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September 1-4, 2017
Clyde Watermelon Festival
Clyde, Kansas
The Clyde Watermelon Festival, an annual event for over 110 years, began when watermelons were a choice crop on sandy, river bottom land and could be easily shipped out by rail. Labor Day Weekend.

September 8, 2017
Wines and Steins - Hays, Kansas
It is a unique and eclectic evening that gives you the opportunity to see a business you may not have been in to, and socializing with friends, family, neighbors and fellow supporters of our beautiful Downtown.  Join us for an evening stroll through Historic Downtown Hays sampling wines, microbrews and hors d'oeuvres. End the evening with live music, complimentary drinks, stroll giveaway and delicious food at our post stroll celebration and auction.

September 8-17, 2017  Kansas State Fair - Hutchinson, Kansas
The Kansas State Fair will feature over 30,000 entries in competitive exhibitions, national acts, midway, and delicious fair foods. The fair attracts 350,000 visitors each year.

September 9, 2017  Annual Lenexa Spinach Festival - Lenexa, Kansas
Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World” during the 1930s. Each year, we celebrate that part of our history with the annual Spinach Festival, a fun, family-oriented event that draws thousands of visitors from all over the area. It’s a festive day of music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors, food, a recipe contest, kids’ activities and so much more – all set in the beautifully renovated Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.


September 9, 2017  Oxford Lions Club Watermelon Feed Festival
Oxford, Kansas
The morning starts with a 2-mile and a 10K fun run. Activities continue throughout the day with food stands, crafts, games, a parade and an outdoor dance.

September 10, 2017
6th annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Competition
Overland Park, Kansas
KCKBBQ, is the nation's only Kosher BBQ Festival to be sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society.

September 23, 2017  Cornstock - Garnett, Kansas
The Anderson County Corn Festival--celebrating those who feed and fuel America. Entertainment, pageant, 5K run, homemade raft races and much more.

September 29-October 1, 2017  Kansas Junior Livestock Show
Wichita, Kansas
The Kansas Junior Livestock Show is one of the premiere livestock shows in Kansas and the region.

September 30, 2017  Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili CookOff
Wichita, Kansas
Over 70 teams are expected to compete for the State Championship and winners will advance to the International Chili Cookoff. Enjoy live music, a pepper eating contest, Mr. Hot Stuff and Ms. Chili Pepper competitions and games and rides for the kids. Public tasting begins promptly at noon.


Food & Wine Festivals & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

Sept 16-17, 2016 - 12th Battle of the Brisket State BBQ Championship
Mission, Kansas
After a year off, the City of Mission is again this year hosting the Battle of the Brisket State Championship.  We expect to accommodate about 50 teams. To enter the contest your team must submit a completed registration form (download a copy of the registration form). This event WILL fill to capacity - contentants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No spots are held or guaranteed.  The Battle of the Brisket will be held in the parking lot surrounding the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway. Booth space is 25’ x 18’ and each team must be able to fit all of its equipment, cooking devices, tents, etc. into this space.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 13-19, 2015 - Lawrence Restaurant Week
Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence Restaurant Week is a feast for the senses. During the week-long event, more than a dozen restaurants will come together to celebrate the eclectic food scene of Lawrence.  From burgers and fries to Mexican fusion to food fit for a foodie, there won't be a palate that goes unsatisfied. Season the senses at the Lawrence Restaurant Week.

September 18-19, 2015  Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival
Mission, Kansas
We regret to announce that the Annual Arts & Eats Festival has been cancelled for 2015 Please stay tuned for 2016...


Food & Wine Festivals & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 5-7, 2014  Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic
Garden City, Kansas
Sky’s the Limit BBQ Classic is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS); is declared a State Championship by Proclamation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback; and is a participating contest in the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association’s (RMBBQA) Rocky Mountain Cup series

September 6, 2014  Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge & Air Show
Scott City, Kansas

September 19-20, 2014  11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival
Mission, Kansas
We regret to announce that the Annual Arts & Eats Festival has been cancelled for 2015 Please stay tuned for 2016...

Sept 19-20, 2014  7th Annual Battle of the Brisket State Championship
Mission, Kansas
We regret to announce that the Battle of the Brisket State Championship BBQ Contest has been cancelled for 2015 Please stay tuned for 2016...



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