8th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival
The 9th Annual Independence Uncorked Wine Festival will be held on September, 10th, 2022 from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the grounds of the Historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, MO. Independence Uncorked will be one of the largest Missouri wine festivals in the state featuring 20 Missouri wineries sampling several of their wines, a guest spirits distiller, and over 2500 attendees. The day will also feature art, music, beer, food booths and wine classes. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Eastern Independence and presented by Edward Jones representatives: Megan Hammer * Drew Hammer * Doug Hammer * Craig Bolger * Matt Flax * Kevin Carpenter * Chris Carr* Adam Kliethermes * Rebecca Knepper * Michael Rowe * Joe Hyde* Corey Long* Sharon Love* Andrea McMillin* Jarod Moran* Adam Newmaster* Shannon Sundberg. The cost will be $30 in advance and $40 at the door and will include a wine glass and 6 bottle wine bag (for 1st 2000 people). The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is an 1852 mansion and estate once owned by George Caleb Bingham, the famous Missouri artist. Proceeds from the events will go towards various national and local charities supported by Rotary. Beneficiaries have included the McCoy Park all-inclusive Play Ground, Great Plains SPCA, Community Services League, Independence School District Character Plus Program, Special Olympics, Shoes for Orphan Soles, Shelter Box, Job One, CAPA, Hope House, Rotary Youth Camp, Drumm Farm for Kids, Restoration House of Greater Kansas City-Ending Human Trafficking. and the Rotary Foundation to name just a few. This year’s charity of choice is Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the afternoon. No outside food or drink allowed, but food will be available for sale.