Food festival season is coming up in North Texas! Check out five of our favorites below.


Dallas Observer Brewfest, Sept. 10


The 12th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest is back this fall on Sunday, Sept. 10. General admission includes 12 2-oz beer samples and a commemorative tasting glass. For an upgrade, get a VIP ticket to get the same things PLUS access the event one hour before the general public, catered food, liquor and private restrooms. We can dig it. Check out the website for details.


Addison Oktoberfest, Sept. 15-18

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Credit: Addison Oktoberfest

This year marks 35 years of Addison Oktoberfest! The four-day festival, taking place from Sept. 15-18 this year has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation. Each year, people come together to revel in German culture, food, music and bier, enjoying a taste of the original Oktoberfest with a purely Texan twist.

Taking place in Addison Circle Park, experience sounds of polka bands and other traditional entertainers on three stages, and participate in special games for bier lovers, kinder folk, dachshunds and more. The event offers fun for all ages, with special activities for kids, and unique shopping opportunities in the Marktplatz. Don’t forget your dirndl and lederhosen – dressing for the occasion is enthusiastically encouraged! Visit the website for more information. 

GrapeFest, Sept. 15-18

Credit: Visit Grapevine

The largest wine festival of the region is back Sept. 15 – 18 in historic Grapevine. The event features Texas-grown wines, plus exquisite selections from guest wineries in the California Sonoma Valley and the Italian Sicily region. Enjoy activities like the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience and Champagne Terrace, as well as area wine pavilions and award-winning winery tasting rooms on Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail. For the non-winos, sip on craft brews, hard seltzers and ciders. General information can be found here.

The State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30 – Oct. 23

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Credit: The State Fair of Texas

Dust off your boots because one of the biggest food festivals in the state returns Friday, Sept. 30. The fair’s lineup includes new foods (which we can’t wait to hear about), free live entertainment, an arts display, educational exhibits, rodeo shows and lot more Texas-sized entertainment. The fair runs through Sunday, Oct. 23. Get more details here.


Plano Food & Wine Festival, Oct. 22

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The 5th annual Plano Food+Wine Festival presented by H-E-B and Central Market will take place at Legacy West on Saturday, October 22. The festival will feature over 100 award-winning wines, food from delicious local restaurants, culinary demos from North Texas culinary experts and many local boutiques and shops. Ticket information will be posted on the website later this season.