missouri.gifSorry for the late notice on this one, but I just got an email about it last night.  Apparently tomorrow is Missouri Day (which is apparently a real holiday that I was completely unaware of) and  the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Missouri Day Celebration featuring beer, wine and mead production.  Here’s some information from their press release:

Celebrate Missouri’s rich heritage of beer, wine and mead production. These were not only a staple in early 19th century life, but eventually became multi-million dollar industries for Missouri.

This program is designed to introduce adults to Missouri’s rich cultural heritage. Demonstrations will include brewing, hop growing, and a grape stomping experience.

Non-alcoholic period refreshments will be available. This program is free.

That last line throws me.  This is a celebration of “Missouri’s rich heritage of beer, wine and mead production” and you’re not even allowed to taste some of those items?  Weird.  Anyway, if you’re interested in celebrating Missouri head over to the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site located at 200 S. Main Street in Saint Charles. The festival will be running from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.