Pearl Ushers In Fall with Tribute to Pollinators, Herb Festival, and Its Dia De Los Muertos Community Altar
SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 23, 2021) – Pearl is excited to announce various programs and events happening on campus this fall. This coming season, Pearl will host initiatives, an herb festival, and is also working with local artists to create a community altar to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. See below for additional details.
“Pearl enjoys bringing the San Antonio community together and is excited to keep those experiences going this year after we were unable to do so in 2020,” said Pearl’s Chief Operating Officer Mesha Millsap. “Our programming this fall will showcase food, culture, and arts from around the city.”
The 2021 fall programming is as follows:
PEARL FARMERS MARKET & POLLINATOR APPRECIATION MONTH – Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Pearl will continue to host the Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m and its Makers Market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the fall season. Guests can shop local fresh produce and goods at the nationally recognized Farmers Market each weekend.
In recognition of Pollinator Appreciation Month in October, Pearl is partnering with the Texas Butterfly Ranch to highlight the role pollinators play in the local food ecosystem. Through showcasing products at Farmers Market, sharing digital content, and introducing special signage on property highlighting host plants, Pearl brings awareness to pollinators and their role in making so many things possible.
HERB FESTIVAL: PARSLEY – Oct. 16
The market will also host the 30th Annual Herb Market on Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature specialty herbs and other items. The featured herb of the year is Parsley (Petroselinum). A cooking demonstration is scheduled from 12 to 1 p.m. showcasing herbs and how to cook with the herb of the year. There will be activities for adults and children alike, experts to ask gardening questions, and fresh samples to take home.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Oct. 30 through Nov. 7
Pearl continues its annual tradition of celebrating Día de los Muertos (celebrated November 1-2), with a community altar created by local artists and sisters, Manola and Maria Ramirez. The sisters are part of the all-female collaborative space, Lavaca Studios. The altar is dedicated to the San Antonio community and all of their loved ones who have passed away. The artists will use ethereal elements in the space like cempasúchil (marigolds), papel picado, and strands of tinsel to give visitors the feeling that they are walking into a place of worship. The focal point will be a tinsel heart as the centerpiece of the altar. The altar will be available to the public to view and share remembrances of loved ones from October 30 through November 7. Visitors can participate by lighting a digital candle for their loved ones who have passed.
Pearl is a dynamic neighborhood built around the historic Pearl Brewery, which operated from 1883 to 1999. Located just north of downtown San Antonio on the banks of the San Antonio River, it is home to architecturally significant buildings like the brewhouse and stable—both built in 1894—and numerous plazas. Today, Pearl is home to dozens of unique culinary concepts, one-of-a-kind retail, weekend markets, residential communities, innovative office tenants, the San Antonio campus of the Culinary Institute of America, and the award-winning Hotel Emma. Pearl is a vibrant district where community gathers to play, work, and live; it is a place where things are made and celebrated with purpose and sincerity. We invite all to gather and experience the best of what San Antonio has to offer. Learn more atpearl.com.