Feast 5: Fall Events in Wine Country

After many months of hard work harvesting grapes for its award-winning wines, Balducci Vineyards is throwing an End of Harvest Celebration.

Grape Escape

The Augusta Harvest Festival kicks off with a concert and picnic in the vineyard, Swing’n in the Vines, on Friday. Lace up your shoes on Saturday for a run/walk in wine country for the first-annual Augusta Harvest Fest 5K Run/Walk. Saturday also includes a free festival for the entire family and finishes with a Fruit of the Harvest Dinner. Sunday includes theater productions, a historical cellar tour and more.

Fri., Sept. 21 to Sun., Sept. 23; Augusta, Missouri; click here for more information

Sock Hop Bop

Gather all your cool cats, don your poodle skirts, roll up those white T-shirts and get ready for LaChance Vineyards’ first-annual sock hop. The eight-piece Butch Wax and the Hollywoods will play from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Other groovy fun includes the chance to take a photo with vintage vehicles, plus best-dressed, hula hoop and dance contests. Passed appetizers will be available from 6 to 7pm, after which other food will be available for purchase.

Sat., Oct. 6; DeSoto, Missouri; click here for more information

Wine + Dine

The fall winemakers dinner at Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard on Fri., Oct. 19 at 6:30pm is a scrumptious six-course meal created by chef Jon Emanuel from the Old Caledonian Bed & Breakfast, each paired with a different Edg-Clif wine. Experience a unique gourmet meal in the spectacular outdoor setting, meet the chef and hear the stories behind the wine. Seating is limited, and cost is $65 per person. Call Cyndy at 573.438.4741 to reserve.

Fri., Oct. 19; Potosi, Missouri; click here for more information

Gather Your Witches

The Annual Wicked Wine Walk at The Kansas City Power & Light District is your chance to sip, taste and explore along 14th Street, with live music, wine tastings and small plates at each of the participating venues, which include Bar Louie, Bristol Seafood Grill, The Chesterfield, County Road Ice House, Drunken Fish, The Garment District Boutique and more. Proceeds for this 21-plus event will benefit a local charity.

Sat., Nov. 3; Kansas City, click here for more information

Wine Down

After many months of hard work harvesting grapes for its award-winning wines, Balducci Vineyards is throwing an End of Harvest Celebration! Head out to the Augusta, Missouri, winery for live entertainment, food and drink specials, bocce ball and other fun for the entire family, including an evening bonfire with s’mores and mulled wine.

Sat., Nov. 3 and Sat., Nov. 10; Augusta, Missouri; click here for more information

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