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Events in St. Louis this October

Building custom homes in St. Louis is a treat, and that’s not trick! When we’re not building homes in the St. Louis, or partnering with Make-A-Wish Missouri, we’re always on the lookout for fun things to do. There are plenty of fun and spooky events in St. Louis this October, from BOOterfly House to Zootoberfest, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy this month in St. Louis.

Events in St. Louis this October

BOOterfly House

When: Now through October 31st, 2018
Where: Faust Park
15193 Olive Blvd
Chesterfield. MO

Creep on over to the Butterfly House this October as we celebrate all things creepy and crawly. Meet new frightful friends in the Scorpion’s Lair, watch out for our Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with Little Miss Muffet! Story Time with Little Miss Muffet daily at 10:30 a.m. Live Carnivorous Plant Feedings with Professor Von Trap daily at 1:30 p.m.

Gateway Arch Kimmswick Cruise

When: October 4th, 2018
Where: Gateway Arch Riverboats
50 S. Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard
St. Louis, MO

Take a leisurely ride on the Mississippi on this narrated cruise to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick, Missouri, known for its historic homes, shopping, antiques, and the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery.

Cruise package includes on-board games and lively music, lunch at the Blue Owl, plus motorcoach transportation.

Flora Borealis at the Missouri Botanical Garden

When: October 4th, 2018
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO

Beginning at dusk each night, Flora Borealis visitors will embark on a 1-mile journey through iconic Garden locations transformed through a combination of lights, moving images, and sounds that bring the Garden to life like never before.

The new Biergarten at the Missouri Botanical Garden will be open for happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday only, before Flora Borealis.

Annual Best of Missouri Market

When: October 5th– 7th, 2018
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO

More than 120 food producers and crafters offer baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Enjoy live music and a kids’ corner with crafts and fall activities, too! Outdoors under tents, rain or shine.

Fright Fest
When: October 5th, 2018
Where: Six Flags St. Louis
4900 Six Flags Road
Eureka, MO

Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days September 28-October 28 at Six Flags St. Louis It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. 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. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!

Craftoberfest 2018
When: October 11th, 2018
Where: Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery and Biergarten
3229 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Craftoberfest is St. Louis’ first open-air night market showcasing the best in modern craft + design.

Returning for our 7th year on October 11th, Craftoberfest 2018 will feature over 35 local makers, designers, curators + creative entrepreneurs, as well as locally brewed craft beer, live music, and Tarot readings under the stars and twinkling lights of Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery + Biergarten.

Special appearances by Mission Taco Truck + Tarot St. Louis.

Halloween Nights at Grant’s Farm

When: October 11th– 14th, 2018
Where: Grant’s Farm
10501 Gravois Road
St. Louis, MO

Enjoy the season with a one-of-a-kind celebration, featuring themed shows, a DJ in the Bauernhof courtyard, and themed Deer Park rides with Halloween lights!

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

When: October 13thand 14th, 2018
Where: Rotary Park
2577 W. Meyer Road
Foristell, MO

Come join us as we celebrate our 20th year! Enjoy entertainment ranging from pirates to jousting to juggling to turkey legs, and more! There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Pumpkin Jamboree-Belleville, Millstadt & Grafton Farms

When: October 13thand 14th, 2018
Where: Eckert’s Country Store
4814 951 S Green Mt Rd
Belleville, IL

Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds, so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone! Children’s activities. Petting farm. Fee charged


When: October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 2018
Where: Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO

Enjoy a new take on Oktoberfest with some Saint Louis Zoo flair! This is a family-friendly Oktoberfest that you can’t find anywhere else. After you’re all “oompah-ed” out, enjoy a walk around the Zoo and see some of your favorite animals!

Sauce Magazine’s Harvest Festival

When: October 14th, 2018
Where: Tower Grove Park
4256 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis, MO

Join Sauce Magazine along with top local artists, musicians, restaurants, breweries and wineries for the 11th annual Harvest Festival in Tower Grove Park.

Boo at the Zoo Nights

When: October 16th, 2018
Where: Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO

Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Boo at the Zoo Nights is not a trick-or-treating experience.

Ghosts of the Arch Grounds Stargazing Experience

When: October 20th, 2018
Where: Gateway Arch
Lenore K Sullivan Blvd
St. Louis, MO

On the present-day site of Gateway Arch National Park once stood a French colonial village, a thriving riverfront port and a warehouse district. Learn about the adventures and misadventures of St. Louis’ historical figures and how they helped shape the history and lore of the area on this ranger-led interpretive talk followed by telescope viewing of the moon and stars led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society (weather permitting).

Meet “Sky Ranger” Rich Fefferman at the water feature outside the new circular glass west entrance of the Gateway Arch, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. Event is free and open to all ages.

Science Spooktacular

When: October 25th, 2018
Where: Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Join us for spooky fun science! Bring your young ghouls, goblins, astronauts and dinosaurs to our Halloween celebration and get hands-on with spell-binding science at this family-friendly event. The whole family is encouraged to come in costume. (Visitors over the age of 12 are asked not to wear masks.)

Bug Ball

When: October 26th, 2018
Where: Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House
15193 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO

Step into the wonder and beauty of butterflies, insects, spiders and their other many-legged friends! Your little bugaboos will be able to play games, create spook-tacular crafts and take home lots of loot after they visit our many hand-painted Treat Houses. Spy on the amazing owl butterfly, which are only active during dusk and dawn. When tummies rumble, guests will munch on a spook-tacular spread that will include themed menu items such as creepy pizza fingers, scream cheese, petrifying pastries, eerie pudding, frightful fruit, pumpkin punch, and much more! Families end the evening dancing to Monster Jams at the Bug Ball. Admission into the Butterfly House, activities, light refreshments, crafts, treats, and goody bags are included in the event ticket price.

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