Foodie Calendar

Indulge in a little social eating. It's all about beer, donuts and wings this month.

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Wingapalooza

​November 4

Do you pledge your allegiance to the drumette or the wingette? No matter where you fall in the age-old chicken wing debate, you’ll find plenty of bites to satisfy your cravings at the 17th annual Wingapalooza. Local wing cooks compete for people’s choice and judge’s choice awards as they prepare wings for guests to sample, and local bands perform all day. There are 25 booths doling out an estimated 100,000 buffalo wings.

 $15; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. Saint Louis St., Springfield. For more information, visit winga.net, and purchase tickets at 417tix.com.

 

Donuts & Death

November 14

What’s better than a little enlightening literary conversation? How about little enlightening literary conversation with a side of donuts? The monthly Donuts & Death Horror Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month, and the discussion for November focuses on Dracula by Bram Stoker. You can dive into the novel before indulging in some donuts with other Dracula fans.

Free; 6 p.m.; Hurts Donut Company, 320 Park Central West, Springfield. 

 

Ozarks Beerfest

November 18

Celebrate all things malty and hoppy at the ninth annual Ozarks Beerfest event. In addition to tasting lots of microbrewery and beer distributor samples, guests can enjoy food provided by local restaurants and live music. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance. The event is for ages 21 and older.

$35–40 general admission, $60 VIP; VIP admission noon–2 p.m., general admission 2–5 p.m.; Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. Saint Louis St., Springfield. Visit ozarksbeerfest.com for tickets and information.
 

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