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25th Annual "Taste of Dallas" at Fair Park

Air Conditioning is a Good Thing in July


Experience culinary delights from Dallas’ top chefs and most popular restaurants. Sample the menus of restaurants you’ve always wanted to try. Taste of Dallas offers fantastic food and a whole lot more. It's also music, kid's events, visual arts, shopping and more. Kick back in the Gilley’s Music Stage location. Try skills you didn’t know you had for a chance to win great prizes in our own “Minute to Win It” competition.


Foodies mark your calendars! Taste of Dallas is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year and it's going to be bigger and better than ever with all the best chefs, restaurants, artists, sports teams, kids' activities and bands in North Texas. The annual event takes places in Fair Park July 8-10, 2011 and it's fun for the entire family.

Kid Friendly Fun: Kids' Taste Town inside the Taste of Dallas was designed for kids and the kid inside all of us. Bounce houses, giant slides, and lots of interactive games bring this area to life amidst a sea of smiling faces. Magicians, jugglers, balloon artists and more fun for the whole family.

Hotel Discount: Stay at the Sheraton Dallas, the official hotel for the event, for only $99. Call 1-866-716-8134 and ask for rate plan TASTEDAL.

Dates and Times

Courtesy Taste of Dallas

Taste of Dallas runs July 8 - 10, 2011 at Fair Park

Friday, July 8 from 4 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday, July 10 from Noon to 6 p.m. 


The Taste of Dallas food festival has moved indoors this year to Fair Park. Cool off from DFW's hot weather inside with more than 150,000 square feet of air conditioned space.

Fair Park
1200 S. Second Avenue (Grand Avenue)
Dallas, TX 75210


July 8: 
5:30 p.m. Steve Cole, Snuffers
7 p.m. Daniel Nemec, Woodfire by Kirby's
8:30 p.m. Sports Chef Cook-Off: Jean-Jacques Taylor
9:30 p.m. Marcello Nascimento, Tequila Ambhar Mixologist

July 9:
12 Illya Roberts, cookbook author
1:30 Jay Valley, EatZi's
3 p.m. Scott Jones, Macho Nacho & Cowtown Diner
4:30 p.m. Jason Boso, Twisted Root Burger
6 p.m. John Franke, Whiskey Cake
7:30 Steve Cole, Snuffers
9 p.m. Dallas Observer presents Blue Ribbon Competition Winners
10 p.m. Marcello Nascimento, Mixologist

July 10:
12 Thomas Holt, Sullivans
1:30 p.m. Chase Cheatham, TJ's Fresh Seafood Market
3 p.m. George Atsangbe, Joe's Crab Shack
4:30 p.m. Cassondra Armstrong

Parking & Admission

Parking: $10. Trams run from parking lots right up to the entrance of Taste of Dallas. DART’s Green Line stops at the front door to Taste of Dallas, no parking required!

Admission: $5 per day/Adults. Children under 12 are free. Get your tickets at Albertson's locations throughout DFW.

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