Festival supports Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission
FULSHEAR (Covering Katy) – Fans of fine food and award-winning wines are invited to an afternoon of farm-to-fork ‘signature bites’ and family fun at the second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire hosted in the prestigious Fulshear Run community, Sunday, April 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will also enjoy meet-and-greets with celebrity chefs, and organically-themed presentations. Youngsters, 12-years-old and younger can enter for free and also get their face painted, watch the butterfly stiltwalker and enjoy the antics of a colorful clown.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Fort Bend County Historical Commission, who will be in the spotlight that afternoon.
“We are pleased at this opportunity to support the Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission, a non-profit organization that supports projects to preserve our county’s treasured historical and cultural heritage,” says Doug Konopka, event host and president of DHK Development, developer of Fulshear Run. “We hope our event will encourage awareness and appreciation of our county’s amazing history.”
The Friends of Fort Bend County Historical Commission support projects such as a new digital tour guide which is an app that serves as a unique geographical portal into events and locations of historical interest. Using a mobile device, a ‘time traveler’ can stand on the spot where Santa Ana’s army camped in Richmond in April 1836.
Honorary Event Chairs are Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, and local civic and business leaders Carole McCann, Robert Crosser, and Ken Stubbe. Event chairs are Doug and April Konopka.
The family-friendly festival features an afternoon of gourmet bites prepared by top chefs, locally crafted beer, cooking demonstrations, and entertainment for all ages.
Featured in the VIP tent are celebrity chefs Monica Pope of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and Jose Hernandez (Radio Milano). Other talented chefs include Eric Aldis (Agave Rio); Dillon Kao (Express Italia); Diane Roark (Great Harvest Bread Co.); Jiayu Qiu (Hanna Garden); Clint Stump (Ol’ Railroad); Tuyen Bui (Little V’s Vietnamese Bistro); Javier Marquez (Salt & Pepper Restaurant); Jett Hurapan (Songkran Thai Grill); Bradley Petri, (Clancy’s Public House); Jorge Rodriguez (Imperial BBQ); and Christos Batsios (Sapore Restaurant Italiano).
Also, featured in the VIP Tent will be Dave Zinni of Rombauer Vineyards, who will showcase six Rombauer wines. Other wines will be featured from the Napa Valley.
Event sponsors are CAMBRIA, Trendmaker Homes, Fulshear Run, Land Rover Southwest Houston, Fairmont Homes, Sapphire Homes, NewFirst National Bank, Prime Living Magazine, Avenu, Rombauer Vineyards, The Macallan, Topo Chico, Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, DHK Development, Inc., and Red Potato Market.
Tickets for the Faire are $50 in advance and $60 at the gate. Advance VIP Tickets are $100 and $125 at the gate. VIP tickets include VIP tent access, with premium food, wine tasting and valet parking.
Fulshear Run’s natural landscape is the perfect backdrop for food and wine lovers to savor delicious fare while they enjoy the afternoon sipping and strolling under a canopy of oaks and century-old pecan trees.
Fulshear Run is one of Fulshear’s newest master-planned acreage communities – the only Fulshear community offering oversized lots with city utility services – and is located at 9035 Bois D’Arc Lane, at FM 1093.
For tickets and information visit www.farmandvineyardfaire.com.