The 28th Annual Hat Luncheon

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Thursday, June 7, at 11:15 a.m., at the World's Fair Pavilion in forest park

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

Hat Luncheon Tickets

At this time, online ticket purchasing is no longer available. If you are interested in purchasing individual tickets or a table, please contact Forest Park Forever's Heidi Dowgwillo. Thank you.

Parking & Arrival Information

Stifel Hat Contest

Contest judging will take place on the main stage, under the large tent from 11:15 a.m.-12-15 p.m. 

Contest Categories:

  • Best Table Theme (1 table winner)
  • Dapper Dudes (3 winners)
  • Fascinator (3 winners)
  • Romantic (3 winners)
  • Vintage (3 winners)
  • Whimsical (3 winners)
  • Judges' Choice (3 winners)

Winners will be notified by Forest Park Forever staff and will be presented on stage by emcee Courtney Bryant during the program. Winners will be photographed after their on-stage presentation. Click through the gallery below to see last year's winners!

Silent Auction & Bear Sale

This year's Silent Auction is now live! You can preview the items online or start bidding right away. This year we have a unique Bear Sale courtesy of Build-A-Bear Workshop in addition to several silent auction items! You can view the items without any kind of registration. Please click here to view our items.

Confused on how to use this new tool? Watch this quick tutorial on how to use BidPal
Don't have a mobile device or don't want to sign up? We will still have ways for you to bid at the event! Be sure to visit our silent auction tables on June 7.

Thank you, 2018 Hat Luncheon sponsors!

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.

Park Partners

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


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


  • Edward Jones
  • Emerson
  • Judy Jones
  • Stifel


  • Crawford Taylor Foundation

  • 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
  • Centene

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


  • Allegro Senior Living
  • Arcturis
  • BKD, LLP
  • Maria (Briggs) Anderson
  • Daniel & Henry Co.
  • Drury Hotels
  • Ernst & Young

  • FleishmanHillard
  • Sam & Marilyn Fox
  • Gabriel Group
  • Michael & Diedre Gray
  • Lesley & Jay Hoffarth 
  • Hogan Transportation Companies
  • HOK
  • Hudson & Associates, LLC
  • KPMG
  • Gary & Patty Krosch
  • Joy & Jay Liss
  • Mercy
  • PNC 
  • Saint Louis University
  • Scape
  • Spire
  • St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
  • Jim & Lynne Turley

This list is accurate as of May 18, 2018