Chocolate Wine Trail
2/20/2016 - 2/21/2016
Sample luscious chocolate and wine pairings at seven stops along the Hermann Wine Trail. A word to the wise—tickets sell out early.
Sertoma Chili Cookoff
2/26/2016 - 2/27/2016
Where else can you see 9,000 of your old friends, eat free chili from over 110 competitors and listen to the best bands in Southern Missouri?
3/26/2016 - 3/27/2016
Celebration of the traditional art of German sausage making. Sausage competitions, sausage samples and sausage-making demonstrations!
Taste of the Ozarks
Enjoy samples of food from Springfield's finest restaurants, silent and live auction, $20,000 cash raffle, wine pull, and live music
Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
60 teams come together to compete for the best Barbeque in a “Kansas City BBQ Society” Sanctioned event.
Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival
4/28/2016 - 4/30/2016
Japanese lantern lighting, annual cherry pie baking contest, musical entertainment, craft & food booths, and lectures.
Parkville Microbrew Fest
Kick off the summer with live music, handcrafted Ales, and great food in Historic Downtown Parkville, Missouri.
5/5/2016 - 5/7/2016
Self proclaimed "Mushroom Capital of the World".- morel mushroom contest, fresh mushrooms, food, crafts, BBQ cook-off, much more.
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.
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.
Hermann Wine & Jazz Festival
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great afternoon and evening of music
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;