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March 3, 2018  Hope Lutheran Church Chili Cook-off
St. Charles, Missouri
Get those crock-pots hot, the bread in the oven and tasty desserts ready.  It’s time for Hope’s annual Chili cook-off!  Who will get the opportunity to display the amazing trophy for a whole year on their mantel? Come join us to find out.  It promises to be a fun filled evening of chili eating (don’t forget those muffin tins so you can sample a variety in one sitting), followed by awesome performances from our very own talent at Hope Lutheran Church!

March 3-6, 2018  National Farmers Union Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
116th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention. National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 10, 2018  West Plains BrewFest - West Plains, Missouri
Craft Beer Tasting: West Plains BrewFest at the West Plains Civic Center is a fun way to sample a variety of craft beers and locally prepared hors d'oeuvres in a casual atmosphere.  Brewery representatives will serve and discuss their products. Proceeds are used to award the annual Gatewood Family Fine Arts Scholarship to a local graduating high school senior, and to promote the arts in the West Plains area.


March 20, 2018 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 23, 2018  16th Annual Taste of the Ozarks
Springfield, Missouri
Benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Enjoy samples of food from Springfield's finest restaurants, silent and live auction, raffle, wine pull, and live music

March 24-25, 2018  39th Annual Hermann Wurstfest
Hermann, Missouri
A citywide celebration of the traditional art of German sausage making. Sausage competitions, sausage samples and sausage-making demonstrations! Freshly grilled brats available in our Pavilion.

April 7, 2018  The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail - Hermann, Missouri
What is on the table brings us together.  Enjoy the best of what Missouri has to offer. Meet the local farmers behind the food as you taste your way through seven delectable wine and food pairings along the HermannWine Trail.

April 7-8, 2018  Show Me Gourd Art Festival - Sedalia, Missouri
Show Me Gourd Society. Gourd Craft Competition, workshops, demonstrations and more. 2018 Theme is 'Show Me Missouri'

April 20, 2018  Earth Day Bike Tour Happy Hour - Kansas City, Missouri
This event will be held in the Beanstalk Children’s Garden at the Kansas City Community Gardens Headquarters in Swope Park. A ticket will get you unlimited beer while you enjoy activities in the garden! KCCG is partnering with BikeWalk KC to host a Happy Hour in the Gardens that will feature a Garden Tour Bike Ride.  Proceeds from the Happy Hour in the Gardens events will go towards KCCG’s mission to empower low-income families to grow their own nutritious food.

April 20-21, 2018  19th Annual Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
Springfield, Missouri
Benefits 7 Local Children’s Charities.  80 teams come together to compete for the best Barbeque in a “Kansas City BBQ Society” Sanctioned event. Starting at 1:00, enjoy chicken, pork and beef. 11 hours of Live Music, a Kids Play Zone, Motorcycle Show and of course… plenty of Food and Drinks.

April 21, 2018  10th Annual Pierce City Arts Festival and Wine Tasting
Pierce City, Missouri
Wine tasting inside the wine garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Keltoi Winery.  About 30 fine arts booths as well as live music, free art workshops, free root beer floats (1 per person at 1 p.m.), kettle corn and bratwurst, and more!  Free PCAC Kids & Teens Art, free chalk drawing.  Fine art workshops by professional artists (children must be accompanied by an adult).  RAIN OR SHINE!

April 21-22, 2018  Big Bass Bash Fishing Tournament – Spring
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
The Big Bass Bash on the Lake of the Ozarks has grown to become one of the Midwest's largest amateur bass fishing tournaments. More than $250,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $100,000 to the angler who hauls in the heaviest bass of the weekend.

April 22, 2018  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 26-28, 2018  Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival
Marshfield, Missouri
Japanese lantern lighting, annual cherry pie baking contest, musical entertainment, craft & food booths, and lectures. The Cherry Blossom Festival is open to the public and all events that do not include food are free.

April 27, 2018  12th Annual Capital City Cook-Off
Jefferson City, Missouri
Our mission is to operate and promote the premiere barbeque fundraiser of Mid-Missouri. This is the opening of the social season for Jefferson City, with all proceeds supporting the Special Learning Center.  Thank you to the teams, sponsors and supporters that joined us for the Annual Buck-A-Bone Competition & Fundraiser last year.  On behalf of the Capital City Cook-Off committee and the Special Learning Center, we sincerely appreciate your support and contributions. 


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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March 11, 2017 - Chocolate Extravaganza - Hannibal, Missouri
Enjoy a chocolate lover's dream come true: something for everyone who enjoys sweet treats and has an affinity for chocolate. Held downtown.

March 21, 2017 - Celebrity Chef Tour - St. Louis, Missouri
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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April 18, 2015  Crawfish Boil and Music Festival - Sikeston, Missouri
Come early, stay late and partake of 1,800 lbs. of fresh Louisiana crawfish delivered straight from the Gulf Coast. Enjoy an evening of live music and great food in a casual, outdoor atmosphere. Event held rain or shine. Activities for the kids include petting zoo and jump-in-space.



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