September 28, 2018

20 Food and Drink Festivals San Antonians Should Totally Check Out This Fall

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to take part in this season. We gathered the best things to do (and by that we mean where you can get your grub and drink on) in and around San Antonio this fall.
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Wurstfest
$12-$15 (though there’s free admission during select times), Fri Nov. 2-Sun Nov. 11, 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, wurstfest.com
If you’ve got a thing for German sausage and brews, you better get your ass to Wurstfest. The 10-day festival also has plenty of entertainment to keep you in a German mood all day long. Be sure to read up on the history of Wurstfest to really appreciate the hell out of it.
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Wurstfest
$12-$15 (though there’s free admission during select times), Fri Nov. 2-Sun Nov. 11, 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, wurstfest.com
If you’ve got a thing for German sausage and brews, you better get your ass to Wurstfest. The 10-day festival also has plenty of entertainment to keep you in a German mood all day long. Be sure to read up on the history of Wurstfest to really appreciate the hell out of it.
Photo via Instagram / 365thingsaustin
San Antonio Grilled Cheese Fest
$30-$60, Sat Nov. 10, 1pm, St. Paul Square, 1174 E Commerce St, eventbrite.com
The inaugural Grilled Cheese Fest is set to be an exciting one, y’all. You’ll be able to sample cheesy bites from local vendors (from the likes of Benjie’s Munch, Toastie Buns food truck and Bexar Kitchens to name a few) and vote for your fave! Plus, there will be live music throughout the afternoon.
Photo via Instagram / meltshop
San Antonio Grilled Cheese Fest
$30-$60, Sat Nov. 10, 1pm, St. Paul Square, 1174 E Commerce St, eventbrite.com
The inaugural Grilled Cheese Fest is set to be an exciting one, y’all. You’ll be able to sample cheesy bites from local vendors (from the likes of Benjie’s Munch, Toastie Buns food truck and Bexar Kitchens to name a few) and vote for your fave! Plus, there will be live music throughout the afternoon.
Photo via Instagram / meltshop
Gruene Music & Wine Fest
Prices vary, Thu Oct. 4-Sun Oct. 7, Various locations, New Braunfels, gruenemusicandwinefest.org
Get the best of both worlds with the this spectacular music and wine fest just up I-35. There isn’t a one-price, all-access wristband here, as events throughout the four-day fest are priced separately. Even if you don’t make a getaway out of the fest, it’s worth picking an event or two to treat yourself to.
Photo via Instagram / patricio.ap
Gruene Music & Wine Fest
Prices vary, Thu Oct. 4-Sun Oct. 7, Various locations, New Braunfels, gruenemusicandwinefest.org
Get the best of both worlds with the this spectacular music and wine fest just up I-35. There isn’t a one-price, all-access wristband here, as events throughout the four-day fest are priced separately. Even if you don’t make a getaway out of the fest, it’s worth picking an event or two to treat yourself to.
Photo via Instagram / patricio.ap
San Antonio Beer Festival
$45, Sat Oct. 20, 1:30pm, Dignowity & Lockwood Parks, 701 Nolan St, sanantoniobeerfestival.com
Beer lovers, this one’s for you. You’ll get a sample glass and punch card to choose 12 samples from 400+ premium and craft beers brought to you by 125+ breweries from around the world. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to score additional samples for a super low price. So head on out to the park and get your beer on, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / sabeerfestival
San Antonio Beer Festival
$45, Sat Oct. 20, 1:30pm, Dignowity & Lockwood Parks, 701 Nolan St, sanantoniobeerfestival.com
Beer lovers, this one’s for you. You’ll get a sample glass and punch card to choose 12 samples from 400+ premium and craft beers brought to you by 125+ breweries from around the world. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to score additional samples for a super low price. So head on out to the park and get your beer on, y’all.
Photo via Instagram / sabeerfestival
Fideo Loco Festival & Cook-Off
Free admission, Sun Nov. 11, 11am, Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St, facebook.com
Back for a second year, Fideo Loco Fest is ready to throw it back to your childhood. As we’ll have cooler temps, you’ll be able to slurp up noodles and support a great cause. The puro event is geared toward bringing awareness to anti-bullying.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Fideo Loco Festival & Cook-Off
Free admission, Sun Nov. 11, 11am, Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St, facebook.com
Back for a second year, Fideo Loco Fest is ready to throw it back to your childhood. As we’ll have cooler temps, you’ll be able to slurp up noodles and support a great cause. The puro event is geared toward bringing awareness to anti-bullying.
Photo via Instagram / jesselizarraras
Tango of the Vines
$60-$100, Fri Nov. 2, 7pm, The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, tangosatx.com
Celebrate your sense, more specifically taste and smell, and head on out to the sixth annual Tango of the Vines. You’ll get to explore the food landscape across San Antonio and top it off with locally-made wine, brews and cocktails.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Tango of the Vines
$60-$100, Fri Nov. 2, 7pm, The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, tangosatx.com
Celebrate your sense, more specifically taste and smell, and head on out to the sixth annual Tango of the Vines. You’ll get to explore the food landscape across San Antonio and top it off with locally-made wine, brews and cocktails.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
GrillsGiving
$10-$150, Sat Nov. 17, Noon, Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr, facebook.com
Ahead of Thanksgiving, CPS is bringing you even more food-filled family fun. Head on over to Mission County Park to enjoy a barbecue cook-off. Your meat-filled day will be made complete with live music and entertaining games to keep the kids happy.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
GrillsGiving
$10-$150, Sat Nov. 17, Noon, Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr, facebook.com
Ahead of Thanksgiving, CPS is bringing you even more food-filled family fun. Head on over to Mission County Park to enjoy a barbecue cook-off. Your meat-filled day will be made complete with live music and entertaining games to keep the kids happy.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Wine Down at the Garden
$60, Sat Nov. 10, 6pm, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, sabot.org
For the third year now, the Botanical Garden is inviting San Antonians to get boozy. Wine Down lets you sample wines from the Texas Hill Country and pair them with bites from local eateries. You’ll feel extra fancy with a cirque-style performance and classical music in the garden.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniotidbits
Wine Down at the Garden
$60, Sat Nov. 10, 6pm, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, sabot.org
For the third year now, the Botanical Garden is inviting San Antonians to get boozy. Wine Down lets you sample wines from the Texas Hill Country and pair them with bites from local eateries. You’ll feel extra fancy with a cirque-style performance and classical music in the garden.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniotidbits
Rivertini
$75-$125, Thu Oct. 4, 6pm, Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Museum Reach, 103 9th St,, sariverfoundation.org
Back for its 10th year, this riverside cocktail competition brings bartenders together to create exceptional, themed drinks. In addition to getting your booze on, you’ll be able to enjoy a DJ spinning vinyl and light refreshments from Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Rivertini
$75-$125, Thu Oct. 4, 6pm, Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Museum Reach, 103 9th St,, sariverfoundation.org
Back for its 10th year, this riverside cocktail competition brings bartenders together to create exceptional, themed drinks. In addition to getting your booze on, you’ll be able to enjoy a DJ spinning vinyl and light refreshments from Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Floresville Peanut Festival
Free admission, Fri Oct. 12-Sat Oct. 13, Various locations, Floresville, floresvillepeanutfestival.org
Though there’s events going on all week, you’ll want to head down to Floresville during the weekend. With a parade and full-blown festival grounds with food booths, live music, carnival rides and plenty of peanuts, you and the fam are bound to have a blast.
Photo via Instagram / amanda_placek
Floresville Peanut Festival
Free admission, Fri Oct. 12-Sat Oct. 13, Various locations, Floresville, floresvillepeanutfestival.org
Though there’s events going on all week, you’ll want to head down to Floresville during the weekend. With a parade and full-blown festival grounds with food booths, live music, carnival rides and plenty of peanuts, you and the fam are bound to have a blast.
Photo via Instagram / amanda_placek