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8 foodie events to check out in St. Louis this month

St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival & Games
Sept. 2 – 5 to 11 p.m., Sept. 3 & 4 – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Muny Parking Lot, Summit Drive, St. Louis,
Food, music, culture and history come together in Forest Park for this longstanding St. Louis tradition honoring the 1904 World’s Fair. Expect a full itinerary, from food trucks to kid-friendly activities and even a Ferris wheel. Bring your A-game for an assortment of backyard games. Free admission.

Sauce Food Truck Friday
Sept. 9 – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. & Sept. 23 – 3 to 7 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, St. Louis, 314.772.8004,
Like tough choices? Tower Grove Park offers dinner from about 20 of our favorite food trucks in St. Louis on two more Fridays this year. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them. There’s also local beverages and live music. Free admission.

Music at the Intersection
Sept. 10 & 11 – 10 a.m. to midnight, Grand Center Arts District, 3526 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314.533.0367,
With a stacked lineup of national and local blues, jazz, soul, R&B, hip-hop and rock and roll artists ready to take the stage in the Grand Center Arts District, this street fest takes block party to a whole new level. Come early for a bite from the Sauce Magazine Food Truck Row, and stay late for music acts through the night, all in celebration of St. Louis’s rich musical, cultural and artistic heritage. Tickets available online.

8th Annual Ginworld Gin Festival
Sept. 18 – 12:30 to 4 p.m., Majorette, 7150 Manchester Ave., St. Louis,
Distillers from around the country and the world will flock to Majorette in Maplewood to showcase their talents and offer tastings of over 100 unique gins. General admission tickets include unlimited tastings and two bar tickets for your gin and tonic or cocktail of choice. Tickets available online.

Taste of St. Louis
Sept. 23 – 4 to 10 p.m., Sept. 24 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 25 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ballpark Village St. Louis, 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 844.383.6810,
St. Louis’ biggest free food event is back at Ballpark Village, and this year’s theme is Taste the Memories. With representation from almost 30 St. Louis restaurants, local business showcases and live entertainment, there’s a little something for everyone. Coming hungry is recommended. Free admission.

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival
Sept. 23 & 24 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sept. 25 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Soulard Park, 728 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, 314.837.6100,
In celebration of the common heritage of Hispanic nations, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival will take Soulard Park by storm this September. Enjoy traditional Hispanic music and dancers, folk arts and crafts and a variety of food and beverages from Latin and South America while benefiting local students in need. Proceeds will help provide scholarships as well as toys, clothes and food to students and families in need.

Clayton Jazz Festival
Sept. 24 – 5 to 10 p.m., Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.727.8100,
Spend an evening taking in some of St. Louis’ and the nation’s best jazz music in Carondelet Plaza in downtown Clayton. Plenty of food and wine will be available for purchase at vendor stations, so sitting down and staying a while is highly encouraged. Free admission.

Alpha Brewing Co.’s Mac & Cheese Fest
Sept. 25 – 2 to 5 p.m., Alpha Brewing Co., 4310 Fyler Ave., St. Louis, 314.621.2337,
A ticket to Alpha Brewing Co.’s annual mac and cheese festival guarantees all the beer and mac samples that mac and cheese lovers could possibly desire. The one rule at the festival? No bacon allowed. Tickets available online.

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