Event: 5th Annual Taste of Missouri Food & Beverage Festival

About: This annual food and beverage festival features Missouri restaurants, breweries, and wineries with live cooking demos, silent auction items, 50/50 raffle, live music and fun!

The first 500 attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass. 

Proceeds benefit local community programs including the Rotary Backpack Program. 

Date & Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - Doors Open
  • 6:00 PM - Live Cooking Demo by Chef Naomi Minahan
  • 6:30 PM - Live Cooking Demo by Chef Ryan Van Winkle
  • 7:00 PM - Raffle Items - 50/50 Raffle & Prizes Drawn
  • 7:30 PM - Live Music Performance by Matt's Family Jam
                    (cut-off time for Best of Show voting)
  • 8:00 PM - Best of Show Awards 
  • 8:15 PM - Live Music Performance Continues
  • 9:00 PM - Event Ends

Awards: The Best of Show awards for participating vendors
(to be judged by three anonymous
  • Savory - Best of show for a meat item
  • Side - Best of show for a non-meat item
  • Sweet - Best of show for a dessert item
Location: West Plains Civic Center
110 St. Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775

Silent Auction PackagesHot Springs Golf Package
Donated by Tim and Gay Stover
Includes 3 nights accommodation at a 4 bedroom,3 bath vacation home located minutes from Isabella Golf Course in Hot Springs Village, rated Arkansas #1 Golf Course. We will provide a send off package that includes breakfast foods, snacks and some libations. $600.00 value. Click here for additional details. 

St. Louis Ice Hockey Package
Donated by Greg Beykirch
Includes four tickets for the St. Louis Blues vs. the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey game on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Scottrade Center. 

Wine Tasting Package
Donated by McCullough House Winery
Includes a Tasting Party visit for 24+ to the McCullough House Winery located in Thayer, Missouri with a one-night stay for two in the Guest House

Fly Fishing Package
Donated by Brian Sloss, Eleven Point Fly Fishing 
Includes a guided fishing trip on the Eleven Point River with Brian Sloss. He has been guiding on the river for 14 years in his McKenzie Drift Boat. This will be a great experience for 2 people, a day of fly fishing for trout and small mouth bass. The value is $350. You must provide your own gear, lunch and cover the $50 shuttle fee.

D&D Golf Package
By David Thomas, Shelter Insurance and David Gohn, West Plains Bank and Trust Company
Enjoy your day playing a round of golf at the West Plains Country Club with David Gohn and David Thomas. It is sure to be a spectacular day of adventure on the links. The auction package includes: 18 holes of golf for two, a spectacular lunch, all of the cold beverages you can handle, golf towels, golf balls...and some guaranteed fun. Please note that friendly wagering will be welcome during this event. This package is valid for any mutually agreed upon date in 2018. This auction item is valued between $250 and Priceless.

$25 in Advance (cash or credit/debit)
$35 at the Door (cash or

Tickets can be purchased at the West Plains Civic Center box office (come in person or call 417-256-8123 to purchase by phone) 
or from West Plains Rotary members.

Ticket locations in West Plains, Missouri: 
  • West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.
  • West Plains Daily Quill, 205 Washington Ave.
  • Savor Grill & BBQ, 1321 Preacher Roe Blvd.
Sponsors:Platinum Level Sponsor 
Live Stage Sponsor
Gold Level Sponsor
Silver Level Sponsor
Bronze Level Sponsor