The Village West Wine Fest returns, in its 6th annual iteration, this Saturday, September 7, at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Ks. The festival showcases over 200 wines and 100 beers from around the world as well as featuring food from 30 of Kansas City's best restaurants, bars, and caterers. And there will be fireworks too.
All beverage and food tastings are included with a general admission ticket ($75) plus musical entertainment and fireworks. Ticket holders will also have access to raffle ticket purchases, games and the Village West Wine Fest after party from 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., which will offer a cash bar. For a limited time, 101 the Fox is underwriting discounted tickets ($20 off) here.
If that's not enough to entertain you, there are three special VIP areas this year, each with unique offerings.
Wine buffs will have the opportunity to experience wines whose price tags and small distribution don't lend themselves to the general tasting. The fine wine VIP area also features special food offerings and entertainment.
Cigar aficionados can avail themselves of the Rocky Patel and Brown Forman cigar island which features the pairing of a good cigar and a snifter of fine spirits. A selection of Rocky Patel cigars can be enjoyed while sampling some of the world's finest scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys.
Bubbly fans can head to the Champagne tent where they can chose from a selection of some of the world's best sparkling wines provided by the venerable Champagne house of Moet & Chandon.
The Village West Wine Fest supports KC Cause in assisting non-profit organizations in the greater Kansas City area by supporting specific projects; this year the beneficiaries are Sunflower House, Wayside Waifs and Kansas Special Olympics.
Village West Wine Fest is this Saturday, September 8, 6 p.m. at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, 9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, Ks. 66112; 913-312-3110. General admission ($75) and VIP tickets ($150) are available at Eventbrite.com.