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2017 MISSOURI - November & December 2017

(see also: 2016  -   2014  -  2013  -  2010  -  2009  -  2008)


November 18-19, 2017
Holiday Fare Wine Trail
Hermann, Missouri
When new wines are cellared for a long winter’s nap and the larder is full of harvest bounty, the mood turns festive along the Hermann Wine Trail. The Holiday Fare Wine Trail is an annual celebration of good food and good wine, shared with family and friends.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on today they are to numerous to list.

December 9-10, 2017  Say Cheese Wine Trail - Hermann, Missouri
Sip and sample wine and cheese pairings, from the classic to the creative. Held annually the second weekend of December, this event coincides Hermann’s popular Kristkindl Markt, an Old-World holiday market.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2016 MISSOURI - November & December 2016

events still waiting for new dates

November 5, 2016 - Wingapalooza - Springfield, Missouri
America's Oldest Wing Festival.  Sample wings from local restaurants at the Annual Springfield Sertoma Wingapalooza. The Ozark's annual Charity Wing Contest.

November 19, 2016 - Annual Ozarks Beerfest - Springfield, Missouri
At the Springfield Expo Center. Anyone 21 and older is invited to attend this laid-back event full of music, food from favorite area restaurants, and of course, samples of unique beers from microbreweries and distributors from across the Midwest.   Tickets go on sale November 1st.  All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.


December 2-3, 2016
Missouri Livestock Symposium
Kirksville, Missouri
An educational program for those interested in horses, beef cattle, sheep, meat goats, forages, stock dogs, or other agriculturally related topics or products, featuring nationally known speakers, and a trade show.

December 2-4, 2016
Kimmswick Christmas Cookie Walk
Kimmswick, Missouri
4th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk.  Come to Kimmswick and stop by the Visitor Center to purchase your Kimmswick Christmas Cookie Cookbook for $22.00 filled with a favorite cookie reciepe from each participating shop in Kimmswick. Then take your goodie bag from shop to shop and receive a cookie made from each of the recipies for you to sample. This has quickly became a favorite event during our Christmas in Kimmswick Celebration so be sure to get your tickets early.

December 2-9, 2016 - 34th Annual Candlelight Christmas Walk
Augusta, Missouri
Experience the spirit of an old-fashioned ‘Norman Rockwell-feeling’ Christmas in historic Augusta, Missouri. Visit with Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall! Settle under a blanket and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, then warm yourself ‘round the bonfire at the old town square while savoring freshly-roasted chestnuts. Afterwards, enjoy Christmas Caroling in the Historic church. There will be a town scavenger hunt with prizes.  Enjoy delicious food and holiday spirits at local Restaurants, Wineries, the Brewery and Churches.

December 9-10, 2016  Annual SEMO Farm Toy Show - Sikeston, Missouri
John Deere and farm fans enjoy this special show featuring a variety of toy and miniature farm implements and equipment.

December 10-11, 2016  Christmas Cookie and Wine Pairing
Platte City, Missouri
Stop by Jowler Creek Winery to pair everyone's favorite Christmas cookies with our award-winning, hand-crafted Missouri wines. Take your favorite Jowler Creek wines home to enjoy with all things Christmas this year. Nothing will warm Santa's heart more than finding a delectable chocolate cookie and a sample of Jowler Creek Norton wine by the fireplace this Christmas Eve. You might even keep it for yourself! Cost: $5/person and FREE for Creek Club members. No reservations are required for this event -- just come on out between 11-5 both days to enjoy!

December 31, 2016  NYE Live! St. Louis 2017 - St. Louis, Missouri
Join the largest global celebration at the greatest downtown destination at NYE Live! 2017 at Ballpark Village. Ring in the New Year in style with your choice of two different levels of packages with access to 5 different venues all under one roof! Party-goers can look forward to an all-inclusive premium drink package, complimentary midnight toast, live DJ performance by DJ Dynamix, confetti at midnight, and the only BALL DROP IN ST. LOUIS!


2014 MISSOURI - November & December 2014

events still waiting for new dates

November 7, 2014  Empty Bowls - Springfield, Missouri
Ozarks Food Harvest and Panera Bread are hosting an Empty Bowls event during November’s First Friday Art Walk. The idea is to help raise awareness of hunger in the Ozarks by purchasing a bowl created by a “local artist,” which represents the thousands of empty bowls on dinner tables across southwest Missouri.

November 8, 2014  First Annual Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser
St. Louis, Missouri
A celebration of all things beer featuring the area’s finest home brewers and unique Anheuser-Busch brand experiences. The event will take place both inside and outside of the Ballpark Village complex. There will be live brewing demonstrations and brewing lectures/classes, live music by popular local bands Unifyah and Dogtown Allstars, home brew sampling from seven local home brew clubs, home brew single style beer competition, Budweiser mobile Beer Garden Experience, Goose Island Mobile unit, Clydesdale photo op, and food trucks. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


2013 MISSOURI - November & December 2013

events still waiting for new dates

November 2, 2013  Bluegrass Festival & Chile Cook-off - Stockton, MO


2011 MISSOURI - November & December 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 6, 2011  Wine and Food Celebration - Springfield, Missouri
A Springfield tradition in its 24th year, the event boasts over 100 wines from around the world and the area's top restaurants and caterers serving their finest foods.


2010 MISSOURI - November & December 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

December 3-6, 2010  Gingerbread House Festival  & Viewing
Lawrence, Kansas
The Annual Gingerbread House Festival and Auction benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Local talent builds and donates amazing Gingerbread creations to be placed up for charity auction at an elegant seasonal gala.


2009 MISSOURI - November & December 2009

events still waiting for new dates

November 7, 2009  Hayride with Chili - Berger, Missouri
Bias Winery. Ride in a wagon cushioned with hay, enjoy laughing at and telling funny stories and jokes, eating Chili to your heart's content and roasting marshmallows over a bonfire.

November 21, 2009  A Taste of the Vine - Lake Ozark, Missouri
An Evening of Gourmet Fun for a Good Cause!


2008 MISSOURI - November & December 2008

waiting for new dates

November 15, 2008  Corks for Quest Wine Event
Rochester Hills, Missouri
The cost to register for this event is $125 per person and it includes a strolling dinner, a sampling of over 70 different wines, a chance to wine some fabulous prizes including trips to Chicago and around Michigan, and an opportunity to buy over 60 different types of wines.  All proceeds benefit Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.




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