Fun Things to Do in the St. Louis Area in October 2021

Boo at the Zoo | October 15 – 31. Join this not-so-scary adventure: strolling entertainers, stage shows, non-gory-ous Halloween decorations, Dinoroarus selfies, and rides on the Zooline Railroad.

Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis | Through October 31. Bone-chilling thrills and themed rides. Haunted attractions in the Slaughterhouse and Odd Ball’s Funhouse, as well as scare zones filled with zombies, clowns, vampires and more. The frights are calling you.

St. Louis Beer Fest | October 16. Get crafty! With more than 40 breweries, 120 beers and access throughout the St. Louis Science Center, this year’s Beer Fest is truly unique. Admission includes samplings from participating breweries, as well as access to all the exhibits.

“Painting Pumpkins for Rainbows for Kids” Charity Event Sat. Oct. 23 in Kimmswick, Mo.- Everyone is welcome. Take your kids or grandkids to Kimmswick and look for the pumpkin event in the park. 

Booterfly House | Daily Through October 31. Visit the bewitching bugs and botanicals at the Butterfly House. Meet new frightful friends in the Creepy Crawly Cave, watch out for Botanicals Gone Made in the Conservatory and spy on spectacular spiders with the Muffet Family.

Outdoor Story  Time: Forest Park | Thursday in October. Bring a blanket and join in on this fun storytime in the great outdoors. St. Louis Public Library is offering weekly storytimes in the Anne O’C. Albrecht Nature Playscape’s Meadow area.

Union Station Train or Treat | October 8 – 31. A family-friendly Haunted Maze with favorite Halloween characters, pumpkins in the Train Patch and walkthrough journeys on the historic train cars will keep the surprises coming. Perfect for children 12 and under. Wear your costumes and watch the Fire & Light show.

Apple Butter Festival | Oct. 30 – 31. Apples, apples and more apples. Beginning before dawn and continuing throughout each day of the festival, the large kettles are filled with apples, and cooked over a wood burning fire until the fragrant spread is thick enough to be sealed in jars. Food, drink, craft vendors, a petting zoo and pony rides fill out the day.

Explore St. Louis: For a full list of events happening this September in St. Louis, check out the calendar of events.


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