Olives Olé, International Olive Festival of Texas, will host its second annual event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27. The festival, sponsored by Les Dames d’Escoffier San Antonio Chapter, will again be at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard, a working ranch with a large olive orchard near Elmendorf.
For the $10 entry fee you can sample olives, attend expert seminars on health, nutrition, organic gardening, herbs and growing olives. Participate in comparison tastings of olive oils and learn some tips from cooking demonstrations. A food concession staffed by the members of Les Dames will offer gourmet snacks and dishes for sale, as well.
This family event costs $10 per person to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at area H-E-B customer service desks.
Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard is 20 miles south of San Antonio. Exit No. 120 onto Hardy Road off IH-37. Turn left, drive over the Interstate bridge and go about one-quarter mile to Mathis Road. Turn left, then go another one-quarter mile to Sandy Oaks.