Annual Best of Missouri Market

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates 24th Anniversary of Sustainable, Local Shopping Event Oct. 2, 3 & 4

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 24th annual Best of Missouri Market & More. The Best of Missouri Market & More will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can also enjoy “First Look Friday,” an early chance to shop the Market on Friday, October 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Best of Missouri Market & More is part of the American Arts Experience. Sponsorship provided by Edward Jones, 103.3 KLOU, Wehrenberg Theatres, Commerce Bank, Schnuck Markets, Inc., Drury Hotels, Waterway Gas & Wash, The Home Depot and Ronnoco Coffee, LLC.

This year, the Market continues to expand and will feature nearly 20 new food vendors and crafters hailing from several locations, including Portland, Mississippi, Florida, Michigan and other Midwestern states. The Best of Missouri Market & More will host more than 120 outstanding food producers and artisans, and entertainment for the entire family.

Visitors will enjoy browsing under large tents to discover unique treasures, including fresh produce, children’s products, cleaning products, plants, herbs, nuts, candies, meats, cheeses, fine wine, seasonings, salsas and baked goods from the finest farmers and producers. Artisans offer handcrafted items such as furniture, custom jewelry, beauty and bath products, baskets, garden ornaments, decorative ironwork, photography, pottery and more.

Entertainment will include live music, a food court and a popular Kids Corner with activities for children. Enjoy Homegrown Tunes at Linnean Plaza: Beth Bombara will perform on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Ladue Mountain Boys on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Letter to Memphis on Sunday from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. The Muny Kids will perform on the back steps of Ridgway Visitor Center from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to the Best of Missouri Market & More is $12 for adults, $5 for Garden members and $5 for children 3-12 years old. Children 2 and under are free. The price of admission includes general admission to the Best of Missouri Market & More, general admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden and one copy of the souvenir Market Directory.

Receive free admission for two adults and all children 12 and younger by becoming a member of the Garden or renewing a Garden membership at the 2015 Best of Missouri Market & More. Learn more at www.mobot.org/membership. (314) 577-5100.