Community Interest

Defiance Wine Country Fest May 17-19

The Defiance Merchants Association is hosting their 4th Annual Wine Country Fest on May 17-19th. Festivities kick off Friday night at The Defiance Road House. “Hang with the Locals” and enjoy music from Ear Candy. Hours are 6 p.m. to close.

Saturday, there will be a “Bark and Wine” event at Defiance Ridge Vineyards, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This on-leash event will be a fun-filled day for you and your bundle of fur joy. There’s something for every dog and dog lover to enjoy with a wide range of activities, demonstrations, vendors and more. Let the tail wagging begin! Defiance Ridge Vineyards will be open for regular business with live music by the Three Pedros. If you choose to participate in the Bark and Wine event: $15 for General Admission / $10 for Bark & Wine Walk / $20 for Advance Ticket Combo. For more info and to purchase an advance ticket combo, please visit

Also on Saturday, there will be a Home Brew Fest from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park, 1868 Hwy. F. Tickets: $30 per person, ages 21 and up, includes tasting samples from local home brewers and breweries. Visit with homebrew clubs and learn from the brewers themselves how they make that mug of cold beer, ale, or cider. Food trucks will be on site and live music will be playing all afternoon as you enjoy the scenic historic village setting of the Daniel Boone Home. Tickets are limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Designated Driver tickets are available for free at the door. For more information visit, or call 636-798-2005.

On Sunday, enjoy the 2nd Annual Q at the Creek Backyard BBQ Blast at Sugar Creek Winery and Vineyards, 125 Boone Country Lane, 63341. Enjoy Heavy Smoke BBQ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., live music by Terry Beck and a BBQ contest brought to you by the St. Louis BBQ Society. The BBQ contestants will start early in the morning. The winery will be open to the public for normal business, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come and enjoy! For more details visit and

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