St Louis Fall Things To Do

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St. Louis Fall Things To Do

Fall in St. Louis is a transitional season. The St. Louis "24 hour" weather rule can apply many times during the Fall. Fortunately, we do have many days of true fall weather, those crisp Autumn days when a sweater is needed and the fall leaves look stunning against the backdrop of a deep blue Autumn sky. St. Louis has many fun places to visit and things to do during the Fall.

Halloween!

Rombach Farms For many people Fall is all about Halloween! The St. Louis area has many pumpkin patches that provide Halloween family fun during the month of October. Thies Farm has a "Pumpkin Land" at their North and West locations which feature corn mazes, the Pumpkin Land play area, pony rides, face painting and more! Rombach Farms in Chesterfield is known for its pumpkin patch and offers hay rides, their "Great Pumpkin Pyramid", the Country Store and more. For more Halloween fun, in the month of October, Six Flags turns the entire park into one big Halloween party called "Fright Fest." The park is only open on weekends, Friday night through Sunday night, and encourages parents to bring younger children during the day to experience the "Thrills by Day" and teens and adults to stay after 6pm for the "Fright by Night." The St. Louis Zoo celebrates Halloween, too with their "Boo at the Zoo" which is held nightly for about a week before October 31st.

Ghosts and Haunted Houses

Lemp Mansion And what would Halloween be without ghosts and haunted houses? For those who enjoy the thrills of the paranormal, Historic Alton Illinois is recognized as one of the most haunted small towns in the nation. Several haunted tours are offered throughout the year, but make a perfect fun Fall thing to do! The Lemp Mansion in Downtown St. Louis was home to the wealthy Lemp family who owned the Lemp Brewery. Today it is a Bed & Breakfast and restaurant and is reported to be haunted! "Paranormal Tours" are given at the mansion as well as other spooky events throughout October. The Payne-Gentry House in Bridgeton Missouri is also known to be haunted. The Bridgeton Parks and Rec Department gives tours of the historical home of Elbridge Payne and his family, but you will have to find your own ghosts! Thornhill Mansion at Thornhill Farm, home to Missouri's second governor, Frederick Bates, is located in Faust Park and is said to be haunted by the Governor himself!

Annual Fall Festivals

Hermann Missouri Several festivals and annual events happen during the fall season in and around St. Louis. One of them is the St. Louis Art Fair which takes place in the Central Business District of Clayton. The art fair is recognized as one of the top art fairs in the country and features both visual and performing arts. The Apple Butter Festival in Historic Kimmswick is held in October and features the Kimmswick Historical Society's apple butter as well as hundreds of booths filled with arts and crafts, food, drink and fun family friendly activities. Historic Hermann Missouri celebrates its German heritage with Oktoberfest events happening every weekend during the month of October. All three of the Eckert's Country Store and Farms locations have fall family friendly activities centered around their fall crops of apples and pumpkins. September weekends are all about the "Apple Fest" and October weekends feature the "Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree". Eckert's Millstadt location also has "Haunted Hayrides"!

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

Great Forest Park Balloon Race The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is a fun event that takes place in Forest Park each September. The Friday night before the race, all the balloonists participate in the "Balloon Glow" by inflating their tethered balloons and then illuminating them. It is a really cool sight and everyone is invited! On Saturday, the event continues with fun family activities leading up to the afternoon when the race begins with the launching of the Energizer Bunny!

The Missouri Wine Trail and Wineries

Missouri has become known for its locally bottled, award winning wines and even has several "wine trails" in the St. Louis area. One of them is located in St. Charles County and includes several wineries in St. Charles, Augusta, and Defiance. An Autumn afternoon spent at a Missouri winery will usually include live entertainment along with wine tasting. For a list of wineries in the St. Louis area, see our St. Louis Wineries Page.

Enjoy Fall Color in the Great Outdoors

Lewis and Clark Trail To take in some fall color, one of the area's most beautiful drives is on the Great River Road. The stretch of road lies along the bluffs of the Mississippi River between Alton Illinois and Pere Marquette State Park and is gorgeous at this time of year. May we suggest a taking a hike or bike ride on one of the many area trails during peak color week? A great hiking spot to take in fall color are the Lewis and Clark Trails in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. These trails lead to dramatic overlooks of the Missouri River and feature beautiful fall color at peak season!

Football and "Red October"

St. Louis Rams And of course, fall is the season for football! Attending a St. Louis Rams football game at the Edward Jones Dome in Downtown St. Louis is a lot of fun. For some extra team spirit, fans can also see the Rams up close and personal at their practice facility in Earth City. For more fall football action, consider attending one of the many area high school games. Most are played under the lights on a Friday night! And the St. Louis Cardinals always seem to extend their playing season by getting into the play-offs, either by their record or by wildcard, which leads to a season all of its own, "Red October"! St. Louis is a sea of red until the Cardinals play their last game of the season.

Thanksgiving

A traditional way in St. Louis to close out the Fall season and welcome in the Winter is to attend the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Put the turkey in the oven and then bundle up the kids, the grandparents, the aunts and uncles and head to Downtown St. Louis to see floats, marching bands, balloons and Santa! Its a wonderful way to start off the Christmas Season!

For more information, see the list below.

Columbus Day Parade - The Columbus Day Parade celebrates the Italian Heritage of The Hill Neighborhood and takes place on the Sunday before Columbus Day Monday, winding its way through The Hill and ending at Berra Park for the Italian Festa! - More Info - Tags: annual, attractions, the-hill, events, family, featured, festivals, food, italian, kids, october, missouri, music, parades, fall, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlcity, ttd - Public Tags:

Eckert's Country Store and Farms

Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Belleville - Eckert's Country Store and Farms is a "pick your own" family attraction located in Belleville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, fall-season, family, featured, illinois, kids, st-clair-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois

Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Grafton

Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Grafton - Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Grafton is a "pick-your-own" family attraction that is located in Grafton Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62037, about, attractions, fall-season, family, featured, grafton, illinois, jersey, kids, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62037,Grafton Illinois

Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt

Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt - Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt is a "pick your own" family attraction and is located in Millstadt Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62260, about, attractions, fall-season, family, featured, illinois, kids, millstadt, st-clair-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62260,Millstadt Illinois

Historic Alton, Illinois

Historic Alton Illinois - Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, history, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Historic Hermann Missouri vineyard

Historic Hermann Missouri - Hermann, Missouri, located 90 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, was established in 1837 as a German Society Settlement. Beautiful country, wineries, and more await you. - More Info - Tags: 65041, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, gasconade, german, hermann, historic, history, missouri, missouri-wine-trail, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 65041,Hermann Missouri

Historic Kimmswick

Historic Kimmswick - The city of Historic Kimmswick is the home of the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and many fun boutiques and is located in Jefferson County Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63052, 63053, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, historic, history, jefferson, jefferson-county-info, missouri, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63053,63052,Kimmswick Missouri

Lemp Mansion

Lemp Mansion - The Lemp Mansion, the home of the Lemp Brewery founder, William J. Lemp, is a restaurant, a Bed & Breakfast and reportedly haunted! It is located in the city of St. Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63118, about, attractions, benton-park-neighborhood, buildings, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, landmark, missouri, new-years-day, southside, st-louis-city-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlcity, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63118,City of St Louis Missouri

Lewis and Clark Trails

Lewis and Clark Trails - The Lewis and Clark Trails are two hiking trails that are located in St Charles county in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. The Lewis Trail loop is 8.2 miles in length and the Clark Trail loop is 5.3 miles in length. Both trails take the hiker to several beautiful overlooks of the Missouri River. - More Info - Tags: 63304, fall-season, hiking, missouri, st-charles-county-missouri-recreation, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stcharles, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63304,Hiking,Recreation

Missouri Mosaics Festival for the Arts

Missouri Mosaics Festival for the Arts - Missouri Mosaics Festival for the Arts is an annual event held in September on Historic Main Street in St. Charles Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63301, about, annual, art, attractions, events, featured, festivals, missouri, september, st-charles, st-charles-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stcharles, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63301,City of St Charles Missouri,September

Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival

Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival - Information on the Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival held in September. - More Info - Tags: 63119, annual, attractions, events, fall, fall-season, featured, festivals, food, midco, missouri, music, september, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, webster-groves - Public Tags: 63119,Webster Groves Missouri,September

Payne-Gentry House

Payne-Gentry House - The Payne-Gentry House is a historic museum chronicling the more than 100 years the Payne-Gentry family lived in the home. It is located in Bridgeton Missouri in North St Louis County. - More Info - Tags: 63044, about, attractions, bridgeton, buildings, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, landmark, missouri, museums, northco, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63044,Bridgeton Missouri,Museums

Rombach Farms Pumpkin Patch

Rombach Farms Pumpkin Patch - Rombach Farms is a favorite St. Louis pumpkin patch during the month of October! It is located in Chesterfield off of Chesterfield Airport Road on Olive Street Road. - More Info - Tags: 63005, about, attractions, fall-season, family, featured, halloween, missouri, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, westco - Public Tags: 63005,Chesterfield Missouri,Attraction

Six Flags St Louis

Six Flags St Louis - Six Flags St Louis is a family friendly amusement park located in Eureka Missouri. The water park, Hurricane Harbor, located on the grounds of Six Flags, is free to all paying visitors to Six Flags. - More Info - Tags: 63025, about, attractions, eureka, fall-season, family, featured, halloween, kids, metro, missouri, st-louis-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, stlco, summer, ttd, westco, ziphome - Public Tags: 63025,Eureka Missouri

St Louis Art Fair

St Louis Art Fair - Information on the St Louis Art Fair held annually in September in the Clayton Missouri Business District. - More Info - Tags: 63105, annual, art, attractions, clayton, events, fall, fall-season, featured, festivals, food, missouri, music, september, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd - Public Tags: 63105,Clayton Missouri,September

St Louis Cardinals

St Louis Cardinals - The St. Louis Cardinals are the Major League baseball team of St. Louis. They play at Busch Stadium located in St. Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 10-things, 63102, about, attractions, downtown, entertainment, fall-season, family, featured, kids, missouri, professional, sports, st-louis-city-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-spring-things-to-do, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, stlcity, teams, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63102,City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis,Entertainment

St Louis Thanksgiving Parade

St Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade - The St Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade is held each year in Downtown St Louis on Thanksgiving Morning. - More Info - Tags: annual, attractions, downtown, events, fall, fall-season, family, featured, kids, missouri, november, parades, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-winter-things-to-do, stlcity, thanksgiving, ttd - Public Tags: City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis,November

St Louis Veterans Day Parade

St Louis Veterans Day Parade - Information on the St Louis Veterans Day Parade held in November in Downtown St Louis. - More Info - Tags: annual, attractions, downtown, events, fall, fall-season, featured, military, missouri, november, parades, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlcity, ttd, veterans-day - Public Tags: City of St Louis Missouri,Downtown St Louis,November

St Louis Zoo

St Louis Zoo - The St Louis Zoo is one of the best zoos in the nation and is free to all visitors! It is located in Forest Park in the city of St. Louis Missouri. - More Info - Tags: 63110, about, animals, attractions, christmas, fall-season, family, featured, forest-park, halloween, kids, missouri, science, st-louis-city-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, st-louis-winter-things-to-do, stlcity, ttd, west-central, ziphome, metro - Public Tags: 63110,Attractions,City of St Louis Missouri

Taste of St Louis - The Taste of St Louis is held annually in the month of September. Traditionally held in downtown St Louis, the festival has moved to Chesterfield, Missouri in the Central Park and involves cuisine from local restaurants, celebrity chefs, food, music, food, art, wine tasting and more food! - More Info - Tags: 63017, about, annual, attractions, events, fall-season, featured, food, missouri, music, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, westco, ttd, september - Public Tags: 63017,Chesterfield Missouri,September

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race - Information on The Great Forest Park Balloon Race held each September starting from Central Field in Forest Park. - More Info - Tags: annual, attractions, balloon, events, fall, fall-season, featured, festivals, forest-park, missouri, race, september, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlcity, ttd, west-central - Public Tags: City of St Louis Missouri,September,Forest Park

The Great River Road

The Great River Road - The section of The Great River Road that stretches between Alton Illinois and Pere Marquette State Park is called the "Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route" and is designated as a National Scenic Byway. - More Info - Tags: 10-things, about, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, illinois, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: Illinois

Thies Farm-North

Thies Farm-North - Thies Farm-North is open during the growing season and features a large variety of "home grown" fruits and vegetables for sale and bedding plants. October is "Pumpkin Land" month that kids of all ages enjoy! - More Info - Tags: 63121, about, attractions, fall-season, farmers-market, featured, halloween, midco, missouri, normandy, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 63121,Normandy Missouri

Thies Farm-West

Thies Farm-West - Thies Farm-West is open during the growing season and features a large variety of "home grown" fruits and vegetables for sale, bedding plants and "U-pick" strawberries. October is "Pumpkinland" month that kids of all ages enjoy! - More Info - Tags: 63146, about, attractions, fall-season, farmers-market, featured, halloween, maryland-heights, missouri, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, stlco, ttd, westco, ziphome, zipinfo - Public Tags: 63146,Maryland Heights Missouri