Lots of Foodie Events in August

September 12th, 13th (6-9pm) – Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner – Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa presents “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call (409)765-7721.

August 31st-September 2nd – BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival – Don’t miss one of the largest craft beer festivals in Texas as Galveston’s Moody Gardens hosts the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival over Labor Day weekend. The event will feature more than 400 craft beers with a celebration showcasing award-winning “brewmasters” at two signature events: the BrewLicious Beer & Food Pairing, and the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting. Attendees can hoist their mugs while enjoying live music, beer, and food pairing seminars, educational events about brewing, and more. This will be held at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. Admission prices vary. For more info go to

September 28th-29th – Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival – Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, a seafood cook-off, gumbo tasting, parade, live music, 5K, and more. For more info go to

Every Thursday-Sunday: Taste of The Strand Food Tour – At the Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour, sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at Tours are scheduled Thursday-Sunday at 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2028 Strand at the corner of 21st and Hendley Green. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Every Wednesday and Saturday (8-11am): Seeding Galveston Farm Stand is located at N & 33rd St. They have island-grown produce seasonally available. The garden is always open for walking about and visiting baby goats. This small market is a great neighborhood find. A list of what is available each week is at They also have farm fresh eggs available and frequently other products such as fruits, pepper sauces, and more. Contact or call (281)794-9899 for more info.


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