It’s like Cars, only real life. The Tractor Daze & Touch-A-Truck Swap Meet is Saturday at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame (630 Hall of Fame Drive, Bonner Springs, Kansas). The antique tractor show, swap meet, hay rides and milking and farming demonstrations if from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 16.
Get to know Kansas wine at Paola Tourism’s 5th annual Art & Wine Stroll. There’s a wine tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. and live music from 5 to 10 p.m. The art and wine walk is around the Historic Paola Park Square (19 S Pearl Street) in Paola, Kansas. on Tickets are $20. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Go around the world with wine on Saturday courtesy of Salute: A Festival of Wine and Food. The weekend-long event’s Grand Tasting is Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Lawrence, Kansas. Sample more than 250 wines. Grand Tasting tickets are $75. You can get access to a Reserve Room (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) with five “high-end” wines for $125 (Grand Tasting admission is included in that price).
All the joys of summer are at Whole Foods (6621 W 119th Street) this Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. The “Farmers & Food Artisans Road Tour,” features corn-shucking contests, photo booth, face painting, balloon artist, a watermelon-eating contest (2 p.m.) and bocce ball courtesy of Pinstripes. The event is free.
Slow Food Kansas City presents a Taste of the Farm on Saturday at 3 p.m. Tour Bismarck Farms (1616 N. 1700 Road, Lawrence) with farmer Lowell Neitzel, who will talk about life on the farm and what it’s like to raise livestock. The tour stops for a picnic with hamburger made with beef from Bichelmeyer Meats (Neitzel has a ranch that supplies cattle to Bichelmeyer), corn on the cob (from Bismarck Farms) and a farm-style pie with fresh lemonade or iced tea. You’ll leave with a farmers’ dozen of ears of corn. Tickets are $20 for Slow Food members, $25 for non-members.[Image via Flickr: Christian Cable]