In St. Louis, fall is the perfect time to enjoy the mild weather and take in the gorgeous foliage. There is also a slew of things to do, from visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards to attending festivals and fairs. So whether you’re looking for some outdoor fun or the indoor entertainment, there’s sure to be something for everyone in St. Louis this fall.
As the leaves begin to change color and the weather starts to cool down, our thoughts turn to all the fun fall festivals and events taking place in our area. From art shows and apple picking to beer tastings and live music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So whether you live here or you’re planning a visit, make sure you add these great events to your calendar.
Eckert’s annual AppleFest is a great event for the whole family! There are plenty of fun activities on the farms in the greater St. Louis area, making it a perfect way to spend a day together. There is more than one way to experience apples at Apple Fest and you can even enjoy a wagon ride through the scenic orchards.
The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. It spotlights and celebrates the history, culture, and people of Japan and is a great opportunity to learn about this fascinating country and its customs. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Garden to view the traditional Japanese art on display, as well as enjoy Japanese food and entertainment. The Garden is a popular destination for those interested in learning more about Japanese culture, or simply for those who appreciate its beauty.
Saint Louis Art Fair
Love is definitely in the art this year! The Saint Louis Art Fair’s theme for this year really hits home in regard to the happiness and self-expression that art brings to our community as a whole. It’s wonderful to see how something as simple as a few pieces of art can really bring people together and make them feel good. If you’re searching for a unique piece of fine art to enhance your home décor or if you’re seeking a fun-filled day exploring downtown Clayton, then you should definitely stop by this three-day event. You’ll be glad you did!
Fall Farm Festival
The Fall Farm Festival at The Magic House is a great way for kids and adults to learn about where their food comes from. You’ll get to meet local farmers and learn all about how your food is grown. It’s a perfect opportunity to reconnect with the land and learn more about where your food comes from. The whole family can enjoy sitting in a real tractor, participating in agricultural activities, and meeting real farm animals in the museum’s Play Garden.
Music at the Intersection
This festival is a great opportunity to experience music and heritage in the Grand Center Arts District. There will be four stages set up in different areas throughout the neighborhood, so you can explore and enjoy all that the festival has to offer.
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Free Forest Park Concert
This annual concert is a musical treat that should not be missed. There is a fireworks display at the end of the event. Stéphane Denève, the SLSO music director is scheduled to lead an evening of orchestral favorites and more. This annual event is one that the whole family can enjoy.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race
One of the best events in the city is the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race. The hot air balloon race is the oldest in the world and so if you’re planning on seeing it, you should look at the perfect viewing area ahead of time.
The Greentree Festival is a beloved event that has been held in Kirkwood Park for many years. The first festival occurred in 1961 as a way to replace trees that had died due to a severe drought in the Kirkwood, Missouri area. Today, the festival attracts families from all over who come to enjoy the parade, delicious food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, contests, and more. This time-honored tradition is definitely one not to be missed!
Mosaics Fine Art Festival
The Mosaics Fine Arts Festival is a great event for art lovers of all ages. It features a diverse range of artwork from some of the country’s best artists, as well as a pet pavilion and children’s village with a creation station. This makes it the perfect place to spend a day exploring everything that St. Charles has to offer. The festival’s main goal is to educate the community about art and how it can improve their lives.
The South Grand Fall & Music Festival
This annual event, now in its seventh year, is returning to Ritz Park. With more than 70 retail vendors and community organizations in attendance, this promises to be a great day out.
Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival
The festival will feature traditional Korean performing arts, with performances by the Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago and other local groups. The Korean culture and heritage will be celebrated at the event held at the Community Music School.
Taste of St. Louis
Each year, the Taste of St. Louis draws in residents and visitors from all over who are eager to sample the wide variety of foods and drinks on offer. The event is expected to be even bigger and better this year with double the number of restaurants and vendors participating. Two DJ stages, as well as Ozomatli and Eli Young Band, will be playing live music at the festival. Entry is free and open to everyone.
Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis is one of the scariest and most thrilling events of the season. This event is not for the faint of heart, as it features terrifying rides and attractions. During the day, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions available, but at night, all the creatures that go bump into the night come out to haunt the park. If you’re looking for a good scare, look no further than Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis.
Archway Olds Club Show & Acoustic Music Festival
The National Museum of Transportation offers an afternoon of acoustic music and classic cars. They have a wide variety of cars on display, as well as a collection of acoustic music. You can also take a tour of the museum, which is a great way to learn about the history of transportation.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled weekend with your family and friends, look no further than Eureka, Missouri. Every year, the town celebrates Eureka Days with carnival rides, a parade, a beer garden, and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to let loose and has a good time. So round up your loved ones and head to Eureka for an unforgettable weekend.
Each year, The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis hosts a street festival that promotes the area with a variety of entertainment. This year’s program includes African dancers, fire performers, and a bubble bus, as well as a fashion show. Local talent will also be featured on the main stage, including Dylan Triplett, Mvstermind, and Divas of the Grove.
Eureka Scarecrow Festival
Every year, locals compete to create the most impressive scarecrow display. The handcrafted scarecrows are typically made out of recycled materials and are often quite elaborate. This popular festival began over twenty years ago as a way to bring the community together.
Best of Missouri Market
Over 100 vendors will be in attendance at the Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the fall, with many offering a wide variety of wares such as unique handicrafts, locally produced foodstuff, and more. This is a great opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family or to simply treat yourself. With so many vendors participating, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the Best of Missouri Market.
Brew in the Lou
The 10th annual Brew in the Lou festival will bring local, regional, and national craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries together in Francis Park. The festival will also boast food tastings, live music, and local vendors. While supplies last, tickets for the event include unlimited beer, wine, spirits, and food.
Historic Shaw Art Fair
Every year the Historic Shaw Art Fair is held at the same location and is at the intersection of Tower Grove Avenue and Flora Place. The fine art fair features paintings, ceramics, woodwork, and more by over a hundred artists. It’s a great opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts and support local artists! Food and music will supplement the art.
Harvest Festival at Tower Grove Park
The community will come together for this one-day festival, celebrating the changing of the seasons. There are a lot of local vendors, such as 4 Hands and Clay By Tay. Hidden among the hustle and bustle of the city is a little oasis where you can snack and shop to your heart’s content while listening to an assortment of live music. It’s the perfect place to take a break from your busy day and relax for a while.
St. Louis Beer Fest
The St. Louis Beer Fest is an annual event that brings together more than 40 local and national breweries. For one day, attendees can sample from a selection of over 120 beers, all while enjoying the exhibits at the Saint Louis Science Center. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings, making it the perfect event for any beer lover.
Apple Butter Festival
A variety of food and drink sellers are located at the festival. The event has almost 600 food, drink, and craft vendors and it is a lot of work to organize. Visitors can enjoy the small-town vibe at the festival, where there are a lot of stalls and live entertainment. It’s a great opportunity to sample the local cuisine while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
In St. Louis, Oktoberfest is a special event that includes beer and funfair activities for everyone to enjoy. This year’s event calendar includes several different Oktoberfest celebrations, each of which promises a unique and memorable experience for all who attend.
St. Louis International Film Festival
This year, the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is celebrating its 31st anniversary. The festival is known for showcasing cutting-edge features and shorts from around the world, many of which will only be shown at the festival.