The Fortress Festival is one of many Fort Worth festivals that give visitors a look at the real city. (Photos courtesy Visit Fort Worth)
Fort Worth is a meetings destination known for many things. For starters, it’s one of Texas’ most music-friendly cities, with plenty of event venues that will get attendees on their feet. The city also boasts a diverse and growing food scene, featuring several unexpected dining options for groups and an eclectic food truck community. But in order to experience all that Fort Worth has to offer, visitors must attend the city’s many annual festivals, from the internationally recognized Food + Wine Festival to the “can’t miss” music event Fortress Festival.
Here are the destination’s top five festivals that showcase everything from Fort Worth’s local art scene to its hidden musical talents to its up-and-coming culinary stars.
- Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
Known as North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (FWFWF) is now in its sixth year of serving up local chefs’ specialties, craft beer, and distinctive wines, showcasing the diversity of the destination’s culinary scene. The FWFWF, which was held April 4-7 this year, features six different events, and several smaller events, including Tacos + Tequila, a pairing held this year on April 5 at the BRIK Venue and featuring chefs like Salsa Limon’s Keith Grober, Taco Heads’ Sarah Castillo, and Del Norte Tacos’ Chris Garcia. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation. To date, the nonprofit has raised $170,000 for grants and scholarships supporting deserving culinary students from Fort Worth.