Midwest Leather Weekend October 5, 6 and 7, 2018

The annual Midwest Leather Weekend will take place the first weekend of October at JJ’s Clubhouse, St Louis, Missouri. The highlight of the weekend is the combination Mr Midwest Leather Contest and Midwest Puppy Contest, held Saturday night, October 6. 

But the Weekend is more than just the two contests. There’s social events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, open to all members of the kink community – experienced or beginning.

Friday Night: Meet & Greet, 9pm to ? at JJ's Clubhouse & Bar. Open to the public. Come meet and greet our contestants, judges, staff and assembled Leatherfolk and Puppyfolk. Contestants for both contests will be drawing their numbers for the order in which they will appear on stage.


The Kink Seminars will be held again on Saturday afternoon, October 6 at JJ's Clubhouse and Bar, and are open to the public, free admission. Leading experts in their fields will offer classes on selected Kink topics, often with demonstrations and hands-on practicing. People have traveled from neighboring states in the past to attend the seminars. It’s a great opportunity to learn as well as meet people.

Judge's Dinner is Saturday night, at 6901 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111., from 6pm to 8pm and open to the public. Come dine with judges and contestants at this open event. Remember; street legal attire is required. Sponsored by Bar:PM. Meal catered by Crusoes.

Menu includes salad, roast beef, oven roasted chicken breast, small number of baked fish, mashed potatoes brown and white gravy green beans corn, rolls, cheesecake with a drink ticket for each guest.  All this for just $10.50 per person!

The Midwest Puppy and Mr Midwest Leather Contests at JJ's Clubhouse and Bar - doors open at 9pm Saturday night. 

Noted Leather Artist Jerry Miller will be presenting his work Saturday night, from 10:30pm to 11pm, with the help of his handpicked models.

The Contests start promptly at 11pm (yes, really). Admission is $10 per person. Come early, check out the famous Silent Auction, enjoy the raffles (enter to win over 50 bottles of liquour, wine and beer*!) and jello shots. 

*Over 50 Bottles Raffle: $5 a ticket, 3 for $10, 6 for $20. Need not be present to win.

Sunday Brunch, Sunday morning, 11am to 2pm, at West End Grill & Pub, 354 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108.

Order off the menu. Entertainment by Mera Mangle. Chef Liz, of Tenacious Eats & West End Grill & Pub, is preparing a custom designed cocktail for the occasion; the Welcome Wagon Cocktail.

Join Leather, Puppy, Fetish and Kink kindred for the traditional Sunday Brunch. Steet legal wardrobe, please. This is not a closed event but is a very welcoming establishment. Next door is the St Louis Actor Theater and Chef Liz will giving a free tour at 2:30pm. Off street parking. 


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


"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



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.