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Upcoming Events

Eckert's Farms

Princess Tea Party

Belleville, IL
Come one and come all to Eckert’s official Princess Tea Party! Come dressed in your favorite royal attire. We will create fun and fancy decorations and delicious tea time snacks! Recommended for ages 2 to 7 years old.

2018 Wine & Food Festival

Belleville, IL
Enjoy our Annual Wine & Food Fest as you taste your way through our Country Store! Enjoy cooking demos and product samplings. Free wine samples will be available. Serious wine lovers will love our wine tasting room featuri... read more

Murder Mystery Dinner - Comic Book Killer

Belleville, IL
In a world where Super Heroes and Super Villians clash….there’s no room for trouble.  But that’s exactly what the evil Doctor Weevil is.  Trouble! He’s out to cause problems any way he can!  He proves that there is no hono... read more

Wine Class: Wines of Washington

Belleville, IL
Let us travel to the Pacific Northwest (by way of wine). Washington’s diverse climate and talented winemakers are yielding amazing wines. Come taste for yourself and see why these wines are drawing attention for their styl... read more

Mommy & Me: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Belleville, IL
Who doesn’t love a birthday party? Especially one that celebrates Dr. Seuss! Come and create a Wocket in my Pocket and a Pink Ink Drink. We can’t forget the Lorax, so we will then head over to the garden center and make hi... read more

Kid's Class: Your Invited - Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party

Belleville, IL
Come celebrate the one and only Dr. Seuss’s birthday in Eckert’s Cooking Classroom! Have fun creating There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, Pink Ink Drink, and a Grinch Dip that even he would love! Then, let’s head out to the Gar... read more

2018 Mommy Son Date Knight

Belleville, IL
After much request, we have added a date “knight” for mothers and their sons. During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons can spend time together while they enjoy the dinner, dessert, a limo ride and a... read more

Lunch & Learn: Fast & Fresh Stir Fry

Belleville, IL
Stir frying is a great way to prepare fast and fresh meals. We will create quick and easy sauces and teach you techniques to stir fry veggies, beef, and chicken. Classes are observaitonal unless otherwise noted.

Adult Cooking Class: Sensational Soups & Stews

Belleville, IL
The possibilities are endless when it comes to making homemade soups and stews. Join us as we demonstrate and serve White Chicken Chili, Hearty Beef and Barley Soup, and Eckert’s Bratwurst Stew. We will also show you how t... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Cast Iron Cooking

Belleville, IL
It’s time to bust out your cast iron cookware. Our classroom instructors will show you the ins and outs of this wonderful and multi-functional cooking tool. Join us in the classroom as we share our favorite cast-iron recip... read more

Kid’s Fairy Garden Workshop

Belleville, IL
Looking for a touch of fairy magic?  With just a few live fairy plants, pebbles, and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Make your mini-garden unique with accessories and materials sel... read more

Fairy Garden Workshop & Wine

Belleville, IL
Bring your friends and have a magical journey to our miniature world! Come share drinks and snacks while building a fairy garden of your very own. Wine tasting and snacks are provided by Eckert’s. Feel free to bring any ac... read more

Lunch & Learn: Herbal Luncheon

Belleville, IL
Enjoy the taste of fresh herbs in our Lunch & Learn class dedicated to these tasty little plants. We will demonstrate and serve Poached Chicken with Herb Sauce, Orzo with Lemon and Herbs, and Fresh Herb Iced Tea. We will a... read more

Wine Class: Delightful Dessert Wines

Belleville, IL
Ever wonder what to serve for dessert? How about wine! We’ll take you on a tour of the world in search of your next dessert wine. Each tasting will be paired with a light bite.

Mommy & Me: Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Belleville, IL
Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate! Bring your kiddo out to our cooking classroom and help them start spring off with a smile! We will make a Happy Day Quesadilla and Fruity Flower. Then we will take a trip over to ... read more

Kid's Class: Spring is here!

Belleville, IL
Join us in the kitchen to create delicious recipes that are sure to put a smile on your face. We will make a Happy Day Quesadilla, Fruity Flower, and a Hip, Hip Hooray! Pie Pop. It’s then time to venture over to the Garden... read more

Hands On: Pie Perfection

Belleville, IL
Gain more confidence in the kitchen with our hands on class that will teach you how to make the perfect pie crust. We will create a mini pie to enjoy in the classroom along with making our pie dough to take home. Be sure t... read more

Plant and Take: Flower Planter or Basket

Belleville, IL
Guests will choose from our wide selection of lowering and folieage plants to create a one-of-a-kind combination. Our expert garden staff will share tips on how to successfully plant and maintain a container garden all sea... read more

Plant and Take: Herb Pot

Belleville, IL
Guests will learn how to create a container using 3 herbs of their choice. This class includes a pot, potting soil, and a variety of herbs for guests to creat a personalized planter to take home. Herb growing and harvestin... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Culinary Herbs

Belleville, IL
There is just something special that fresh herbs add to our favorite recipes. We will share some of our favorite dishes made with Eckert’s house-made sausage and seasonal veggies along with how to add herbs to your favorit... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Culinary Herb Gardening at Home

Belleville, IL
Eckert’s Garden Center is an excellent source for culinary herbs. We will start at the beginning and show you how to create a great environment for your herbs to thrive. Then it’s time to learn about the different tastes, ... read more

Mommy & Me: Let’s Have a Patio Picnic!

Belleville, IL
The weather is warming up and what better way to enjoy it than a picnic outside! Come join us as we create a fun Foil-Pack Dinner and a Family Picnic Treat for dessert. Then we will head over to the Garden Center to get ou... read more

Hands On: Pie Perfection - Topping Techniques and Creative Crusts

Belleville, IL
Join us as we dive deeper into pies and show you how to make yours stand out from the crowd with creative crusts and unique topping techniques! Try your hand at creating lattice, cutout edges, and fluted edges as well as m... read more

Kid's Class: Backyard Cookout

Belleville, IL
When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to head out doors to do some cooking! Have fun showing your family these tasty recipes – Foil-Pack Dinner, Springtime Strawberry Salad, and a Family Picnic Treat for dessert. We will... read more

Lunch & Learn: Spring into Flavor

Belleville, IL
Join us as we create delectable recipes with our favorite spring veggies and herbs – Chicken Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, Baked Asparagus with Walnuts and Gruyere, and Balsamic Strawberries and Pound Cake. We will also sh... read more

Wine Class: Patio Perfect Wines

Belleville, IL
These semi-dry wines are perfectly paired with our colorful seasonal appetizers. Enjoy sips and bites surrounded by beautiful blooms in the setting of our lovely greenhouses. Get inspired to decorate your own little patio ... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Eckert's Farmer's Market - Spring Seasonal Specialty

Belleville, IL
Fresh fruits and vegetables are starting to make their ways to our kitchens and we are ready! We will also enjoy Herb Stuffed Chicken, Fresh Kale Salad with fresh fruit and cheese, and a Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch with Oats... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Outdoor Entertaining

Belleville, IL
Warmer weather means it’s time to head outdoors. Entertain your guests with flavorsome recipes that combine fresh ingredients and are easy to prepare for a crowd. We will demonstrate and serve Farm Fresh Appetizers, Spring... read more

2018 Millstadt Fun Farm Tickets - PRIVATE EVENTS

Millstadt, IL
Book your company picnic or private event at our Millstadt Farm this Fall. Contact Sarah Lanxon at 618-233-0513 x 2753 for more information.

2018 Millstadt Fun Farm Tickets - DONATION

Millstadt, IL
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2018 Millstadt Fun Farm Admission Tickets - $13

Millstadt, IL
Visit Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm this fall, where you and your kids can be entertained all day. There is even more fun on the weekends.
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Past Events

Lunch & Learn: Tea Time and Afternoon Delights

Lunch & Learn: Tea Time and Afternoon Delights

Belleville, IL
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in Eckert’s classroom as we delight in a variety of tasty bites including savory tea sandwiches, sweet tea cakes, and more. We will also share some of our favorite teas as well as a little history behind them. Classes are observational unless otherwise noted.
Wed, Feb 7 2018 12:00 PM Fri, Feb 23 2018 1:00 PM

Adult Cooking Class: Love at First Bite

Adult Cooking Class: Love at First Bite

Belleville, IL
Treat yourself and someone special to a relaxing evening at Eckert’s. We will start the night out with wine and appetizers while you browse through our beautiful country store. Dinner is served in the classroom and includes Red Curry Squash Soup, Fresh Pear and Micro Greens Salad, Stuffed Pork Te...
Thursday, February 22 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Zombie Love

Murder Mystery Dinner - Zombie Love

Belleville, IL
Calling all Zombies! Calling all Zombies! Come to the murder mystery show that thinks outside of the coffin! That’s right!  We’ve got the perfect show for you, whether you are a Zombie fan or not! Why? Because this show has it all! High drama!  Comedy! A love story!  …and Zombies, of course! You,...
Saturday, February 17 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Semi Hands-On: Couples Cook - Fresh from Paris

Semi Hands-On: Couples Cook - Fresh from Paris

Belleville, IL
Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and amour as you and your partner help create Eckert's take on our favorite French dishes. We'll toast with a French Rosé, create a midwest version of Paté, Ratatouille with vegetables, Hachis Parmentier (a French Shephard's Pie) and Pate A Choux with Sweet ...
Saturday, February 17 2018 12:00 PM 2:30 PM

Adult Cooking Class: We Love Brunch

Adult Cooking Class: We Love Brunch

Belleville, IL
Bring a friend or a special someone to enjoy brunch in our classroom. We will demonstrate and serve a variety of delicious recipes including a tasty Eckert’s breakfast cocktail, Maple Glazed Bacon and Sausage, Farm Bread French Toast, and a fun and tasty quiche bar. Classes are observational unle...
Sunday, February 11 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

2018 Daddy Daughter Dinner

2018 Daddy Daughter Dinner

Belleville, IL
This Valentine’s Day-themed event provides a great opportunity for dads and their daughters to spend some very memorable quality time together. This event includes dinner, dessert, keepsake photo and limo ride. $18 per person. Space is limited.
Saturday, February 10 2018 4:00 PM 7:30 PM

Kid's Class: Breakfast for Your Valentine

Kid's Class: Breakfast for Your Valentine

Belleville, IL
Show your special someone how much you care with everyone’s favorite meal – breakfast! We will create a variety of delicious recipes that anyone would love! Join us in the classroom to make an Easy Egg Cup, Lots ‘O Love Granola, Be Mine Breakfast Banana Split, and Hugs and Kisses French Toast Rol...
Sat, Feb 3 2018 1:30 PM Sat, Feb 10 2018 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me: Little Bit ‘O Love

Mommy & Me: Little Bit ‘O Love

Belleville, IL
Little ones will love showing their Valentine how much they care with these fun and delicious breakfast ideas! We will make Easy Egg Cups, Lots ‘O Love Granola, and a Be Mine Breakfast Banana Split! Recommended for ages 3-5. Children's classes are hands-on.  Only the child needs a ticket.
Fri, Feb 2 2018 9:30 AM Sat, Feb 10 2018 11:00 AM

Wine Class: Wine for My Valentine

Wine Class: Wine for My Valentine

Belleville, IL
Join us for a romantic evening of wine and food pairings that are sure to be love at first bite. We will enjoy three flights of wine – Rosé, Red, and Dessert, along with a delicious variety of cheeses, meats, and tasty bakery bites.
Friday, February 9 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Death of Blackheart

Murder Mystery Dinner - Death of Blackheart

Belleville, IL
Welcome aboard the largest, (and safest), cruise liner ever to sail the low seas. That’s right. Welcome aboard the Gigantic! But wait! What do I hear? “Argggghhhhhhh!” Avast ye mateys and get yer gizzard ready to be robbed by the most famous pirate ever to pillage a maiden! That’s right! We’re...
Saturday, February 3 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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