eckert’s strawberry festival photo courtesy of eckert’s

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

Cherokee Street’s Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 7 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Cherokee Street from Nebraska to Jefferson avenues, St. Louis,
After a two-year hiatus, the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo festival is back. Celebrate Mexican-American culture with free events like the People’s Joy Parade and lucha libre wrestling with a large selection of refreshments like tacos, ice cream, margaritas and more available for purchase.

Eckert’s Strawberry Festival
May 14, 15, 21 & 22 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eckert’s Belleville Farm, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 800.745.0513,
Kick strawberry season off with family-friendly fun at Eckert’s. Cap off a day of pony rides, strawberry picking and carnival games with specialty strawberry desserts. The event is free, with a fee charged for some of the activities.

Lupulin Carnival
May 14 – 1 to 4 p.m., The Big Top, 3401 Washington Ave., St. Louis,
Head to the Big Top for the 10th annual installment of the Greatest Beer Show on Earth. More than 40 breweries will show off their best beer alongside a slew of circus acts in the beer tasting event of the spring. Tickets available online. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Farm Dinner with chef Josh Galliano
May 15 – 5:30 p.m., Such and Such Farm, 13703 Fandel Drive, De Soto,
Sometimes the best seat in the house just can’t compete with a seat on the farm. Farm Spirit is teaming up with Such and Such Farm to host a dinner series taking place every other weekend in May. On May 15, chef Josh Galliano will serve a four-course menu featuring pork and produce from the farm itself. Tickets available online.

Taste of Maplewood
May 20 – 6 to 10 p.m., May 21 – noon to 8 p.m., Sutton Boulevard south of Manchester Road, St. Louis, 314.781.8588,
Over the past 14 years, what was once a charming one-day event has turned into a (still charming) two-day street festival. The vendor list showcases mid-county’s diverse culinary scene, with participants ranging from the Crow’s Nest and Boogaloo to Kakao Chocolate and Asador del Sur.

Sauce @ Sophie’s
Friday and Saturday nights – 7 p.m., Sophie’s Artist Lounge, 3333 Washington Ave., Suite 102, St. Louis, 314.710.5647, Facebook: Sauce @ Sophie’s Food Truck Weekends
Sophie’s Artist Lounge hosts food trucks outside while DJs spin inside every Friday and Saturday evening. Grab food from a rotating list of trucks to go along with a craft cocktail from Sophie’s. Look for weekly truck announcements on social media. Event is free to attend; food and drink must be purchased separately. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Laumeier Art Fair
May 6 – 6 to 10 p.m., May 7 – 10 a.m. to 8 pm. and May 8 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Sappington, 314.615.5278,
Feast your eyes on art from over 150 juried artists from across the country at Laumeier Sculpture Park for Mother’s Day weekend. Two stages for live music and a strong list of local food and drink vendors help satisfy all the senses. Tickets available online. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

Sauce Food Truck Friday
May 13 – 4 to 8 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, 314.772.8004,
Like tough choices? Tower Grove Park offers dinner from 15 of our favorite food trucks in St. Louis on select Fridays over the summer. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with any of them, any Friday. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

The Country Fair
May 19 – 6 to 10:30 p.m., May 20 – 5 to 10:30 p.m., May 21 – 4 to 10:30 p.m., Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran’s Place Drive, Chesterfield, 314.502.5582,
This honky-tonk summer kickoff features a music festival headlined by Chris Young, carnival rides and food options from Farmtruk, Chicken Out, Cajun Seduction and more. Don’t miss the free mechanical bull. Tickets available online. Sauce Magazine is a sponsor of this event.

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