Saturday, November 9
Grilled cheese fanatics already have their plans this Saturday: the 2019 Houston Grilled Cheese Festival, held at Midtown Park. The event will be open in two tasting sessions from 12:30-3:30pm (noon for those with “The Big Cheese” tickets) and 5-8pm (4:30pm for “The Big Cheesers”). In the cheesy lineup are hotspots like B.B. Lemon, Bosscat Kitchen & Cocktails, Twisted Grilled Cheese, and Weights + Measures.
Cost: Tickets are $55 for GA and $89 for The Big Cheese and include entry, unlimited grilled cheese samples and an all-inclusive open bar (VIP includes early entry and access to a VIP area)
Saturday, November 9 - Sunday, November 10
The largest Renaissance Festival in the nation continues its weekend run, running 9am-8pm Saturdays and Sundays (and Thanksgiving Friday) through December 1. This weekend, heroes, heroines, villains, and vixens unite for a weekend of super-powered mayhem. No matter the theme, you can expect every weekend to rock live music and shows, shoppes and costumes, mead and ale, after dark parties, and feasts fit for a king.
Cost: Daily passes are $32 for adults and $17 for kids 5-12, with camping and weekend packages available
Sunday, November 10
Karbach Brewing Co.’s third annual rock festival features an unforgettable day music from Ace Frehley, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-r and co-founding member of KISS, along with German heavy metal legends Accept, High On Fire, Pat Travers, Power Trip and Narcotic Wasteland. The rocking starts at 12:30pm.
Cost: Tickets range from $28-$100
Sunday, November 10
The 14th annual International Risotto Festival is your chance to eat all the risotto you could ever want. Held at the Houston Design Center from 2-6pm, the event will pit top chefs against one another in a battle for risotto supremacy -- names like Alice Blue’s Brandi Key, Daniel Berg of B.B. Italia, Maurizio Ferrarese of Ristorante Cavour, Ja'Nel Witt of Sonoma in the Heights, and Underbelly Hospitality’s Nick Fine. The event benefits BEAR: Be A Resource for CPS Kids, providing hope and help for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them within Harris County.
Cost: Tickets are $100 for GA and $225 for VIP