Taste What's Happening!
Smokin on the Summit
6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
Great competition by up to 90 teams whose labor of love will fill the streets of downtown Lee's Summit with the rich smoky smell of BBQ!
Vaile Strawberry Festival
A hundred craft and antique dealers will be set up around the Mansion.
Crafts, quilts, entertainment & strawberry foods - cake and ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry milkshakes, etc.
Kimmswick Strawberry Festival
6/4/2016 - 6/5/2016
Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Iced Tea plus live entertainment, craft & food
Excelsior Springs Wine Fest
Showcases Missouri wine from all over the state and includes art, crafts, music, and food demonstrations.
Rhythm and Brews Festival
Features microbreweries from throughout the Midwest, live music, food, and a great time.
Wellsville BBQ Cook Off
7/8/2016 - 7/9/2016
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event will feature team competitions in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket.
Racing for the BBQ
7/29/2016 - 7/30/2016
The annual BBQ competition will feature live music, a sausage eating contest, and family fun!
Berries and Barbecue Wine Trail
7/30/2016 - 7/31/2016
Enjoy delectable pairings of berries, barbeque, and Missouri wines at seven stops along the scenic Hermann Wine Trail.
Midwest Wine & Brew Festival
Wineries & breweries from across MO will provide samples along with vendors & restaurants from the lake area plus live entertainment.
Hermann Wine & Jazz Festival
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great afternoon and evening of music
Festival of Nations
8/27/2016 - 8/28/2016
Multi-ethnic celebration with dances; a Colombian carnival; music; food booths; folk art demos; arts & crafts; mask-making & other hands-on activities
Fork & Cork Festival
Enjoy live street music: blues, jazz, & rock, an art fair; West Winery & Beer Garden; fantastic food vendors; local craftspeople;
Sample over 50 kinds of tomatoes, including heirlooms, and over 30 types of peppers. Samples of salsas from local restaurants are also available.
Kansas City Irish Fest
9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
Celebrate the city’s deep Irish roots with traditional music & Celtic rock, Irish comedians; heritage displays; workshops; shopping; ethnic food;
Seymour Apple Festival
9/8/2016 - 9/10/2016
Craft vendors, free live entertainment, parade, Johnny appleseed contest, apple pie baking contest and auction, apple peeling contest, and more.
Independence Uncorked Wine Festival
A dozen (maybe more) Missouri wineries, plus art, music and food.
Budweiser Taste of St. Louis
9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
A celebration of the best food, art, music and culture our great city has to offer.
9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
Concert & picnic, wine tasting presented by the area's wineries, BBQ, pie baking contest and pie walk, etc.
Downtown Wine Festival
Relax and enjoy a variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Live music and light hors d'oeuvres complement this outdoor event.