2017 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
August 1-September 4, 2017 - Houston Restaurant Weeks - Houston, Texas
September 1-2, 2017
44th 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!"
September 1-3, 2017 Annual BrewMaster's International 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.
September 1-4, 2017 17th 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 9, 2017 Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival
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: www.drippingwithtaste.com/ )
September 14-17, 2017
31st Annual GrapeFest
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 15-17, 2017 Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest
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 17-19, 2017 FSTEC - Dallas, 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 19, 2017 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
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 22-24, 2017 Texas Reds, Steak & Grape Festival
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 22-24, 2017 Chocolate & Wine Weekend - Salado, Texas
Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Chocolate Demonstrations, Chocolate Sampling, Music and More.
September 23, 2017 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.
September 23-24, 2017 Texas Hot Sauce Festival - Houston, Texas
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.
September 24, 2017 Taste of Georgetown - Georgetown, Texas
An epicurean festival celebrating its 24th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This year, guests will be able to enjoy beer and wine as they stroll from booth to booth. In the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless.
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 28, 2017 - Taste of Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, Texas
The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce hosts the 10th Annual Taste of Grand Prairie at Traders Village! Come and enjoy some amazing food, meet with different businesses and crafters and ride on some spectacular rides! All food samples are FREE! Gates open 4:00p.m. for Seniors and 5:00 p.m. for all others. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Senior Citizens, $5 Students (K-12). A rides wristband can be purchased for an additional $5. All proceeds benefit the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
September 29, 2017 Taste of Georgetown Dinner & Auction
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.
September 29-30, 2017 - Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
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 29-October 7, 2017 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 (Sept 29-30, 2017), nightly street dances, antique car show, rice cooking contest, pageants, and features food made with rice and flavors of the Cajun culture.