ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Mr. Missouri Leather is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Feb., 23-25, 2018 with all events taking place in the JJ's Clubhouse Annex. Sponsored by Gateway Motorcycle Club from 1983-2013, this event was one of the longest running annual Leather contests in the country that was sponsored by a single leather club.

Terry Laupp (Mr. Missouri Leather 2010) and husband Chad Carroll, founders of the St. Louis Balloon Brigade, now sponsor the contest.

The weekend will kick off with a "Meet and Greet" at JJ's Clubhouse (no cover charge), Friday night at 10 p.m., for the contestants and judges. The contestants and judges will be introduced at midnight; at this time the contestants will draw their numbers.

Saturday will start for the contestants at 1 p.m. at JJ's for their interviews; this part of the competition is not open to the public.

The Titans of the Midwest will then present "Kink U at Mr. Missouri Leather Weekend" at JJ's Clubhouse from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Kink U consists of three educational seminars and is free and open to the public.

The festivities will continue at 10 p.m.. with the Mr. Missouri Leather 2018 and Gateway Guy competition, at JJ's clubhouse Annex (admission $10). The contestants will be judged on Cruise wear, Physique and Personality, Formal wear as well as deliver a short speech to the crowd.

The newly sashed Mr. Missouri Leather 2018 will receive a sponsorship to International Mr. Leather 2018, $100, a title sash and much more. Second place will receive $100, with Third place receiving $50.

The informal Gateway Guy contest (decided by audience applause) has been a feature of the Mr. Missouri Leather contest to actively involve more people in the event and encourage future contestants for Mr. Missouri Leather.

The weekend will conclude on Sunday morning with the Mr. Missouri Leather 2018 Victory Brunch at Hamburger Mary's St. Louis. Brunch starts at 11 a.m., tickets are $25 and will include two beverages, an awesome buffet brunch and Hamburger Mary's Sunday Brunch Show!

Tickets for Mr. Missouri Leather Weekend are available at Brown Paper Tickets:



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