Though the fall temperatures are slow to come, the tell-tale signs of the season have started to appear. Everywhere our team goes around St. Louis, we see pumpkin spice this, and Halloween that - and we are as excited as you are to enjoy Fall in St. Louis. Here are the big events tha
St. Charles Oktoberfest, September 27-29, 2019
Lewis & Clark Boathouse, 1050 S Riverside Drive, St. Charles, MO
The annual German beer festival kicks off with an opening ceremony on Friday night, and will go through Sunday evening. Events include a Brat Eating Contest, a 5K, 10K, and 1 mile fun run, an Antique Car Show and more. More information on this annual event at https://saintcharlesoktoberfest.com.
Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest, September 27-November 3
Six Flags St. Louis, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63025
It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over Six Flags. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. Learn more and get tickets at https://www.sixflags.com/stlouis/special-events/fright-fest.
Zootoberfest, October 5-6 & 12-3, 10 am to 3 pm
Oktoberfest at the Saint Louis Zoo returns this fall with live music, fall-related kid’s games and crafts. They’ll also have German specialty foods like bratwurst, pretzels, and beer on hand for adults. (and root beer for kids!) Enjoy live entertainment including the Good Times Polka Band and Terry Thompson’s Bavarian Stompers. Learn more at https://www.stlzoo.org/events/zootoberfest.
Brew in the Lou, October 12, 1-5 pm
Frances Park, St. Louis
The annual beer festival, held by the Lutheran Elementary School Association, is in its 7th year - and is a great afternoon for all who attend. With their entry fee, attendees get unlimited samples of beer, wine and food from more than 45 local and regional craft breweries. This year, they also have music by Steve Ewing of The urge! Learn more and get your tickets at https://lesastl.org/special-events/7th-annual-brew-lou/
Top Golf for Our Troops, October 20, 1-5 pm
Top Golf, 16851 N Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005
While this event isn’t a typical fall festival, we had to be sure to include it on our list. Our friends at Hibbs Homes are hosting a Top Golf Tournament at Top Golf Chesterfield to raise funds for local veterans. The event, hosted by Frank Cusumano, is being held to raise funds to support Operation FINALLY HOME’s work to provide mortgage-free homes and home modifications to wounded veterans in the St. Louis area. We were thankful to be a part of a recent Operation FINALLY HOME project awarded to a veteran in Wildwood - and we’re proud to support their work. Learn more about this great event and register your team at www.HibbsHomes.com/TOPGOLF.
Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival, October 26th & 27th, 10 am to 5 pm
Downtown Kimmswick, Missouri
The Apple Butter Festival is the largest event in Jefferson County, drawing close to 100,000 visitors over 2 days. Hundreds of vendor booths will fill the city park and line the streets of Kimmswick selling a variety of crafts and foods. Artistically carved pumpkins line the streets, and the Kimmswick Historical Society sells their famous Apple Butter. Learn more at http://www.visitkimmswick.com/apple_butter_festival