Central Texas Food Bank asks: Why stop at one county fair when you serve 21 counties?

The Central Texas Food Bank, which is still showing off its new facility in Southeast Austin, is hosting a big event on Saturday, May 20, that they are calling a 21 County Fair.

The Central Texas Food Bank and H-E-B are teaming up for an event called the 21 County Fair on May 20. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

At a regular county fair, all the folks from that county come together to celebrate with food and fun. When you’re a food bank that serves 21 counties, you can host a 21 County Fair with a similar vibe.

From 5 to 9 p.m. May 20 at 6500 Metropolis Drive, the food bank and H-E-B will host an event with carnival-style games, food from Via 313, Moonshine Grill, Easy Tiger, CafĂ© Mueller Restaurant by H-E-B and the food bank’s in-house chef, as well as snacks from Austin Gourmet Popcorn, Good Pop Frozen Pops and Lick Honest Ice Creams and adult libations from 512Sno, Hops & Grain, Blue Owl Brewing and Austin Beerworks.

The purpose of the event is to bring together anti-hunger advocates and those who are interested in learning more about the services and programs the food bank provides throughout Central Texas. Tickets cost $50 if you buy them online ahead of time.

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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