Friday, February 28, 2014

10TH Annual Mardi Gras at Findlay Market

WHAT: Get ready for a hot time when Findlay Market puts on its best French Quarter imitation!

Merchant Spirit contest for best stand decorations and staff costumes. Our panel of judges: Stephanie Cappel, Cappel’s Inc.; Julie Smith-Morrow, Dress for Success; and Kim Starbuck, Crown OTR. (Winner announced at 11:45)

People’s Choice Award – Shoppers can spend a buck to vote for their choice for best decorated stand and staff. Ballots will be available at merchant stands and at event table. All proceeds will benefit Music in the Market program.

Mardi Gras King and Queen, Bob Schwartz and Bryn Mooth will be crowned before leading revelers on a Parade throughout the Market to the music of Lagniappe. (King and Queesn crowned 11:45am; Parade begins at Noon))

Great Line-up of Local Music:
Lagniappe – 10:30 to 11:30
Cincy Brass – 12:30 to 1:30
Robin Lacy & DeZydeco – 1:45 to 2:45
Ricky Nye – 3:00 to 4:00

OTR Biergarten open in the Music tent.

Corporation for Findlay Market and the Merchant Association serve free samples of a traditional lowland seafood boil beginning at 12:30 until it’s gone.

Friends of Findlay Market will pass out free beads and baubles all-event long.

WHERE: 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Festivities will take place on south side of historic markethouse

WHEN: Sunday, March 2nd from 10a to 4p

WHY: Because it's been one long winter and we could all use a New Orleans-style good time!

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