Augusta Harvest Festival Debuts 3 New STL Restaurants, Hosts Weekend Of Wine And Art

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Image courtesy of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce.

Lovers of art and wine will head to Augusta today and tomorrow for the Augusta Harvest Festival, a celebration of the area’s artists, businesses and vineyards. The weekend festivities include plenty of family-friendly daytime activities and two premier evening events, as well as the opportunity to get a sneak peek of offerings from three new restaurants at the Greater Augusta Farmers’ Market and Food Court.

Kate’s Coffee, which is set to open in October, will be serving coffee—custom roasted by a third-generation coffee roaster—muffins, wraps, fruit and hand-dipped ice cream. The Cast Iron Smokehouse, slated to open in the spring, will be serving up down-home country cooking. And Pop a Wheelie, a trailside ice cream stand on the Katy Trail, will be on hand with its homemade ice cream treats.

Other highlights from the celebration include tonight’s kick-off event, “Swingin’ in the Vines Concert and Picnic in the Vineyard,” a gourmet picnic dinner and live music by Michael Lacey in one of Augusta’s original vaulted wine cellars ($95/couple); a day of parades, contests, live music, food tastings and art competitions on the streets of Augusta on Saturday; and the final event, The Wine Maker’s Social, at Montelle Winery. This special wine pairing dinner features wines from all the Augusta wineries, as well as an opportunity to meet the personalities behind your favorite bottles ($75/person).

For a detailed schedule of Augusta’s Harvest Festival events, visit To make reservations for Friday and Saturday evening special events, contact The Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce at 636.228.4005 or email

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