Get a Taste of Chicago at Houston’s October Fall Fest

Fall Fest Houston

Do you have a Chicago state of mind, but you’re living in Houston? Sure, you love H-Town, but you can’t get Chicago out of your mind. You can have the best of both worlds at the 6th Annual Fall Fest. This festival features Chicago cuisine plus live DJs who are ready to spin some Chicago-style tunes, including house music. In fact, the headlining DJ is one of Chicago’s own, Boolumaster.

Attending Fall Fest

This festival will take place the weekend of Oct. 21–22. On Saturday, the party will start at 3 p.m and tickets are $10.

On Sunday, you’re invited to come from noon to 7 p.m., and tickets are only $5. You can purchase them ahead of time online, or for $10 at the door. Fall Fest will take place at North Shore Rotary Pavillion. Guests are allowed to bring their own food and grill, but with so much authentic Chicago food up for grabs, you’d be crazy to pass it up.

Need to prepare for the festival? Start by checking out some interesting facts about Chi-Town.

Chicago Pizza Is Newer Than You Think

Chicago was founded back in 1833, and you might think the city’s residents celebrated with a tasty slice of deep dish pizza. Not so fast. Chicago-style pizza wasn’t a thing until 1943 when Pizzeria Uno started serving it. It didn’t take long for it to catch on, and now it’s an iconic dish. You can’t see a slice of deep dish without thinking of the Windy City.

House Music Comes from Disco

You can’t go to a club without hearing some house music, and you have both disco and Chicago to thank. House music made its debut at The Warehouse in 1977. This Southside club came up with a way to mix Eurobeat pop with the hottest disco classics. Now, clubbers can’t get enough of the sick beats.

The Windy City’s Origin Isn’t Straightforward

Tell someone that Chicago is the Windy City because of the breezes off of Lake Michigan, and they’ll smile and tell you that you’re wrong. It’s actually named the Windy City because of the long-winded politicians.

Now, you can tell them that they are wrong… kind of.

According to Chicago Tribune columnist Nathan Bierma, Chicago is called the Windy City because of the breezes and the hot air. That means you aren’t wrong if you cite those breezes that blow the flags at Wrigley Field, just as you aren’t wrong if you talk about the hot air that the politicians tend to blow.

Use this Chicago trivia to impress your friends and family at the festival. You can also impress them by picking up a new ride from Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas. Your new Toyota can take you anywhere you want to go. Take it over to the festival, and then point it toward Chicago and go to the Windy City. You will arrive at all of your destinations in style with your new vehicle.