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Explore the world of tea at the annual Midwest Tea Festival this weekend.

From Greek food to tea to wine, this weekend offers several festival for food- and drink-lovers to explore. 

Friday

Grand Opening of 3Halves Brewing Co. and Jousting Pigs BBQ

"When craft beer meets craft bbq, the combination can be a beautiful thing. And we are so ready to bring that marriage to the good people of Liberty! We're excited to finally open our doors full-time and let everyone see the full space. There has been a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and love put into this dining room and hope our guests enjoy the space. The kitchen will be open from 3pm to 9pm (or until we sellout). The place and bar will still be open an hour after. The menu will include brisket, pulled pork, ribs, macaroni and cheese, BBQ beans, banana pudding, and BURNT ENDS... Those go fast so make sure you get here early if you love burnt ends. Full Menu will be shown in shop." From 3 to 10pm.

Annunciation Greek Food Festival

"Delicious food and pastries, great people, family fun and live entertainment!" Friday from 6 to 10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm.

Saturday

2019 Midwest Tea Festival

"The 5th Annual Midwest Tea Festival is coming back on September 7 & 8, 2019 from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Same venue as 2018, the Ararat Shrine Temple Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Plenty of parking and easy to get to. For our 5th year, always learning, we have swapped out the tasting cafe sessions for a Tea Bar Experience! More people can participate, no additional cost and you get tickets when you arrive at the event. We will still have our main stage speakers which will also be free to attend and the hands-on workshops will still be available for additional fees. All of our vendors will still be in one big room so you are sure not to miss any chance to taste tea! If you like tea at all, even if you are just "tea-curious", you want to make sure you attend the original tea-only event in the Midwest region! As always, a portion of admission sales and all proceeds from raffles go to our local charitable partner, Literacy KC." Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are $13, available here.

Uncorked: KC Wine Festival

"Uncorked Wine Festivals is back for the 4th annual Uncorked: KC Fall wine fest! Come enjoy over 150 wines from across the globe, local gourmet food trucks, live DJ, photo booth and more! There are two sessions for this event. The first session VIP ($60) begins at 1pm and goes until 5pm. It includes an extra hour of tasting plus special selections during that VIP hour from multiple wineries. First session general admission ($50) is from 2-5pm. The second session is all general admission ($50) and goes from 6-9pm. All tickets include admission and unlimited tasting with food sold separately. Dress or cocktail attire is requested but not required. This event is 21 and over only. Sorry but no babies or infants are allowed." First session from 2 to 5pm, second session from 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $50 for general admission or $60 for VIP, available here.

The Rum, Gin & Vodka Experience at Hush

"Join us for the Rum, Gin & Vodka experience! All event tickets get you twelve spirit tastings including two small cocktails crafted by some amazing distilleries. The event will be at Hush, located in the Garment House, which is a multi-level entertainment district in the historic Quality Hill area of downtown Kansas City, MO. There will be a variety of rum, gin, and vodka from around the world for you to taste and learn about. Local DJs will be spinning your favorite tunes on multiple floors during the event. Food will be available for purchase at the venue. A portion of the proceeds benefit: Wayside Waifs." From 3:30 to 6pm. Tickets are $30 for general admission or $45 for VIP, available here.

Heirloom: Rustic Garden Festival & Farm-to-Table VIP Dinner

"HEIRLOOM – A Rustic Garden Festival and VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner will bring together local artisans and makers; purveyors of hand-crafted beverages; local chefs and favorite eateries; and locally grown talent, including the Shapiro Brothers and the John Brown Boys – all on TMC Lakewood's picturesque 300-acre campus. HEIRLOOM is so much more than an exciting new Lee’s Summit event. TMC Lakewood is our community’s ONLY academic medical safety net - the one health system that takes care of our community, regardless of a family's income or insurance coverage. The name HEIRLOOM says it all. Not every community has a nationally ranked safety-net medical center. We do. And when you have a treasure like TMC Lakewood, you care for it. You support it. You make sure it’s there for generations to come." From 4 to 10pm. Tickets are $50, available here.

Sunday

Food Truck Brunch at The Roasterie

"Take a break from your regular brunch routine and step outside to the Roasterie's Food Truck Brunch! On September 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM, join us under the overhang at 1204 W. 27th St. for a delicious one-of-a-kind meal and shopping experience! We can't wait to see the following vendors #UnderThePlane: Cheesy Street, Da Poke Wagon, Slater's, Verdant Oils, Julianne Hall Studio, Green Utopia, The Frayed Crochet and Big three headpieces." From 10am to 2pm.

Gather & Grow Dinner Series Featuring Chef Michael Corvino at BoysGrow

"Please join us for the 5th event from Gather and Grow! This year's featured chef is MICHAEL CORVINO of Corvino's Super Club and Tasting Room. We invite you for an evening full of farm-fresh eats prepared & served family-style outdoors at the BoysGrow farm. Join us for a night you can feel good about! Reception appetizers by chef's HOWARD HANNA, JOHN SMITH, TED HABIGER and CARLOS FALCON. Wines by OWEN ROE WINERY. Reception Cocktails by LIQUID MINDED CONCEPTS featuring J RIEGER & CO. Beer, Live music, farm animals and more..." From 5 to 9pm. Tickets are $125, available here.

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