All year long, food festivals send their scrumptious, flavorful fragrance all across Austin. Central Texas foodies flock to the capital city in search of the newest culinary concoction to make their salivary glands dance in delight. No matter what your taste buds crave, these events will fire up your appetite. Clear your calendar in advance, because these are ten Austin food festivals that you will not want to miss.
1. The Austin Bacon and Beer Festival
Every June, Austin celebrates the greatest culinary combination ever created: bacon and beer. Hundreds of ravenous revelers flock to Circuit of the Americas in order to gorge themselves in the world's two finest delicacies. Needless to say, everyone goes home with happy taste buds.
2. Texas Trucklandia Fest
This festival isn't just a celebration of Austin's best food trucks; it's a competition. Every October, the Austin-American Statesman lot becomes a haven for food truck connoisseurs as they taste and judge each meal. The winning truck receives $10,000 to further their creative cooking prowess.
Every October, Scholz Garten hosts this delectable party in honor of German heritage and cuisine. Lederhosen and drinking songs are optional, but highly encouraged.
4. The Austin Oyster Festival
This festival held at the French Legation Museum every February will definitely get your mouth watering.
5. Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
Brisket, ribs, and sausage form the holy trinity of barbecue, and this melt-in-your-mouth ecstasy will have you shouting for joy at every October.
6. Austin Food and Wine Festival
Celebrity chefs, high-class dishes, and delicate wine will tickle your tongue every April at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. As you taste the delightful offerings, you'll also hear some of the hottest up-and-coming local bands play. After all, it wouldn't be a proper Austin festival without some live music.
7. Texas VegFest
The Texas Veg Foundation kicked off this vegetable-infused festival five years ago and it has been thriving ever since. This festival proves that, yes, even vegans can enjoy the taste of tuna salad.
8. The Austin Ice Cream Festival
Even a brain freeze can't put a damper on this sugary sweet festival.
9. Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
Food is always more fun when it gets a little messy. At the Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish festival, eating with your hands is a must. This spicy festival rolls through the Austin-American Statesman lot every April.
10. The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Habaneros, ghost peppers, and serranos are no match against those who attend this fiery festival every August.
Austin is full of delicious food festivals. Which one is your favorite?