Posted by: wendyquest | October 9, 2013

Travel Texas – Madisonville – 12th Annual Texas Mushroom Festival

I love finding interesting things to see and do – the more “different” or “unique”, the better. I can’t help thinking the Texas Mushroom Festival is one of those unique events one should try at least once in their lifetimes. It will be held in Madisonville – the mushroom capital of Texas!

Festivities start at 10am on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Events are FREE except for the cooking demonstrations and wine tastings which costs $15. There will even be FREE mushroom fajitas (provided by Monterey Mushrooms, Inc) as well as other vendor foods for purchasing (or bring your own picnic). A wide variety of music will be played throughout the day. If you like cars, there will also be an auto show.
Something fun (and perfect for photo opps) – Mushroom Art.

Here is the schedule for the cooking demonstrations and wine tastings:
10 am – Chef Wes Hammit
10:45 am – Maydelle Country Wines
11 am – Chef Luis Becerra
11:45 am – Messina Hof Winery
12 pm – Chef Alfonso Gonzalez
12:45 pm – D’Vine Wines of Grapevine
1 pm – Chef Kevin Kimbrough
1:45 pm – Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
2 pm – Chef Bill Gerstenberger
2:45 pm – Perrine Winery
3 pm – Chef Renee Bosley
3:45 pm – Granny Muffin Wines
4:00 pm – Peach Creek Vineyards
4:15 pm – Pleasant Hill Winery
4:30 pm – People’s Choice Awards for Chef and Winery

If you’re a runner/walker, there is also the Shiitake 5k Run/Walk at 8:30 am (registration is at 7:00am). The entry form is on the Festival Website.

Check out their Facebook page for the latest schedules and pictures.


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