The long hot Summer is showing signs of coming to an end, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Fall brings around some of my favorite events of the year, and that time is approaching quickly. With so many great events coming up, it is easy to miss things without a game plan. Here is a list of events on my radar in the weeks and months ahead. (This list is not all-inclusive with the obvious omissions of ACL and Formula 1. These are just the events that interest me, and I’m sure I’ve missed some)
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, September 23, from 1:00 to 5:00 on the Terrace at the Long Center for Performing Arts. If you like BBQ, this will be the place for you. http://www.texasmonthly.com/bbqfestival/
The Homegrown Revival has announced their Fall Supper lineup, including a Porchetta dinner on October 3, 2012, Rabbits and Rice on October 17, 2012 and a Happy Thanksgiving dinner on November 22, 2012. Tickets for each dinner go on sale separately, and can be purchased from their website: http://www.thehomegrownrevival.com/
Urban Roots Fall Harvest Festival on the rooftop at Whole Foods at 6th and Lamar, October 21, from 3:00 – 6:00.
The Green Corn Project Fall Fundraiser, is my favorite event of the year. Held at Boggy Creek Farm, this years festival, featuring local food and beverages, chef demos, a silent auction, live music, all in a gorgeous setting, will be on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
The Texas Book Festival is always a fun event, with lots of authors on hand to talk about and sign their books. This years festival will be on
October 27, and 28, 2012 at the State Capitol Building. The schedule of events and authors in attendance is here:
On November 4, 2012, The Austin Food and Wine Alliance will host Wine and Swine, a pig roast event at Pioneer Farms. Check back with the Alliance’s website for more information coming soon.
Edible Austin’s Eat and Drink Local Week will kick off on December 1, 2012, with the East Austin Urban Bicycle Tour which starts at the SFC Farmer’s Market downtown at Republic Square. This will be a week of fun events featuring local food and beverage and benefitting the Sustainable Food Center and Urban Roots. More information on their website: