It’s STL Food Fest Mania!

Mary Korte
3722 days ago.

There’s no reason to go hungry during the summer or fall in St. Louis!  With the amazing variety of events and festivals there is always a food-fest just around the corner. Put some of these on your calendar and your diet plan!

Foodology:  Savor Your Summer Serving up education and food all summer long at the Missouri Botanical Garden with celebrity chefs every Monday and tons of great stuff all summer long. Check out their website for the entire lineup.





Belgian Beer & Musselfest

It’s impossible to reach your quota when it comes to drinking Schlafly Beer’s brews, but summer in St. Louis presents ample opportunities to try. The brewery hosts one such challenge: its signature Belgian Beer and Mussel Mania fest. Each year, Schlafly flies in fresh cold-water mussels from Penn Cove, Washington, and serves them in classic styles paired with its Belgian Witbier, Weissbier, Singel and Biere de Garde.  Check out the Schlafly web site for more information.







Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013 until Sunday, July 28, 2013
Stone Hill Winery

Travel to several local wineries tasting berries and barbecue creations paired with wine. Participating wineries are: Stone Hill Winery, Adam Puchta Winery, Bias Winery, Dierberg Star Lane, Hermannhof Winery, OakGlenn Winery and Robbler Winery. Maps will be available at the Hermann Welcome Center and at each participating winery. Tours are on the hour and half hour, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (27), 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (28).

Sauce Magazine Food Truck Friday
Tower Grove Park
Friday night, 5-8 pm on the following dates:
August 9,  September 13,  October 4
Gather for an evening of friends, fun and plenty of great food from 20 different food trucks. 

Top Chef Ultimate Burger Challenge
Sunday, August 18
Noon-4 pm
Circa Properties office, 5501 Pershing
You will be amazed at the flavors these 6 local chefs can fit between two buns as they compete for the title of Top Chef in this burger challenge. Click here to purchase tickets. $25 on-line, $30 at the door.

Downtown Restaurant Week

Monday, August 19-Sunday, August 25 is restaurant week downtown. Make your reservations soon for the amazing celebration of Downtown St. Louis eateries.  There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch – patrons simply attend the restaurant of their choice and select from a special 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person, plus tip, plus tax.  Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week is a splendid opportunity to rediscover a long time favorite or experience one of St. Louis’ hot new eateries. Reservations are highly recommended!

Festival of Nations
Saturday, August 24, 2013 until Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tower Grove Park
A multicultural celebration featuring traditional dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations and a craft market presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations. Non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song from Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp will be presented on four stages. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago (MFDC) will be the Enterprise Main Stage act. The event takes place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal with free shuttle service available throughout the park. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (24), 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (25).

St. Nicholas Greek Festival
Saturday, August 31, to Monday, September 2
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (4967 Forest Park Avenue) in the Central West End.
The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is the largest cultural fest of its kind in St. Louis city, and every summer over Labor Day weekend it brings rich, authentic Greek food and culture to CWE. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.

20th Annual Saint Louis Art Fair
Friday, September 6, 2013 until Sunday, September 8, 2013
Downtown Clayton, Missouri
Ok, this is really about the art, but the ton of food that is available is stellar so it made the list! Visual artists from across the nation exhibit an unprecedented selection of the highest quality, original works of art along with three stages of entertainment, educational hands-on activities for children, culinary treats from St. Louis’ finest restaurants and much more. 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (6), 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (7), 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8).

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Friday, September 6, 2013 until Sunday, September 8, 2013
Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis
Activities include authentic Hispanic foods, Hispanic arts and crafts, seven live Latino bands, traditional folkloric dancers from Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, Los Ninos Kids Corner with Dora the Explorer & Diego, Parade of Hispanic Nations and more. 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (6-7), 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m (8).

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

Friday, September 27, 2013 until Sunday, September 29, 2013
Soldier’s Memorial in downtown St. Louis
Budweiser Taste of St. Louis is an award-winning celebration of the best food, art, music and culture St. Louis has to offer. The event will feature Celebrity Chef appearances, more than 50 restaurants on Restaurant Row, a Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition, national concerts, an Art & Wine Walk, an interactive Marketplace, a Kids Kitchen and more. 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (27), 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (28), 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (29) .

22nd Annual Best of Missouri Market

Friday, October 4, 2013 until Sunday, October 6, 2013
Missouri Botanical Garden
Over 120 Missouri food producers and craftsmen offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Live music and a Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating and barnyard animals. Held rain or shine under tents. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (4); 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5-6).

Are you a long-term planner? Get your tickets now for:

alton-brown-logo Alton Brown Live:  The Edible Inevitable Tour
Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 8 pm

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Is your organization having its own food-fest you want to promote?  Give us the info!  We are always hungry!


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Mary Korte

Mary is a proud farm girl with some city attitude and mom of a sports dude in training. She loves travel, sports, food, wine and combining all of that with family and friends!

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