Sunday, April 30, 2017

Food and Wine Lovers Delighted by 2nd Farm & Vineyard Faire

        Outdoor festival benefitted Friends of Fort Bend County Historical Commission

 

 

More than 750 guests enjoyed the second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire held Sunday afternoon, April 30 at Fulshear Run, a prestigious new acreage-lot residential community in Fulshear, Texas.  When the People’s Choice ballots were tallied, Sapore Ristorante Italiano emerged as the crowd favorite in the Faire, followed by 2nd place Express Italia, and 3rd place, Imperial BBQ.

Featured restaurants in the Faire included Agave Rio, Clancy’s Public House, Express Italia,  Great Harvest Bread Co., Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, Hanna Garden, Imperial BBQ , Little V’s Vietnamese Bistro, Ol’Railroad, and Sapore Ristorante Italiano, Salt & Pepper Restaurant, Songkran Thai Grill.

Fans of fine food and award-winning wines enjoyed a sunny afternoon of farm-to-fork ‘signature bites’ and family fun.  Highlighting the afternoon were meet-and-greets with celebrity chefs Monica Pope of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and Jose Hernandez, Executive Chef of Radio Milano, and organically-themed presentations.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Friends of Fort Bend County Historical Commission, who were in the spotlight that afternoon.  Doug Konopka, event host and president of DHK Development, developer of Fulshear Run, introduced members of the Historical Commission and presented them with a colorful Faire apron signed by the top chefs in appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the county.

“We thank the Historical Commission for their valuable support of projects that preserve our county’s treasured historical and cultural heritage,” said Konopka.  “Our county has an amazing history and we are proud to support this organization and celebrate its commitment.”

Honorary Event Chairs were Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, and local civic and business leaders Carole McCann, Robert Crosser, and Ken Stubbe.  Event chairs were Doug and April Konopka.

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Thanks to the programming provided by Forever Fulshear/Fulshear Farmer’s Market, attendees enjoyed learning about the health benefits of local honey and home grown herbs amidst the scenic backdrop of a community featuring century-old pecans, hilly terrain and unique amenities . The Fulshear Farmer’s Market, located in Fulshear Run, features 30 vendors each Saturday, and draws an average of 2,500 to the area each month.

Event sponsors were Trendmaker Homes, Fulshear Run, Land Rover Southwest Houston, Fairmont Homes, Sapphire Homes, CAMBRIA, NewFirst National Bank, Prime Living Magazine, Avenu, Rombauer Vineyards, Favorite Brands, Vineyard Brands, The Macallan, Topo Chico, Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, DHK Development, Inc., Fulshear Magazine and Red Potato Market.

 “What a great and tasty event,” says guest Lori Voller, who travelled from west Houston to attend.  “The breezy day and beautiful setting of Fulshear Run was ideal.  It was fun seeing people of all ages have an enjoyable afternoon together.”

Fulshear Run is one of Fulshear’s newest master-planned acreage communities – the only Fulshear community offering oversized lots with city utility services – and is located at 9035 Bois D’Arc Lane, at FM 1093.

 

Enjoy a Day in the Countryside Bursting with Flavor!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2 to 6 pm

 

Featuring Top Chefs, Farm to Fork Tastings

Award-Winning Wines & Craft Beers

Diversions & Entertainment for all Ages

Programs by Arts Fulshear & Forever Fulshear

Farm & Vineyard Faire

Fulshear Run is pleased to present the second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire where sponsors and

guests will spend the afternoon sipping and strolling under a canopy of oaks. This event attracted

more than 450 guests at the inaugural Farm & Vineyard Faire in October, 2016. “Our inaugural

event featured an afternoon faire of gourmet farm-to-fork bites prepared by talented local chefs,

highlighted by wine pairings and cooking demonstrations,” says Doug Konopka, DHK Development

president and developer of Fulshear Run, one of Fulshear’s newest master-planned acreage communities.

Event sponsors for the inaugural Faire included Trendmaker Homes, Fulshear Run, Momentum

Land Rover Southwest Houston, Fairmont Homes, NewFirst National Bank, Prime Living, Red Potato Market, Cambria,

DHK Development Inc, Rombauer, Saphire Custom Homes, Topo Chico and Avenu.

A Benefit for Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission

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Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission

The second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire is proud to support the Friends of the Fort Bend

County Historical Commission which is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support

County Historical Commission projects. The Friends are enthusiastic about Fort Bend County’s

history and are committed to the Historical Commission’s mission of preserving our historical and

cultural heritage.

The Friends appreciate generous opportunities to raise funds for a mission they fully support:

to preserve Fort Bend’s history and convey its significance to generations of residents and visitors.

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Personalities in the VIP Tent

2017 Farm & Vineyard Faire Chefs

EVENT CHAIRS:

April & Doug Konopka

Doug Konopka, President of DHK Development, and his wife April appreciate fine wines and the great outdoors. He serves on the boards of Arts Fulshear and Forever Fulshear (Fulshear Farmers’ Market).

HONORARY CHAIRS:

Evalyn Moore

Carole McCann

Robert Crosser

Ken Stubbe

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Event Sponsors

Our Charities

Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission

The second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire is proud to support the Friends of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission which is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support County Historical Commission projects. The Friends are enthusiastic about Fort Bend County’s history and are committed to the Historical Commission’s mission of preserving our historical and cultural heritage.

 

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Associated Charities

Arts Fulshear

Arts Fulshear is a community-centered non-profit organization which offers classes and events for all ages to further the mission of bringing art events, art education and public art to Fulshear and the surrounding area.

Fulshear Farmers’ Market

 Benefitting the Fulshear Farmers’ Market through Forever Fulshear, a 501(c)3 which provides environmental education and volunteer opportunities that support and improve the Fulshear community.