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September 9, 2017
The Apple Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. Crafts, quilts, children’s area and apple-related foods of all kinds are just a few of the many reasons why the Apple 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.
September 1, 2016 - 12th Annual Tomato Festival - Columbia, Missouri
Hosted by the Bradford Research and Extension Center, this annual event offers visitors a chance to sample over 50 different kinds of tomatoes, including heirlooms, and over 30 types of peppers. Samples of salsas from local restaurants are also available.
September 8-10, 2016 44th Annual Seymour Apple Festival
The Apple Festival is totally FREE...no admission to get in or anything; but what you eat, drawings or crafts you buy. The weekend is open outside event, with family entertainment day and night bring in 15,000+ people from all over in 3 days. Some families even make this their time to have family reunions. Over the three day event you can be entertained with 100+ craft and various vendors, FREE live entertainment, and on Saturday enjoy a 5K run, parade, Johnny Appleseed contest, decorated bike contest, serval apple contest and auction, apple peeling contest, apple princess contest, and so much more. Attendance: 15,000.
September 8-10, 2016 83rd Annual Grape & Fall Festival
St. James, Missouri
Street Market; Queen Pageant; 4-H/FFA Livestock Show & Sale; 4-H/FFA Exhibits; Lucy Wortham James; Open Exhibits; Kids' Games; Carnival; Live Entertainment; Demolition Derby; Wine & Beer Garden; Parade.
September 9-11, 2016
55th Annual Annunciation Greek Food Festival
Kansas City, Missouri
Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Greek Food Festival featuring traditional homemade Greek delicacies including soulvakia, gyros, domathes, spanakopitas, baklava and more. Live bands and dance groups will perform traditional folk dances and invite festivalgoers to join in the fun. The Festival will offer many children’s activities also.
September 15-18, 2016 - 55th Annual Steam-O-Rama
The Ozarks Steam Engine Show. Daily parade, large steam traction engines in operation, antique & classic tractors, saw mill, threshing, flea market, molasses making and much more!
September 15-18, 2016 Annual Harvest Festival - Augusta, Missouri
Swingin” In The Vines" concert & picnic, wine tasting presented by the area's wineries, BBQ, pie baking contest and pie walk, etc.
September 24-48, 2016 American Royal STEAK Competition
Kansas City, Missouri
The 5th Annual American Royal Steak Competition gives beef producers the opportunity to put their best steak forward in two categories; Grass Finished and Grain Finished.
September 17, 2016 7th Annual Downtown Wine Festival
Relax and enjoy a variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Live music and light hors d'oeuvres complement this outdoor event. Held downtown.
September 21-24, 2016 - 56th Annual Black Walnut Festival
Enjoy the parade, "Nut Run", pie baking contest, craft demonstrations, musical entertainment, queen pageant, baby contest, carnival rides, children's events, and a variety of food and craft booths. Wednesday thru Saturday.
September 24, 2016 31st Annual Turkey Festival - Eldon, Missouri
Turkey calling contest, food booths, arts & crafts, parade, live music, quilt show, and more.
September 30, 2016 Sertoma Oktoberfest - Springfield, Missouri
Oktoberfest is a two day event filled with games, music, and beer. Get a taste of Germany right here in Springfield! All proceeds from this event go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield.
September 30-Oct 1, 2016 James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Kansas City, Missouri
James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners. Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs. Taste America making stops in Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities. See website for ticket prices and details for each city.
September 30-October 2, 2016 36th Annual Brunswick Pecan Festival
Celebrate the region's prolific pecan production with great food, contests, entertainment, two parades and a wide variety of vendors while visiting this charming riverside town. Don't miss "the world's largest pecan". (also: www.brunswickpecanfestival.com/ )
September 25-26, 2015 Hermann BarBQ & Brats Festival
The KCBS-sanctioned event includes professional and backyard chef competitions. Entertainment, wine & beer garden, bonfire and special appearances by "Hermann the German". Fire up your grills for the German version of 'Finger-lickin' fun.'
September 6, 2014 Shrimpfest 2014 - Dixon, Missouri
Lots of Food, Music, Fun. See how good fresh water shrimp tastes. Presented by Show-Me Shrimp Farms.
September 25, 2014 Chics & Chocolate: Ladies' Night Out
St. James, Missouri
Treat yourself to one of several delicious restaurants. Indulge yourself with wine tastings and snacks. And of course spoil yourself with lots of chocolate... Shop quaint little stores for exceptional treasures. Pamper yourself with massages & spa treatments. Register for one of many fabulous prizes.
September 25-28, 2014 17th Annual Apples, Arts & Antiques Festival
Apple cook-off, parade, fashion show, music, tractor & car shows, apple auction, raffle, children's activities and antique, craft and food vendors on Main Street.
September 19, 2013 Celebrity Chef Tour 2013 - St. Louis , Missouri
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
September 16-17, 2011 Summer Sizzle - Springfield, Missouri
This charity event is a major summer bash featuring the KCBS State Championship BBQ Contest and a massive music festival.
September 11, 2010 4th Annual Smoke-A-Palooza - St. Peters, Missouri
Annual Amateur Benefit BBQ Competition, with Live Music, Food and Beverages. All proceeds to benefit the poor and homeless locally and internationally through Living Hope International.
September 6, 2008 The National Norton Wine Festival
St. Louis, Missouri
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