September 2018 Festivals: Brats & Beer, Wine Time in Grapevine, and Get the Best Gelato

Here is your round up of September 2018 festivals: get yourself to the Fair, get your gelato on, and show your German spirit with brats and beer.​​​

Grapevine Grapefest 


Did you know Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States? Visit one of the state's celebrations of wine at the 32nd Annual GrapeFest® - A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West. The GrapeFest is four days of family-friendly festival fun where you can sip and sample premium Texas wines and champagne while enjoying live entertainment, delicious festival food, and so much more!

When: September 13-16, 2018
Where: Locations Vary

Denton Blues Festival 


Enjoy the smooth sounds of live blues music as the Denton Blues Festival celebrates 20 years of good times. With a slamming lineup, good eats, and something for everyone, you're sure to enjoy your time up north.

When: September 14-16, 2018
Where: Quakertown Park

Irving Main Street Event 


Celebrate Irving in the heart of the city at Irving Main Street Event. Welcoming for all ages, the festival features live music, activities, and even a car show.

When: Sept. 21-22, 2018
Where: Irving Heritage District

Smoked BBQ Fest

Downtown Dallas is taken over by meat and music at the Smoked BBQ Fest. Sample the smoked goodness and take a pitmaster class to learn your ultimate BBQ form.

When: Sept. 22
Where: Main Street Garden

Addison Oktoberfest


Come experience an authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest, located right in the center of Addison. Enjoy the culinary fare, marketplace, and a kid-friendly midway full of fun and games.

When: Sept. 20-23
Where: Addison Circle Park

Dallas VegFest


Dallas VegFest is the place to learn about the on-going benefits of a healthful, compassionate, and sustainable plant-based lifestyle. With yoga and Zumba for fitness and food samples throughout the day, it's the most fun you can have on a beautiful Sunday, and it's free.

When: Sept. 23, 2018
Where: Kiest Park

Taste of Grand Prairie


Experience the best of Grand Prairie business community at the Traders Village. At the Taste of Grand Prairie, kids will enjoy the carnival rides while adults browse the 70+ vendors.

When: Sept. 27
Where: Traders Village

State Fair of Texas

Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

One of the biggest displays of Texan culture, the State Fair of Texas and Big Tex have provided 132 years of all-around fun with award-winning food creations (think anything and everything fried), rides, agriculture, and more. This year's theme "Celebrating Texas Innovation" should bring even more fun for all.

When: Sept. 28-Oct. 21
Where: Fair Park

Gelato Fest

In the United States, Gelato Festival America selects the best gelato chefs through 24 touring festivals, spread over three years, with an American final in 2021 that will grant access to the world finals. The mission of Gelato Festival America is to spread the culture of Artisan Italian Gelato. Born in Florence, Italy, Gelato Festival is an all-star line up where the biggest names in gelato compete against one another with a one-time flavor they have created just for the festival.

When: Sept. 29-30, 2018
Where: Dallas Farmer's Market