Annual Best Of Missouri Market Expands, Welcomes New Exhibitors

MOBOT Shagbark Hickory Tree

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates 23rd Anniversary
of Sustainable, Local Shopping Event,

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 23rd anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market and will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. The BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET & MORE will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden October 3-5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature over 30 new vendors, more than 130 outstanding food producers and artisans, and entertainment for the entire family. Sponsorship for Best of Missouri Market & More is provided by Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery, Commerce Bank, Drury Hotels Company, Edward Jones, The Home Depot, KMOX, Ronnoco Coffee, Schnuck Markets, and Waterway Gas & Wash.

Visitors will enjoy browsing under large tents and discovering the Midwest’s unique hidden treasures, including country stands filled with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, nuts, candies, meats, cheeses, seasonings, salsas, and baked goods from the region’s finest farmers and producers. Artisans offer handcrafted items such as carved wooden birds, dried flowers and wreaths, decorative ironwork, soaps, handmade pottery, baskets, decorated gourds, custom jewelry, wooden toys and garden ornaments.

Entertainment will include live music, a food court and a special Kids Corner with popular activities for children, including pumpkin decorating, cow milking and craft projects.

Admission to the Best of Missouri Market & More is $12 for adults and $5 for Garden members and children 3-12 years. Children 2 and under are free. Admission prices cover both general Garden and Market admission.

Join the Garden or renew your membership during the Best of Missouri Market & More and receive free admission for two adults and all children 12 and younger for every day of the festival! Member-ships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free general admission for two adults and all children, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Learn more at www.mobot.org/membership.

The Missouri Botanical Garden, located at 4344 Shaw Blvd., will present the Market under tents outdoors October 3-5, 2014, rain or shine. Free parking is available on Garden grounds or on the lots one block west of the Garden at Vandeventer and Shaw, with free shuttles to the Garden. For more convenient parking, arrange a carpool or use MetroLink and Metro Bus transportation. For directions or more details about this event, call (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842 toll free or visit www.mobot.org.