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Pere Marquette State Park

All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
For more information call 618-786-3323 ext 1.




PERE MARQUETTE RENDEZVOUS
September 12 - September 13, 2015

9 am - 5 pm
Step back in time to the days when frontier fur trappers met with fur traders and buyers during this reenactment festival at Pere Marquette State Park. The annual Pere Marquette State Park Rendezvous is a traditional pre-1840 event with buckskinned re-enactors portraying primitive traders and campers. There will be period demonstrations, black powder and longbow shoots, camp music and food common to days on the Illinois frontier. A dance will be held on Saturday night beginning at 7, the public is welcome to join in and learn how people entertained themselves on the frontier.

FREE

For more information call 314-223-2621

EVENTS AT THE LODGE

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of fun family events throughout the year.
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331 ext 338.


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, September 12, 2015

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!


APPLE FESTIVAL
Sunday,
September 13, 2015
Set right in the heart of Illinois apple country, Pere Marquette Lodge is excited to celebrate a delicious staple in every American diet…apples. Whether they are green, red or a mixture of the two, apples will be the star of the day and Pere Marquette Lodge has plenty to celebrate. Warm apple pie, hand-dipped caramel apples, handmade crafts, live music and fresh produce are just a few of the offerings at the Apple Festival at Pere Marquette. The festivities will also include apple wine tasting, kid’s activities and restaurant favorites. An apple pie walk (similar to a cake walk) will be held at 12:30 pm where visitors will purchase tickets and take a walk for a chance to take home a fresh baked apple pie. Proceeds for the apple pie walk will be donated to the Friends of Pere Marquette Foundation. The Lodge will also host the annual Pumpkin Roll at 2 pm. Participants can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the festival to decorate for a competitive roll down the hill in front of the Lodge. Second and third place participants will win gift certificates for the Restaurant and the fastest pumpkin will win the grand prize of a free nights stay at the historic Lodge.
Free


GERMAN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Join in on the fun on the terrace at Pere Marquette Lodge for a German Beer Garden. This event will feature live accordion music, Erdinger Beer and, of course, bratwurst! Wheat beer tradition, a passion for brewing and strong roots - these are the qualities that make Erdinger Weißbräu so special. No reservations are needed but seating is limited so feel free to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets just in case.  The Beer Garden at Pere Marquette is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day filled with entertainment, a gorgeous view, cheap beer, awesome food and an ambiance that cannot be found anywhere else in St. Louis.
Free to enter, charges for food and alcohol.


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, October 10, 2015

2 pm - 5 pm
Join in on the fun at the Mary Michelle Winery Tasting Room the second Saturday of each month and enjoy appetizers and wine tasting! Free for Wine Club Members. Not a Wine Club Member? No worries! It is easy to join and includes all kinds of benefits like discounts on lodging, dining and, of course, wine! $20 for a lifetime membership which includes a free commemorative Pere Marquette Lodge Wine Glass!


WINE FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Noon - 4 pm
With great enthusiasm and anticipation, Pere Marquette Lodge is proud to host this annual Wine Festival. Guests can sample dozens of wines from around the world and be challenged to find their favorite at this giant wine tasting event. Festival goers will receive a Pere Marquette Lodge wine glass along with tasting rights to all of the featured wines displayed throughout the Lodge.  Participants can enjoy dozens of wines, listen and dance to live music, munch on free appetizers, check out unique vendors and relish in a day full of wine all for a good cause. Pere Marquette Lodge will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Wine Festival to the Friends of Pere Marquette State Park Foundation. So what’s to ponder?.
21 and up, must have a valid ID to obtain pass. Entry into the Festival is $15 per person and wine tasting tickets are 2 for $1.

 
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