Barons of Beer and Baseball-St. Louis Legacy Tour at Historic Bellefontaine Cemetery. Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th. Visitors will enjoy sampling local beers and cuisine and while touring the beautiful grounds of the cemetery and "learn(ing) about bar owners who became team owners, strike-out pitchers who made history, and record-setting players." Must be 21 or older to attend. See website for more info and to purchase tickets; different levels and tours to choose from.
Participating Local Brewers: 4 Hands Brewing Company, St. James Winery, Public House Brewing Company, 2nd Shift Brewing, The Old Bakery Beer Company, Earthbound Beer, Square One Brewery and Distillery, Ferguson Brewing Company, and MORE!
The historic Bellefontaine Cemetery was started in 1849 by a group of prominent men from the city of St. Louis. Almerin Hotchkiss, an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed New York's Central Park, was hired to design the layout of the cemetery. Hotchkiss became friends with Henry Shaw and with his help, the cemetery is now noted to have one of the finest collections of trees in the St. Louis area. Amazing examples of architecture and cemetery art can also be found at Bellefontaine Cemetery, as well as the final resting places for many famous people including Adolphus Busch, of the famed Anheuser-Busch beer brewery; William Clark, famous explorer of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; and James Eads, architect who designed the St. Louis Eads Bridge.
Bellefontaine Cemetery is open daily for visiting 8am to 5pm, with extended hours in the summer. The Cemetery hosts many private and public, bus, walking and special themed tours throughout the year.
Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.