Findlay Market to celebrate 10th annual Mardi Gras

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - Findlay Market is celebrating its 10th annual Mardi Gras on Sunday.

FOX19's Kelly Rippin is reporting live Sunday morning from the where all of the fun will take place.

The celebration is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is located at 1801 Race St. in Over-the-Rhine. The Mardi Gras is on Findlay Market's south side.

The Mardi Gras includes:

The Merchant Spirit contest is for best stand decorations and staff costumes. Stephanie Cappel of Cappel's Inc., Julie Smith-Morrow of Dress for Success and Kim Starbuck of Crown OTR are the judges. The winner will be announced at 11:45 a.m.

The People's Choice Award is where shoppers can spend a buck to vote for their choice for best decorated stand and staff. Ballots will be available at merchant stands and at event table. All proceeds will benefit Music in the Market program.

Mardi Gras King Bob Schwartz and Queen Bryn Mooth will be crowned before leading revelers on a parade throughout the market to the music of Lagniappe. The royalty will be crowned at 11:45 a.m. The parade starts at noon.

Here's the music lineup:

Lagniappe – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cincy Brass – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco – 1:45 p.m.  to 2:45 p.m.

Ricky Nye – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

OTR Biergarten will be open in the music tent.

The Corporation for Findlay Market and the merchant association will serve free samples of a traditional lowland seafood boil beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Friends of Findlay Market will pass out free beads and baubles during the event.

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