The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 5 to 7

       Try out the new Panorama restaurant before catching a free movie on
        Art Hill. | Mabel Suen
Get outside this weekend! Fair Saint Louis awaits with plenty of festival fare: The World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival hits Collinsville, Illinois; the Saint Louis Art Museum kicks off its free summer film series on Art Hill; Eckert's fruit is just the right level of ripeness and more. Just take your pick!

Friday (July 5):

Fair St. Louis @ Gateway Arch
"It's the Fourth of July and you're in St. Louis, which means it's hot, humid and time to party... The traditional kick-off for Fair Saint Louis is followed by three days of air shows (five of 'em this year), fireworks every night and a whole bunch of sweaty patriots." Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6, from noon to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Murphy-Goode Wine Tasting @ Vin de Set
Head to the rooftop for wine samples from Murphy-Goode to enjoy with grilled appetizers prepared by chef Dirk Yeaton. Tickets cost $15 and are available online. 4 to 6 p.m.

Outdoor Film Series: Casablanca @ Art Hill
Saint Louis Art Museum's summer film series kicks off with a showing of Casablanca by moonlight. Pack your own picnic or let someone else do the cooking. The museum's new cafe and Panorama restaurant serve food till 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, and food trucks including Lulu's Local Eatery, Seoul Taco and Zia's show up on the scene ready to dish out eats at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The movie begins at 9 p.m.

Saturday (July 6):

Pick Your Own Fruit @ Eckert's
"Picking for peaches is available daily from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m at 99 cents per pound; blackberry picking is open 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends for $2.99 per pound."

Fruits & Nuts of Tropical Mesoamerica Photo Exhibition @ Missouri Botanical Garden
Check out these high-resolution photo prints which spotlight fruits and nuts native to the Maya and Aztec areas of Mesoamerica. It's all a part of the larger Foodology program hosted throughout the summer. Admission is included with garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvest Sessions @ Tower Grove Farmers' Market
Enjoy a delightful summer soundtrack from folk-indie group Arthur and the Librarian while stocking up on fresh produce, goods and snacks from your local farmer. Free. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, with music from 10 a.m. to noon.

Location Info


American Legion Post 365

1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL

Category: General

Eckert's Country Store & Farms-Belleville

951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL

Category: General

Vin De Set

2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Saint Louis Art Museum

Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Tower Grove Farmers' Market

Main Dr & Center Cross Dr, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

The Ritz-Carlton

100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO

Category: General

Maude's Market

4219 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Kitchen Conservatory

8021 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO

Category: General

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