Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

From Meatloaf to Fine Wine, Festivals Are a Foodie's Dream

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

From Meatloaf to Fine Wine, Festivals Are a Foodie's Dream

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A festival isn't a festival without food. Here are some regional events that will please your palate and quench your thirst.

World Food

and Wine Festival

The World Food and Wine Festival -- from 1 to 9 p.m. June 3-5 and 10-12 at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo. -- will pair regional and international wines with culinary delights prepared by Kevin Williams, the park's executive chef. Participants, who must be 21 years or older and have a valid age ID, will hear stories of how the wines are created and why they are unique. Samples will include dry and sweet wines, reds and whites and sparkling.

Admission: $59.99 plus tax, for park admission and event, must be purchased in advance online; $25 plus tax, for event only.

Information: http://cjon.co/1TI4aVX

Germanfest

One word: krautstrudel. Volunteers have been making thousands of the meat-and-sauerkraut-filled pastries to sell at Germanfest, a benefit for Sacred Heart-St. Joseph parish. The festival is from 5 to 11 p.m. June 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 at Sacred Heart Church, 312 N.E. Freeman. Highlights on June 4 include the Fifth Annual Brat Trot at 8 a.m., mini-train, live entertainment and outdoor Mass at 4 p.m. Activities on June 5 include a carnival, bingo, musical entertainment and live auction at 2 p.m. Both days will feature a basket booth, silent auction, country store, snack bar, beer garden, drawings and more.

Information: SacredHeartStJosephCatholic.org

Capital City Family

& Food Truck Festival

Nearly three dozen food trucks will be selling delicious delicacies -- from Hawaiian to barbecue to cupcakes -- at the Capital City Family & Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11 at Gage Park, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd. Other festival highlights include: garden tours, mini-train and carousel rides, bounce houses, mobile laser tag and live music from Blazing Mojo, the A.J. Young Band and Beacon Blues. Horseshoe pitchers will share their talents, and Helping Hands Humane Society will be at the Bark Park. The Topeka Zoo and the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, both in Gage Park, will offer family activities throughout the day. …

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