2018 MISSOURI - SEPTEMBER 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011 - 2010 )
September 5-8, 2018 - 85th 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 6, 2018
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 6-8, 2018 - 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 7-9, 2018 57th 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 8, 2018 Bolivar Country Days - Bolivar, Missouri
Great food and Music!Lots of free activities for the kids!Vestal peddle tractor pull, C & C free pony rides, hands on, make and take craft Alley! Car Show with over 100 classic cars, Antique Tractors, Fire Trucks.
September 8, 2018 Sertoma Oktoberfest - Springfield, Missouri
Oktoberfest is 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 8, 2018
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 13-16, 2018 - American Royal World Series of Barbecue
Kansas City, Missouri
The American Royal Barbecue is the opening event of the American Royal and the season finale for the competitive circuit. Presented by Smithfield and held at the Kansas Speedway, The Royal is the largest barbecue contest in the world. This signature Kansas City event will once again include more public events and activities, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, a full line up of kids activities, and a vendor fair authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts.
September 13-16, 2018 57th 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, 2018 - Fall Family Festival - Kansas City, Missouri
Join us for the annual Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15! Admission is free for this day of fun at KCCG’s lovely Beanstalk Children’s Garden (located at KCCG offices in Swope Park- 6917 Kensington Ave. KCMO 64132). From 10AM - 3PM the Beanstalk will be filled with games, demonstrations, and garden foods to sample. The day will include garden games, face painting, horse rides, and much more! Children can paint gourds, plant herbs to take home, and make peanut butter. Visitors can purchase lunch and drinks. Sales of garden crafts will raise money for the Beanstalk Children’s Garden, where each summer and fall children’s tour groups and families are encouraged to see, touch, smell and taste the plants in the garden as they learn about growing a garden, eating healthy foods and identifying plants and insects. Donations will be welcome. Bring the family – and grandparents, too!
September 15, 2018 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 15-16, 2018 21st Annual Cider Days - Springfield, Missouri
On Historic Walnut Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider! Artists and crafters from across the region exhibit at Cider Days, selling a variety of handmade products including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, furniture and much more. Admission is $5 per person; children 10 and under are free.
September 21-22, 2018 Marionville AppleFest - Marionville, Missouri
September 21-23, 2018 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 27-29, 2018 58th 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 29, 2018 33rd Annual Turkey Festival - Eldon, Missouri
Turkey calling contest, food booths, arts & crafts, parade, live music, quilt show, and more.