Dallas Farmers Market Friends will host the 20th Annual Hoedown on Oct. 14. The annual fundraiser returns to the newly restored space, The Shed, at the Dallas Farmers Market for the first time in 12 years, and will feature offerings from top Dallas chefs, artisans, wineries, breweries and more.
This year’s event celebrates a variety of locally crafted specialty food and products. Samples of culinary delights will be featured from Dallas chefs like Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum, Janice Provost of Parigi, Mark Wootton of Garden Cafe and more. Attendees also can enjoy local craft beers, cocktails and wines from Texas makers and resellers such as Fall Creek Vineyards and Times Ten Cellars.
The evening’s entertainment will include live music featuring Texas country band Brazos Valley Boys, swing dancing and a silent auction where attendees can bid on art, gift baskets, local restaurant gift cards and more.
“This year the Hoedown is all about celebrating our local farmers, chefs, vendors, foodies and artisans,” said Mark Wootton, president of the Dallas Farmers Market Friends and executive chef at Garden Cafe. “Returning the event to The Shed makes the 20th anniversary all the more special, and we’re very excited to come together to support the future of the market.”
Tickets are on sale now for $50. Funds raised will benefit the Dallas Farmers Market Friends and its programs that support the Dallas Farmers Market, especially the upcoming construction of the Mama Ida Papert Teaching Garden at the eastern end of The Shed. The garden will be named after “Mama” Ida Papert, the beloved founder of the Friends and avid supporter of the local farmer.