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March 3-6, 2019
NBBQA National Conference & Academy
Kansas City, Missouri
National Barbecue & Grilling Association.  Want to take advantage of the exploding industry of barbecue? Then join hundreds of restaurateurs, caterers, competitors, and suppliers at the National Conference. There is no better way to connect!  Four days of educational workshops, networking, industry expert panels, inspiration and fun that are not to be missed.  Truly THE place to be where BBQ Means Business!

March 4-8, 2019 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 9, 2019  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 15-17, 2019  United States Barista Championship (USBC)
Kansas City, Missouri
The U.S. Coffee Championships is a series of three events celebrating specialty coffee: the U.S. CoffeeChamps Preliminaries, the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Events, and the U.S. Coffee Championships. The current portfolio involves competition events including the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and U.S. Roaster Championship. The U.S. competitions are currently produced by the Specialty Coffee Association.

March 19, 2019 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 23-24, 2019  40th 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 6, 2019  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 Hermann Wine Trail.


April 6-7, 2019  Show Me Gourd Art Festival - Sedalia, Missouri
Show Me Gourd Society. Gourd Craft Competition, workshops, demonstrations and more. 2019 Theme is 'Creatures of the Land and Sea'

April 10, 2019  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
St. Louis, Missouri
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 18, 2019 - 17th Annual Taste of the Ozarks
Springfield, Missouri
Glendalough Convention Center.  Benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Enjoy samples of food from Springfield's finest restaurants, silent and live auction, raffle, wine pull, and live music

April 22, 2019  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 25-27, 2019  20th 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 25-27, 2019  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 26, 2019  13th 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. 

April 27-28, 2019  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.

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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!

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 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!


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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


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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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