13th Annual Oktoberfest
what: The family-friendly event includes activities such as German music, dancing, food and, of course, the Muenchberg Beer & Wine Garden with a variety of local entertainers. The Dachshund costume contest and derby are festival favorites, along with a car show, craft and food vendors and a kids’ corner.
when: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
where: Old Munichburg District, Jefferson City
info: Cost is free. For details, call 573-635-6524, or visit oldmunichburg.com.
Taste of Missouri Wines
“Sip and Sit”
what: Savor the flavors of Missouri at the Cultural Arts Commission “Sip and Sit” wine tasting and art auction that includes: St. Aubert Hills Vineyard, St. James Winery, Stone Hill Winery, Twisted Vine Vineyard, Wenwood Farm Winery and White Mule Winery, all while enjoying the music of Dave Panico. The tasting will be paired with gourmet desserts as well as coffee and tea provided by Three Story Coffee. Guests who attend will also have the opportunity to participate in a local art auction, with pieces decorated by local artists.
when: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13
where: Capitol City Cork and Provisions, 124 E. High St.
info: Cost is $10 per person; tickets are available at Art Bazaar, Carrie’s Hallmark and Capitol City Cork and Provisions. For details, call 573-338-8800, or visit artsinjc.com.
Prison Break Race
what: Once again, Jefferson City Outdoors gives you the opportunity to break out of a real dungeon, deep beneath a 176-year-old abandoned prison, where convicts sat for years at a time without daylight, running water or contact with the outside world. Racers will emerge from the prison’s dungeon, sprint through Housing Unit 4 and set out on a five-plus-mile course that will test every facet of their athleticism. Expect the unexpected; hilly terrain combined with a slew of obstacles will be featured at every turn. When the race is finished, treat yourself to Prison Brews, and buy a growler of your favorite flavor.
where: Missouri State Penitentiary, 115 Lafayette St.
when: Registration 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., race 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
info: Cost is $40 per person; includes T-shirt, mug shot photo and surprise at the end. Call 573-632-2820, or visit jcrprisonbreak.wordpress.com.
22nd Annual Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair
what: Experience a showcase celebration of the best galleries, artists, photography, restaurants, shops and entertainment downtown Jefferson City has to offer. Take a leisurely stroll down High and Madison streets, and see artists at work, theater groups, acoustic musicians, street performers and more. Buy a $2 wristband, and purchase adult beverages from participating outdoor bars.
when: Noon, music from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
where: Corner of Madison and High streets, downtown Jefferson City
info: Cost is free. For details, call Capital Arts at
573-635-8355, or visit capitalarts.org or artsinjc.com; or contact Jazz Fest at 573-635-6866, capjazz.org.