10 Events Happening in St. Louis this October

Wednesday October 5, 2016

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

Fright Fest | Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 30

Fright Fest returns 15 nights. During the day it’s fun for all ages with not-so-scary thrills for little ghouls and goblins but when the sun goes down, the freaks come out to play.

St. Louis Arts Experience | through October 16

The St. Louis Arts Experience is a 17-day festival that brings St. Louis’ arts scene together with one goal in mind: to welcome you to the arts! Experience the energy of a great concert, the serenity of an art gallery, the power of live drama and the unforgettable beauty of dance.  Take advantage of ticket discounts, free workshops, backstage tours, meet the artists, engage in fun family activities and so much more as you step out into the city’s robust art scene.

Fall into Science | Every Sunday throughout October

Every Sunday in October, the Saint Louis Science Center will host “Fall into Science,” a series of events featuring some of our favorite fall foods to celebrate the harvest season. Weekly themes will be: Apple Fest, A-MAIZE-ing Corn Fest, Chili Fest, The Great Pumpkin Fest and Farm Fest. Join them each week for local beer and wine tastings, food demonstrations and sampling, special treats available for purchase, Amazing Science Demonstrations and fun for the whole family. “Fall into Science” will be unlike any other harvest event!

Four Seasons St. Louis – Oktoberfest | October 13

The Four Seasons officially rings in the fall harvest season with its Oktoberfest on the Sky Terrace. With gourmet German cuisine, barbecue and more by well-known local chefs – Kevin Nashan, Mike Emerson, Qui Tran and Gian Nicola Colucci – guests will enjoy Bavarian music and autumn brews from local breweries, including Anheuser-Busch, 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut and Schlafly

St. Louis Renaissance Festival | Every weekend until October 15

The 18th Annual St. Louis Renaissance Festival features five themed weekends, live armored josting, stages of live entertainment, and more than 100 local artisan shops.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon | October 15 – 16

The Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon will return for its 6th year on October 15-16, 2016. Don’t miss this running festival where you can find local bands rockin’ along the course, a complimentary post race cold beer, one unforgettable headliner concert, a beautiful scenic course tour through historic downtown St. Louis, awesome swag, and more!

Boo at the Zoo | October 18 – 30

This non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience is filled with laughs and adventurers. Enjoy spooktacular fun for families including Animal Encounters at the Emerson Children’s Zoo, Fireside Stories and much more.

Spirits In the Garden | October 28

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with the spirit of Henry Shaw while sampling botanical spirits from local distilleries. Learn about the haunted history of the Victorian District, strut your stuff in a costume contest, seek out “Wicked Plants” in a scavenger hunt, and dance the night away. Light appetizers and samples from distilleries are included in admission price. A cash bar will also be available. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival | October 29 – 30

The Kimmswick Historical Society will again be making and selling their famous Apple Butter at the Apple Butter Pavilion on Market Street. 100’s of vendor booths will fill the city park and line the streets of Kimmswick selling a variety of crafts and food items. Live entertainment will also be provided.

St. Louis Brewers Guild Halloween Party | October 29

What better way to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve than a beer festival? The St. Louis Brewers Guild Halloween Party features breweries from throughout the St. Louis region pouring samples of what they do best, live music, great food, wild costumes, a Hefe Ride (think hay-ride with kegs on it), fortune telling and more, all in historic Lafayette 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.

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