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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“Agenda” to see all of the upcoming list of events.
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.
Oktoberfest at Soulard Market returns October 12-13, 2018!
Entry is FREE.
Beer (from Anheuser-Busch), wine (from Stone Hill Winery) and food (a special menu developed by Soulard’s own Bogart’s Smokehouse) will be available for purchase.Want to elevate your Oktoberfest experience?
A limited number of VIP Bier Hall tickets are available for $20 and include:
- Additional seating and access to the Bier Hall tent
- Use of exclusive port-a-potties in the Bier Hall tent
- Featured live music
- A wider selection of German beer options (including Franziskaner and Spaten)
- A 32 oz. commemorative Oktoberfest at Soulard Market stein