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geekstah Sep 19, 2012 05:50 AM

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!

  1. DoobieWah May 13, 2013 02:21 PM

    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.

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      James Cristinian Oct 5, 2012 03:59 PM

      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...

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        Jaymes Sep 27, 2012 07:47 AM

        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/

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          Jaymes Sep 26, 2012 09:42 AM

          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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            James Cristinian Sep 26, 2012 04:42 PM

            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...

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              Lambowner Sep 26, 2012 05:55 PM

              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. DoobieWah Sep 22, 2012 02:16 PM

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

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

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                James Cristinian Sep 19, 2012 04:23 PM

                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.

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                  swamp Sep 19, 2012 02:12 PM

                  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.

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                    Jaymes Sep 19, 2012 11:49 AM

                    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...

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                      Jaymes Sep 19, 2012 09:43 AM

                      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.html#oktoberfest

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

                      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.

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                        Jaymes Sep 19, 2012 09:32 AM

                        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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                          Lambowner Sep 19, 2012 04:50 PM

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

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                            James Cristinian Sep 19, 2012 05:04 PM

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

                            http://prcfestival2012.eventbrite.com/

                        2. Lambowner Sep 19, 2012 08:07 AM

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

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

                          1. absurdnerdbird Sep 19, 2012 07:49 AM

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

                            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

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                              bornie Sep 19, 2012 07:26 AM

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

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