Mac 'n' Cheese

Love mac 'n' cheese? Don't miss this festival.

Drink beer and wine at the zoo, watch local chefs battle it out over mac 'n' cheese or get a taste of one New Orleans' best restaurants at a special pop up.

Friday

BKS Artisan Ales 2-Year Anniversary Celebration

"Events planned for the anniversary weekend include a happy hour in the brewery tasting room on Friday, 10/18, starting at 3pm with appetizers from Flying Horse Taproom and specials on tap pours. On Saturday, 10/19, several new beers will be on tap and available in cans to-go starting at 12pm, and then there will be a late afternoon “backyard BBQ“ with food from Heirloom Bakery & Hearth. Finally, Sunday, 10/20, will conclude the weekend festivities with discounted growler fills of select beers."

Saturday

Oktoberfest Celebration in the River Market

"Happy Fall! Join us for an Oktoberfest Celebration with local eats & drinks from some of our favorite friends including Kansas City Bier Co., Waldon Wines, LLC, Urban Cafe KC, EAT FüD, Fletcher's Sandwichesm, KANbucha, Life Equals - Balance the Superfood Shot and Classique Wines & Spirits." From 11am to 6pm.

Family Day at the Farm at Shatto Milk Co.

"We invite you, your family, and friends to our annual customer appreciation event and to help us celebrate the 16th anniversary of Shatto Milk Company. Tickets are free, 1 ticket per car no matter the number attending. Something for everyone: tour the farm, pet the baby calves, view the cheesemaking process, sample Shatto products and visit our retail store. We are also working on some fun additional experiences for this year, not to mention a great display by our good friends at Shatto Home Delivery." From 10am to 3pm. Tickets are available here.

KC Mac 'n' Cheese Festival

"The only event in Kansas City where you get to sample a huge variety of gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite: mac & cheese! Local chefs and restaurants are cooking up their most creative and delicious mac & cheese while competing for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote!" From 12:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets are $89, available here.

Grand Tasting - William Seleyem at Vox Vineyards

"Explore incredible wines from William Selyem Winery poured from Jerry's Private Collection Burt Williams and Ed Selyem started their winery in the Russian River Valley with two lofty goals: to craft wines that set the standard for excellence, and to come to know and serve their customers personally. Join Vox Vineyards on October 19th to taste the fanatacism of William Selyem wines." From 2 to 4pm. Tickets are $65, available here.

Pêche Pop Up at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

"Featuring James Beard Foundation - award winning Chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche Seafood Grill. We're hosting Ryan for a multi-course, family-style feast in our new event space. Expect sustainable Gulf seafood-including whole fish and many of Pêche's other signature dishes." From 5:30 to 9pm. Tickets are $125, available here.

Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too at the Kansas City Zoo

"On Saturday, October 19 join us for the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too! From 7 to 11 p.m. enjoy an evening of live music and sampling from a variety of local breweries and wineries. We will also have food trucks on site to tame the roar in your belly! Our bands this year will be Winnetka Bowling League and Atlas Genius! This event is 21 and over. Music, beer & wine samples and two full-size drink tickets are included with your ticket. This event is rain or shine and no refunds will be issued." From 7 to 11pm. Tickets are $50, available here.

Sunday

Pumpkin Carving Party at Rochester Brewing and Roasting Co.

"We are so excited to share with you an event we are hosting for Halloween. Are you trying to find some fun and festive events for your kids this fall or just want a good excuse to enjoy a beverage and hang out? We'd love to see you, your family and friends here at Rochester for our first ever Pumpkin Carving event." From 10am to 6pm. Tickets are $20, available here.

5th Street Pop Up at Local Pig

"5th Street Patio Pop Up featuring Harp BBQ, Stockyards Brewing, pumpkin carving Contest and Lucky Elixir. Harp BBQ is cooking and selling but if food sells out, Pigwich food will be available after. Stockyards is pouring 3 beers at $4 each. Lucky Elixir will be sampling and selling kombucha." From noon to 3pm.

Vegan Cooking Class at Pirate's Bone Burgers

"Want to increase the amount of plant-based protein in your diet but not sure how to get started? Come learn and try a fall-inspired vegan meal that you’ll be making all season long! All proceeds from the ticket sales support the rescue animals at Melissa's Menagerie's Second Chances!" From 4 to 6pm. Tickets are $30, available here.

American Cheese Month Tasting at The Better Cheddar

"October is American Cheese Month! Certified Cheese Professional Lincoln Broadbooks and our wine expert will have the perfect pairings . We'll showcase what our country has to offer. Tickets are $50 per person, and include a tasting of multiple cheeses, wines, and other accompaniments." From 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $50, available by phone, in person or online.

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