Birthplace of candy corn was in this Metro East town

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KEZK) - As Halloween approaches, more people are craving their fair share of candy corn. However, not many know that this iconic, controversial candy originated in Belleville, Illinois. Now known as Jelly Belly Candy Co ., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in...
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Blues at the Arch Tonight

Blues at the Arch tonight features Belleville native Big Mike Aquirre. The 38-year-old singer/guitarist is finishing up his debut album of original music, so you'll probably hear a portion of it tonight. Johnny Rawls will bring his soul blues to the stage tonight as well. The free show is at the...
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You Can Fly From STL to Florida for $69 Starting Later This Year

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KEZK) — St. Louisans now have a more affordable way to get to Sarasota, Fla. Allegiant Airlines is announcing nonstop service from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Belleville to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The new, two-days-a-week service starts in time for...
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sunflower field

Sunflower maze opens Saturday at Eckert's in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KEZK) — Eckert's Country Store & Farms in the metro east has revealed they will open their 5-acre Sunflower Maze this Saturday. The cost per person is $5, which includes a field access pass allowing guests to take unlimited wagon rides and access to pick their own peaches,...
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Join Me At Art On The Square

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KEZK) — I'll be doing my show from one of the best art fairs in the country today (5/17) from 3 - 7. Art on the Square in Belleville features over 100 artists from around the country. Categories of art include ceramics, painting, photography, glass, digital/graphic design,...
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St. Louis Oktoberfest Events

Prost! Full Lineup of St. Louis Oktoberfest Festivals

Raise your steins to have a good time this weekend and for the next couple weeks because Oktoberfest is coming to St. Louis! Strap on your lederhosen and don't miss out food, live music and more from every Oktoberfest festivals in our area. 1. Belleville Oktoberfest – September 20th and 21st from...
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Ruler Foods Grand Opening in Belleville

The ribbon was cut at 8am this morning for the grand opening of Ruler Foods on North Belt West in Belleville. The first 50 people in line received a gift card that was worth up to $50, so, they started lining up at 5am! Ruler Foods is a bag-your-own-groceries store to keep their prices low, and I...
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Eckert's Peaches

Joan and I are big fans of fresh peaches. So, when we find out that Eckert's St Louis Farm Market in Sappington is open, we drop everything and go! The first batch of peaches in their growing season is the kind I remember from childhood. Called Glen Glow peaches, they don't come off the stone...
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