St. Louis Halloween Events 2018

Friday September 14, 2018

St. Louis is your destination for all things haunted. Join us for a fun-filled and thrilling Halloween experience with the following events. Scary, spooky and frightening- oh my! Pick your poison with all of the October happenings that St. Louis area has to offer.

Halloween in St. Louis

Fright Fest returns to Six Flags St. Louis every weekend from now until Halloween (Sept. 28- Oct. 28). During this most frightening time of year, the theme park is wholesome family fun during the day, but beware at night when there is nowhere to hide as haunted houses and scare zones are all throughout the park.

‘Tis the season for Halloween nights at Grant’s Farm with themed shows, Deer Park rides with Halloween lights and more. The special events are offered weekends in October (Oct. 5-6, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28) from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Saint Louis Zoo starts the party early with Zootoberfest on Saturdays and Sundays on Oct. 6 –7 and Oct. 13 –14. Zootoberfest offers family-friendly flavors of Oktoberfest with live entertainment, animals and the “biergarten” for those 21 and up. The fun doesn’t stop there. Boo at the Zoo nights provides another opportunity for kids to celebrate Halloween in a non-scary way every evening beginning Oct. 16-30. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. There’s so much to enjoy including:  the herpetarium, children’s zoo, shows, rides, storytelling, 4D Theater, game area, painting pumpkins, photos and more. While this is not a trick-or treating experience, kids under 12 will receive a bag of treats when leaving. The Halloween celebration concludes with Spooky Saturday on Oct. 27 for a day of educational stations, entertainment, crafts, games, character meet and greet and more throughout the zoo for free.

The Magic House is hosting Not-So-Haunted House Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28. Children are welcome to dress up in costumes while enjoying trick or treating (candy-free) and story time.

Join in the festivities of the Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs which will include trick-or-treating on Sunday, October 21 from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Enjoy hands-on activities at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Science Spooktacular Oct. 25-28. This annual free Halloween event features live science demonstrations, a haunted lab, Halloween films in the Omnimax Theater, prop making , complimentary parking and more family-friendly fun. The whole family is encouraged to come in costume. (Visitors over the age of 12 are asked not to wear masks.)

The Butterfly House becomes the BOOterfly House: Bewitching Bugs & Botanicals , full of things that creep and crawl all month long (Oct. 1-31) complete with story time featuring Little Miss Muffet and live carnivorous plant feedings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bug Ball on Oct. 26 and 27 gives your child a chance to dance, enjoy refreshments, play games, create spook-tacular crafts and view the hand-painted treat houses from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the Bug Ball.

Trick or treat while running at The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race, a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run – with a special Halloween twist. This event attracts people of all of all ages and abilities to enjoy the event in downtown St. Louis.

Enjoy the Eckert’s Pumpkin Jamboree – at Belleville, Millstadt & Grafton Farms on Saturdays and Sundays (Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28). The Pumpkin Jamboree begins weekends in October (Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to search for the perfect pumpkin. Your child will be thoroughly entertained with music, activities, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods and a petting farm.

Step inside the Lemp Mansion for haunted history tours, ghost hunting and mystery dinner theatre. Visit the mansion and learn more about why it is known for being so haunted. Tours are offered on Monday nights year round, but Halloween is the perfect excuse and the “Dead Like Me” mystery dinner is ongoing from now until Nov. 3. The annual Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash will take place on Oct. 27, from 8 12:30 p.m.

Get your costume ready! Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon Halloween Party at Ballpark Village offering access to 3 venues, live entertainment by Joe Dirt band and DJ Deception, a costume contest with a $5,000 prize package and all-inclusive packages from 8p.m.-11p.m.

The Legendary Halloween in the Central West End includes daytime activities for the whole family. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade and party for kids, followed by a parade for dogs, live entertainment, trick or treating and concludes with an adults- only party from 6p.m. – midnight Oct. 27, 11 a.m.- midnight at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid

The Fabulous Fox Theatre will offer Ghost Tours on select Mondays in October (Oct. 1, 8 and 15) at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There’s 88 years of history from paranormal activity to ghost sightings. Hear their stories about what happens after the shows are over and the lights go out.

Spirits of Sappington House, long dead, will appear in five windows of Historic Sappington House  on Saturday, October 6 from 9 to 10:30 p.m., immediately following Javier Mendoza’s fundraising concert. However this Spirit-Reveal is only the beginning of the haunting which culminates on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, when the Spirits take possession of the house. The silent Spirits will linger on October 7, 12, 13 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Then on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., visitors are welcomed inside to see and hear the Spirits, returned from the dead, telling their stories, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dramatic.


The seasonal entertainment and events are endless see our events calendar to add more excitement to your agenda this fall.


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