The Main Event

Sunday, September 25

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 South Lamar, Dallas TX 75215
Tickets $100 each
The down-home, no-fuss culinary event of the year is back!  Bring your stretchy pants because the fifth annual Chefs for Farmers Main Event is going to leave you stuffed, speechless, and completely satisfied. This farm-to-table festival features a culinary treasure map of the finest chefs, Texas farmers, food artisans, wineries, local brews, and top shelf spirits in an all-you-can-eat feast that you will never forget.

Take your time and explore dozens of locally-sourced dishes, from East Texas peas and smoked cornbread to cabrito kebabs.  Hit up the Texas BBQ Trail for A Bar N Ranch beef and Texas craft beer.  Grab a place in line for the return of the popular Biscuit Bar.  Relax in the Infiniti Lounge with burgers and Roca Patrón.  Go further afield with raw oysters, sugar toads, and eel fried rice.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with strawberry sorbet and handcrafted popsicles.  Chat with local farmers who grow your food. Sip crafted cocktails or wine (or both!).  Dance to Dean Fearing and the Lost Coyotes.  Play Whole Foods Market lawn games or smile for the D Magazine photo wagon.  Vote for your favorite dish with your pink piggy.  And above all, enjoy yourself!

Keep scrolling down this page to see the impressive culinary line-up, and click on any chef, farmer, or food artisan to learn more.  Other questions?  Check out our FAQ.

Featured Chefs + Restaurants

Greg Baker

The Refinery | Fodder & Shine

David Bancroft


Alex Eaton

The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen

Jodi Elliott

Bribery Bakery

Jesse Houston


Kevin Johnson

The Grocery

Jeremiah Langhorne

The Dabney

Rebecca Masson

Fluff Bake Bar

Steve McHugh

CURED at Pearl

Sarah Simmons

CITY GRIT | Birds & Bubbles

Aaron Hoskins

CTY GRIT | Birds & Bubbles



Jon Alexis

TJ's Seafood Market

Richard Blankenship

CBD Provisions

Kirstyn Brewer

Victor Tangos

Graham Dodds

Wayward Sons

Eric Dreyer

Fearing’s Restaurant

Brandon Drew

Pyramid at the Fairmont

Sharon Van Meter

3015 at Trinity Groves

Scott Gottlich

18th & Vine BBQ | The Second Floor

Emma and Travis Heim

Heim BBQ

Jeffrey Hobbs

Slow Bone

Tim Hutchins

Hutchins BBQ

William Wright

Helen Greek Food & Wine

Chad Houser

Cafe Momentum

Brian Luscher

The Grape | Luscher's Red Hots

Robert Lyford

Patina Green Home and Market

Damian Avila

Lockhart Smokehouse

Matt McCallister

FT33 | Filament

Brad Phillips


Janice Provost


Jeramie Issac Robison


John Tesar


Abraham Salum

Salum Restaurant

Andrea Schackelford

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen

Kevin Spencer

SĒR at the Anatole

Nathan Tate

Rapscallion | Boulevardier

Jon Thompson


Mark Wootton

Garden Cafe

Junior Borges

The Joule

Nick Walker

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

David Fingerman


Food Artisans

Empire Baking Co

D Magazine 2016 Best Bakery

Jammit Jam

Seasonal fruit with a splash of libation

Wheat and Sour

Artisan breads and pastries

Mozzarella Cheese Co

Legendary Deep Ellum cheese shop

Featured Farms

Amelia’s Farm

Bells, Texas

Bonton Farms

Dallas, Texas

Cartermere Farms

Celina, Texas

Comeback Creek

Pittsburg, Texas

Coyote Creek Eggs

Elgin, Texas

Eden's Organic Garden Center/CSA Farm

Balch Springs, Texas

F.A.R.M. Farmers Assisting Returning Military

DeSoto, Texas

JuHa Ranch

Barry, Texas

Rae Lili Farm

Cooper, Texas

Texas Honeybee Guild

Dallas, Texas

Texas Olive Ranch

Carrizo Springs, Texas

The Good Egg


Dallas Urban Farms

Dallas, Texas

A Bar N Ranch

Celina, Texas

Garden Harvests Farm

Waxahachie, Texas

South Texas Heritage Pork

Floresville, Texas

“No one under the age of 21 is permitted.”