Join us for the 2019 Midwest Leather Weekend!
October 4, 5 and 6, 2019

Friday Night - Meet & Greet, 9pm to 12pm, at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, 3858 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63110. Open to the public. Come join the contestants of both contests, the volunteer staff members and our distinguished judges for an evening of fun and socializing. You'll meet other members of the Leather/Kink Community, including notable elders and titleholders from a variety of areas around the country.

Saturday Afternoon - Seminars at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, 11am to 4pm. Open to the public. Free admission. Three seminars, held in succession, hosted by leaders in their fields. More info to come.

Saturday Evening - Judges Dinner at 6917 South Broadway, sponsored by Bar PM. 6pm to 8pm. Join judges, volunteer staff and members of the Leather/Kink Community for this catered dinner before the contests. Great food, great company. It's $14 each for salad, roast beef, baked chicken, baked fish, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, dessert and a cocktail. 

Saturday Night - Doors open at 9pm for the Midwest Puppy & Handler Contest and Mr Midwest Leather Contest. Admission $10. Come mingle, enjoy and look over the Silent Auction items, purchase Jello Shots and Raffle Tickets. And trade stories from the events of the previous two days. 

Saturday Night - The Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy & Handler Contests at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar, starting promptly at 11pm. Things may change but one thing constant in this world; the contests start at 11 and not a minute later. Hot Leathermen, Puppies & Handlers share the stage in alternating segments for an evening of excitement and titillation. Daddy Troy will be handing off the title to Mr Mr Midwest Leather 2019 .

Sunday Morning - The Midwest Leather Weekend Victory Brunch, 11am at Sushi Ai, 910 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101. Why Victory Brunch? Because we made it through another weekend of fun, kink, leather and community and made it to brunch relatively unscathed. Information on special menu items and pricing to come. 

Host Hotel - The Holiday Inn Forest Park - special room rates still available. Deadline Sept. 13 to book your rooms.


Why compete in a leather contest? 

"In 2006, I was approached by the producer of Mr. Midwest Leather to consider running for the title. I had aways loved being part of the leather community, but never thought about entering a contest. That weekend in Chicago is one I will never forget and was one of the best decisions of my life. 
Bonding with ten other leather contestants was so amazing and it doesn't matter if you win or where you place. It is all about the friendships made along the journey. If it wasn't for MMW, I also wouldn't have met my lifelong partner of 12 years! If you even have a slight interest, jump in the race and have fun!"

Bruce, Mr Midwest Leather 2006


"Having lived most of my life in several Midwest states, the Mr Midwest Leather contest was the perfect fit for me as I wanted to run for a title which represented my life span as a leather man. I also found it a great way to meet, represent and mentor other leather folks throughout the entire Midwest region. I am proud to be part of the legacy of Mr Midwest Leather not just in my title year but for the rest of my life as a leather man.

David, Mr Midwest Leather 2007





"Deciding to compete in MMW afforded me the opportunity to explore more about myself and my community. Winning the title provided me a larger platform to provide LGBT visibility and do fundraising for various community groups. In all, it was a character building experience that changed me for the better."

Philip Hitchcock, Mr Midwest Leather 2010


"Why did I choose to run for Mr. Midwest in 2014?

At 40 years of age, I had been around leather for quite a while but hadn't found my place in it yet. I'd been to CLAW and IML several times, but had given up on a lot of my dreams like running for a leather contest. Then I joined Blue Max and found myself in service as a boy, joining my Sir's leather family. He taught me to have confidence in myself and to make decisions without letting fear and doubt cloud my judgement. So once I found my place, I couldn't not run for the contest and it turned out to be an adventurous year I'll never forget!"

Jay, Mr Midwest Leather 2014


The Mr Midwest Leather Contest

Excellent coverage of the 2016 contest as well as the entire Midwest Leather Weekend by Great Lakes Den can be found here. Please check it out. 

The Mr Midwest Leather Contest is held every year and open to Leathermen from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Kentucky. The titleholder represents these 13 Midwestern States at IML and events all over the area. The Mr Midwest Leather title is a platform for doing good in the community.

Do you have what it takes to represent the community? Click here to go to the application page and sign up for the Mr Midwest Leather Contest. It's a great opportunity to meet people, make friends, grow as an individual and as a Leather Man, and give back to the Leather and LGBT community.

Every Mr Midwest goes to IML to compete for the title of International Mr Leather. The Producers of Mr Midwest Leather and their team will work with you from day 1 to prepare for IML and beyond. We will always be there for you. Since 2005, six Mr Midwests have made the Top 20, two have been selected 2nd Runner Up. Ultimately it doesn't matter where you place, though; it's only important that you do your best and come back with your head held high. 

Midwest Leather Weekend: Mr Midwest Leather & Midwest Puppy

Midwest Leather Weekend is made up of two contests as well as associated events, parties and Kink University demos and seminars hosted by Titans of the Midwest. The two contests, Mr Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy, will be on Saturday night. The two contests will take place before the same panel of judges. While participants from one contest are off stage preparing for the next segment, the participants from the other contest will be on stage. Twice the fun and hot men on one special night.