The Historic Soulard Market Merchants Association presents…
A list of up coming events on the Soulard Farmer’s Market grounds and nearby locations.
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Celebrate a Soulard tradition, Twelfth Night!
Twelfth night marks the start of Carnivale or Mardi Gras season and for the past several years Soulard has been ushering in its favorite time of the year in style. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m. with the petitioning of the Mardi Gras, Inc. Board of Directors. Dignitaries, parade krewes, community organizations, and anyone else of good will and cheer is encouraged to make a creative appeal to the Board to host the annual pre-lenten celebration.
The Board adjourns into a closed session at 6:30 to deliberate and vote on whether or not to produce the festival. At 6:45 after a lengthy, tense, and somewhat raucous debate the Board emerges to announce it’s decision. And much like the election of a Tamany Hall candidate there isn’t much suspense surrounding the decision.
A decision of this magnitude must be properly fete’d and what better way to do so than with a parade through the streets of Soulard stopping along the way to toast at several of Soulard’s venerable establishments. It all culminates at Soulard Market in Rudy Commons (the brick plaza in front of the market) with the coronation of the 2018 Rex.
Admission: $45 in Advance, $50 at the Door
Admission to this event covers everything you need for instant fun. Take a tour of the world through each sample of more than 50 types of whiskey, wine, craft beer and refreshing lagers curated both internationally and locally, all included with your pass.
We will also be offering a lineup of award-winning BBQ from local celebrity pitmasters in addition to a packed dance floor full of people getting down to the sounds of DJ Quain of Rockstar DJs.
Admission: $40 in Advance, $45 at the Door
Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis, Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald, whose culinary roots are connected to New Orleans, then taste the subject matter of the most delicious lesson you’ll ever learn as they hand out samples. These cooking demos of authentic creole cuisine will be taking place all day long as highly talented amateur chefs from across the area face off, preparing their best dishes to be sampled by a panel of hungry and highly discerning judges.
Admission to the event includes an authentic Cajun lunch, prepared by the flavor wizards at Sugarfire Smokehouse, and all the beverages you need to wash it down, not to mention boot-stomping tunes straight out of the Big Easy.
If you think you have the talent to take home a prize, apply to be one of 10 teams that competes in this long-standing tradition. Fill out your application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, in accordance with the City of St. Louis Health Department, food prepared by the amateur chefs in the competition is not available for public consumption.