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After a 2-year hiatus, the Laumeier Art Fair returns to St. Louis County this weekend

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Celebrate the 35th annual Laumeier Art Fair this Mother’s Day weekend from May 6 to 8. The event, which took place only virtually the past two years due to the pandemic, will showcase this year’s cohort of 150 artists from around the country and take place on the main grounds of Laumeier Sculpture Park at 12580 Rott Road in Sappington. There will also be live entertainment and a lineup of food and beverages from local vendors.

“We like to feature and showcase the local community as much as possible,” said Scott Layne, director of special events. “It’s a very laid-back but fun atmosphere.”

Visitors can select from a plethora of food options for purchase, including Chicken Out, Crispy Edge, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, Steve’s Hot Dogs and Mission Taco Joint. For a sweeter selection, there’s Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream and Olde Tyme Kettle Korn.

For beverages, vendors such as Noboleis Vineyards, Schlafly Beer, La Cosecha Coffee, Sunrize Tea will be on deck. In addition, Narwhal’s Crafted will serve an assortment of frozen boozy drinks. 

“The vendors that we have are local favorites,” Layne said. “Most of the customers that are purchasing from vendors either have an existing relationship with that brand, or they create one at the fair. We want to have vendors that are big players in our community [so] people are really excited to come out and enjoy,” Layne said.

In addition to art, food and drinks, the fair will offer various forms of entertainment. According to Layne, there will be opportunities to create crafts and participate in other hands-on activities. Moreover, live music is scheduled to run for the entirety of the event with local bands, including Falling Fences, River Kittens, the Steve Ewing Band and more. “We have live music all weekend on our main stage,” Layne said.

The fair will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for ages 11 and up.