2018 TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018
World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off - Brady, Texas
Aug 31-Sept 2, 2018
BrewMaster's International Beer Festival - Galveston, Texas
August 31-September 3, 2018
18th Texas Potjie Festival
September 8, 2018 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 13-16, 2018 32nd 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 21-23, 2018 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 21-23, 2018 Chocolate & Wine Weekend - Salado, Texas
Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Chocolate Demonstrations, Chocolate Sampling, Music and More.
September 22-23, 2018 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 22-23, 2018
PalmFest: Fiesta de Palmas - McAllen, Texas
PalmFest will feature major attractions, historical displays, shopping, art, family games, rides and kids activities, cooking competitions and demonstrations, live entertainment, classic car show, diverse food and beverage. Over 40,000 people will enjoy the event inside the Convention Center and all around the grounds in the Oval Park and Reflecting Pond.
September 23, 2018 - Taste of Georgetown - Georgetown, Texas
An epicurean festival celebrating 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 25-27, 2018 SHFM National Conference - Fort Worth, Texas
Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management.
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 27, 2018 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 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.
September 28-29, 2018 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 28-30, 2018 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 28-October 7, 2018
49th Annual Texas Rice Festival
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 28-29, 2018), nightly street dances, antique car show, rice cooking contest, pageants, and features food made with rice and flavors of the Cajun culture.
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
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
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.