2017 Sugarplum Festival

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Mark your calendars for November 9th – 11th as the Albrecht-Kemper invites you to kick off your holiday season as local and regional vendors transform the museum into a “Holiday Gift Gallery”.  The Annual Sugarplum Festival is a chance for all to get some early holiday shopping done, and pick up some decorating ideas while they do so.  The festivities start Thursday evening with the Preview Party and continue through Saturday, with a special Wine Tasting on Friday evening.  Festival hours are Friday, November 10th from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Admission for the Gift Gallery is $8.00 and tickets will be sold at the door.  Admission tickets will be available to the public for $6.00 October 23rd through November 9th (at 12:00 pm) at the following locations:
Cosentino’s Price Chopper
East Hills Shopping Center (Guest Services Desk)
Mosaic Life Care – Sunshine Personal Assistants Desk in Plaza I
St. Joseph Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (Downtown location only)

Sugarplum Preview Party on Thursday, November 9th (5:30-8:00 pm)- The cost is $40 and includes 1 Preview Night Admission and 1 weekend admission pass. Holiday savories and sweets will be prepared by the AKMA Chef, Levi Santa Cruz.

Sugarplum Holiday Wine Tasting on Friday, November 10th (5:30-7:30 pm) – The cost is $20 and includes 1 weekend admission pass. Holiday food pairings will be prepared by Chef Ralph Filipelli and the Luna’s crew.

Enjoy special benefits with your donation at an upgraded level of a Sugarplum Friend or Sugarplum Patron:

Sugarplum Friend $60 – Includes 1 Preview Night Admission, 1 drink ticket, 1 weekend admission, 1 VIP Parking Pass, and 1 Wine Tasting Admission

Sugarplum Patron $100 – Includes 2 Preview Night Admissions, 2 drink tickets, 2 Weekend Admissions, 1 VIP Parking Pass, and 2 Wine Tastings.

The Sugarplum Gift Gallery is Open Friday, November 10th from 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Saturday, November 11th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  Admission is $8.00

The AKMA Holiday Cafe is open Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am-2:00 pm.
The menu includes:
Soups……$5.00 – Tomato, Clam Chowder
Sandwiches…..$5.00 – Chicken Salad Croissant, BBQ Beef & Coleslaw Sliders
Salad….$5.00 – Winter Salad with mixed greens, dried cranberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, and homemade croutons
Desserts….$3.00 – Pumpkin Roll, Chocolate Pot-de-Creme

Our 2017 Sugarplum Vendors:
2 Jays Silver and Stone
Artistic Works by Lu
The Barn Artists
Blue Willow Boutique
Chew Gourmet Dog Bones
Chic Boutique
Fair Trade Co.
Gourmet Mixed Nuts – Kiwanis
Gunslinger Soap
Gypsy’s Jewelry & Gifts
In Good Taste
In My Second Life
It’s Sew Original
Kat & Timbo
Kelsey LLC
Kristen’s Coin & Jewelry
Knot 2 Shappy/Milla’s Custom Creations
The Lucky Tiger
Made With UnCommon Character
MJ Casady Copper Works
Mod Podge Boutique
Nesting Goods
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Shirley Roth Designs
Simply Posh Boutique
Triple Image Design & Decor
Uptown Cheapskate
Urban Smirk
Wacky Snap Photobooth by Tom Flaska
Wyethwood Weavings

“Home for the Holidays” Lower Level:
Color Street
Damsel in Defense
It Works!
Jordan Essentials
Lula Roe
Mary & Martha
Pampered Chef
Pure Romance
Rodan & Fields

Call the Museum at 816-233-7003 for more information or sign up for Sugarplum’s Special Events below.

Sugarplum Festival