Next weekend! 🍻 Join BAKFISH Brewing Company on September 30 and October 1 for an Oktoberfest extravaganza featuring an all-new cookoff competition, dog derby races, a seasonal craft market, live music, and a variety of breweries from across the Houston area showing off their fall brews.
Get all the details, book your hotel, and start planning your visit below. Prost!
*September 30 | 6 to 10 p.m.
Join BAKFISH Brewing Company for a kickoff event to Music to My Beers weekend featuring a sip and stroll craft market hosted by the Old Pearland Farmer’s Market, weenie dog races benefitting the Houston Humane Society, live music, and an Oktoberfest cook-off competition featuring expert foodie judges.
*October 1 | 2 to 9 p.m.
Bring your friends, your appetite, and your lederhosen to this year’s Music to My Beers extravaganza. Grab your lawn chairs and spend the day sampling seasonal suds from regional breweries, feasting on Oktoberfest fare from local food trucks, and listening to exceptional live music.
Music to My Beers highlights independent craft breweries in the Houston area, includes free admission, and is open to the public. Friday cookoff wristbands and Saturday brew hall tickets can be purchased on site.
Pearland Town Center | 11200 Broadway St., Pearland, TX
Friday Live Music: Dustin Harper
Dustin Harper is a Houston, Texas-based singer-songwriter who began his creative journey during childhood. In his formative years, Harper gained his love of music from his parents, who planted the seed to pursue the life of a musician. In 2012, Harper knew it was time to share his gifts and begin the pilgrimage of a working musician performing originals and covers influenced by country music, southern rock, and blues. Harpers recently released single, “Going Home” is available on all streaming platforms.
1). Danny Lee
Danny Lee of Pearland Foodies encourages the appreciation of great food across Brazoria County with pictures and reviews on both Instagram and Facebook.
2). Erich Hoff
Erich Hoff is a representative of BrisketU, a Chief Cook of the Cowboy Scientists BBQ Team, and also serves on the Pickin’ N Grillin’ BBQ team at the Memphis in May barbecue competition. BrisketU is the leader in backyard BBQ education with classes available across Texas and in Nashville. Every 3-hour BrisketU class covers the essentials like what to look for when purchasing your protein, fire management and pit temperatures, trimming and prep, rub mixes, injections and brining, wood smoke profiles, meat temperatures, timing, slicing, and serving.
3). Phaedra Cook
Phaedra Cook is the editor and publisher of Houston Food Finder and has covered the Greater Houston area’s restaurant and bar scene since 2011. After many years of contributing to My Table magazine, in 2014 she became the lead restaurant critic for the Houston Press—the first freelancer to ever have that role. She was hired as food editor before leaving to start Houston Food Finder, the first independently owned, online publication exclusively covering the city’s restaurant and bar scene.
Saturday Live Music:
1). Morgan Ashley
Hailing from College Station, Morgan Ashley grew up raising cattle and barrel racing. She decided at age 17 to finally pick up the guitar that sat in the corner of her room for years and hasn’t put it down since. The Texas Music bug hit hard, and she knew that she belonged on a stage somewhere in Texas. Morgan has had five successfully charted songs to Texas Radio at Top 40 or higher and she was awarded the 2021 New Female Vocalist Award by the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards.
2). Hamilton Loomis Duo
Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Hamilton Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as “a non-stop turbo of power,” Loomis’ energetic, get-in-with–the-crowd antics are infectious.
3). The Stringbenders
The Stringbenders are an exciting five-piece band located in the Houston, gulf-coast area playing the best of classic country, Cajun, Zydeco, and variety styles including a bit of rock n’ roll. The crew is made up of Tracy Park on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Jim Ferguson on lead guitar, Benny Rod on drums, “Astro” Joe Garcia on accordion, and Pat “PK” Kominczak on string bass.