The fourth Annual Missouri Food & Wine Festival on October 26th, 2013 is Southwest Missouri's largest annual food event. Since 2009, thousands of visitors and locals alike have attended enjoying the finest food and beverages from Missouri, and around the world. There is something for everyone in your family or group of friends. Every year young and old sample food from dozens of Southwest Missouri's finest eateries; including Italian, Mexican, European, Asian and good ol down home American cuisine, artisan chocolates and cheeses; pizza, burgers, and so much more. In addition you’ll sample Missouri's premier Wines, Beer, Distilled Spirits, Champagne, Ozark Soda Pop, Gourmet Coffee, soft drinks, even chocolate covered bacon, all to your heart’s content, at this family friendly event for foodies. You’ll help name the Festivals “Best Burger” and “Best Pizza” by sampling and rating them. Watch local Chefs compete for the "Chef of The Fest" title as they prepare their signature dishes at the Kitchen Theater. Enjoy informative seminars, cooking demonstrations, celebrity book signings and live music on the performance stage. Your all day pass includes all of the above. For kids there will have face painting, balloon animals and more. An All Day Pass for Adults is only twenty-four dollars, children from six to twelve are just twelve dollars and children under six are free.