Missouri Summer Food Festivals

With food festivals across the state highlighting everything from strawberries to crawfish to bacon to barbecue, summer is the perfect time to be a food-lover in Missouri.  Hint, many Show-Me State festivals also include local wine, craft beers, and activities for the kiddos, so there is literally something for everyone.  Plan to spend a day or two this summer at one of these tasty events!

  •  MAY
Date Festival name City Location
May 3-28 Bluegrass & BBQ Branson Silver Dollar City
May 11 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
May 11-12 Nixa Sucker Days Nixa Downtown Nixa
May 12 Springfield Coffee Fest Springfield Farmers Market of the Ozarks
May 19 Honoring Our Heros: Rememrance Day Festival Springfield Legion Post 639
May 19 Taste of Maplewood Street Festival Maplewood
May 25-28 St. Louis County Greek Fest Town & County Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
May 26-28 St. Louis African Arts Festival St. Louis Forest Park – World’s Fair Pavilion
Date Festival name City Location
June 1 Jazzoo Kansas City Kansas City Zoo
June 1-3 Festa Italiana Kansas City Zona Rosa
June 2 Vaile Mansion Strawberry Festival Independence Vaile Mansion
June 2-3 Kimmswick Strawberry Festival Kimmswick City Hall
June 8 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
June 8-9 Arcadia Valley BBQ Battle Ironton Main Street
June 15-16 Boulevardia Kansas City Stockyards District
June 22 Sweet Corn Festival East Prairie Main Street
June 22 Washington Cajun Festival Washington Farmers’ Market
June 23 Taste of SoMo Springfield Downtown
July 13 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
July 28-29 Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail Hermann Hermann Wine Trail
Date Festival name City Location
August 2-5 Marian Days Carthage
August 3-4 Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off Laurie Laurie Fairgrounds
August 10 Food Truck Friday Carthage Central Park
August 11 Midwest Wine & Brew Festival Lake Ozark Lodge of Four Seasons
August 17-19 St. Louis World’s Fare St. Louis Forest Park
August 17-19 Ethnic Enrichment Festival Kansas City Swope Park
August Heart of America Hot Dog Festival Kansas City Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
August 23-September 3 Southern Gospel Picnic Branson Silver Dollar City
August 25-26 Festival of Nations St. Louis Tower Grove Park
August 31-September 3 St. Nicholas Greek Fest


 St. Louis St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

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