It's a good weekend for barbecue-lovers: the American Royal World Series of Barbecue is back in Kansas City. You can also get lost in a corn maze (with a beer in hand), sip local beer and wine or take a walking tour of favorite River Market spots.
"The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is just around the corner, September 14-16 at Kansas Speedway. This signature Kansas City event will once again include more public events and activities including incredible live music, delicious BBQ in the Taste of KC Barbecue tasting area, beer and cocktail gardens, and a vendor fair authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts. Plus, Saturday will include a Salute to the Military, a classic car show, and a full line up of kids activities. Don’t miss the world’s largest BBQ! Get your tickets and your Taste of KC Barbecue Passports early at AmericanRoyal.com. See you at the Speedway!" Friday from 3 to 10pm, Saturday from 11am to 6:30pm and Sunday at 5pm.
"Join us for the grand opening of our Family Farm Friday, September 14! The Family Farm is home to our corn maze, pumpkin patch and a variety of fun farm activities. We are looking forward to celebrating our favorite Fall Festivities with you! Ticket includes access to 10-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch, hay wagon rides, childrens play area, live music, a bee hive exhibit and more." Tickets are $10, children 3 and under are free.
"Who doesnt love trying new beers and tasting delicious wine? The Liberty Corn Maze is exciting and challenging at any time, but just imagine trying to navigate through the labyrinth of trails to taste refreshing beers or wine at every checkpoint? Think you can make it to the end? This one evening only event is the first of its kind around these parts. Guests will have a chance to find their way through one of our corn mazes while stopping at each of the 6 checkpoints to taste a different craft/specialty beer or one of our wine varietals. Tickets MUST be purchased online in advance to ensure participation. Wine tasting tickets are $30 and beer $25. This includes your admission into the Liberty Corn Maze as well." Tickets are available here.
"Flying Saucer hosts the 10th Annual KC Beer Fest in the Kansas City Power & Light District on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Taste more than 200 hand-picked craft beers from around the world while enjoying live music, food trucks & and more! General Admission begins at 3pm. VIP gets an hour early at 2pm. Tickets include access to the festival, a KC Beer Fest souvenir tasting glass, access to sample more than 200 craft beers, live music and more. VIP tickets also include access to an exclusive VIP area with an appetizer buffet from 2 to 4pm, private restrooms and a 2018 KC Beer Fest souvenir t-shirt." Tickets are $40 for general admission and $65 for VIP, available here.
"Uncorked Wine Festivals is back for the third annual Uncorked: KC Fall Wine Festival. Sip over 100 highly rated wines from across the globe; savor delicious bites from some of KC's best food trucks; enjoy live music, a custom photo booth and more! There are two sessions for this event. The first session has a VIP ($60) hour from 1-2pm featuring the extra hour of tasting and some exclusive pours from select wineries. General Admission ($50) is at 2pm and this session ends at 5pm. The second session is all general admission ($50) and goes from 6-9pm. Tickets include all wine tastings with food from the food trucks sold separately. Dress or cocktail attire is requested but not required." From 1 to 9pm. Tickets are $50 for general admission or $60 for VIP, available here.
"City Market presents Grub Crawl 2018, a River Market foodie adventure! Each stop on the Grub Crawl walking tour will offer a taste or small plate from participating restaurants and food trucks. Between bites, Grub Crawlers can enjoy live music along the route." From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $30, available here.
"The family-friendly event, is a free neighborhood festival that includes kids rides, games, face painting, food trucks, local music and a host of vendors to meet and mingle with throughout the day. The festival is located in the CVS parking lot at 75th Street and Wornall Road." From 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
"Calling all foodies and wine lovers! A Taste of Leawood 2018 is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 15. Sample innovative and delicious small bites from Leawood's most-beloved restaurants at this exclusive outdoor annual event. Participating restaurants: 801 Chophouse Leawood, Blue Chip Cookies of Leawood Kansas, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, BURGERFI, Burnt End BBQ Kansas City, Costa Vida, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Foo's Fabulous Cafe', Gaslight Grill, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Grimaldi's Hereford House Steakhouse, La Bodega Spanish Tapas Restaurant, North Italia, Nothing Bundt Cakes, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, O'Neill's Restaurant and Bar, Pig & Finch Leawood, Pinstripes, Porto Do Sul, Qdoba, Rye Leawood, Sullivan's Steakhouse, Talk of the Town Leawood, YaYa's Euro Bistro Overland Park." From 7 to 10:30pm. Tickets are $60 and include food, wine, beer and live music; available here.
"Join us the third Saturday of the month May through September for Wine Walk on Delaware! We'll have wonderful wine tastings, live music, hand-made art & crafts, and you'll get to socialize with the wonderful shops on Delaware St.! Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of starting at 3:00. Either way you choose to purchase, make sure you bring your valid ID!" From 5 to 8pm. tickets are $20, available here.
"Chef Anakaren of Rye. We'll be celebrating Mexican Independence Day by showcasing traditional celebratory dishes. The price of admission includes dinner and two glasses of sparkling wine or yard beer. Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions. This event is rain or shine. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move the party inside! Seating is communal." From 6 to 10pm. Tickets are $50, available here.