November Events


November 6
Kid’s Cooking Class – Princess Tea Party (Belleville)
Attention little princesses! Don’t miss the chance to join the Queen and other little princesses for a special princess tea party. Learn princess etiquette, make a princess craft, enjoy special snacks fit for a princess, have fun dancing to princess songs and take part in a princess parade. Come in your favorite princess dress!! Optional: Princess Photo $5, Princesses in costume can eat free in the restaurant with one paying adult. Space is limited. Event will take place from 1 pm 2:30 pm in the Country Store. $20.00/Child.

November 7 – 11
Military Week (Belleville)
As a small way to THANK all of the military personnel and their families we are offering you 15% off all purchases, 50% off class admission and 20% of your total bill from the restaurant. Just present your military ID to receive the discounts. We are also working on a special activity on Friday afternoon for the kids to participate in – more details to come.

November 7
Adult Cooking Class – Thanksgiving Sides (Belleville)
Taste some of our favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving or Holiday dinner table. These recipes get rave reviews in our homes so come and taste for yourself. Recipes include Glazed Brussel Sprouts, Cheesy Ravioli Bake (for your vegetarian guests), Mashed Sweet potatoes with Pears and Wild Rice Stuffing. Space is limited. Event will take place from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in the Country Store. $30.00/Person.

November 8, 9 & 19
Mommy & Me Cooking Class – Holiday Gifts from the Heart (Belleville)
Make foods in Eckert’s kitchen that are good to eat or give as gifts. Boxed up treats and layers of love go home with you. You will get in the holiday spirit when we make Elves’ Snack Mix, Kris Kringle Brownie Mix, Cheeseball Fantasy, and more. Space is limited. Event will take place from 9:30 am – 10:45 am in the Country Store. $12.00/Child.

November 10
Adult Wine Class – Red Wines for Holiday Entertaining (Belleville)
Sip and taste your way through a delightful evening in our classroom. Our culinary team will share pairing suggestions fro some of our favorite red wines just in time for your holiday parties. (This class features dry wines.) Space is limited. Event will take place from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in the Country Store. $25.00/Person.

November 12 & 13
Holiday Extravaganza (Belleville)
Enjoy some of Eckert’s favorite recipes, cooking demonstrations, holiday decorating ideas, wine sampling and holiday food. We will share wine pairing ideas, delicious samples of cheese, deli items, bakery goodies, hot spiced cider and more. Santa will be on hand to visit with the children while you are finding the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your lists. Open House will take place in Eckert’s Country Store & Garden Center from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, November 12 and from 12 pm – 5pm on Sunday, November 13.

November 13
Pet & Family Portraits with Santa (Belleville)
Be sure to stop by Eckert’s Garden Center get your picture taken with your pet and Santa. Eckert’s photographers will be on hand capturing these memorable moments for all pet lovers. Event will take place from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

November 15
Adult Wine Class – Sweet Wines for Holiday Entertaining (Belleville)
Come ready to find the perfect wines to serve for your next holiday get-together. Our culinary team will share their favorite appetizers along with the wines. We’ll wrap it all up with a special hot wine beverage. (This class features semi-sweet and sweet wines.) Event will take place from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in the Country Store.

November 16
Adult Cooking Class – Lunch & Learn (Belleville)
Fall is still in the air and we are celebrating the end of the harvest. Our recipes highlight farm fresh ingredients in tasty flavor combinations. We will prepare an Eckert family-favorite salad, vegetable stew baked in a pumpkin and poached pears. This is the perfect way to spend lunch with a friend. Lunch-sized portions will be served. Event will take place from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Country Store. $15.00/Person

November 17
Adult Cooking Class – Party Hors D’Oeuvres (Belleville)
Savor the flavor of our favorite party foods including chicken lettuce wraps, stuffed mushrooms, goat cheese canapes and more! You’ll love our entertaining tips along with these unique recipes. We’ll have 2 hands on recipes and 3 observational recipes. At the end of class, we’ll celebrate our creations along with a toast. (Your choice of a glass of sweet or dry wine will be served.) Event will take place from 6 pm – 8 pm in the Country Store. #30.00/Person.

November 19
Kid’s Cooking Class – Holiday Gifts Made with Love (Belleville)
Make foods in Eckert’s kitchen that are good to eat or give as gifts. Boxed up treats and layers of love go home with you. You will be ready to celebrate with family and friends with Holiday Pizza, Kris Kringle, Brownie Mix, A Toast to Frosty Smoothie, and more. Event will take place from 1 pm – 3 pm in the Country Store. $15.00/Child.

November 19
Christmas Tree Lots Open (Belleville)
Stop by Eckert’s Belleville Farm to beat t rush this holiday season. Our Christmas Tree Lot is stocked with beautiful trees, you are sure to find the perfect on for your home. For more information call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513.

November 19 & 20
Late Harvest Tasting (Belleville)
Eckert’s Country Store and Farms is hosting their first ever Late Harvest Apple Tasting in conjunction with the MAIA – Midwest Apple Improvement Association. Join us for a fun afternoon of apple tasting and other activities. There will be a formal tasting as well as apple samples throughout the store. An apple craft will be available for kids as well as an open classroom demo featuring some of our favorite apple recipes on Sunday, November 20th from 12 pm – 3 pm. Special bagged apple prices also available this weekend. Event will take place from 12 pm – 3 pm both days.

November 19, 20, 26 & 27
Gingerbread House Workshop (Belleville)
For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here s your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. We provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You provide the creativity! Great for young and old. $12/Gingerbread House. Join us between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm in the Country Store.

November 25
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees Open (Belleville & Millstadt)
Come experience a crisp winter’s day enjoying the beauty of more than 40 acres of lush evergreen forest as you search for the perfect Christmas tree. We will provide the saw ( you provide the elbow grease!) to cut your tree. Our full service Christmas tree farm will provide free shaking and baling of your tree. Pre-cut trees are also available.

November 26 & 27
Breakfast With Santa (Belleville)
Join us for a meal with Santa on the farm! Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Santa has a special gift for each child. We will capture the moment in a photo of your child with Santa. Reservations are suggested. Breakfast will be provided from 8 am until noon. The meal includes: scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. $12.99/child; $8.99/adult.

November 26 & 27
Holiday Storytime (Belleville)
Your children will sure be entertained during our holiday story hour. The kids will enjoy hearing the story of the gingerbread man. After the story is over, each child can make a gingerbread craft. Fun for kids of all ages. FREE. Story will be told at 9 am and 11 am int he Garden Center.

Reservations are required, and space is limited. For more information on any of these events, please call Eckert’s at (618) 233-0513


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