The thermometer has crept up to the triple-digit range in the past week. That must mean it’s time for Texas Folklife Festival.
The array of food this year is a veritable feast of global treasures that have made an impact on the state through the years. Plus, there are some American treasures that make any festival fun. Deep-fried Girl Scout Cookies, anyone?
Here’s the food lineup to whet your appetite:
- Argentine: Empanadas, Alfajores
- Belgian: Belgian sausage, au vin blanc mussels, Belgian waffle, black cow, Rijstpap (rice pudding)
- Carnival: Funnel Cake, Corn Dog, Deep Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Oreos, Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies
- British: Fish & chips, Scotch egg, English Chips and Cheese, Banger on a Stick, Fried Mushrooms
- Chinese: Crab rangoon, fried rice, egg roll, fried chicken wontons, Jin duey (sesame balls), fortune cookies, shrimp chips.
- Crepes: Ham and Cheese, basil vegetarian pesto, sun-dried tomato veggie, chicken pesto, Peanut Butter Heaven, dulce de leche turtle, Nutella banana, sweet cheese
- Filipino: Oriental noodles, chicken adobo, rice, Inihaw, Pancit, Lumpia
- Opa’s: Bratwurst, Smoked sausage on a stick or bun, jalapeño/cheese sausage, smoked turkey leg, smoked sausage in flour tortilla, beef jerky, turkey jerky, German potato salad, sauerkraut, bread pudding
- Greek: Gyro, Greek salad, baklava
- Hawaiian: Big kahuna (shave ice), Kona cream, ice cream, Lihing powder, Gummy Bears
- American Indians: Buffalo burger, Indian taco meat, fry bread, Indian taco, cactus tuna drink
- Irish: Corned beef sandwich on cracked wheat roll
- Italian: Messy Giuseppe’s, Spumoni, Cannoli, Pizzelle, Italian ice.
Hours are Friday, 5 – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 7 p.m.
Prices: Adult (13+), $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; Child (6-12), $5 in advance, $5 at the gate; and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at H-E-B stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB. Click here for more information.