Gourmet discoveries and good sips in Dallas this weekend

This week’s foodie finds include a new Farmers’ Market location and festival themes ranging from beer to seltzers to straight Texas. Get ready for a warm weekend with plenty of outdoor events like the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off or a workout with Athletic Brewery.

Here are 10 foodie events to fill your cozy weekend:

Great Texas Oktoberfest 2022
Automobile Fair Park Building, 1010 First Ave.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday March 26

The Big Texas Beer Fest is Dallas’ original beer festival and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. This year’s festival will feature beers from over 100 breweries and over 450 ales, ciders, hard seltzers, hard kombuchas, meads and more. Food from local food trucks and vendors will also be available. General admission tickets are $42.

White Rock Farmer’s Market
White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Old Gate Lane
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 26

After 14 years at Lakepoint Church on Garland Road, Good Local Markets is moving to a new location, White Rock United Methodist Church, this weekend. The market will showcase the same local products, meats and eggs, breads and pastries, honey, pickles, jams and culinary specialties as well as works by local artisans. Good local staff ensure that all suppliers are local certified. All vendors are from within a 150-mile radius of Dallas, and all farms are vetted to ensure produce is locally grown and ethically raised.

Texas Forever Festival
Haggard Park, 901 E 15th St.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday March 26

Texas Forever Fest 2022, sponsored by HEB, brings our state’s food, art and people to Haggard Park in Plano. The festival features live music, Western entertainment, Texas food and drink, Texas-themed vendors, free mechanical bull rides, a kids’ zone, mascot photo ops and more. Admission to the festival is free, but tickets to the Spirit of Texas beer and liquor tastings are extra.

Blur Seltzie Fest
TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson Street in McKinney
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 26

Hard seltzers have been all the rage, and TUPPS is bringing the seltzers this weekend for Blur Seltzie Fest. The festival will have 20 hard seltzers, eight 6-ounce pours or four 12-ounce pours, and a color-changing 12-ounce Seltizie Fest souvenir mug. Barley by Rye will be open with dinner and there will be live music on stage from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $25.

“Athletic Bar” Athletic Brewing Pop-Up
Class Studios, 2801 N Central Expy #200
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday March 26

Athletic Brewing is partnering with Dallas’ popular women-owned Class Studios in the West Village for a pop-up bar and fitness center called Athletic Bar. The pop-up will host outdoor classes on mat and bodyweight workouts, followed by a fun DJ-led happy hour and a free non-alcoholic beer of your choice from Athletic Brewing. Athletic Lite, a new flagship beer, will also be available for tasting. Proceeds from the $15 class fee will go to Two for the Trails, which supports local trail cleanup efforts.

Sip and sleep
Heavenly Beer, 2530 Butler St.
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday March 26

Celestial Beerworks is teaming up with Baby Sleep Answers to host a day on the town for tired, sleep-deprived parents. The event is free for everyone and provides the opportunity to discuss baby sleep with popular Instagram sleep consultant, Andrea De La Torre. Most importantly, the beer! Because just try to relax, mom and dad.

3rd Annual Garland Food Festival
Revolving Kitchen, 520 Shepherd Drive (Garland)
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 26

Revolving Kitchen celebrates Garland’s restaurants, food trucks and businesses with a food festival. There will be a hot dog and wing eating contest, raffle prizes, appearances and autographs from Dallas Sidekicks players and great food from local Garland restaurants, food trucks and businesses.

Afternoon Cream Tea Experience
The Dallas Tea Party Co., 1101 South Broadway Street (Carrollton)
1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Looking for something cute for the girls this weekend? Join The Dallas Tea Party Co. for an afternoon cream tea, served with scones, traditional English clotted cream, lemon curd, fruit jam and a selection of bites and delicacies little sweets. Tickets are $15.88.

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Social Run/Walk
DEBC, 2823 St. Louis St.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26

Deep Ellum Brewing combines beer, running and food for a 3-mile walk or run with three beers, breakfast and raffles. The event is not timed, but the beers and hot breakfast will surely motivate you to finish in a sweat. The cost is $30.

Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off
Tiferet Isreal, 10909 Hillcrest Road
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 27

The Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off brings the Jewish communities of North Texas together for a day of kosher fun whether you are secular, religious, affiliated or unaffiliated. Over 40 teams will compete to boast of DFW’s Best Kosher Chili. Guests can enjoy food from dozens of teams competing for the best beef and vegetable chilies, kiddie rides and games on the mini-midway, live music, vendors and more.

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