True Texans are Fun

Texans sure know how to have a good time. They also know where to go for the best food. With festivals occurring throughout the year, Houston, Texas, is one of the finest locations for food tastings. Because of Texas’ melting pot of cultures, food festivals offer great insights and new experiences. The fun, friendly atmosphere of these events is what the Texas spirit is all about. Texans love to share and welcome people into their culture. Sharing traditions, foods, and customs is how newer generations can remember and understand their roots.

Here are some excellent options for your next fest. Tickets can be purchased at

3rd Annual International Festival at CVHS

Friday, November 14 at 4:00pm – 9:30 pm
Houston, TX

Over 8 different cultural regions being represented! Over 100 food items that range from traditional-style pupusas to authentic Vietnamese fried rice! Over 50 activities that range from getting Henna to participating in a pepper eating contest! A Silent Auction with over 10 fabulous prizes including a Whitney Mercilus autograph and a 4-night, 4-bedroom Slope-Slide Condo Rental in Telluride, Colorado! An International Fashion Show showcasing the students at Carnegie Vanguard (7:00-7:30) A Cultural Performance Show showcasing over 15 professional performers from the Greater Houston Area (8:00-9:30) “Name that Flag” Contest… and more!!!

Tamale Festival Houston

Saturday, November 15 at 10:30 am to 2:30pm
Houston, TX

Come out to MountainTop SE Ministries Fall Festival. We will have games, inflatables, food and fun to be had by all. There will be Vendors to take care of all of you Holiday shopping needs along with raffles and silent auctions. You can bring two non-perishable food items per person to receive two free tickets to go towards the carnival. Come out and help us celebrate 25 years in Ministry!

Whiskey Tasting at Watsons House of Ales

Saturday, November 15 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Houston, TX
Brand ambassadors and distillery representatives will be on hand sampling spirits and answering your questions. Have your choice of over 20 different whiskeys from around the world! Come try Jack Daniels Sinatra Special Edition and many more great whiskeys! Featuring: Jameson, Yellow Rose, Herman Marshall, Beam, Jack Daniels, Rebecca Creek and more!

Tamale Festival Houston

Friday, December 5 at 4:00 pm – Saturday, December 6 at 7 pm
Houston, TX
During Tamale Festival Houston, pop-up restaurants spring forth from the earth to serve Tex-Mex foods, including Texas barbecue from local pit masters and, of course, tamales. Celebrating Houston’s diverse culture, the two-day event will also showcase non-edible talents with arts and crafts booths, live shows, and musical performances ranging from rock and country to R&B and tejano. Amidst all the action, a tamale-eating contest will determine the festival’s hungriest attendee, and a Best Tamale competition will crown the city’s top tamales based on their superior flavors.

Texas offers events practically all year around so chances are you can find a few awesome festivals every month to attend. Having such great, local, unique, and diverse functions help Texans experience new cultures.