Scare Up Halloween Fun in St. Louis

Tuesday October 7, 2014


October is the month for festivals, fall weather and frights. There is no shortage of Halloween fun in St. Louis, including haunted houses, terrifying tours and spooky sites to visit and have a good scare with family and friends.

Haunted Houses
When you want a good scare, there’s nothing quite like a haunted house. St. Louis has popular haunted attractions like The Darkness, or for the real thing, there’s always the Lemp Mansion.

Dates: Friday and Saturdays through November 1

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 and USA Today. The two-story building is filled with room after room of ghouls and gore.

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.

Six Flages - FrightFest GhoulsFright Fest at Six Flags
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

Abyss at Lemp Brewery
The Lemp Brewery is back this year 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.


Museum and Attractions:

Halloween at Grant’s Farm – October 10-11, 16-19, 23-26 & 30, 2014
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.

Halloween 10K and Fun Run – October 12, 2014
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. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy the spooky course through St. Louis. There’s also a costume contest for race participants. To register, check out the

Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash  – October 25
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.

Magic House’s Not-So-Haunted House – October 17-19 & 24-26, 2014
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.

Saint Louis Zoo Boo at the ZooHaunted Hayloft at Purina Farms – October 17-19 & 24-26, 2014
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.

Boo at the Zoo – October 17 – 30, 2014
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 – October 25, 2014
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.

Halloween Extravaganza – October, 30, 2014
Spooky things are happening at the Central Library. Come in costume and take a turn being a mad genius as we construct our very own Frankentoys. Glow in the dark slime and candy will be available for good ghouls and boys. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Halloween at the Campbell House: Death, Disease and Despair – October 31, 2014
Spend Halloween night at the Campbell House after dark and take a closer look at the unhappy chapters of loss, despair, death and disease that defined much of the Campbell family’s 84 years spent at 1508 Locust Street. The tour through the 10,500 square foot antebellum mansion will explore the tragic deaths of 10 of the 13 Campbell children, the mental illness that consumed one of their three surviving sons as well as the unglamorous (and often fatal) conditions of 19th century St. Louis.

Saint Louis Science Center Nova NIghts: Creepy Comets – October 31, 2014
Enjoy a geeky night out at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Enjoy drinks, a classic horror movie (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) and a live star show exploring the real story of some of Sci-Fi’s favorite villains, comets. This is a 21 and older event. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged.

Spirits in the Garden: Creepy Crawl at the Missouri Botanical Garden – October 31, 2014
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, and dance the night away. Light appetizers and samples from distilleries included in admission price; cash bar available.

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