Taste of SoMo & Oktoberfest Village This Weekend!

October 5, 2016

Remember Taste of Springfield?  That really awesome and delicious foodie event where dozens of restaurants from around the city get together to offer samples of their tasty creations?

Now it’s so big, they had to change the name.

It’s now called Taste of SoMo, or Southwest Missouri.  It’s in its 10th year and it’s bigger than ever! Thirty three local restaurants will be on hand this Saturday, October 8th on Park Central Square. 33!! The festivities will last most of the day.  Food tasting is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and drinks will be served until 9 p.m.




According to the Downtown Association, “Food sampling tickets are only $10 for 10 tickets, most items cost 2-3 tickets, depending on item and portion size.”  So, you’ll be able to try a bunch of new foods for the same price as a pretty cheap meal!

Also from the Downtown Association, “Festival attendees will have the chance to vote for the “Best of the Fest” in four categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Booth.  Winners of the 2015 “Best of the Fest” awards were”:


  • Best Appetizer – The Artisan’s Oven, Bruschetta
  • Best Entrée – Cafe Cusco, Arroz Con Pollo
  • Best Dessert – TIE: The Cup, Cupcakes and Nonna’s, Amaretto Gooey Brown Butter Cake
  • Best Booth – Cafe Cusco



Here’s the full list of participants in this year’s Taste of SoMo:

Big Whiskey’s


311 Park Central E
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 862-2449

Black Sheep

209 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 319-5905

Brick Slicehouse

308 W McDaniel St
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 720-1329

Cafe Cusco

234 E Commercial St
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 868-8088

Calgaro’s Pizzeria

210 S Market Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 351-5822

Chinese Chef

3029 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 883-4770

Civil Kitchen + Tap

107 Park Central Sq
Springfield, MO 65806
 (417) 501-8456


331 Park Central East Suite 101
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 719-1719

Dublin’s Pass

2767 W Republic Rd / 317 Park Central East
Springfield, MO 65807
SS: 417-877-7625 DT: 417-862-7625

El Charro

2629 N Kansas Expy
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 862-3400


311 Park Central W
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 720-4646

Gypsy Diner (Ozark)

1530 State Highway J
Ozark, MO 65721
 (417) 413-0001

Hook and Ladder Pizza (Ozark)

1487 W South St
Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 485-4001


2110 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 883-3434


318 W Commercial St
Springfield, MO 65803
 (417) 868-8900


406 South Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
 (417) 831-9339

Mexican Villa

1408 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
 (417) 869-4459

Skinner’s BBQ (Rogersville)

Highway 60 & Farm Rd 241
Rogersville, MO 65742
 (417) 753-2845

The Order @ Hotel Vandivort

305 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 832-1515

University Plaza Terrace Grille

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 864-7333

Vito’s Kitchen

307 S Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 569-7555

Zayka (Brand New!)

309 S. Jefferson Ave.

Springfield, MO 65806


Food Trucks

Paddy Wagon

836 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 813-2328


Red White & BBQ

836 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 597-5153

Roll on Egg Roll

126 E. Main Street
Fordland, MO 65652
(417) 207-1777

Sloppy’s Food Truck

3660 W Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65810
(417) 987-1295

Speedy’s Cowabunga

441 S Kimbrough Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
(404) 709-7876

 Twisted Mike’s

836 N Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65802

(417) 496-3478

Coffee & Desserts

Insomnia Cookies

401 S Kimbrough Ave

Springfield, Missouri 65806

(417) 632-6654


Mae’s Gellateria

334 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO 65806

Q Street Perk

333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 522-1188


The Coffee Ethic

124 Park Central Sq
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 866-6645

The Urban Cup

325 E Walnut St
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 865-2287


Here’s a look at last year’s Taste of Springfield event.


Oktoberfest Village

If you’re thirsty this Saturday, you’ve got to check out the Oktoberfest Village.  It’s a free event that will be organized to look like a real German Beer Garden!  Obviously, there will be lots of adult beverages around, but there will also be brats, pretzels and other German foods for purchase.  You can purchase beer tickets under the main tent when you get there!  The Downtown Association encourages you to break out the lederhosen, too!

At noon, Springfield Brewing Company will tap the golden keg to really get the party started.  Don’t miss it!

There’s also live music at the OktoberFest Village.

11:00-1:00, Local Acoustic Performers
1:30-3:30, Luna Jamboree
4:00-6:00, The Detectives
6:30-8:30, Sabrina and the Howlers

It’s going to be an awesome time!


Taste of SoMo is presented by SGC Foodservice and coordinated by the Downtown Springfield Association. Admission to the event is free, sampling tickets are $10 for 10 tickets.

Restaurants from southern Missouri that are interested in being considered to participate in Taste of SoMo for 2017 are encouraged to contact the Downtown Springfield Association office.

Posted in All Things SGF

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