Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival's Sunday Fair

This favorite family-friendly outdoor food party will be staged on the beautiful grounds of San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, rain or shine

Bob Waggoner of the Charleston Grill
Bob Waggoner of the Charleston Grill

Sunday, April 13, noon-5pm
San Gabriel Park in Georgetown

It's time for the 23rd annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival! This year's events take place April 10-13 in various venues in and around Austin, culminating with the always popular Sunday Fair. This favorite family-friendly outdoor party will be staged again on the beautiful grounds of San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, rain or shine. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to sample Texas artisan food products, produce from local growers, and signature dishes from participating restaurants, as well as wines from Texas and those from wineries visiting from around the world. There will also be two tents for cooking demonstrations and wine talks, as well as live music featuring Nakia & His Southern Cousins, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and local fave Carolyn Wonderland. Children's activities throughout the park will keep the little ones happy, too.

This year's new Eat+Drink+Local tent will feature cooking demos from Texas chefs Jeff Blank of Hudson's on the Bend, Paul Petersen of the Gage Hotel in Marathon, and Justin Raiford of 34th Street Cafe. These will be interspersed with interesting wine talks from Stephan Hockey, who will be discussing terroir as expressed in the wines from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, and winemaker Jim Johnson from the acclaimed Alamosa Wine Cellars in Lampasas. The wines will be paired with Petersen's spectacular fare. The Cookin' & Cuttin' Up tent features two wine discussions: Organic Practices and Sustainability in the Vineyard, led by Jim Collins of Frei Brothers Reserve and Tommy Oldre of Tablas Creek, and Raised in Texas: Growing Grapes and Making Wine, led by Twin Liquors' David Jabour and featuring Texas winemakers Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars and Mark Penna of Mandola Estate Winery, among others. Georgetown chef Lin Hayashi of Hayashi Sushi & Grill, chef Brian Gibson of Cimarron Hills country club, and celebrity chef Bob Waggoner of the Charleston Grill in Charleston, S.C., will present enticing cooking demos using local ingredients.

Tickets are $50 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For tickets, special packages, and a full schedule of events, see www.texaswineandfood.org or call 685-8428.

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