2018 MISSOURI: MAY & JUNE 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014)
May 3-5, 2018 38th Annual Mushroom Festival
Self proclaimed "Mushroom Capital of the World". Large morel mushroom contest, fresh mushrooms, food, crafts, parade, music, BBQ cook-off, tractor pull, much more.
May 5, 2018 Sip n' Savor
St. James, Missouri
Since 2009, the St. James Sip n' Savor has become an event which has attracted thousands to the small community of St. James to sip and savor the many wines and craft brews of Missouri and beyond. A wine and beer tasting throughout the afternoon, overflowing to our local establishments for the after party. With over 45 wineries and breweries, this might just be the best "mini-vacation" of the year! Whether it's date night, a day out with the girls, or just a way to blow off steam, the St. James Sip n' Savor is your ticket to a great time.
May 5, 2018 17th Annual Village Crawfish Festival
Kansas City, Missouri
The 17th Annual Village Crawfish Festival will benefit Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG). We'll be doin' the fabulously popular table of ten set up for the 4th year running. (These have sold out each of the previous years) They'll be available as soon as tickets go on sale. So watch the newsletter, Twitter or Facebook. Guarantee that all your friends will be sitting together. So bring the gang! Must be purchased online, in advance. Food: Fresh boiled (onsite) Crawfish, Sausage, Red Beans & Rice, KC Style BBQ Pork, Corn on the Cob, Potatoes, Onions, Mushrooms, Bread & Dessert. Beverages: Beer, Wine, Soda and Bottled Water. Live Entertainment: Billy Ebeling & The Late For Dinner Band.
May 5-6, 2018
Wild Bacon Wine Trail
Bacon and wine have become quite the hit on the Hermann Wine Trail! Smoky, savory and always delicious, our food and wine pairings will feature bacon as the main ingredient.
May 13, 2018 MOTHER’S DAY
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 18-20, 2018 66th Annual Hermann Maifest - Hermann, Missouri
One of Missouri’s oldest German festivals. Maifest is an old-fashioned German celebration of spring, with German music, dancing and food, parades, crafters, Maypole dancers, children’s games, and beer gardens. Held each year the third weekend of May.
June 1-2, 2018 Smokin on the Summit BBQ - Lee's Summit, Missouri
EVENT DISCONTINUED. To our faithful and loyal followers, we regret to inform you that Smokin' on the Summit is being cancelled. After a fantastic new venue, last year was the most successful competition yet. Unfortunately "life" has interfered. This is a volunteer event and between jobs, families and daily obligations there is just not enough time in the day to continue with this effort.
June 2, 2018 Vaile Strawberry Festival - Independence, Missouri
There will be approximately 100 craft & antique booths set up on the spacious lawn of the Vaile Mansion. Entertainment, food, children's corner, carriage rides, vintage cars, and wonderful Strawberry Treats.
June 2, 2018 Strawberry Festival - Arnold, Missouri
Crafts, quilts, entertainment and all kinds of strawberry foods (strawberries, cake and ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry milkshakes, etc.) are just a few of the many reasons the festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the entire family. A variety of handmade crafts and quilts are donated from all over the state to be auctioned and sold to benefit the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
June 2-3, 2018 Kimmswick Strawberry Festival - Kimmswick, Missouri
If it is made with strawberries you will find it at this festival--everything from Fresh Strawberries, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Strawberry Cheesecake, to Strawberry Iced Tea. Also enjoy live entertainment, craft & food vendors and rides for the kids.
June 8-9, 2018 Arcadia Valley Bar-B-Que Battle - Ironton, Missouri
The 4th Annual Arcadia Valley BBQ Battle will be held Friday and Saturday at the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. There will be competition BBQ to buy and enjoy, free live bands, vendors, beer garden and plenty of fun for everyone! Enter a team or come out to cheer on your favorite team!
June 15, 2018 Annual Rhythm & Brews Festival - Hermann, Missouri
The beerfest held annually every third weekend in June features microbreweries from the Midwest area with live music, food and a great time for all ages.
June 15-16, 2018 Boulevardia - Kansas City, Missouri
Boulevardia is a unique beer, food and music festival. A very happy happening. A whole lotta hubbub. A delightful departure from the everyday. This year, our home moves to the Stockyards District. Situated in one of the oldest areas of Kansas City, the site was originally an area for trade and a receiving point for goods traveling on steamships up the Missouri River. This eclectic area is the perfect spot for our visitors to cut loose and Go Yard!
June 16, 2018 12th Annual Excelsior Springs Wine Festival
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or are still figuring out the difference between chardonnay and champagne, the Excelsior Springs Wine Festival is for you! This traditional event places the wines of Missouri on display in the beautiful outdoor setting of Lover's Lane in East Valley Park. Festival attendees have an opportunity to sample all varieties of local wines, learn wine-making methods and speak directly with the winery owners who have made Missouri famous in the American wine market. Live music.