Royalty Pecan Harvest Festival, 11/1

Celebrate the harvest at Royalty Pecan Farms in College Station with live music, artists, games, orchard tours, wine tasting with Salado Creek winery, vendors, and (of course) pecans.  There will be a pie-baking contest, a cowboy singer and storyteller, and a Q&A with the orchard manager.

Green Corn Project’s Annual Fall Festival, 10/26

Held at Boggy Creek Farm hosts this event to celebrate and raise money for 16 years of the Green Corn Project.  Among the numerous restaurants participating will be Asti, Dai Due, Odd Duck, Olivia, and The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company.  Musicians will be posted soon.

Austin Fermentation Festival, 11/15

Texas Farmers’ Market, Whole Foods Market and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Austin are sponsoring the first Austin Fermentation Festival.  The festival will include fermentation workshops, a community culture swap, fermented foods and product vendors, book sales, food for purchase, fermented beverages, a vegetable farmers’ market, and live music.  All of this will benefit the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and the Sustainable Food Center.

New Braunfels Wurstfest, 11/7-11/16

When first called by the mayor of New Braunfels in 1961, it was a simple one day celebration, but Wurstfest now lasts ten days and attracts thousands of visitors.  There will be a great wealth of polka music, food, beer, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, beer, special events and beer.

La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival 10/16

The 25th annual event at Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin.  Admission is expensive at $175, but it includes the best wine, food, cocktails, sweets, coffee and art that Austin has to offer to benefit Contemporary Austin's children's programs.

Gruene Music & Wine Festival, 10/9-10/12

The 28th annual festival will, as always, promote Texas and Americana music and raise money for the United Way of Comal County.
  • Thursday 10/9 is "That's Right, It's Not From Texas" with tastings of German and New World wines.
  • Friday 10/10 is "Rockin' With Texas Wine & Food", which is expensive at 100 bucks a pop, but it includes a catered dinner, wine tastings, a guitar auction and a show by Robert Earl Keen.
  • Saturday 10/11 is "Texas Tastings and Tunes", which will have more than 30 Texas wineries, food tastings, a craft fair and live music on two stages.
  • Sunday 10/12 is a "Texas Style Music Fest" with a Gospel Brunch and Brew & Que.  There will be more than 40 beers for tasting, a wine tasting, a craft fair, barbeque and live music.

San Saba Pecan Jam on the Square 10/18, with Asleep at the Wheel

Tickets are on sale now, $25 admission with wine and spirit tastings, or $20 admission only.  Three other bands will also be playing, with food trucks and other vendors.  Sounds like a good time!

Why yes, I did pick up the latest edition of Edible Austin…

...at the market this morning.  Why do you ask?

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival 9/27-9/28

This festival in Bryan, Texas will have Texas wines and craft beers, sizzling steaks and six stages of live music.

Georgetown Art & Wine in the Square 9/26-9/28

This festival is open to the public and admission is free.  This year a special event has been added, a local wine tasting tent from noon until 8 pm for $30, and tickets can be purchased here.