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Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City June 25-26

From food trucks to farms and a battle of high-profile chefs, this weekend’s events are all about local makers.


Cultivate Kansas City’s Urban Grown Tour

Take a self-guided tour of over 30 farms and gardens across Kansas City, including charitable gardens, refugee training farms, urban farm businesses and school gardens. The tour kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and continues Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 a person or $20 for a family and can be purchased here.

Maker Faire

Makers, crafters, inventors, scientists artists: All are welcome at this year’s Maker Faire at Union Station. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, attendees will find everything from a marshmallow launcher, a computer-controlled robot and live pottery throwing at this multifaceted event. Day passes are $11 for kids and $14 for adults, and can be purchased here. The event continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Roasterie Food Truck Brunch

Beat the usual Sunday brunch crowd by munching on some of the best food trucks Kansas City has to offer under The Roasterie‘s plane at 1204 W 27th St. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy food from Pita for Good, Ad Astra Food and Drink, Fine Thyme Foods and The Waffler and music from David Hakan, Alan Cunningham and Delilah. The weekly event will also feature products from local makers, including DoorWayClothing , Hot Pink Prairie and Tyler Kingston Wood + Supply Co.

Harvesters Chefs Classic

Save your appetite, because you won’t want to miss out on the cuisine served at this year’s Chefs Classic. The event begins at 5:30 at The American Restaurant and features dishes from chefs Michael Corvino and Nick Wesemann of the American Restaurant,  Carlos Falcon of Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos, Bradley Kilgore of Alter in Miami, Jennifer Maloney of Café Sebastienne, Garrison Price of Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, and Kyle Lamb of V. Mertz in Omaha. Tickets start at $200 and benefit Harvesters efforts to end hunger.