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What to Do In Dallas This Weekend: Tacolandia, Ramen Expo and a Vegan Market

Taco fans will swarm the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday for the fourth annual Tacolandia taco fest.
Taco fans will swarm the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday for the fourth annual Tacolandia taco fest. Observer
Good Local Market is going vegan this weekend, with more than 20 vegan-only vendors (in addition to the weekly ones). Cheese, chocolate, soap — you'll find it all here. As with all farmers markets, admission is free.

What: Vegan Pop-Up Market

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: Good Local Market at White Rock Farmers Market, 9150 Garland Road (East Dallas)


Head to Lowest Greenville this weekend for food, art, shopping and more at the Lowest Greenville Fall Festival. You can purchase a souvenir glass for booze samples up and down the block. You'll find drinks, a produce stand and tons of samples along the way.

What: Lowest Greenville Fall Festival

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: Lowest Greenville Avenue


Who can say no to all-you-can-eat tacos? Tacolandia is an outdoor taco sampling festival with our city’s best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street-style. Music, cash bars with beer and cocktails, and awards for best tacos in various categories will make it a good day.

What: Tacolandia

When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood St. (Downtown Dallas)

Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 the day of


Have you tried Momo Shack yet? If not, make plans Saturday to try these Nepalese dumplings with a craft beer pairing at Craft and Growler. Four dumplings will be served: veggie, chicken, pork and “surprise.” Your beers will be a flight of Epic’s Los Locos (Mexican-style lager); 3 Nations’ Haze Wizard (IPA); Martin House’s Imperial Salty Lady (Gose); and Lakewood’s Temptress (imperial milk stout).

What: Dumpling and Craft Beer Pairing

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Where: Craft and Growler, 3601 Parry Ave. (Expo Park)


Ferris Wheelers is teaming up with Session Pilates to offer a special Pilates mat class to get a workout in as the weather cools off. With that weather comes pumpkins — thankfully, that doesn’t mean pumpkin-infused barbecue sauce, but it does mean pumpkin carving. After the class, pick out a pumpkin and carve your own design with your new workout buddies.

What: Pumpkin and Pilates

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

Where: Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ, 1950 Market Center Blvd. (Design District)

Tickets: $40


Ramen Expo USA, a business-to-business event, is open to the public to taste, experience and learn about the Japanese ramen industry. Because it’s focused on B2B, it will be all sorts of specific, but if you’re interested, you’re welcome.

What: Ramen Expo USA

When: Sunday-Monday, Oct. 14-15

Where: Market Hall at Dallas Market Center, 2200 Stemmons Fwy.

Tickets: $60-100
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Taylor Adams has written about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now the Observer's food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news at The Dallas Morning News.