Celebrating Halloween in St. Louis

Monday September 23, 2013

Halloween isn’t just a day in St. Louis. And it’s not just for trick-or-treating. And it’s not just for kids. With so many haunted happenings all across the city, it’s a month-long celebration. Scare yourself silly and get ready for multiple costume changes with these top St. Louis Halloween events and activities.

Haunted Tours:

St. Louis has a trilogy of terror-filled haunted houses. Acclaimed as the best haunted houses in the U.S., the Scarefest locations include:

Dates: Friday and Saturdays through November 2

The Darkness
If you really want to be scared this Halloween, plan a visit to the Darkness haunted house in Soulard. It’s ranked among the best-haunted houses in the country byHauntWorld.com and USA Today. The two-story building is filled with room after room of ghouls and gore.

The Lemp Brewery
The Lemp Brewery is back offering brave visitors an authentic scare. There are plenty of spooky scenes and special effects, but the true fright may be the real ghosts that lurk in the caves and caverns under the old Lemp Brewery.

Scream Park at Creepyworld
The same folks that bring you the Darkness also bring Scream Park at Creepyworld. It’s St. Louis’ biggest haunted theme park with nine scary attractions all in one place. The best of the lot is SILO-X, a giant haunted house full of radiation-born monsters and mutants and Zombie Paintball.

Museum and Attractions:

Six Flags Fright Fest – September 28 – October 27 (Dates Vary)
Fright Fest, Six Flags St. Louis annual Halloween Bash, is fun for all ages. They’ll have electrifying street entertainment, haunted hayrides and thrilling haunted houses. Plus, experience your favorite rides in the dark

Eckert’s Haunted Hayrides – October 4 – 26 (Dates Vary)
At the Millstadt Farm, there’s lots of glouish fun for young and old during a hayride through Eckert’s haunted orchard. Haunted hayrides take place Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down)

Stone Hill Oktoberfest – October 5 – 25 (Dates Vary)
Four weekends of fall fun with live music from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., wine, beer, traditional German food, winery tours, tasting and sales await those who want to be German for a day. There will also be a special Oktoberfest menu at the Vintage Restaurant.

Grant’s Farm Halloween Celebration – October 10 – 26 (Dates Vary)
Grant’s farm is a popular place for families to celebrate Halloween. Families can kick off their Fall traditions and Halloween with a moonlight tram rides through the dark Deer Park, Halloween-themed shows, a DJ spinning spooky hits in the Bauernhof Courtyard and non-scary classic Halloween characters.

Not So Haunted House at The Magic House – October 18 – 27 (Dates Vary)
Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes and have a ghoulish good time trick-or-treating and getting autographs from more than 15 storybook characters from The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more.

Halloween in the Central West End – October 26
The Central West End’s annual Halloween Bash is fun for all ages. During the day there’s trick-or-treating and other fun activities for kids. At night the adult’s can enjoy music, food, drinks and an incredible costume contest.

Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular at Taubman Prestige Outlets – October 26
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Dress up and trick-or-treat at Taubman Prestige Outlets. Get a trick-or-treat goody bag and special treats (while supplies last) along with free balloon art, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more, including a special visit from the Bubble Bus.

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 a pirate tour through Sea Lion Sound, Big Cat Country and the Herpetarium.

Booterflies Halloween Party – October 25 – 27
Families can come enjoy spooktacular activities and a glow-walk through the butterfly conservatory at this Halloween event at the Butterfly House! Wear your Halloween costume, play insect-inspired games, and trick-or-treat through our garden.

Purina Farms Haunted Hayloft – October 18 – 27 (Dates Vary)
Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween entertainment just for kids at the Purina farms Haunted Hayloft. Kids can go trick-or-treating, enjoy magic shows, face painting, storytelling, participate in a costume contest, experience high-flying canine performances and take a look at adoptable dogs.

Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash  – October 26
The Lemp Mansion hosts a spooky evening full of music, costumes, food and drinks. Along with a live band there will be food all night, costume contest and a four hour open bar so you can sip on some witch’s brew while dancing the night away. Reservations are required.

Riverboat Halloween Costume Party Cruise – October 26
Take in the beautiful St. Louis skyline at night while showing off your best Halloween costume during a costume contest on the Gateway Arch Halloween Costume Party Cruise.

The Pumpkin Carve & Glow at the Moonrise Hotel – October 26
Exercise your pumpkin carving skills at the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Carve and Glow. The Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaurant invite people of all ages to the free pumpkin carving festivities in the Delmar Loop. Pumpkins, basic carving tools and decorating materials will be provided.

For more Halloween events in St. Louis check out our event’s calendar!

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