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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
For information about events at the Lodge please call 618-786-2331 ext 338

EVENTS AT THE LODGE

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is the host of a variety of fun family events throughout the year.


PEACH FESTIVAL
Sunday, August 7, 2016
11 am - 3 pm
It’s peach season in Grafton, Illinois and that means it is time for the great Peach Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge. The Festival takes place once a year at this historic landmark and attracts visitors from all over the region. From young children to those who have been sampling peaches for decades, the Festival offers a chance to enjoy a free family outing and sample some of the most delicious peaches in the country. Local peach growers from all over the area present their carefully tended peaches for visitors to sample and purchase. But there is more to the Peach Festival than just peaches. Festival goers can also pick up a variety of other fresh produce, shop craft vendors, enjoy live music, sample peach wine and even grab some lunch in the Lodge Restaurant which is known for its perfectly prepared fried chicken. Kids can participate in special activities while others can learn about the history of peach farming from a documentary that will be playing during the festival.
Free


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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!


CAJUN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Noon - 4 pm
Welcome to the Cajun Beer Garden and Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join in on the fun on the terrace at Pere Marquette Lodge for a Cajun Beer Garden and let the good times roll. This event features live Cajun music, a Creole Crawfish Boil and Abita Beer. Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Their lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality.
Free to enter, charges for food and alcohol.


WINE CLUB GET-TOGETHER
Saturday, September 10, 2016

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 11, 2016
11 am - 3 pm
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.
Free


GERMAN BEER GARDEN
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Noon - 4 pm
Ein Bier, bitte St. Louis! 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..

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