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JULY 4, 2017
U.S. Independence Day
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 7-8, 2017 10th Annual Wellsville BBQ Cook Off
The annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event will feature team competitions in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket.
July 14-16, 2017 AEA National Convention - Springfield, Missouri
Emu farmers from across the United States and around the world will attend the 3 day American Emu Association (AEA) National Convention AEA members along with other emu growers, will meet for 3 days of education and demonstrations with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends.
July 29-30, 2017 - Berries and BarBQ Wine Trail - Hermann, Missouri
Enjoy delectable pairings of berries, barbeque, and Missouri wines at seven stops along the scenic Hermann Wine Trail.
August 10-20, 2017 Missouri State Fair - Sedalia, Missouri
Join us in Sedalia to celebrate our great state's annual agricultural showcase! The 400-acre fairgrounds will present premier livestock shows, competitive exhibits, and first-class professional entertainment. Special events include the opening day parade, rodeo, queen coronation, Farmers Care Food Drive, Governor's Ham Breakfast, and Sale of Champions livestock auction. Attendance: 340,000.
August 14-16, 2017
6th Midwest Produce Expo
Kansas City, Missouri
Midwest Produce will bring together leading produce industry buyers and sellers in a professional setting. By merging a focused conference program, networking events and retail tour with an expo of leading suppliers, this event fills a niche in the region for produce growers, shippers, regional retailers and wholesalers.
August 19, 2017 Ozarks Berry Festival - Springfield, Missouri
The Ozarks Berry Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Crafts, quilts, and homemade cobblers and ice cream are just a few of the many reasons why the Berry Festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the entire family. A variety of handmade crafts and quilts are donated to the Children’s Home from all over the state to be auctioned and sold at the Festival.
August 19, 2017 25th Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival
Lake Ozark, Missouri
At the beautiful Country Club Hotel & Spa in Lake Ozark. Enjoy an afternoon of sampling various wines and brews. Dorr prizes and live music throughout the afternoon.
August 21, 2017 Foodstock - Columbia, Missouri
Foodstock is a festival celebrating the total solar eclipse with live music, food trucks, beer tents, restaurants, local craft vendors, games, hot air balloons, kids area, fireworks, contests and more. Foodstock is FREE to attend, shop, and learn and eat for all ages! The time of totality for the eclipse begins at 1:12pm and lasts more than 2 and a half minutes here in Columbia, so thousands are coming in from around the country to get our view. Fireworks will begin at 8pm. Come out and have a drink and eat your fill! We are offering Beer Tent wristbands (21 and over only) for $15 ($20 after July 31st) sold onsite for three drinks, as well as Restaurant wristbands for $15 ($20 after July 31st) to sample all the food in the evening. All wristbands can be purchased at The Grind including our food+drink+tshirt combo for $27 ($37 after July 31st). Our stage will feature area folk, country, rock, and blues bands and musicians throughout the event. At this event we want to focus on doing good for the community, sustainability, and throwing it back to the good times at Woodstock. We'll be hosting food trucks from 11-3:30, and restaurants from 3:30-8 to continue to celebrate our community culture of food appreciation.
August 25-26, 2017 Soybean Festival - Mexico, Missouri
Located around the Mexico Village Square, the event will have an array of activities including a Mexico Idol competition, free live concert, food booths, a beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and a parade.
August 31-Sept 3, 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue
Kansas City, Missouri
The American Royal Barbecue is the opening event of the American Royal and the season finale for the competitive circuit. Presented by Smithfield and held at the Kansas Speedway, The Royal is the largest barbecue contest in the world. Combine this with a barbecue-related trade expo, this four-day food festival is truly the “World Series of Barbecue.”
August 19-26, 2016 - Missouri Peach Fair - Campbell, Missouri
Visit the "Peach Capital of Missouri" for a celebration including pageants, a parade and musical entertainment.
July 27, 2015 - St. Louis No Kid Hungry Dinner - St. Louis, Missouri
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.
July 18-19, 2014 Smokin' On The River - Glasgow, Missouri
The BBQ Contest for 2014 has been CANCELLED. We have issues with our venue. We thank everyone for your support in the past and hope you will visit us in Glasgow.
July 20, 2014 BBQ Expo - Ballwin, Missouri
July 26-September 11, 2014 Food, Glorious Food! - St. Louis, Missouri
Art Saint Louis presents "Food, Glorious Food," an all media juried exhibit open to St. Louis regional artists 21+. 2 artworks created 2012-14, not to exceed 20". Artworks about food, beverages & all things that relate to the theme. All styles, techniques, media.
July 26-27, 2013 Racing for the BBQ - Lee's Summit, Missouri
The annual BBQ competition will feature live music, a sausage eating contest, and family fun! Benefiting Whatsoever Community Center.
July 14-15, 2012 Weston Sizzlers BBQ Festival - Weston, Missouri
With over $9,000 in total prize money, this Missouri State Championship Contest is open to professional and amateur teams alike. Visitors to the event on Saturday will find plenty of barbecue to eat along with cold drinks and five stages of live music.
UNITED STATES FOOD FESTIVALS LISTED BY STATE
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