From spring through fall, Missouri residents get to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables, and more!) of their labors at fairs and festivals held across the state. There’s something for everyone, from the spring strawberries to autumnal apples and pumpkins. Tempt your appetites and get inspired by the best Missouri food festivals and farm events the Show-Me State has to offer from its fields and farms.

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Berries, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Hosted by Anderson Betterment Club at Town Hole Park in Anderson, the Berries, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival is one of the newer festivals in the state. It celebrates all things strawberry from the historic Strawberry Capital of the World. The late spring festival kicks off with a Berry Glow 5k the night before. The day of the festival is jam-packed with a BBQ cook-off, Miss Strawberry pageant, bluegrass music performance and donut-eating contest.

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