The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: May 31 to June 2
Plenty of festivals await this weekend including Thurman LoopFest, Festa Junina, IndiHop and the Shakespeare Festival. Work up an appetite and learn about all of them and more after the jump.
The Horseradish Festival features a bloody mary contest | Mabel Suen
Friday (May 31):
Horseradish Festival @ Woodland Park
Entertainment includes live music, food booths, a horseradish recipe contest, a bloody mary contest and plenty of horseradish-centric fun and games like root toss, root golf and root sacking. Admission is free. The fest's hours are Friday, May 31 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Thurman LoopFest @ intersection of Shenandoah and Thurman Avenues
Head to the Historic Shaw Neighborhood for arts, crafts, music, a barbecue competition, food vendors and more. Admission is free. Friday, May 31 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Choose Your Own Dinner Adventure! @ Shakespeare Festival
Bring a picnic basket full of your own wine and snacks for the show, or leave the cooking to festival attendants. Choose from concession stand eats like sandwiches and funnel cakes, or show up early at 6 p.m. for a four-course meal including grilled cornish hen and a trio of watermelon salads prepared by Bixby's. Tickets cost $50 per person (available via the Shakespeare Festival website) and include reserved seats for the show. General admission for the show is free. The festival runs from now through June 16, with showings every night at 8 p.m. except for Tuesdays.
Saturday (Jun. 1):
Opening Day @ North City Farmers' Market
Shop farm fresh and fresh baked goods from the likes of MK Fruits & Veggies, El Chico Bakery and Farmin' Armin. Opening day also features Mathias and the Pirates as well as Vip the Cowboy Clown, Tibetan yoga and free blood pressure screenings. Admission is free. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Midtown Taste and Art Fair @ 2900 Locust Street
"Food and art fill the streets of midtown on Saturday and Sunday (June 1 and 2), with the first Midtown Taste and Art Fair taking over the area along Locust Street between Compton Avenue east to T.E. Huntley Avenue. Enjoy eats by nearby restaurants... Additionally, there will be a food-truck challenge, pitting up to six local food trucks against one another." Admission is free. Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.