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BerettaFest 2022

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St. Louis, MO. June 22nd-26th

Click here to register for the event!

Here is the itinerary for this year’s BerettaFest!

It’s back! BerettaFest has been held in St. Louis before but that was many moons ago. It has been proposed by multiple people in the last few years but this year we’re making it happen! So here, have a look at what we’ve got lined up for BerettaFest 2022, St. Louis!

WEDNESDAY

Taco Night & Event Check In

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Take your coat off and stay a while. Get comfy, you’ll be here all weekend! Be sure to find the registration tent and get signed in, grab your goodies bags and get any questions you may have answered. 

Everyone will roll into town and get comfortable before making their way to wherever tacos are going down. My hotel room, the parking lot, the dining area in the hotel… if you cook them, they will come. This is an annual tradition started many years ago so if you show up early, grab a taco! The remainder of the evening will be settling in and catching up with your Beretta buddies. 

Event Check In will be available throughout the whole weekend, so don’t worry if you can’t arrive for Taco Night!  Call, text, or FB Message Amy Biagioni-Chmura and let us know when you arrive!  We will let you know where the group is so you can join the fun!

THURSDAY

Free Time in Downtown St. Louis

  • Whenever you get there until the Arch Tour (TBA)!

There is a ton to do at the Riverfront District and Union Station! Everyone will be free to attend the attractions they desire. Pick from a ton of activities such as the St. Louis Aquarium, The Wheel, The Carousel, Mini Golf, Rope Course, an old school Soda Fountain, and more!

Other activities and attractions you may want to check out include…

  • Budweiser Brewery Experience  If interested, it is recommended that you book in advance!  Tickets available online.
    • 3 mile walk from Arch
    • Day Fresh Tour, starts at $15 (1.25 hours)
    • Finisher Tour, starts at $20 (1 hour)
    • Beermaster Tour, starts at $40 (2 hours)
    • Clydesdale VIP Experience, starts at $30 (1 hour)
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens If interested, it is recommended that you book in advance! Tickets available online.
    • 9am – 4:30pm; $14 pp over 13yo
  • Citygarden Sculpture Park
    • Within walking distance to the Arch
    • Free Urban Sculpture Park
  • City Museum
    • Within walking distance to the Arch
    • Great for kids!
    • Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 at the door

Gateway Arch Tour & Riverboat Cruise

  • TBA
  • This is a Pre-Pay Event.  Be sure to use the link in your Registration Email to sign up!

The Arch is close to our hotel and only a short drive to make the visit. Did you know you can go inside and up to the top of this bad boy?? Entry into the Arch is free and there is  plenty to see, however, a trip to the top is the way to go! Have you ever ridden inside of a dryer? Well now you can! We can pair this with a riverboat tour for an afternoon and evening of fun and sightseeing.

FRIDAY

Forest Park

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Visit Forest Park and everything it has to offer!

Forest Park has been voted the #1 park in the USA.  It was the host of the 1904 World’s Fair, and is the current home of the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center, and Missouri History Museum.  Forestparkmap.org

Parking: $15 per vehicle (cash and credit cards accepted)

  • St. Louis Zoo: Free General Admission
  • Although free, tickets are required.  Be sure to use the link in your Registration Email to sign up!
    • Adventure Pass Upgrade, $13.00  Includes the Zooline Railroad, Dinoroarus, Conservation Carousel, Stingrays, and Sea Lion Show.  
    • This is a Pre-Pay Event.  Be sure to use the link in your Registration Email to sign up!
  • St. Louis Art Museum: Free General Admission
  • St. Louis Science Center: Free General Admission
  • Missouri History Museum: Free General Admission
  • Jewel Box Display Greenhouse: $1 Admission

In-Park Dining Options – Lunch is recommended as dinner isn’t until 7:30pm!

  • In the Zoo: there are many, many, many dining options from made-to-order burgers, snack shacks, smoothie shops, a Starbucks, alcoholic beverages, etc!
  • Ruthie’s Bar and Grill (At the golf course)
  • The Boathouse at Forest Park

Group Dinner @ The Old Spaghetti Factory  

  • This is a Pre-Pay Event.  Be sure to use the link in your Registration Email to sign up!
  • 7:30pm (Depart Hotel at 6:45)
  • Adults $25.00pp
    • Includes
      • Bread & Butter and Garlic Bread
      • Salad
      • Pasta and…
        • Mizithra (Greek Cheese Sauce)
        • Meatballs & Sausage in Meat Sauce
        • Chicken Parmesan
      • Dessert of Spumoni Ice Cream
      • Non-alcoholic, non-specialty beverage (cash bar available)
  • Kids 12 & Under, $15.00pp
    • Many meal choices available, including mac n cheese, grilled cheese, and a variety of pasta entrees

SATURDAY

Picnic & Car Show

  • 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Lunch is being catered.  Be sure to order via the link provided in your registration email!
  • After the Car Show, Group photo! Specific Location is TBD and will be announced at the picnic.

Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946, now turned park and located right on the Mississippi. There are many museums on-site.  The museum buildings were part of the ordnance section built in the 1850s and now contain exhibits, educational programs, and special events are presented.

Group Cruise on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway

  • After Group Photo (Est. 4:00 – 8:00pm)

The Great River Road stretches so far it can take over 36 hours to drive the entire thing through ten different states! Don’t worry; we’ll stick to a much smaller, local piece of the road to cruise. The road will take us through some small towns right off the river for some great regional experiences.

SUNDAY

Pack it up and hit the road! 

Possibly have a group breakfast at a local eatery?

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