Calendar of Events

April 20, 2013

Texas Crawfish & Music Festival

Take a jaunt out to Spring, Texas in the heart of the, well, Spring for The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival. One of Houston’s largest and longest running festivals, the festival is family friendly and promises to have something for all ages. Along with music and steaming pots of delicious Southern Louisiana crawfish, expect all the fun and festivities of a carnival, complete with rides, games, local arts and crafts, food and drinks, a petting zoo, and more. The current music lineup features Texas favorites like Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram, Dale Watson, and Vallejo.

Learn more and buy tickets online.

Start: April 19, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
Venue: Preservation Park
130 Spring School Road, Spring, TX, 77373, United States
Cost: $10/day

Texas Q BBQ Tour

Get your BBQ and beer on with boys who know a whole heck of a lot about both.

Start: April 20, 2013 10:30 am
End: April 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Man Up Texas BBQ
Austin, TX, United States
Cost: $150


Austin chefs Larry McGuire and Lou Lambert are going roasting an entire 1,200-pound steer on a thousand acre ranch dotted with oak trees and Longhorns just outside of Austin. And of course you want to be there. Vaca y Vino promises to be one great five-hour dinner party, with delicious food, fine Argentine wine and local craft beer, and live tunes by Doug Strahan and the Good Neighbors.

The event is inspired by South American chef Francis Mallmann and a recipe for Una Vaca Entera (“the entire cow”) that appears in his cookbook Seven Fires. In addition to the roasted meat, the menu also includes:

  • Empanadas stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard
  • Spring vegetable caldo
  • Grilled lettuces, escarole, and red onion salad
  • Warm new potato salad with parsley, mustard, and capers
  • Lamberts sausages
  • Chimichurri
  • Chocotorta

All proceeds from Vaca y Vino will be donated to the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA), a national organization that supports independent farmers and protects a healthy food supply for American consumers.

Purchase tickets online.

Start: April 20, 2013 1:00 pm
End: April 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: The Bridges Ranch at Wimberley
Bridges Lane , Wimberley, TX, 78676, United States
Cost: $100 without transportatinon, $120 with transportation