13th Annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival Brings
“Bottles, Barrels And Beef” To Historic Downtown Bryan September 27-29
The bottles will be uncorked! The barrels will be tapped! And the beef will be served! Mark your calendars now for September 27-29, 2019 as plans are underway for the annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in Historic Downtown Bryan. Texas. Texas Reds is a Downtown Bryan Association event generously sponsored by the City of Bryan.
Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson states, “Once again, we are excited to welcome residents and visitors alike to the Annual Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival. From delicious wines, juicy steaks and incredible craft beer to a kids’ zone, shopping with street vendors selling a wide array of unique merchandise, food trucks, eating and shopping with long-time downtown merchants, and great entertainment and music, Texas Reds has something for everyone. So join us in beautiful historic Downtown Bryan September 27-29 for a one-of-a-kind experience. Texas Reds – a taste of the good life – Texas Style!”
Downtown Bryan’s most anticipated festival will kick-off with a concert on Friday night on the Main Stage at 28th Street. On Saturday, the festival will welcome prize-seeking master grillers as part of the annual Steak Cook-Off. The festival fun continues throughout the day on Saturday with the opening of the wine and beer tents at 11 AM, the ever-so-fun kids’ zone, grape stomp and live music. Saturday night will feature the popular steak dinner served with all the fixins by J. Cody’s Steaks and Barbecue as well as a big headliner concert which will be revealed soon. Sunday brings the return of the steak and egg brunch. The wine and beer tents will also open up at 11 AM on Sunday as well. A full festival schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
New to the festival this year will be the Brazos Valley Band Showcase sponsored by Union Pacific. This will provide local bands with the opportunity to perform on the Main Stage and be featured in the biggest Downtown Bryan event of the year. Bands will perform on the Main stage during the day on Saturday adding even more music for festival goers to enjoy.
Additionally – Organizers of the 2019 Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival are thrilled to announce that country music’s David Nail will headline the festival on Saturday night, September 28 at 9 PM. The 2010 Grammy nominee will perform on the KBTX Main Stage (at the intersection of 28th and Main Streets) in Historic Downtown Bryan. Opening for David Nail at 7 PM will be singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney.
Last year’s sold-out “Unwind & Dine” multi-course wine tasting dinner will return. The event will be hosted on Saturday night at Madden’s Casual Gourmet (202 South Bryan Avenue). The dinner menu will be created by Chef Tai Lee with each course accompanied by an especially selected Texas wine. Seating is limited to this dinner so early purchase is encouraged.
Admission to the festival and the kids’ zone is free. Beer and tent hours will be open from 11 AM to 8 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Tasting packages must be purchased for wine tastings, beer tastings, the Saturday night steak dinner, the Sunday brunch, Unwind and Dine at Madden’s and steak cook-off sampling. All tasting packages will go on sale on August 1 with saving offers available for early ticket purchase. Tasting packages will also be available for purchase at the festival. More information, including a festival schedule, will be available in the coming weeks at TexasRedsFestival.com.
Vendor applications for wine, craft beer, arts and crafts, and food and wine vendors are now being accepted. Applicants should contact the Downtown Bryan Association office at 979.822.4920 or visit TexasRedsFestival.com