Welcome to The Collard Green Cultural Fest of Texas
The Collard Green Cultural Fest of Texas was birth in 2015 in Dallas, TX. The festival promotes a healthier lifestyle by eating more greens. Greens meaning all earthy foods. The festival is free and open to the public. The festival offers a fun filled day of live music, speakers, line dancing and activities for the children. The Main Attraction is THE MEAN GREEN-OFF. WHO CAN COOK THE MEANEST GREENS THIS SIDE OF TEXAS?! The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Examiner raves of the 2015 Festival. Join us this year as we take the Festival to another level.
"We're just borrowing what Atlanta has done and a few other cities," said organizer Kwini Souleimane, who declared collard greens her favorite vegetable. "But we hope to hold it every year. ... Hosting this festival is such a joy. Greens have played a vital role in my life."
Festival plants seed for healthy eating via collard greens
Quotes from The Dallas Morning News
After she announced the cook-off’s champion, visitors had a chance to sample all the greens dishes and enjoy live jazz, African dancing and crafts.
Written by Deborah Fleck
Stephanie Bruner was named the collard greens queen for her winning recipe at Collard Green Cultural Festival. (Deborah Fleck - Staff )
The Dallas Examiner
In an effort to encourage the African American community to eat healthier and live a more balanced lifestyle, Kwini Souleimane decided to host Dallas’ first Collard Green Cultural Festival to bring awareness to the health benefits of greens during a celebration of Juneteenth and the African heritage.
Hundreds of people gathered for the festival in front of the Pan African Connection bookstore across from Fair Park Music Hall on June 20. The event offered vendors, arts, crafts, food, music, and health and wellness speakers.