More than 120 vendors will participate in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Annual Best of Missouri Market. The event features fresh and dried flowers, herbs, custom jewelry, baskets, handcrafted items and more. Live music, a food court, a kid’s corner (Saturday & Sunday only), with crafts, barnyard animals and face painting are also available. New this year, there will be a craft beer and cocktail court as part of the Market. Best of Missouri is held outdoors under tents, rain or shine.

Dusty James and Abalone Pearl will provide live music for Friday shoppers. Additionally, the first 2,500 shoppers in attendance on Friday will receive a commemorative Best of Missouri reusable shopping bag. Missouri Botanical Garden members can shop early Saturday, October 7 from 8 to 9 a.m. The market is open for the general public on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ladue Mountain Boys will provide music on Saturday and Falling Fences will play the market on Sunday.

Admission to the Best of Missouri Market is $15 for adults and $7 for Garden members and children 3-12 years. Children 2 and under are free. Admission prices cover both general Garden and Market admission. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. The Garden closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 6, and reopens for the Market at 6 p.m. 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.

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