The 28th Annual Hat Luncheon

Tickets are now on sale!

The 2018 Hat Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 7. Invitations will be sent in April – watch this page for updates as the event gets closer.

Presented by the Women's Committee of Forest Park Forever and co-chairs Sharon Price John and Leah Merrifield

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we receive at the annual Forest Park Forever Hat Luncheon. It’s inspiring to see so many people gather at the World’s Fair Pavilion in recognition of what an important civic treasure Forest Park is for our community. Thanks to our co-chairs, Women’s Committee members, sponsors and fashion-forward attendees, the Hat Luncheon is always a day to remember.
— Forest Park Forever President and Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth P.E.

Thank you, 2018 Hat Luncheon sponsors!


  • Afroworld Hair & Fashion Company
  • Cheree Berry Paper
  • Contemporary Productions
  • Major Brands, Inc.
  • St. Louis City Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Park Partners

  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • The Muny


  • Edward Jones
  • Emerson
  • Judy Jones
  • Stifel


  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Monsanto
  • Wells Fargo Advisors


  • Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
  • Bank of America
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Express Scripts
  • World Wide Technology, Inc.


  • Ameren
  • BJC Healthcare
  • BSI Constructors
  • Commerce Bank
  • Steve & Linda Finerty
  • Graybar
  • Paul Higgins 
  • Nancy & Ken Kranzberg
  • Purina 
  • Barbara B. Taylor
  • Washington University


  • Arcturis
  • BKD, LLP
  • Maria Briggs
  • Daniel & Henry Co.
  • Drury Hotels
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Sam & Marilyn Fox
  • Michael & Diedre Gray
  • Lesley & Jay Hoffarth 
  • Hogan Transportation Companies
  • Hudson & Associates, LLC
  • Gary & Patty Krosch
  • Joy & Jay Liss
  • Mercy
  • PNC 
  • Saint Louis University
  • Scape
  • Jim & Lynne Turley

This list is accurate as of March 2, 2018


Stifel Hat Contest

Stay tuned for this year's Hat Contest categories!