Friday, December 6: Melissa Guerra will host some of your favorite vendors for a day of discounts. Vendors include Ryan Butler with Republic National Distributing Company, Leslie Horne of Aurelia’s Chorizo, Emily Finck of Finck’s Cigars and Tressa Carvallo of Nativa textiles. Noon-6pm, 303 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 293-3983, melissaguerra.com.
Friday, December 6: Boardwalk on Bulverde is teaming up with the San Antonio Marine Corps for a food festival and toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and munch on food truck fare via Slice Brick Oven Pizza, Society Bakery, Angus Smoke Shop, Dirty Dawgs, Crazy Carl’s Totally Shredded, Gracie’s Kitchen, Countdown Wings and Melting Point. Free admission, 6-10pm Friday, noon-10pm Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday, 14732 Bulverde, (210) 402-2829, boardwalkonbulverde.com
Saturday, December 7: The fourth annual Tamales! Holiday Festival returns with a new layout and several new vendors. Make sure to take singles (tamales range from $1-$5) and wear your stretchy pants. Free, noon-6pm, 303 Pearl Parkway, atpearl.com/tamales.
Sunday, December 8: South Texas Heritage Pork will host a day of New Orleans-style boucherie with Creole eats as the chefs whip up a whole hog. Chefs John Russ (Lüke) and Pieter Sypesteyn (Where Yat will be joined by Gabe Ibarra (Cappy’s) and James Canter of the Victoria Country Club for the day of brunch, demos, supper and a full bar. $150 full day includes shuttle service, $125 for supper-only package, 10am-6pm, 2890 Lucas Road, Floresville, (830) 534-7993, theboucherie.bpt.me
Tuesday, December 10: There are very few things better than a tequila dinner. The Fruteria will host a four-course dinner paired with Herradura tequilas. $60, 7:30pm, 1401 S Flores, Ste 102, (210) 251-3104, facebook.com/TheFruteriaYBotanero