Balloons in the sky over Forest Park during the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.

Fall Fun in St. Louis

Leaves are Falling, St. Louis is Calling

Urban explorer, outdoor adventurer, aficionado of family fun – no matter your travel persona, you’ll find plenty to do in St. Louis this fall. Experience world-class attractions, explore diverse neighborhoods or discover unique shops. Take a tour of museums and historic sites, attend fairs and festivals or delight your taste buds at local restaurants, breweries and distilleries. You might also want to subject yourself to the spookier side of St. Louis. More interested in iconic spots around town? Check out our list of 25 Things To Do in St. Louis.

A Festival for Everyone

Do you seek out artsy experiences? Are you a music-lover, a craft beer enthusiast or a food fanatic? You can find special events, fairs and festivals throughout St. Louis to satisfy almost any craving. Check out our comprehensive list of can’t-miss local events, and start planning your St. Louis visit today.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs an annual concert in Forest Park.

On the Stage

This season, on stages across St. Louis, an impromptu recording session at Sun Records will have you tapping your toes, a demon with a thing for stripes will teach you to make the most of every Day-O, a nurse-turned-comedian will make you laugh until it hurts and an Irish step dance company will reinvent the ancient and beloved art form. That’s only the first act, though!

Beetlejuice comes to The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis.

Oh My Gourd!

Pumpkins are the epitome of autumn, and visiting a pumpkin patch is a must-do activity in St. Louis this season. These local pumpkin patches have more than just gourds, though. Bring a date, friends or the whole family for a special day of massive corn mazes, bouncy wagon rides and festive foods.

Kids carve pumpkins after visiting a pumpkin patch in St. Louis.

Spooky St. Louis Events

From haunted houses to fear farms to spirited tours, St. Louis has hair-raising Halloween events that will make your blood run cold. The question is: How many horrors can you handle?

Evil spirits haunt the rides at Six Flags St. Louis during Fright Fest.

Wine, Whimsy and Wild Wonder

With its historic homes, sweet shops, stunning scenery and close proximity to the Katy Trail, the charming hamlet of Augusta, Missouri, has long been a road-trip favorite. Among the rolling hills that overlook the Missouri River Valley, you’ll also find wineries with captivating legacies and surprising wines.

People enjoy glasses of wine from Augusta Winery in the Missouri River Valley.

Your Next Great Outdoor Adventure

Among the St. Louis cityscape, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and stay active this fall. Try one of these local activities for something a little different on your next trip. If you like to hike, bike, paddle and more, these outdoor adventures will take you off the beaten path.

Big Muddy Adventures leads a group of paddlers down the Missouri River.

Got Kids? You’re in the Right Place.

St. Louis boasts a variety of family-friendly, one-of-a-kind attractions that are fun for the whole family. Considering that places such as Grant’s Farm, Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Saint Louis Zoo are also free, the Gateway City is an unrivaled choice for a weekend away or an extended stay with your loved ones.

Children play at The Magic House in St. Louis.