Posted: 9/10/2019 | Print Friendly Version

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Missouri Botanical Garden Event Features More than 130 Vendors and a Kids’ Corner 


WHAT: 2019 Best of Missouri Market 

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Members-only shopping hour from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. 

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis 

COST: $16 adults (ages 13 and over), $5 children (ages 3 to 12), $8 Garden members and free for Member children 

SPONSORS: Sponsorship by Missouri Lottery, Nora R. Stern, Renewal by Andersen, Schnuck Markets, Inc., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Boeing Company, The Home Depot, Ketel One Botanical, Missouri Life Magazine, Waterway Carwash 

INFO: Visit for a list of vendors and more information. 


(ST. LOUIS):  With more than 130 vendors at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s 2019 Best of Missouri Market, shoppers can browse even more handcrafted items and locally produced food than ever before.  


More than 30 new vendors have joined the lineup for the Market this year. The event features food, crafts, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, custom jewelry, baskets, handcrafted items and more. A kids’ corner will feature crafts, barnyard animals and face painting.  


The Market will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 4. The Missouri Botanical Garden will be closed to all visitors from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 4. The Market is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday on Sunday. The Kids’ Corner is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and during Market hours Saturday and Sunday.  


Throughout the weekend, kids can decorate a pumpkin they pick from our patch, pot a plant and try hands-on crafts from the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. On Saturday and Sunday, magician will stroll the grounds from 10 a.m. to noon and circus workshops will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Additional crafts, including cookie decorating and a Home Depot building activity, will be available on Saturday and Sunday. 


Enjoy the best local music at the Market with live performances starting Friday night! Fox Creek Band will play from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the St. Louis Steady Grinders will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Dusty James and Abalone Pearl from 2 to 4 p.m. The Bottlesnakes will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday and Annie & the Fur Trappers from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 


The craft beer and cocktail court returns with a new vendor, Brick River Cider Co. Other vendors include Heirloom Bottling Co., Pickney Bend Distillery, Public House Brewing Company, Schlafly Beer, StilL 630 and Wood Hat Spirits. Sponsor Ketel One Botanicals, will offer samples. Food court tents will be located on Spoehrer Plaza and Linnean Plaza. 


Admission to the Best of Missouri Market is $16 for adults, $5 for kids, $8 for Garden members and free for Member children. All children 2 and under are free. Admission prices cover both general Garden and Market admission. Missouri Botanical Garden members can shop early from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 5. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. 


The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.  A shuttle will run from the main parking lot to satellite lots throughout the Best of Missouri Market weekend. 


For general information, visit or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at and

Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at


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The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 160 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.