Strange Folk Festival


2016 Strange Folk Festival: Belle Epoque

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – St. Louis’s number 1 indie craft show is making a 2016 return after a great debut last year.  The 2016 Strange Folk Festival will be coming back to Lafayette Square with the theme: Belle Epoque, meaning “beautiful era” in French.  The festival will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 through Sunday, September, 25th, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on both days.  This year’s Strange Folk Festival will be featuring about 200 curated makers from 14 states, performances from 10 local artists, great installations, and several engaging activities.

Strange Folk exhibitions will include 3D printer demos, dabble classes, Myrkwood Soundscape (a technical installation by Adam Frick) and more!  There will be food vendors in a combination of local restaurants, food trucks and great beer like the exclusive limited edition square one wheat IPA. Food vendors such as Indian Sunshine Cuisine, Whisk, Fruit Crushers, and Polite Society will be at the Strange Folk Festival.

St. Louis’s best local indie pop, folk, and roots bands expected to perform at Strange Folk include: Androbeat, Cave of Swords, Ellen the Felon, The Defeated, The Good Deeds, Letter to Memphis, Whoa Thunder, and others!

The Strange Folk Festival was founded by Autumn Wiggins who moved Strange Folk from O’Fallon, IL to Union Station in Downtown St. Louis.  There, Wiggins helped fill the barren shopping mall with small independent businesses.




  • Saturday. September 24th, 2016 through Sunday, September 25th, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on both days, plush special events.


Historic Lafayette Square
2023 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104