Prices below reflect early purchase discounts.
Prices increase July 1, 2019.
No refunds unless event is canceled by AFDCS.

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All Events Package - $200

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Tickets to all four events described below. The All Events Package is available only through June 30. Save $10 over individual prices.


Thursday, July 25
Gateway Arch and River Tour

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Tour bus will leave the hotel at 9:00 am and take us to the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis, where we will visit the Gateway Arch site. Our "See Everything Combo" ticket includes the 35-minute documentary movie Monument to the Dream, a tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, and one-hour riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River. There will be time to visit the updated museum (reopened July 4, 2018) and the Old Courthouse, site of the famous Dred Scott court decision. Bus will return to the hotel at 3:30 pm.

Museum description: Trace the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring 201 years of history within six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit and explains the westward expansion of the United States with an emphasis on St. Louis’ role in that era. The galleries span from 1764 to 1965 with topics covering Colonial St. Louis, Jefferson’s Vision, Manifest Destiny, The Riverfront Era, New Frontiers, and Building the Gateway Arch.

Note: The Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch is not fully accessible for guests with mobility impairments, as no wheelchairs, scooters or strollers are permitted on the Observation Deck. To reach the top and return, you must be able to manage at least 96 steps, divided into six flights, and you may need to stand for 30­–60 minutes. No seating or restrooms are located at the top of the Arch.

Cost: $60 per person
($65 after June 30)


Friday, July 26
President’s Banquet and 2018 Cachet Award Winners

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The main social event of the convention begins at 7:00 pm and runs until 9:30 pm – plenty of time to enjoy good company and good food. The event begins with a no-host cash bar and the annual 50/50 raffle ticket sales. Then you can enjoy the Tuscan buffet, which will include:
  • Tuscan white bean soup
  • romaine caprese salad with roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • antipasto display of grilled vegetables, Italian cheeses and cured meats
  • creamy bruschetta chicken
  • garlic herb tipalia with lemon parmesan artichokes
  • balsamic steak Florentine
  • basil pesto gnocchi with mushrooms and tomatoes
  • roasted seasonal vegetables with herbs and olive oil
  • garlic breadsticks
  • Italian lemon cream cake
  • coffee and tea service
We can accommodate special dietary needs if you identify your requirements by June 30.

After dinner we’ll make presentations to the winners of the Cachetmakers’ Contest while images of winning cachets are projected on a large screen as award categories are announced.

Cost: $60 per person
($65 after June 30)


Saturday, July 27
Post-Cachetmakers Bourse Meal

Saturday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm is your opportunity to buy FDCs directly from cachetmakers (No entrance fee).

After the bourse, join us for dinner at 7:00 pm. Recent years have featured Dave Bennett's favorite sliders. This year the sliders are on steroids. We will have the "Burger Bar" consisting of garden salad with cucumber, tomato, shredded cheese, buttermilk ranch and sweet red wine vinaigrette; crisp waffle fries, beer battered onion rings; beef hamburgers and grilled chicken breasts; Kaiser and ciabatta buns; lettuce, tomato, pickles and assorted cheeses; ketchup, mayonnaise; dijon, mustard and bbq sauce condiments; Santa Fe cheesecake brownies; strawberry lemonade; and coffee and tea service.
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For illustration purposes only. Your slider may vary.

As is traditional, a cover from a well-known cachetmaker (who recently retired from Disney) will be given to all ticket purchasers.

Cost: $45 per person
($50 after June 30)


Sunday, July 28
Sunday Post-Show Dinner

Following the completion of another successful convention, we will carpool to a local restaurant to be determined. A cash bar will be available.

Cost: $45 per person
($50 after June 30)


Please Make a Donation

Please make a donation to one or more of the Americover funds and help the show be a success. Consider becoming one of our AFDCS distinguished "Guiding Lights" by contributing to the Beacon Fund. Your donation of $100 or more allows the convention committee to make a good show even better, without fear of running over budget. Beacon members receive a distinctive engraved name badge to show appreciation for their extra support. Make your Beacon Fund donation before the June 30 deadline in order to get the special badge.

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Grand Slam Donation

Be a heavy hitter! Donate to all four funds with a single click of your mouse!


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Beacon Fund
($100 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Show Program Fund
($35 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Button Fund
($25 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Entertainment Fund
($15 minimum please)
Donation: $

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Show Program w/o cancels - $3

Show Program w/ cancels - $5
Show program with three show cancels

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Covers w/ Show Cancels - $10

Set of three show covers

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