Best of Missouri Life Market Fair

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Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
General Admission Applies | Members are FREE

Join the best craftsman, brewers, distillers, artists and winemakers Missouri has to offer at the first Best of Missouri Life Market Fair, planned in collaboration with Missouri Life Magazine. Peruse dozens of booths offering everything from artisan products, books, jewelry and good eats right off the farm.

Be Entertained by historic Missouri heroes such as Mark Twain and Daniel Boone. Enjoy springtime in the Gardens and delight in the floral displays.


Saturday, April 28
10:15 a.m.Mark Twain Himself | Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
11:15 a.m.Daniel Boone & Company
12 p.m.Big Time Grain Co.
12:15 p.m.Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
1:15 p.m.Mark Twain Himself | Big Time Grain Co.
2:15 p.m.Daniel Boone & Company
3:15 p.m.Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie

Sunday, April 29

10:15 a.m.The Unsinkable Molly Brown | Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
11:15 a.m.Daniel Boone & Company
12:15 p.m.The Meanwells
1:15 p.m.The Unsinkable Molly Brown | Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
2:15 p.m.Daniel Boone & Company | The Meanwells
3:15 p.m.Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie
  • A & M Accessories | Purses, jackets, scarves, obi belts, and kimonos in various fibers surged with exposed edges for aesthetic appeal.
  • Ace of Spades Garden Art | Joyful copper faeries, mermaids, dancers and floral goddesses designed and made by internationally recognized artist Alice Calhoun.
  • ASL Pewter | Handcrafted pewter that functional as well as beautiful. Made to enhance any home or business.
  • Blue Heart Art | Colorful, unique fused glass work unlike blown glass uses a kiln and silica that will be melted and cooled multiple times up to 1,500 degrees to shape the finished art that started with an inspiration and finished at my fingertips.
  • Carole Behrer-Traditional Crafts | Theorems (19thc. Stenciling in white velvet), Scherenschnitte ( German paper cutting) both in hand-made grained frames.
  • Carol’s Corner Glass | Either cut & arranged pieces, powder on solid background, or crafted molten glass. All are fired in a kiln to create beautiful art.
  • Cat’S Designs | Handmade jewelry made from vintage silver-plate flatware.
  • Crow Steals Fire | Specializing in hand-stamped, hand-cast, and beaded jewelry.
  • Darla Zook | Watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings record the beauty of the ever changing seasons of the Midwest.
  • Day Dreamin’ Metal Art | Metal sculpture made from recycled farm, auto and industrial parts. BOMH juried artist.
  • Divine Treasures and Gems | One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using semi-precious and natural gemstones with silver, copper, and brass.
  • Dreamer Art Studio | Original oil paintings and prints.
  • Essential Bliss Products | All natural skin care products made with only beneficial ingredients, including coconut oil and essential oils. Body Creams, Bath Soaks, Salt Scrubs, Hair Treatments, Lip balm, Face Masks, etc.
  • Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce | Showcasing the best of Excelsior Springs Missouri
  • Feather Hill Arts Copper Enamel Jewelry | Paintings, note cards and jewelry.
  • Fence stile Vineyards & Winery | Sample and purchase wine, t-shirts, wine accessories and books.
  • Fetchen’ Honey Farm | Fresh honey bears, skeps, jugs and honey sticks. Handmade soaps, beeswax lip lubes, beeswax food wraps, native bee/insect houses.
  • From My Basket | Fun, whimsical hand-dyed silk wearable art including ponchos, wraps, kimonos, scarfs, and jewelry.
  • Hollyware Pottery | Functional stoneware, Raku pieces and decorative sculptures. Mostly wheel-thrown with some hand-built with cone six stoneware clay and commercial food safe glazes.
  • Julie’s Clay and Canvas | Handbuilt and painted large ceramic vessels. Double-Juried Best of Missouri Hands in Clay and Painting.
  • Kevin Williamson Design LLC | Fine arts woodworking featuring unique boxes, wood jewelry, wood paintings, and cutting boards
  • Kim Carr Photography | Natural light, non-manipulated photographer with a focus on rural Missouri with an emphasis on farm animals.
  • Kirk Decker | Landscape and flower photography
  • K-K Designs Fine Art | Decorative Gourds and Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry
  • Kluempers Photography | Photography that is manipulated to create expressive, painterly, altered interpretations as a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer’s realm of imagination.
  • Kris Tracy | Landscapes and still-life compositions in oils and pastels.
  • Larry Campbell | Recently published book: Rollin’ Down the River and photographic prints.
  • Madge H. Gressley | Author of children’s, young adult, and adult books. I
  • Maggie B’s |  Jewelry pieces from silver, copper, precious, semi-precious stones and even beach rock.
  • Mary Brauch | Handcrafted jewelry including semi-precious, Swarovski crystals, Chezk beads etc.
  • Midwest Tea Festival | Free samples of teas blended & sold in Missouri and information about the annual Midwest Tea Festival in Kansas City.
  • Moonlight Studio Designs | Fine art jewelry using rare stones and sterling silver.
  • Narcise | I make jewelry and wearable art and accessories from found, foraged, up-cycled and recycled materials.
  • Never Bored Creations | Paper Artist: Paper filigree (aka quilling); ornaments; cards; 4in x 6in up to 20in x 20in framed and canvas pieces; fridge art; necklaces; bird houses; earrings; specialty gift items such as bookmarks and brooches.
  • Northern Prairie Alpacas, LLC | Handwoven rugs and scarves using fiber harvested from the alpaca herd.
  • Ozarklake Copper Garden Art | Garden art hand-crated from copper and re-purposed glass. Specializing in hummingbird and fruit/jelly feeders, all bird approved.
  • Peacock Farm Kitschen | Organic jams & jellies. Voted Best of Missouri.
  • Petals & Pearls | Gemstone and glass wrap bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Some fabric accessories and hand-stitched fabric flowers.
  • Precious Patterns | Children’s Clothes, Baby gifts. cloth books Balls , purses, Tag blankets, Tag blocks, lov-ie bears burpcloths, quilts, tooth pillows, capes, tutu’s aprons, microwave bowels, multi purpose bags, tater bakes
  • Roger Cissner | Cards, framed and matted images and images on aluminum of landscape photography.
  • Snow Flake Glass | Fused glass artist creating both functional pieces and wall art using dichroic and irridized glass, as well as studio-made glass cane and murrini.
  • Ste Genevieve Tourism
  • Stone Hill Winery
  • Stone Hollow Studio | Original, hand-etched scrimshaw on natural materials
  • Stranded Glass | Jewelry made from handmade glass beads and fused glass pieces
  • Tales from Missouri | Books written, edited, published, and printed in Missouri including historically accurate adventure stories.
  • The Bent Tree Gallery | Handcrafted rustic furniture and accents. All pieces are created with an eye for detail, kiln dried and sealed with a premium finish. Since 1982.
  • The Berry Nutty Farm | Fruit spread, fruit butters, nuts, and granola
  • The Cottage | The Cottage in Hermann, MO offers 3 tree houses and a cabin in a beautiful setting only 4 minutes away from downtown Hermann.
  • Thompson Farm Soups & More, LLC | Handmade soups and dip mixes ifrom Saint Charles Mo.
  • Three Trees Workshop | High-quality handmade wooden games, toys, and household items.
  • Uncle Bobs Spice and Blends | Spice Blends BBQ Sauces Pepper Jams
  • Village Designs | Wire coiled and weaved into jewelry and pieces for the home. Some is functional art while some is meaningful decoration.
  • Warren Soper Woodcarving |  In-the-round carvings with western themes and Christmas ornaments, whimsical fairy garden houses, faces, and Christmas ornaments made out of Cottonwood bark.
  • Webster Fiber Arts | One-of-a-kind crocheted clothing, wall art, and accessories.
  • Welcome to Carol World, Inc. | Art photographer and published author exhibiting work created from travels across the country.
  • Weld Made Art Works | Metal, powdercoated sculptures made for indoor or outdoor placement.
  • WKT Glass Art | Useful innovative, colorful and sometimes whimsical kiln-formed glass art.