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Foodies Rejoice: Upcoming Food Festivals In DFW

August 31, 2011 2:00 PM

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From a Greek food fest to a celebration of grapes, there are a number food festivals and fairs North Texas foodies to look out for these next few months. Here, we round up upcoming DFW food events that have our stomachs growling. Culinary fans, save these dates!
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Greek Food Festival of Dallas
September 23 – 25
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Hillcrest and Alpha Road
Dallas, TX

OPA! The Greek Food Festival of Dallas brings a taste of Greece with a variety of authentic foods and treats by Dallas’ own Greek chefs, made from recipes passed through the generations. Want to try them all? Get the Festival Sampler ($10), a a mouth-watering combo of traditional entrees and sides: Chicken Oreganato, Keftethes (Greek meatballs), Spanakopita (spinach in filo), Tiropita (cheese in filo), perfect rice pilaf, and a crisp salad with feta, olives, and pita bread. Coffee and pastries will also be available to cap a hearty meal.

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25th Annual GrapeFest
September 15 – 18
Downtown Grapevine, TX
Once in Grapevine, follow signs to parking area

In its 25th year of celebrating the best of Texas wine, the largest wine festival in the Southwest will once again showcase award-winning wine and culinary treats for wine and food enthusiasts.  But there’s more to GrapeFest than wine tastings and food pairings, there will be a number of stages featuring live music, and fun family activities such as the popular Grape Stomp, arts and crafts booths, carnival games, ice carving and even a Champagne Cork Shoot-Off.

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Addison Oktoberfest
September 15 – 18
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive
Addison, TX
$5 – $10

Dubbed “one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside Munich”, Addison Oktoberfest will gather thousands of fans of polka, German food and Spaten Bier for four fun-filled days. But there will also a lot in store for kids. There will be a children’s stage where families can enjoy live entertainment, including music, folk dancing, sing alongs, arts and crafts, and more. And if you want to get the ultimate Oktoberfest experience, consider signing up for the VIP Experience, and enjoy a three-course meal, souvenir stein from Munich and more treats.

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State Fair of Texas
September 30 – October 23
Fair Park
Dallas, TX

One of Texas’ biggest events, the State Fair will sure to offer a variety and abundance of food and drink, and no doubt the fair will be fried food central. Looking for a Texas rattler wrap–hamburger, cheese and bacon wrapped in a flour tortilla? Or a chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick, maybe? You’ll find treats like these (and more) at the State Fair. So come hungry, wear stretchy pants and get ready to sample the foods at this festive celebration.

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Romanian Food Festival
November 4 – 6
Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church
3801 Glade Road
Colleyville, TX

Taste the flavors of Romania with the country’s delicious specialties such as ciorba, sarmale, mititei and cozonac. But aside from great food, the festival also showcases live entertainment, such as traditional Romanian folk dances, live music by Romanian singer George Rotaru, and even a boxing show. Save the date, and remember to come with a healthy appetite for superb food, and your dancing shoes for some all-night folk dancing.

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