There’s no doubt the return of the State Fair is the DFW highlight of the week. But, if you can squeeze in more fun, check out the wine dinners, beer festivals and top-notch foodie events taking place this first week of fall.
Tuesday, September 22
Peter Michael Wine Dinner: Head over to Grace Restaurant in Fort Worth and indulge in a five-course meal, paired perfectly with select wines. Special guest Peter Michael of Peter Michael Winery will also be in attendance. $225/person. For reservations, call 817-877-3388. To view the menu, click here.
Wednesday, September 23
Thursday, September 24
Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest: Visit Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic, three-day, German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets begin at $3. For a schedule of events, click here.
Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a taste of France. Chef de cuisine Sarah Snow will create a three-course bistro menu to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.
Friday, September 25
State Fair of Texas: Aside from concerts, rides and unique shows, this year’s fair promises fried food goodness. Food items this year include red velvet fried Oreos, chicken fried lobster and coca ritas. Fair grounds open at 10 a.m. For tickets, general info and daily schedule, click here.
McKinney Oktoberfest: McKinney’s three-day Oktoberfest features authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more, all in Historic Downtown McKinney. FREE. 4 p.m.
Park & Palate: For two days, Klyde Warren Park will be the host of the hottest culinary event in the city. Park & Palate, the park’s inaugural celebration of wine and food, will showcase the region’s most popular chefs as well as wineries, breweries, and spirits from around the world, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.
Saturday, September 26
Taste of Firewheel: To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Firewheel Town Center will host an all-day family food festival, which will feature tasty bites from area restaurants and free live music. 11 a.m. Tickets begin at $20.