12 Events Happening in St. Louis this October 2019

Tuesday October 1, 2019

Fall is here in St. Louis! Here are twelve events happening in St. Louis this October.

Best of Missouri Market | October 4 – 9

Shop from over 120 regional food producers and crafters offering fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Live music and a Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating and barnyard animals.

Historic Shaw Art Fair | October 5 – 6

Check out art from 135 exhibitors as you stroll along the Historic Shaw district at the Shaw Art Fair. Admire the surrounding architecture, walk your dog, enjoy fare from food vendors and bring the kids for fun in the activity tent. Proceeds benefit the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association.

Grove Fest | October 5

The annual street festival is a favorite fall event for many in the Grove neighborhood in St. Louis. The celebration runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. It features an eclectic mix of music, art, food and street performers. The festival is held along Manchester Avenue between Kingshighway and Vandeventer Avenue.

Haunted Houses | Throughout October

There are several places to go when you want a real Halloween fright in St. Louis. The Darkness Haunted House in Soulard is ranked as one of the best in the country and draws big crowds every year. There’s also Creepyworld in Fenton and Haunted Paintball Park in Millstadt.

Brew in the Lou | October 12

Enjoy one-stop-tasting of St. Louis’s best beer, wine, spirits and food at LESA’s 7th Annual “Brew in the Lou” Festival on the banks of the Lily Pond at Francis Park. Last year’s event featured more than 100 breweries, restaurants and craft artisans, including 45 local and regional craft breweries.

Boo at the Zoo | October 15 – 30

Families can enjoy festive Halloween decorations, interactive storytellers, educational activities, kids’ games, hauntingly fun entertainment and more at the Saint Louis Zoo’s non-scary Halloween experience.

City Nights at the City Museum | October 10, 24 and Nov. 7

Enjoy a magical experience 11 stories up with themed spaces at the City Museum with live music, lights and projections, surprises around every corner, and lantern-lit hideaways. Plus, alcohol, hand food, and ice cream. Ferris wheel, slides, and climbers.

St. Louis Renaissance Festival | Through October 13

Step into a 16th-century French village, complete with period costumes, jousting demonstrations, crafts, food, music and more at the St. Louis Renaissance Festival. Have fun with “Eggs and Kegs,” an adult egg hunt, jousting three times a day, live entertainment, children’s activities and much more.

The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race | October 20

You won’t feel so guilty about eating all of that Halloween candy if you participate in the annual GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Fun Run. This event attracts many of the region’s elite runners, along with thousands of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

St. Louis Brewers Guild Halloween Party | October 26

What better way to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve than a beer festival? The STLBEER HALLOWEEN PARTY features breweries from throughout the Greater St. Louis region pouring unlimited samples, music, great food, a Hefe Ride (think hay-ride with kegs on it), an incredible costume contest.

Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival | October 26 – 27

The Apple Butter Festival is Kimmswick, Missouri’s largest celebration of the year. More than 100,000 visitors fill Market Street and the city park to sample apple butter and dozens of other foods. Hundreds of craft vendors sell their goods at booths around town.

Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis | September 27 – November 3

Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days at Six Flags St. Louis! It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park.

For a full list of events happening this September in St. Louis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your photos of your St. Louis adventure using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.

View All
× SEE & DO DINING & NIGHTLIFE SHOP STAY 25 THINGS TO DO NEIGHBORHOODS ITINERARIES DAY TRIPS