maid Park.  The Bacon and Beer Classic Is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside major league baseball stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the up to 10,000 attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Live music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  Our events are always ALL INCLUSIVE.  From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.



events still waiting for new dates

September 14-15, 2013  Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
Houston, Texas
Featuring presentations from your favorite Food Network Stars Live in our Celebrity Theater, plus over 300 exhibitors ranging from specialty food companies, caterers, stationers, appliance manufacturers and more!
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September 21-22, 2013  Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
Dallas, Texas
Featuring presentations from your favorite Food Network Stars Live in our Celebrity Theater, plus over 300 exhibitors ranging from specialty food companies, caterers, stationers, appliance manufacturers and more! (also: )

September 28-29, 2013  Houston Wine Fest - Houston, Texas
Texas is home to over 200 wineries which makes the lone star state the 5th largest wine producing state in America. Our festival will host a generous selection of different Texas Wineries, each bringing a number of wines for you to taste and sip. We’re proud of the wineries that call Texas home and we hope you add their wines to your list of favorites.


Food & Wine FESTIVALS, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 9-11, 2012  All Things Baking - Houston, Texas
All Things Baking is making an impact with progressive bakers, pastry chefs, cake artists, chocolatiers, restaurant managers, bakery directors and more. This innovative retail trade event offers unmatched education, participatory demonstrations and the full scope of new products and services.

September 22, 2012  Food for Thought  - Dallas, Texas
Presented by Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL). The event benefits Big Thought, an organization that helps enrich the lives of children through arts, culture, and education.  Local celebrity chefs will demonstrate their culinary expertise with samples for the crowd to enjoy. The night will include a silent auction featuring items donated by area businesses. 



events still waiting for new dates

September 4, 2011  Beer & Bar B Que Festival - Buda, Texas
Texas Brew B Que is a one-day, outdoor festival combining BBQ, Beer and Country Music - not to mention the Annual Chihuahua Dog Races and the Beer Olympics Games!

September 27-28, 2011  Menu Trends & Directions - Grapevine, Texas
Menu Trends & Directions is a menu-focused, research-driven event for anyone involved in menu development, planning and promotion. This conference delivers a spectacular buffet of culinary insight, education and networking.


Food & Wine Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 12, 2010  Tour & Savor Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, Texas
Eight local innkeepers, restaurants, caterers, retailers and/or art galleries will be paired together for an absolutely fun afternoon.

September 25, 2010  25th Annual Pecan Festival - Mansfield, Texas
All types of food, fun and activities for adults and children alike. Arts and Crafts vendors, Bake-Off, 5K Run, Hometown Idol, Live Bands, and more.



events still waiting for new dates

September 4-5, 2009  6th Annual Pit Rassler BBQ Classic
Mt. Pleasant, Texas
A Texas State Championship IBCA Sanctioned Cook Off!

September 11-12, 2009  6th Annual Barbeque Cook-Off - Groves, Texas
State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off.




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