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Missouri Food & Wine Festival a Huge Success





By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013

A veritable smorgasbord of everything food, wine, beer and spirits Saturday at the 4th annual Missouri Food & Wine Festival at the Branson Mill Craft Village.

On hand for the event, the popular Copper Run Distillery from nearby Walnut Shade, Missouri. Owner and distiller Jim Blansit says everything needed to make their signature moonshine can be found locally…

Jim Blansit G207   :23   “… the best whiskey barrels”

The festival features the best Branson has to offer, and now in its 4th year, attracts food and beverage companies and enthusiasts from around the region and state. One example is Phenix Brands, a business out of St. Louis showing off its “Drink Like a Russian” Shpilka vodka.

Director of Marketing Kala Russell…

Kala Russell G206   :13   “…Missouriis our base”

The event included live entertainment, giveaways and competitions for Branson’s Best Burger, Best Pizza and Chef of the Fest.

With dozens of businesses providing samples of their best food and drinks in a fun and friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder the Missouri Food & Wine Festival has become the largest annual food event in Branson.


Lora Buchanan - 10/26/2013 6:45:21 PM
We went to this festival only to find it was primarily Branson not Missouri wineries and restaurants. Yes, there were a few other vendors there. St. Genevieve. Rockbridge, St.Louis but Missouri is bigger than this. Wish the state would have been notified! Kinda pricey for mainly local vendors!