Fall is upon us and there are many ways to celebrate the end of summer. October brings plenty of food events that take advantage of cooling temps. You can take advantage of cooler weather and visit local Farmers Markets or sample chili at a chili cook-off. Gather your own kitchen inspiration with a kitchen tour that benefits a great cause. Get to know the craft cocktail scene in Fort Worth with a series of special events including a Margarita Party. Celebrate October Holidays with a special beer and sausage event, a spooky dinner, cookie decorating or Halloween themed beer festivities.
Oct. 12, 8AM – 12PM
Clearfork Farmers Market
Fall is in the air and the Clearfork Farmers Market celebrates the season with its annual festival. This family friendly event will have plenty of free activities and fall themed games. Shop products and produce from local artisans and farmers. The Little Art Bus will provide a falo inspired art project, there will be a tree giveaway, and even a pie eating contest with Sweet Lucy’s Pies.
October 12, 6PM – 8PM
The Culinary School of Fort Worth
The Culinary School of Fort Worth along with Just Encased Food Truck hosts a SOLD OUT Oktoberfest celebration. Feast on individual flights of sausage and family style sides that include warm potato salad and buttered spaetzle. Included in the meal is a giant Bavarian pretzel and an array of desserts. What’s an Oktoberfest celebration without beer? Food will be paired with brews from Cowtown Brewing Co. and you’ll get to take home a commemorative mug.
October 12, 2PM- 4PM
Join Hao & Dixya, for their monthly dumpling pop-ups. Try their Vietnamese and Nepalese style of dumplings that have made their pop-ups so pop-ular.
Lola’s Trailer Park
Is there such a thing as a Rock n Roll Farmers Market?! I’d venture to say that the Lola’s Local Farmers Market that takes place every second Sunday at Lola’s Trailer Park is as close as you’ll get. Check out the food, local artisans and artists AND live music at this funky and eclectic market. They also have a food truck onsite.
October 13, 5PM – 8PM
Ellerbe Fine Foods
Ellerbe kicks off a series of “Sunday Suppers” this October. These suppers are meant to invoke Sundays at Grandma’s house with plenty of comfort food. The servings aren’t coursed and are shared “family style”. $32 for adults and $8 for kids is a great value.
October 16, 6:30PM – 10PM
Bird Cafe celebrates the “Spooky Season” with a 3 Course Haunted Wine Dinner and Ghost Tour of Fort Worth. Bird Cafe hosts a three course dinner in The Rook, the intimate space on the second floor of the restaurant. You’ll get to hear about the history of Fort Worth, the Land Title Building and the paranormal activities of the building. Included in your ticket is a bus tour of Fort Worth that stops at historically haunted sites.
October 17, 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Fort Worth Black House
Fort Worth Cocktail Week gives area mixologists an opportunity to show off their craft in various venues and events. This week-long celebration from October 14-18 celebrates Fort Worth’s craft cocktail scene and consists of five signature events. The Margarita Party takes place at local art venue Black House and will feature rare agaves and tequilas from South of the border. Their other events which include a Texas Spirits Tasting, Bourbon Bash, a Tiki Party and a Gin vs. Vodka event – check out their schedule here.
With the arrival of Fall, also means the arrival of chili season. If you’d like to sample some, you’ll want to make sure you put the Fort Worth Firefighters Chili Cook Off on your calendar. Attendance is free and open to the public and takes place in General Worth Square. Tickets for chili and beverages will be sold at the entrance. Proceeds benefit Fort Worth Firefighters Charities.
This month A Wish With Wings hosts its 8th Annual Kitchens Tour. Don’t miss your chance to tour beautiful kitchens in Walsh Ranch. Local chefs will provide tasty bites to attendees. Participating restaurants and chefs include Grace, Rise no. 3, Tributary Cafe, Taco Heads and Waters.
October 22, 6PM – 8PM
Learn how to decorate Day of the Dead themed cookies from a pro. Chef Alexis, a Food Network finalist, will teach you all the tips and tricks on how to turn simple cookies into edible art.
October 24, 6:30PM- 9:30PM
The Modern Cafe presents and Oregon wine dinner that will give you a taste of the Pacific North West. Winemaker Steve Anderson from Eola Hills Winery will be the guest speaker. Five courses are paired with wines and include oysters on the half shell, seared scallops, halibut and a dessert course.
October 26, 12PM-5PM
Martin House Brewery
Get in the spirit of Halloween and get dressed up or even get your dog dressed up. Martin House will 20+ limited beers on tap. There will be live music, activities and food.
November 2, 7PM -10PM
Fort Worth Black House
Enjoy a special evening that celebrates the Day of the Dead holiday and Tacos! This version of the Taco & Margarita Tour departs from the Fort Worth Black House, a cultural hub of Fort Worth. There will be art and Day of the Dead cultural installations and an artisan market. Attendees will enjoy these activities before departing on the Taco & Margarita tour. If you want to keep the party going the tour returns to the Black House in time for their After-Party (tickets are to be purchase separately from Food Tour Tickets).