September 20, 2019

25 Food, Drink Events Happening In and Around San Antonio This Fall

It's a good time to be a foodie in San Antonio. From festivals celebrating beer and your favorite foods to annual events celebrating the various cultures in San Antonio, here's where you can eat well and drink good this fall.
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San Antonio Grilled Cheese Fest
$30+, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1pm, St. Paul Square, 1174 East Commerce St, facebook.com
Back for a second year, this cheesy event is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Yes, with a warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwich! With your ticket you’ll be able to taste the classic sammich from local restaurants, chefs and vendors – and you’ll have to pick which one is your favorite. Decisions, decisions...
Photo by jonryangarcia via Instagram / egcollaborations
San Antonio Grilled Cheese Fest
$30+, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1pm, St. Paul Square, 1174 East Commerce St, facebook.com
Back for a second year, this cheesy event is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Yes, with a warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwich! With your ticket you’ll be able to taste the classic sammich from local restaurants, chefs and vendors – and you’ll have to pick which one is your favorite. Decisions, decisions...
Photo by jonryangarcia via Instagram / egcollaborations
Fredericksburg Lobstoberfest
$15+, Friday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 12, 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, facebook.com
While Oktoberfest may reign supreme in Germany, it’s all about Lobstoberfest in Fredericksburg. The event takes the spirit of Oktoberfest and adds lobsters, clams and oysters for a seafood-filed day. The celebration includes a huge Maine lobster and German beer bash, complimented with lots of beer and German food. Now that sounds like a fest worth the drive.
Photo via Facebook / Bankersmith, TX‎
Fredericksburg Lobstoberfest
$15+, Friday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 12, 7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, facebook.com
While Oktoberfest may reign supreme in Germany, it’s all about Lobstoberfest in Fredericksburg. The event takes the spirit of Oktoberfest and adds lobsters, clams and oysters for a seafood-filed day. The celebration includes a huge Maine lobster and German beer bash, complimented with lots of beer and German food. Now that sounds like a fest worth the drive.
Photo via Facebook / Bankersmith, TX‎
San Antonio Beer Festival
$45+, Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30pm, Dignowity Park, 701 Nolan St, sanantoniobeerfestival.com
Back for a 13th year, the annual San Antonio Beer Festival lets you have an entire day of beer-guzzling. Walk around the grounds and take your pick from more than 400 premium and craft beers from more than 125 breweries around the world! The event is ideal for both casual beer drinkers and craft snobs alike.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
San Antonio Beer Festival
$45+, Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30pm, Dignowity Park, 701 Nolan St, sanantoniobeerfestival.com
Back for a 13th year, the annual San Antonio Beer Festival lets you have an entire day of beer-guzzling. Walk around the grounds and take your pick from more than 400 premium and craft beers from more than 125 breweries around the world! The event is ideal for both casual beer drinkers and craft snobs alike.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Dollar Taco Throwdown
$10+, Saturday, Sept. 21, 3pm, The Block SA, 14530 Roadrunner Way, eventbrite.com
You love tacos, so why not dedicate your Saturday to the tasty, puro meal? This family-friendly event lets you enjoy live music while you down all the tacos and margaritas you want. The $10 ticket gets you unlimited $1 tacos from seven different food trucks, while the $15 ticket offers that plus $1 margaritas. That sounds like a no-brainer. Remember to vote for your favorite!
Photo via Instagram / hungrybexar
Dollar Taco Throwdown
$10+, Saturday, Sept. 21, 3pm, The Block SA, 14530 Roadrunner Way, eventbrite.com
You love tacos, so why not dedicate your Saturday to the tasty, puro meal? This family-friendly event lets you enjoy live music while you down all the tacos and margaritas you want. The $10 ticket gets you unlimited $1 tacos from seven different food trucks, while the $15 ticket offers that plus $1 margaritas. That sounds like a no-brainer. Remember to vote for your favorite!
Photo via Instagram / hungrybexar
Dracula Fest
Free, Saturday, Oct. 12, 11am, Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St, facebook.com
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is a spooky event for the season. No, this one is all about Romanian culture. With food available for purchase, this growing annual event lets your immerse yourself in the culture, especially traditional Romanian food and treats.
Photo via Facebook / Dracula Fest #SARomanianFest
Dracula Fest
Free, Saturday, Oct. 12, 11am, Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St, facebook.com
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is a spooky event for the season. No, this one is all about Romanian culture. With food available for purchase, this growing annual event lets your immerse yourself in the culture, especially traditional Romanian food and treats.
Photo via Facebook / Dracula Fest #SARomanianFest
Fideo Loco Festival
$15+, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1pm, Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar St, eventbrite.com
Relive your childhood and stop by this year’s Fideo Loco Festival. Back for a third year, the growing and wildly popular puro event is moving to Alamo Beer for this go-around. You can still expect lots of bowls of fideo loco as made by local chefs/restaurants and everyday San Antonians alike.
Photo via Instagram / fideolocofestsatx
Fideo Loco Festival
$15+, Saturday, Nov. 2, 1pm, Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar St, eventbrite.com
Relive your childhood and stop by this year’s Fideo Loco Festival. Back for a third year, the growing and wildly popular puro event is moving to Alamo Beer for this go-around. You can still expect lots of bowls of fideo loco as made by local chefs/restaurants and everyday San Antonians alike.
Photo via Instagram / fideolocofestsatx
Culinaria Wine and Food Festival
Prices vary, Thursday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 29, lacanteraresort.com
Culinaria will take over the La Cantera Resort for a weekend full of tastings, cocktails, cooking demos, seminars and other food- and drink-focused events. As part of Culinaria’s 20th anniversary, the organization will celebrate with a Hole in Wine golf tournament, Southern Sunday brunch and more.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Culinaria Wine and Food Festival
Prices vary, Thursday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 29, lacanteraresort.com
Culinaria will take over the La Cantera Resort for a weekend full of tastings, cocktails, cooking demos, seminars and other food- and drink-focused events. As part of Culinaria’s 20th anniversary, the organization will celebrate with a Hole in Wine golf tournament, Southern Sunday brunch and more.
Photo via Instagram / culinariasa
Wurstfest
Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 10, 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, wurstfest.com
To be a true Texan, you’ll have to head up to New Braunfels to celebrate “the best ten days in sausage history.” The long-running sausage fest celebrates German culture right in the heart of Texas. On top of your fill of wursts, you can also expect other great foods, music, dancing, carnival rides and games. Oh, and LOTS of beer. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.
Photo via Instagram / thedustinwray
Wurstfest
Friday, Nov. 1-Sunday, Nov. 10, 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, wurstfest.com
To be a true Texan, you’ll have to head up to New Braunfels to celebrate “the best ten days in sausage history.” The long-running sausage fest celebrates German culture right in the heart of Texas. On top of your fill of wursts, you can also expect other great foods, music, dancing, carnival rides and games. Oh, and LOTS of beer. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.
Photo via Instagram / thedustinwray
Taco Truck Throwdown
Free (items available for purchase), Saturday, Oct. 12, 2pm, Essex Modern City, 51 Essex St, eventbrite.com
Usually a May occurrence, the Taco Truck Throwdown returns with cooler temperatures this fall. The change in season also brings a new venue – this year at . Luckily, you’re still in store for lots of delicious tacos, which you can slam back to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.tisfied
Taco Truck Throwdown
Free (items available for purchase), Saturday, Oct. 12, 2pm, Essex Modern City, 51 Essex St, eventbrite.com
Usually a May occurrence, the Taco Truck Throwdown returns with cooler temperatures this fall. The change in season also brings a new venue – this year at . Luckily, you’re still in store for lots of delicious tacos, which you can slam back to your heart’s (and stomach’s) content.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.tisfied
Oktubrefest
$15+, Saturday, Sept. 21, noon, Sunset Station, 1174 E Commerce St, oktubrefest.com
Festival-goers can expect to see craft beers from local breweries and enjoy culturally-inspired eats like Bavarian tacos and chorizo and wurst. Funds will benefit the Brighton Center, local nonprofit that provides developmental and educational services to Bexar County-area children.
Photo via Instagram / oktubrefestival
Oktubrefest
$15+, Saturday, Sept. 21, noon, Sunset Station, 1174 E Commerce St, oktubrefest.com
Festival-goers can expect to see craft beers from local breweries and enjoy culturally-inspired eats like Bavarian tacos and chorizo and wurst. Funds will benefit the Brighton Center, local nonprofit that provides developmental and educational services to Bexar County-area children.
Photo via Instagram / oktubrefestival