Area growers, producers, and entrepreneurs are dedicated to providing the best of the best to the local community. Join the KC Local Week Challenge and get to know everything Kansas City has to offer. Commit to a level of involvement that makes you comfortable — whether it’s one meal a day or you go whole hog and live local for one week in August.


Message from the Founder of KC Local Week: Hello Kansas City! My name is Karie Fahrenholz and I am the founder, organizer and woman behind the curtain of KC Local Week. We are excited about KC Local Week 2016 and hope you are too. The idea behind the KC Local Week Challenge is to encourage the Greater KC area to eat, drink, and shop locally from August 15th – August 21st.  KC Local Week serves as a guide and resource for those who accept the challenge. The challenge is whatever you want it to be! Eat, drink, and shop local while listening to local music during the week – once a day, twice a day, or all day and every day. It is up to you! The Schedule of Events is now available under the Events tab.

KC Local Week is a grass roots effort so its success or failure is dependent on community participation. If you find something we have missed, please let us know. Spread the word and have fun with it. Be sure to document your participation in your favorite social media outlet. #kclocalweek #eatdrinkshoplocalkc

A personal shout out to my husband, Dane Johnson. He is the driving force behind KC Local Week. Literally. He drives me everywhere.