You’ve heard of NIOSA. Now, it’s time to learn about NOSA Fest.
The initials stand for North of San Antonio, and the fest is an event that’s taking place on Oct. 25 to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. It’s happening at the Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road, Bulverde, which is off Blanco Road about 10 miles north of Loop 1604.
“The idea behind NOSA Fest was a simple one, really,” says the event’s website, nosafest.com. “We took the two things we couldn’t live without, good music and even better food, and found a place for them to stretch their limbs a little.”
So, the day promises a lineup of music that includes Mingo Fishtrap, Band of Bandits, Octahedron, Fishermen and more. The music starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. The usual Saturday night rodeo will also take place at 7:30 p.m. for a little more entertainment.
As for the food, except some offerings from people involved in the Chef Cooperative, which includes Tejas Rodeo’s executive chef, Tyler Horstmann. But more food vendors are needed, he says. “We are asking for a $300 rental fee that will cover space reservation, security, marketing, waste disposal, and high visibility,” he says. To become involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 313-1495.
The organizers are hoping to making this an annual event. The need is great, as the Food Bank serves 17 counties in Texas.
Bonnie Walker and I will be there autographing copies of “Barbecue Lover’s Texas.” And a silent auction is planned to raise even more money for the cause.
Advance tickets are only $12 for adults and $6 for children. To order your tickets, click here. Tickets on the day of the event will be $15 for adults OR $12 with three cans of food per adult; $8 for kids ages 6-12 OR $6 with 2 cans of food per child; and free for children ages 5 and under.
For more about the San Antonio Food Bank, click here.