Celebrate National Taco Day with free tacos, enjoy beer and pretzels at Kansas City's largest Oktoberfest or feast on grilled cheese sandwiches.
"Ain't no party like a taco party. Enjoy a FREE TACO on National Taco Day!! That's right. Purchase any entree and we'll give you a ~free~ taco. Valid at both locations! Dine-in only / limit one taco per person / hard taco with choice of ground beef or chicken." All day.
"Presented by KC Bier Co., Kansas City's largest locally-owned brewery, KC Oktoberfest is a two-day event at Crown Center celebrating Bavarian-style bier, food, music and culture. Modeled after the traditional Munich Oktoberfest, KC Oktoberfest features award-winning German-style bier brewed by KC Bier Co. with 100% German malt and hops, German and American cuisine, traditional and modern "Festmusik" performed by local and national bands, dancers, shopping, crafts, games, competitions and other activities for children and adults. In addition to the vast festival grounds offering bier, food and activities, two expansive tents will provide traditional Bierhalle-style bench-and-table seating for thousands of revelers, come rain or shine." Friday from 5 to 11pm and Saturday from 11am to 11pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $55 for VIP, available here.
"Join us for a night of family fun! Free entry, live music, local vendors, kid-friendly activities, samples of our fall flavored treats, food and drink specials for purchase!" From 4 to 7pm.
"The Grilled Cheese Festival is a one-day event showing off your favorite childhood food - Grilled Cheese, from your favorite local Kansas City Restaurants and Food Trucks! This event is open to all ages, so come out and enjoy the day with your friends and family. There will be live music, cold drinks, games, bars and all of the grilled cheese you can eat!" From noon to 4pm. Tickets start at $15, available here.
"Celebrate the end of the harvest season with our free annual Grape Stomp. We'll have a tub of grapes ready for you to stomp and squash, I Love Lucy style! No reservation needed. First come, first serve. Enjoy a glass of wine and take photos. Our friends from Cabot Cheese will offer cheese samples from 1-3 pm in our Tasting Room." From noon to 4pm.
"What could be better than a laid-back afternoon with brats, beer, yard games, and good company? VegLife Kansas City is hosting its FiFTH annual Vegtoberfest! We will serve loaded plant-based brats and sausages, pretzels, a variety of beer, and play yard games until we wish we wouldn't have eaten that third brat. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids, enjoy vegan brats and beer (or NA drink), and play some yard games with your (new) friends!" From 3 to 7pm.