Fall Fun in St. Louis
Published on 27 September 2018
The arrival of cooler temps signals the return of some of the city’s favorite fall traditions. Be sure to mark your calendar to take part in all of the fall fun that these must-do events and activities have to offer.
Oktoberfest St. Louis
This weekend, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will host its annual Oktoberfest St. Louis event. The event, which will take place at the Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery and Biergarten, features local musicians, artists and vendors selling handmade artisan goods, as well as performers from Circus Flora. There will be traditional German food available, and several of St. Louis’ favorite food trucks will also be on-site.
The 13th annual Grove Fest will return on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-11 p.m. Held on Manchester Avenue in the heart of the Grove neighborhood, Grove Fest is a street festival featuring live music, street performers and food from neighborhood businesses. Attendees can also participate in the annual paint-by-numbers outdoor wall mural, which is a Grove Fest tradition.
Lemp Haunted Mansion
Named one of the “10 Spookiest Buildings in the World” by CNN Travel, the Lemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn hosts ghost tours, overnight experiences and dinner shows. Located in the Benton Park neighborhood, the mansion also offers tours year-round.
St. Louis is home to some of the best haunted houses in the region. Those looking to stay in the city can check out The Darkness, located in the historic Soulard neighborhood. Those willing to take a drive for a good scare can head to Creepyworld in Fenton, Missouri, which is known as America’s biggest and longest haunted park, and features 13 different attractions.
Apple and Pumpkin Picking
The St. Louis area features numerous farms and orchards where you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. Some local favorites include Eckert’s Belleville Country Store and Farms in Belleville, Illinois, Stuckmeyers Farm in Fenton, Missouri and Thies Farm and Greenhouses, which has locations in Maryland Heights and St. Charles, Missouri.
The Haunted History tour
This walking tour through historic Laclede’s Landing provides a history of St. Louis told through strange and spooky stories. Tours run now through October 31.
St. Louis International Film Festival
The St. Louis International Film Festival offers the chance to discover movies from around the world, including some that will only be shown on the big screen at the festival. The event features a compilation of international films, documentaries, American indies, shorts, popular festival films and Oscar contenders. The festival will be held November 1-11 at various venues across the city.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
For more than 25 years, Anheuser-Busch has offered free holiday walking tours of the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Pestalozzi Street. Guests can see the historic campus illuminated for the holidays. The event also offers free beer samples for those over 21, as well as live music and free photo opportunities.. The light display runs from 5-10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 16 through December 30.