Top 11 Food & Drink Events This Month: March 2020

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It may be Rodeo Season, but chocolate-covered bacon and smoked turkey legs the size of your head aren’t the only things to eat this month (though you should definitely eat those things). There’s also a lineup of fun food and drink events around town all month long.

March kicks off with a bottomless brunch fest, followed by the return of a fan-favorite, family-friendly crawfish festival, and a “celebr8tion” of beer. You’ll also want to dig into corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick’s Day, go heavy on mac and cheese, and enjoy good eats at a farm-focused festival featuring local chefs. Here are Houston’s tasty events to check out this month.

Top 11 Food & Drink Events This Month: March 2020

  • BrunchFest at Midtown Park | Sunday, March 1 – Brunch fans are invited to BrunchFest, where they can enjoy bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and brunch bites from local restaurants as they compete for titles like Best Bite, Best Sweet Treat, and Best Savory Morsel. The Sunday Funday experience comes from the team behind last year’s Houston Grilled Cheese Fest, and will also feature live music, games and more. Tickets are $54 for general admission; $89 for early entry. 1pm to 4pm; noon for those with early entry.
  • Agave Education Class with Morgan Weber at Revival Market | Friday, March 6 – Agricole Hospitality co-owner Morgan Weber is selecting some of his favorite agave spirits for this special tasting class, where he’ll cover where they come from, how they’re made, and how they differ from other spirits. Expect grazing tables and passed bites paired with a variety of agave spirits. Tickets are $85 per person. Only 35 spaces are available. Reservations are required. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • Greater Heights Crawfish Festival at 20th and Ashland | Saturday, March 7 | No Cover – Head to 411 West 20th Street for the annual Greater Heights Crawfish Festival, starting with a festive parade down 20th and 19th streets and ending with the festival, where food and fun await. Guests can expect mudbugs, corn, and potatoes alongside beer, drinks, and festival fare, plus vendors from clothing and jewelry to art and more. Admission is free, but guests can pre-purchase Crawfish Festival Bucks. 10:30am to 6pm.
  • Monthly Wine Tasting at Rainbow Lodge | Wednesday, March 11 – Head to the beautiful grounds of Rainbow Lodge to enjoy a “sip and stroll” themed wine tasting, featuring four wine tastes and four bites. This month will feature wines of South Africa. Tickets are $38 when booked online in advance; $40 cash day of. 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • American Cheese and Wine Class with the Houston Dairymaids at 13 Celsius | Saturday, March 14 – 13 Celsius will team up with Houston Dairymaids once again for its first cheese and wine class of 2020. The class will focus on artisanal cheeses from the United States, keeping things local by pairing each cheese with a beverage from the same state it comes from. Seating is limited. Tickets are $95. 1pm to 3pm.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Party at Saint Arnold Brewery (Postponed)| St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17 | No Cover Saint Arnold meets Saint Patrick at this annual holiday celebration, held in Saint A’s Beer Garden & Restaurant with views of the Downtown skyline. The day will feature live music, commemorative pint glasses, food like corned beef & cabbage and beef stew in bread bowls, and the annual Donegal Beard Growing Competition. Admission is free; VIP passes ($50) are also available. 5pm to 10pm.
  • 7th Annual Celebr8ion at 8th Wonder Brewery (Postponed) | Saturday, March 21 – 8th Wonder Brewery’s 7th Annual Celebr8ion commemorates the brewery’s seventh birthday, offering a lineup of seven diverse music artists from across the country, food trucks, and specialty tappings of its locally-brewed beer. Tickets for general admission are $28 and include three beverage tokens and a souvenir glass. VIP packages ($68) include a limited-edition souvenir glass and VIP wristband that grants carte blanche tasting throughout the day, limited edition Celebr8ion T-shirt, a 32-ounce growler to-go of a specialty Celebr8ion beer, and early access for a first taste of other exclusive tappings. 2pm to 10pm; VIP entry at noon.
  • Texas Ta”que”ro with Blood Bros BBQ at Superica (Cancelled) | Wednesday, March 25 | No Cover – Superica continues its Texas Ta”que”ro takeover, this time featuring local pitmasters from Blood Bros BBQ. The ‘q masters will create a specialty taco that will be added to Superica’s menu for one night only, with 150 tacos prepared, available for $4 each.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball (Cancelled) | Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29 | No Cover Head to Old Town Tomball to enjoy a weekend filled with German culture and heritage, from traditional music and dance to food and drink. The family-friendly festival will offer a heritage center, four music stages, 200+ street vendors, a wine and petting zoo, street performers, arts and crafts and more. Times vary.
  • Houston Mac Attack at Midtown Park (Postponed) | Saturday, March 28 – The team behind Houston Grilled Cheese Fest will also be hosting this competition for the best mac in town. Local chefs and restaurants will be cooking up a variety of mac & cheese, and you can sample it all and cast your vote. Tickets are $49 ($69 for early entry) and include unlimited mac & cheese sampling, an all-inclusive open bar and commemorative spork. 12:30pm.
  • Chef Fest at Harvest Green Village Farm (Cancelled) | Sunday, March 29 – The fourth annual Chef Fest returns, benefiting the Houston Food Systems Collaborative and putting farm-fresh produce in the spotlight. This year’s event will feature harvest and locally focused dishes from ten of Houston’s top and emerging chefs, giving guests a full day of eating, drinking, dancing, farm tours, and hands-on experiences celebrating the local food system. Tickets are $100 and include unlimited tastings of all ten chef-prepared dishes, live music, and five drink tickets. Noon to 4pm.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .