This month, you can savor, sip and sport all over town. Downtown businesses and buy-local groups work hard to organize fun and memorable events that celebrate the season and the local economy. Keep reading to see what’s on tap for September.
Will Run for Food 5k
September 14, 2019
Rochester, New York
Enjoy the views on this casual walk/run 5k through scenic Genesee Valley Park, then indulge in a healthy bite provided by local restaurants, bakeries and more. Stretching and other physical health tips will be provided by a local physical therapist. As the hectic and busy fall gets into full swing, this is an event that you can feel good about. More information is available from Eventbrite or the event’s Facebook page.
Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival
September 20-21, 2019
The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival will bring together some 40 craft breweries, offering more than 200 different beers. To commemorate America’s other favorite pastime, the event will be held at Avista Stadium, home of the Spokane Indians, and feature live music, great food and baseball-themed fun. Families are welcome to attend on Saturday, Sept. 21, when the event will also include a kids’ area. More details are available from Washington Beer.
Woof, Wag & Wine 2019
September 20, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas
Now in its ninth year, the Woof, Wag & Wine event provides support for Out of the Woods, a local animal rescue in Little Rock. The evening event will feature a silent auction, pool tournament, wine pull and dinner, as well as dancing and live music. Plus, the first 250 guests will receive a special “Wag Bag.” Learn more about Woof, Wag & Wine from Out of the Woods or the event’s Facebook page.
Stewartville Fall Festival
September 21, 2019
This festival promises seasonal activities galore. Visit the Stewartville Fall Festival for the community’s 10th annual Grape Stompin’ Contest, a kids’ tractor pull contest, family wagon rides, pumpkin decorating and plenty more. Local food vendors will offer seasonal treats to savor along the way. Find more details at the Stewartville Fall Festival website.
Business Showcase Block Party
September 27, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri
Justine Petersen is a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization that connects small businesses with local financial institutions, government and other sources of investment. To celebrate and promote the small businesses that have found financing though its services, Justine Petersen will host the first-ever Business Showcase Block Party, complete with food trucks and local clothing vendors. Visitors of all ages are welcome to experience the local businesses finding success in the St. Louis market. Learn more about this event from Justine Petersen or the event’s Facebook page.