Things that go Boo in the Lou!
St. Louis is tricked out with plenty of treats for boys and ghouls of all ages this season. From haunted houses to costume contests, from trick-or-treating to festive parties, here’s your guide to the best places to get a scare in St. Louis.
Not-So-Haunted House, The Magic House, October 26-28
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.
Boo at the zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, October 19-30
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.
Halloween Celebration, Grant’s Farm, October 25-27
Grant’s Farm offers a safe and festive way for families to celebrate fall traditions and Halloween with moonlight tram rides through the dark Deer Park, Halloween-themed animal and Mad Science shows, a DJ spinning spooky hits in the Bauernhof Courtyard and non-scary classic Halloween characters.
Haunted Hayloft, Purina Farms, October 26-28
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.
A trilogy of terror-filled haunted houses make up St. Louis’-own Scarefest sites. Acclaimed as the best haunted houses in the U.S., the Scarefest locations include:
Scarefest: Creepyworld Haunted Attraction
Scarefest: The Haunting of Lemp Brewery
Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS, Six Flags St. Louis, October 5-28
Fright Fest, Six Flags St. Louis annual Halloween Bash, is fun for all ages. They’ll have electrifying streetentertainment, haunted hayrides and thrilling haunted houses. Plus, experience your favorite rides in the dark
Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash, October 27
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.
Halloween Bash, Central West End, October 27
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.
4th Annual Great Pumpkin Carve & Glow, Moonrise Hotel, October 27
Exercise your pumpkin carving skills at the 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Carve and Glow. The Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaruant 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.