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Festivals in Houston

Does anyone know of any festivals, bazaars, or such that are happening in the Houston area in the next coming months possibly?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Greek fest 1st wk of Oct...will be staged in Montrose I believe..

    1. Slavic festival coming up...
      http://houstonslavicheritagefestival....

      Greek festival Oct 4-7
      http://www.greekfestival.org/

      Autumn Art and Wine Festival Oct 13-14
      Old Town Spring
      123-F Midway Spring TX 77373
      Spring, TX 77373

      Italian festival Oct 11-14
      University of St. Thomas, Houston
      3800 Montrose Blvd
      Houston, TX 77006

      1. Shrimp Festival this weekend in Galveston's Historic Strand area.

        http://www.galveston.com/calendarofev...

        1. Also coming right up this weekend (Sat Sept 22nd) is the PUERTO RICAN & CUBAN FESTIVAL.

          Good food, and also music and arts and crafts for sale.

          http://prcfestival.com/

          They say it is the "Sexiest and Most Anticipated Festival in Texas."

          And who knows... Maybe it is. I might go. Even though I'm pretty sure that doesn't apply to me.

          I haven't been "Sexiest" or particularly "Anticipated" in several decades.

          But it does sound like a lot of fun.

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          1. re: Jaymes

            Wow, where's the publicity on that one?? That looks like great fun.

            1. re: Lambowner

              Downtown, Tranquility Park, great festival location. I just looked it up, here's the info.

              http://prcfestival2012.eventbrite.com/

          2. One of the biggest, the Texas Renaissance Festival. It's at a little town called Todd Mission, about 40 miles or so north of Houston.
            http://texrenfest.com/

            St Arnolds, a local brewer, is sponsoring several Octoberfest events: http://www.saintarnold.com/news/index...

            The Junior League sponsors their annual Holiday Market up in The Woodlands https://www.jlnhsmc.org/?nd=holiday_m...

            Website for the Italian Festival (mentioned above) http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com/

            And the Turkish Festival http://www.turkishfesthouston.com/

            Houston is an immigrant city with large populations of almost every ethnic group on the planet. If you look hard enough, you'll undoubtedly find a "festival" for just about everyone.

            1. Another of the biggest and best-known festivals in Texas, "Dickens on The Strand," happens in Galveston early every December. Lots of fun - arts, crafts, shops, shows, music...

              And best of all, street food. Love the roasted chestnuts.

              http://www.galvestonhistory.org/dicke...

              1. Island Oktoberfest, October 26 & 27th is Galveston's most anticipated festival each fall. Four Biergartens, German food, German bands and more. It is a great time on the grounds surrounding the historic Galveston Island Lyceum.

                1. I hate to be Negative Nellie, buuut, the Greek Festival is not the same since it outgrew the church grounds. It takes a lot of Retsina for me to enjoy sitting under a crowded tent in a parking lot. Parking can be a bear. The Renaissance Festival is a blast, but be prapred to pay close to 100 bucks for tickets, parking,two beers, and turkey legs, based on two adults Traffic can be difficult, at best. I haven't been to the Italian Festival since it moved to St. Thomas, hope it's not under a tent a la Greek Fest. I'd head south to Galveston, fall is the best time of year down there, along with spring, of course.

                  1. I saw an ad on TV for this one last night.

                    Korean Festival - November 3
                    http://www.koreanfestivalhouston.com/

                    1. I'm wondering if anyone attended any of these Sept festivals this year. If so, how was it? Making plans to return next year?

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                      1. re: Jaymes

                        The last festval we went to was the East End Street Festival in May, and we will return. I don't like the Greek Festival anymore, got too big for it's britches. The Renaissance Festival is a hundred bucks for two to annie up, pretty much the same for I Fest. No thanks. I would like to see festivals in the cooler months, December to April, and other than Dickens and Mardi Gras Galveston, there isn't anything I know of.

                        http://www.greatereastend.com/east-en...

                        1. re: Jaymes

                          I went to the Shrimp Fest in Galveston because a friend was competing. It's only the second year so it was still moderately sized although bigger than last year. I enjoyed it. Tasty too.

                        2. Don't know if you're familiar with B4-U-Eat, but their newsletter routinely mentions upcoming food-related events such as festivals.

                          You might try subscribing to it. It's free.

                          http://www.b4-u-eat.com/

                          1. Silk Road Festival in Stafford this weekend. Never been, can't go due to work, but it looks intriguing.

                            Sundays weather, high in the 60's, you're darn tootin!!

                            http://silkroadfest.org/food-in-festi...

                            1. St. Basil's Greek Fest next weekend, (May 16-19) on Eldridge between Memorial and Briar Forest.

                              The genetic mutant and I used to go every other year or so.

                              Good food and nice folks.