Sip and stroll, that’s the idea. The Wine Walk on Delaware is back this Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and you can buy them at Cafe al Dente (400 Delaware) or The Farmhouse (300 Delaware). They’ll give you a wristband and a map with the River Market businesses that will have samples of wine to taste. The monthly gathering is held on third Saturdays (the last one of the year will be October 18).
Biscuits and gravy are back (add a poached egg for $1) at the Broadway Butcher Shop (3828 Broadway) on Saturday and Sunday mornings. They open at 10 a.m. both days.
The 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair begins tonight (5 to 10 p.m.) and runs through Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). And it’s a food festival hiding within an art show on the Country Club Plaza. McCormick & Schmick’s will have a Southwestern style crab cake sandwich, Zocalo will be making lobster tacos, L’ECole Culinaire will be dishing up roast chicken/turkey or veggie poutine (fries covered in cheese curds and gravy), Gram & Dun will power you with duck fat fries, and Seasons 52 is getting in the fair spirit with corn dogs. Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott is also open in its new space at 320 Ward Parkway.
Raymore’s Festival in the Park (Raymore Memorial Park) is tonight (6 to 11 p.m.) and tomorrow (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.). There’s a carnival, beer garden and Civil War reenactments. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, there’s a pie auction to benefit the Raymore Animal Shelter.
The 11th annual Mission Arts and Eats (6200 Martway, Mission) is tonight (4 to 10:30 p.m.) and tomorrow (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.). There’s the Battle of the Brisket barbecue competition, which will make you hungry. Thankfully, there’s kettle corn and fried fish for you to munch on as you wind your way through the arts and crafts vendors. If you get thirsty, Johnny’s Bar-B-Q is hosting the beer garden.
Your streak of attending state and country fairs doesn’t have to end this week. The Higginsville Country Fair is Saturday and it kicks off with a biscuits and gravy breakfast at the Odd Fellow’s Lodge (606 Broadway, Higginsville, Missouri) from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Get in touch with your farm roots courtesy of a tractor and produce show.
The Waldo Fall Festival (75th and Wornall) returns for its 22nd year with dancing, kid-friendly activities (a petting zoo, climbing wall and scavenger hunt), and a dog show (2 p.m.) this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.[Image via Flickr: Ms. Phoenix]