Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park

550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011


The Art Fair at Queeny Park will be happenin’ in the newly renovated Greensfelder Complex!

 Labor Day Weekend
September 1, 2 & 3, 2023
Friday:  5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

We are excited to catch up with all of our artists, patrons and friends!  It will be a wonderful show!

Japanese Festival

Missouri Botanical Garden 

Labor Day Weekend

September 2-4, 2023

Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 

Monday | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Your family can enjoy guided walking tours, bonsai, cooking, martial arts and origami demonstrations, sumo wrestling, special activities for kids.

Admission is $16 for adults and kids ages 13 and older; $12 for ages 3-12; $8 for adult Garden members, and free for children age 2 and under. Festival-level members and their children get in free.

St. Louis Art Fair

Downtown Clayton, MO – Central Business District


Friday, September 8, 2023 from 5 – 10pm

Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 10am – 9pm

Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 11am – 5pm

This year, on September 8-10, 2023, St. Louis celebrates a 30-year history of the art fair — still attracting high-quality artists and celebrating the diversity of the community through a celebration of the Arts. The fair includes a special kids area to take part in hands-on projects.

Wagon Days at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

480 Joseph’s Road, Union, MO 63084 

Sept. 9, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 7, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 4, 2023 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gather up your friends and family and visit Longmeadow Rescue Ranch for Wagon Days!

Join all the free family fun at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Wagon Days! Spend a day with rescued ranch animals, see Twister paint, meet the world-famous Barn Buddies and adoptable animals, then take a wagon ride through the 165-acre facility in Union, MO! Food and beverages will be available for sale, but you are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch.

*Please do not bring personal pets. Tobacco- and smoke-free facility.*

Oktoberfest at Grant’s Farm


Friday, September 8, 2023 from 5 – 9:30PM

Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9AM – 9:30PM

Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 9AM – 6PM

Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5 – 9:30PM

Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9AM – 9:30PM

Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 9AM – 6PM

Returning to Grant’s Farm this year is Oktoberfest, a traditional celebration honoring our German heritage. This event is included with free general admission and will feature:

  • Beer and Commemorative Steins
  • Traditional German Food
  • Live German Music & Dancing
  • Access to the Tiergarten & Animals
  • All your Grant’s Farm Favorites

Regular parking fees apply, available to purchase in advance online.

Schlafly Art Outside Festival

Schlafly Bottle Works, 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

Friday, September 8th: 5PM-9PM

Saturday, September 9th: 11AM-9PM

Sunday, September 10th: 11AM-4PM

Schlafly Beer is proud to sponsor the 20th annual Art Outside Festival held at Schlafly Bottleworks in historic Maplewood, MO, September 8-10, 2023. This is a fine arts fair, in which every piece of artwork is unique and made by the artists. We will be inviting an array of mediums such as: acrylic, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalwork, oil, pastel/pencil/charcoal, pen/ink, photography, stonework, tempera, textile/fiber, watercolor, and woodworking – just to name a few!

Art Outside is a free and family friendly event.

Wentzville’s Fall Festival

Main Street at Linn Avenue, Wentzville, MO 63385

Friday, September 15th:  6 PM – 10:30 PM

Saturday, September 16th: noon – 10:30 pm

Visit Historic Downtown Wentzville for two days of fall celebration! This annual festival includes live music and local food and craft vendors. Fall Festival also features a kid’s area for children to play and enjoy. 

Great Forest Park Balloon Race & Balloon Glow

Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park


September 15 – 16, 2023

The 2023 Great Forest Park Balloon Race weekend, presented by PNC Bank, will take place at Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park on Fri., Sept. 15 (The GLOW) & Sat., Sept. 16 (The RACE). This free event brings families & friends together for two days of outdoor fun, “wow” moments, new experiences & memories that will last a lifetime. 

Balloon Glow:  Friday, September 15 from 5 – 9:15PM

The balloons “glow” like huge fireflies, a truly magical scene, and one not to be missed! The balloons do not launch during the balloon glow but for a portion of the evening (weather permitting) the rope line will be released, and spectators will be invited to walk around to enjoy the view and chat with pilots and crew. Don’t miss the parachute team and fireworks finale. Live DJ, food trucks, concessions, and picnic areas available. Free admission.

Balloon Race: Saturday, September 16 from 2 – 6PM

Fields open at 2PM with live DJ, food concessions, performances from the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, and other performances, games, and giveaways. The “Hare” balloon launches at 4:30 with the remaining “Hound” balloons launching at 4:45.

Renaissance Festival at Rotary Park

Rotary Park: 2577 W. Meyer Road, Wentzville, MO 63385

September 16 – October 22 (Saturdays and Sundays only)

10 am – 6 pm

Free Parking!
Live Armored Jousting
Aerial Act
Pub Crawls
Two Cannons Rum & Whisky Bar
Battle Axe Pub
Escape Room
Magic the Live Unicorn
House Of Dragon Tavern with the Throne of Swords
Turkey Legs!
Giant Royal Puppet Troupe
Mermaid Cove
And More!


Brentwood Days

Brentwood Sports Complex, 9100 Russell Avenue, Brentwood, MO 63144 

Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5 – 10pm

Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 2 – 10pm

Brentwood Days is a community-wide celebration open to all with free carnival rides, a Kids’ Tent, live performances, a parade and even fireworks!

Passiglia’s 2023 Fall Festival

Passiglia’s Nursery

1855 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038


Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience the magic of fall at Passiglia’s 2023 Fall Festival! Join them for a day of fun-filled activities, food trucks, live music, pony rides, and more amidst the stunning plants, trees, and mums at their nursery!

South Grand Fall and Music Fest

Ritz Park

3147 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118


Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

The annual event, now in its seventh year, will include more than 70 handmade, boutique and antique vendors and community organizations, as well as specific activity areas perfect for families.

During South Grand Fall Fest, businesses located on the boulevard will offer varying specials, discounts, and entertainment. Tucked between the storefronts attendees will find themed groupings of activities and offerings, including a craft, activities, and games.

The craft activities, located throughout South Grand Boulevard, will feature hands-on DIY activities. Games will be located on Hartford Street which include outdoor favorites for attendees of all ages such as gigantic Jenga, life-sized Connect Four, and Bing bag toss.

Also, South Grand Fall Fest attendees can enjoy shopping located on Hartford, Juniata Street, Connecticut Street, Wyoming Street and Humphrey Street off of South Grand Boulevard, as well as ongoing entertainment in Ritz Park.

Band Schedule

11AM – Noon: DJ So’N’So

12-12:30PM: Legendary Heat/Dem Girlz/AKA/Star Struck Divas/Blessed Modelz

1 – 2PM: Lynn O’Brien

2-2:30PM: Justin RA

2:30-3PM: 18 & Counting

3 – 4PM: Tiffany & Curt

4:30-5PM: They Need Machines to Fly?

5:30-6PM: Erin Jo & Co

6:30-7PM: ROTN

7 – 8PM: Monkh

Greentree Festival

Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122


Friday, September 15: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (no arts & crafts booths)

Saturday, September 16: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 17: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

62nd annual Greentree Festival held in beautiful Kirkwood Park is an event designed to enhance community spirit, and to showcase the volunteer involvement of residents and their nonprofit organizations. The Festival provides entertaining and educational activities that reflect the community’s traditional values, that appeal to all ages, and that encourage Kirkwood-area residents to congregate, interact, and celebrate. The three-day festival features a parade, live music, Folklife Festival, Kids Day, Party in the Park, and the Rotary Ramble!

The Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival

483 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119


September 16, 2023, 1PM – 11 PM

One of the most family-friendly jazz festivals on the planet, the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival promises non-stop jazz and blues from two stages. This event showcases St. Louis’ most talented performers plus food and drink from area restaurants. Street entertainers also amuse spectators with face-painting, juggling and balloons. Bring your kids, strollers and lawn chairs.

Free general admission

Annual Apple Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge

13653 Lodge Blvd, Grafton, IL 62037


September 17, 2023, 11 AM – 3 PM

Warm apple pie, unique craft vendors, live music, and fresh produce are just a few of the offerings at the 16th annual Apple Festival! Festivities will also include apple wine tasting, kid’s activities, and delicious restaurant favorites. An apple pie walk (similar to a cake walk but better) will be held at 12:30pm where visitors will purchase tickets and take a walk for a chance to take home a baked apple pie!

Bring your A game because they will also be hosting their crowd favorite Pumpkin Roll at 2pm. Participants can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the festival to decorate for a competitive roll down the hill in front of the Lodge.

Free General Admission

St. Louis Storytelling Festival

Various St. Louis County Library Locations

October 18 – 28

Discover the extraordinary power of stories at the St. Louis Storytelling Festival! The Festival includes a full line-up of free, interactive programs including writing workshops, dance performances, puppetry, songwriting tutorials, ghost stories, folklore and more. All of the events are free and will take place at St. Louis County Library branches and other venues around the St. Louis region.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Free Forest Park Concert

Art Hill

Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110


September 21, 2023


Experience St. Louis’ favorite evening at the annual free Forest Park Concert, Thursday, September 21, 2023, in a musical celebration that is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Pack a picnic and a blanket and relax with family and friends at the base of Art Hill for an evening with your SLSO, in memory of Mary Ann Lee. Led by Music Director Stéphane Denève, the concert features orchestral favorites, film music, and more. No tickets are required for this event, which begins at 7:00pm.


Balloon Glow at Chaumette

Chaumette Vineyards + Winery

24345 State Rte WW, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670


September 21 at 6:30 pm – September 22 at 8:30 pm

Bring a chair or picnic blanket and watch the balloons inflate and glow with friends and family. Take memorable photos in the daytime or after sunset.
NEW FOR 2023: $10 ADMISSION PER VEHICLE. Avoid this charge by making a dinner reservation at The Grapevine Grill or booking overnight accomodations at one of our on-site Villas.
This event runs Thursday, Sept 21 and Friday, Sept 22, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, weather permitting. Sunset is at 7:30pm, and this is when the balloons truly glow. Children and pets are welcome! This breathtaking sight brings joy to all ages!



Oktoberfest at Frontier Park

Friday, September 22 from 4 – 11 pm

Saturday, September 23 from 10 am – 11 pm

Sunday, September 24 from 10 am – 5 pm

Frontier Park: 500 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301

Saint Charles Oktoberfest is not only one of the most popular Bavarian festivals in the nation, it is quickly becoming a contender for the largest family-friendly festival in the Midwest, and for good reason.

Celebrate Wildwood

Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10am – 9:30pm

Wildwood Town Center, 16700 Main Street, Wildwood, MO 63040

The city of Wildwood is holding a community-wide celebration open to all that includes a parade, kids’ activities including bounce houses, pony rides, a foam party and more. Celebrate Wildwood also includes live music from That 80s Band, fireworks, plenty of food and drinks, and vendor booths.

Warrenton Fall Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2023 from noon – 9:30 pm

Main Street in Warrenton, MO

Vendors + Food Trucks

Kids’ Korner

Car + Motorcycle Show

Butchwax + The Hollywoods / Savana

And so much more!

There will be a free shuttle provided from Black Hawk Middle School to the Festival. 

Gateway Arch Oktoberfest Cruise

Saturday, September 23

Saturday, September 30

5 – 7 pm (boarding begins at 4:30 pm)

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer! Celebrate everyone’s favorite German holiday and have a few pints along the way on this family-friendly cruise. Feast on a full buffet of authentic German dishes, crack open your favorite beer from the cash bar and dance to the sounds of a German folk band. It’s a floating celebration the whole family will love. Prost!

The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Soulard (7th & Lafayette Ave next to Soulard Farmers Market)


Friday, September 22, 2023 from 10AM – 10PM

Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10AM – 10PM

Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 11AM – 8PM

Live Latino bands, folkloric dancers, authentic food booths, kids activities, Hispanic arts and crafts, information booths, and margaritas and beer

Free general admission

10th Annual Tower Grove Pride

Tower Grove Park: 4257 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

 September 23 + 24, 2023

Tower Grove Pride is back in September for their 10th festival!
With over 250 booths representing local artists, crafters, nonprofits, and businesses, 2 stages of entertainment, a Sunday walking parade YOU can join, and much much more!


St. Louis Hills Art in the Park

Francis Park, Eichelberger St & Donovan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

Sunday, September 24th, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FREE FAMILY EVENT! St. Louis Hills, rich in architecture and home to beautiful Francis Park, provides the backdrop for Art in the Park. Family, friends and neighbors enjoy art, music and food surrounding the majestic lily pond at the center of the park.

Acoustic Music Festival & Poker Run

National Museum of Transportation

2933 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis, MO 63122


September 24, 2023

The National Museum of Transportation is delighted to be hosting its annual Acoustic Music Fest plus its fun Poker Run operated by our Young Professionals Board on Sunday, September 24, 2023. 

September 24, 2023 from 11 am – 7 pm

Acoustic Music Festival & Poker Run

Hayrides in Bluebird Park

225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville, MO 63021


September 28 – October 26

Come join us for an evening hayride through beautiful Bluebird Park! We will also have an open campfire to make s’mores. Space is limited and spots fill quickly so register early!


Eureka Days

Various parks in Eureka

September 29 – October 1 

Friday: 5 – 11 pm

Saturday: 11 am –  pm

Sunday: noon – 6 pm

Participants can expect carnival rides, bar & beer garden, parade, kid’s korner, vendors, and much more!  Sunday will feature $1.00 carnival rides.   

Fall Harvest Festival at the Wildwood Y Garden

Wildwood YMCA: 2641 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63040


September 30, 2023 from 10 AM – 1 PM

Food and craft vendors, face painting, seeds and plants, Kids Zone, and more!

Oktoberfest St. Louis

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery + Bierhall


September 20 + 30 | noon – 11:30 pm

Join us for two full days of live music, traditional German fare, and most importantly, delicious Bier! This family friendly, indoor/outdoor Bavarian festival will take place at the Grove Bierhall, and outside on Manchester Ave.


St. Louis Zoo


September 30, October 1, and 7 – 8, 2023 from 9AM – 5PM

This family-friendly Zootoberfest includes all the fun of the zoo, including your favorite animals, with German food for purchase, canned and bottled brews for adults and root beer for kids, and fall-themed activities for kids.

MetroEast Pride Fest

East Main Street, Belleville, IL


September 30 | noon – 10 pm

The main purpose of Metro East Pride is to advance unity, visibility and wellness among persons with diverse sexual and gender identities through cultural and educational programs, sharing of information and resources, and social activities in the Metro East area including the annual Metro East Pride Fest —celebrating the present, envisioning the future and honoring the past.

Ecktoberfest at Eckert’s Farm – Belleville

951 S. Green Mt. Road, Belleville, IL 62220


September 30 – October 22, 2023 from 9AM – 5PM


Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, children’s activities, German Music, and much more make this a pickin’ good time for everyone! Whether feeding a goat, exploring the farm, or sippin’ some hard cider, you and your family and friends will enjoy all the fun that Eckert’s farms offer.

Enjoy carnival rides, pony and camel rides, and animals for petting in our Fun Corral from 10 am – 5 pm.

Delicious treats such as Apple Cider Donuts, Kettle Corn, Caramel Apples, and more are sure to tempt your taste buds.



St. Louis Veg Fest

World’s Fair Pavilion at Forest Park 

1904 Concourse Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110


Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 

10 am – 5 pm

A Vegfest is an event, usually an annual event, that encompasses all things vegan.

Showcasing around 70 exciting vendors and speakers in the main pavilion, entertainment, free yoga, and fun activities for the kids. With every event, we improve and learn more about the vegan community. We appreciate the patronage, support, donations, and feedback that have helped us grow and deepen our community roots.


Festi Fall

201 East Legion Street, Columbia, IL 


Sunday, Oct. 1

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate fall with the entire family! Listen to the music of the Z Band (formerly Smash Band), and stroll the promenade to find unique merchandise, food and drinks, including authentic German potato pancakes! Upper Limits rock climbing wall, inflatable activities and so much more for the kids in the kid zone! FestiFall takes place at Metter Park; the event date alternates annually in September or October. Be sure to check the Calendar so you don’t miss out on one of Columbia’s favorite events!

U City Garden Tour & Plein Air Art Festival

University City

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Sunday, October 1, U City in Bloom hosts its biennial Garden Tour in conjunction with its annual Plein Air Art Festival and Competition. The Tour takes place from 1 – 5 PM and highlights the Musick and Meridian neighborhoods located just north of Olive Boulevard on the east and west sides of Midland Avenue. There will also be music in the Musick neighborhood, with local musicians performing in many of the gardens.Plein air artists are welcome to paint anywhere in University City beginning at 9 AM. A reception follows the Tour at 5 PM at Centennial Commons (7210 Olive Blvd). Enjoy light refreshments and drinks while viewing the finished creations by the artists. The art work is for sale at the reception.

Eureka Days

Legion Park  (333 Bald Hill Road, Eureka, MO 63025)



Lions Parks (340 Bald Hill Road, Eureka, MO 63025)



Friday, September 29, 2023; 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 30, 2023; 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 1, 2023; 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Participants can expect carnival rides, bar & beer garden, parade, kid’s korner, vendors, and much more!  Sunday will feature $1.00 carnival rides.

Pumpkin Fest 

La Salle Retreat Center
2101 Rue de LaSalle Dr, Wildwood, MO 63038


Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 11am – 2pm
Enjoy the beautiful grounds during fall! Music, pumpkins, hayrides. food, vendors and activities for kids! Vendors include: MPH Band, Samuel Berton Distillery, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Connie Carter’s House Decor, Cheryl Dickenson with Beaded Baubles, Honeybee Flower Boutique, Paparazzi Jewelry, Equine Assisted Therapy, Grebe Premium Blends, Kirkwood Pop Co., Sweet Hope Bakery, Rosy Buck Farms, Taylor Apiary, B N Creative, Sherry Leclere, and Lakeside Woodworking.

The Best of Missouri Market

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110




a woman’s outstretched hand holding three mini pumpkins that are stacked up


October 6, 2023, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 7, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 8, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop more than 130 of the region’s finest artisans, crafters, and food and beverage producers at a fall festival unlike any other in the St. Louis area. Enjoy live music, family fun, and a two-acre Kid’s Corner adjacent to the Children’s Garden. Festival admission required to visit Garden grounds. Please note that trams and early morning walking hours do not operate during festival weekends. Regular Children’s Garden admission applies. 

October 6–8 | Friday, noon–8 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Members-Only Shopping Hour: Saturday, 8–9 a.m.

$16 Nonmember adults

$8 Nonmember children (ages 3–12)

$8 Member adults

Free for member children under 13 and all children under 3

St. Louis Bourbon Festival

Lemp Grand Hall and Lofts
1817 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
October 6
The St. Louis Bourbon Festival is an event hosted by the St. Louis Bourbon Society with a portion of the ticket proceeds proceeds benefitting St Louis Hero Network for First Responders. This years festival has expanded to a 3 city block layout with additional buildings and spaces to explore along Cherokee St and Demenil Place. The festival will include live music, street performers, food trucks, a scotch and cigar patio as well as hundreds of other whiskies that are sure to make for an exciting evening of fellowship in the spirit, all benefiting a great cause. 

The Best of Missouri Market

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110




a woman’s outstretched hand holding three mini pumpkins that are stacked up


October 6, 2023, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 7, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 8, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop more than 130 of the region’s finest artisans, crafters, and food and beverage producers at a fall festival unlike any other in the St. Louis area. Enjoy live music, family fun, and a two-acre Kid’s Corner adjacent to the Children’s Garden. Festival admission required to visit Garden grounds. Please note that trams and early morning walking hours do not operate during festival weekends. Regular Children’s Garden admission applies. 

October 6–8 | Friday, noon–8 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Members-Only Shopping Hour: Saturday, 8–9 a.m.

$16 Nonmember adults

$8 Nonmember children (ages 3–12)

$8 Member adults

Free for member children under 13 and all children under 3

Fall Hayrides at Faust Park

Faust Park: 15025 Faust Park Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017


October 7, 2023 from 6 – 8:30 pm
Join after dark for a hayride tour around Faust Park. At the end of the ride, warm up by a campfire and enjoy roasting marshmallows and live music. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Q in the Lou

The St. Louis BBQ Festival

Kiener Plaza

500 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63101



*Stay tuned for 2023 event information!*

The Grove Fest

The Grove Neighborhood

Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130


October 7th, 2023 | 3pm-11pm

For the past 17 years, GroveFest has brought in thousands of St. Louis residents to the Grove to celebrate our community. This annual street festival, which takes place on the first Saturday of October, is free and packs a ton of fun into one amazing day! Our Merchant Village, Food Village (featuring restaurants in the Grove), family area, street performers, and main stage performances provide enough excitement to keep all ages entertained.

Free general admission

Harvest Festival

Tower Grove Park

4257 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110


October 8 | 11 am – 5 pm

Presented by Sauce Magazine!

Celebrate the changing seasons with us in Tower Grove Park every October. Try restaurants, breweries, wineries, and shop the farmers market and dozens of arts and crafts vendors.

Italian Heritage Parade and Festa

Berra Park 

1825 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


October 8 

Italian Heritage Parade and Festa is a family-friendly celebration of food, music, fun and games.  The parade will wind through the historic streets of The Hill starting at the corner of Botanical and Macklind at 12:30 pm. Festa will start immediately after the parade at Berra Park and will include local food and beverage vendors, music, family-friendly activities and more! 

Florissant Fall Festival

Florissant Old Town Marketplace

525 Rue St. Francois St. B, Florissant, MO 63031


October 8  | 10 am – 5 pm

Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere! 

Live Music

Food Vendors

Craft  / Retail Vendors

Pony Rides

Pumpkin Decorating

Car Show

Dog Show

Historic Shaw Art Fair


4100 & 4200 Flora Place, St. Louis, MO 63110

just east of the Missouri Botanical Garden



Saturday, October 7, 2023 – 9am to 5pm

Sunday, October 8, 2023 – 10am to 5pm


a woman looking at art at an art festival


“The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has hosted the very popular Shaw Art Fair each fall since 1993. The premier fine art fair in St. Louis city features 130 artists and includes food, music, and schools art gallery, and most importantly – great art! Highly rated by participating artists and visitors. On the beautiful tree-lined parkway of Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue across from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Artwork includes: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing / Pastels, Fiber Art, Glass, Jewelry, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodwork.”

Admission:  $8 advance tickets. $10 at-the-gate. Valid both days. Age 14 & under free with adult. At-the-gate ticket $1 off with canned food donation.

Brew in the Lou

Francis Park


Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1 – 5pm

LESA’s 11th Annual “Brew in the Lou” Festival will offer one-stop tasting of St. Louis’s best beer, wine, spirits and food favorites when it returns to Francis Park, Saturday October 14, 2023, from 1-5 p.m. Nearly 100 tasting and vendor stations will line the banks of The Lily Pond, featuring local, regional and national craft breweries, distilleries and wineries.

 General Admission Tickets are $50 advance/$60 day-of-event and are one sale now!  Links on page!. (Advance sales close at 11:00 PM, Wednesday, October 12.) Admission includes unlimited beer & food tastings while supplies last and a keepsake commemorative glass.

Soulard Oktoberfest

Soulard Market Park

S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104


October 13 + 14

Admission to Soulard Oktoberfest at Soulard Farmers Market Plaza is free and open to the public. Festivities include:

Live music

Authentic German food available for purchase

A wine garden

Multiple beer stands

Steins are $14 each

Events at Soulard Farmers Market Plaza run from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and 11am to 10pm on Saturday.

Chesterfield Valley Farms Fall Festival

Epic Empowerment Campus

17795 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005


October 15, 2023 

Includes a pumpkin patch, hay ride, live music, food, and a Kid Zone! And you won’t want to miss their Punkin Chunkin pumpkin launcher!

St. Louis Beer Fest

St. Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


October 21st, 2023 from 8 – 11pm

The St. Louis Beer Fest takes over the St. Louis Science Center after hours, featuring over 40 breweries, 120 beers and access throughout the museum. Admission includes samplings from participating breweries, as well as access to all the exhibits.

General Admission is $50 (8 – 11PM) and includes unlimited samples of beer, access throughout the museum and exhibits. Food is sold separately.

VIP Admission is $65 (7 – 11PM) and includes all the benefits of General Admission, plus an added hour and specialty beers for the first hour.

*Note: this after-hours event is for those 21+

Chesterfield Fall Festival

Chesterfield Amphitheater: 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017


October 21 from 1- 6 pm

The second annual Chesterfield Fall Festival is taking place Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 1-6 PM at the Chesterfield Amphitheater for FREE!

Come out and enjoy live music by Russo & Co. in the plaza from 1-4 PM, followed by Summer of 69: The Bryan Adams Experience and Alright Now: Paul Rodgers Tribute featuring the music of Bad Company, Free, and the Firm on the Chesterfield Amphitheater stage from 4:30-6 PM! Don’t miss this exciting day that includes a craft vendor market, hayrack ride, mechanical bull, miniature pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, carnival rides, delicious food vendors and so much more!

Hot Cider Hustle 5K + 10 K

October 28 

Run through beautiful Forest Park for a great cause – to raise funds and awareness for ALS!

The Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival

Kimmswick City Hall

6041 3rd Street, Kimmswick, MO 63053


October 28 & 29, 2023 from 10am – 5pm

This festival is a sight to behold, and be sure not to miss the famous Apple Butter that will be sold by the Kimmswick Historical Society! See hundreds of vendors who line the streets of downtown Kimmswick, selling their crafts and food items. Live music will also be provided! For the kids, there will be a mini train, petting zoo, and pony rides.

Free general admission

Schlafly Full Moon Festival

Schlafly Bottleworks: 7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO


October 28 & 29, 2023 from 10am – 5pm

A bundle of bonfires awaits you each Fall at our Full Moon Festival. Join us as we celebrate the harvest with live music and a pig roast featuring hogs from local farmers.

Local chefs will also compete for your affection (and stomach space) in the deliciously-competitive Schlafly Chili Cook-Off. But despite the full moon, the stars of the night are always the kegs of White Lager, Pumpkin Ale, Hard Apple Cider, Coffee Stout and other seasonal favorites.

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Jewish Community Center: 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

November 5 – 19, 2023

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during early November, with additional author events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more.

Now in its 45th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions.

Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Various theatres across the Greater St. Louis Area

“The 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will again provide St. Louis filmgoers with the finest in world cinema — international films, documentaries, American indies, and shorts that can only be seen on the big screen at the festival.” (per the festival website)

Nov. 9-19, 2023

Film times vary

St. Louis Turkey Trot

Upper Muny Parking Lot, Forest Park: 1 Theatre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112


November 23 at 8 am

Race Day

7:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up Open
8:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up Closes
7:45 a.m. Kids Dash
8:00 a.m. 8K & 5K Start

Course time limits:
8K – 1 hour 30 minutes 
5K – 1 hour 20 minutes


Ongoing Events

Fall Color Tour Train Rides Along the Meramec River


a family enjoying a mini train ride through a park on a fall day



Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad Association

101 Grand Ave, Glencoe, MO 63038



Bring the family and go for a beautiful scenic ride along the Meramec river on the 12″ gauge Railroad. This fall is expected to produce some beautiful scenery as the leaves change colors and begin to fall. Trains pulled by historic live steam locomotives and diesels will take you on a 30 minute journey that travels just over 2 miles through the trees and along the bluffs in the Meramec river valley. Trains start their scheduled departures from the station at 9:45 am.,with trains departing about every 30 minutes. The final train leaves at 4:45 pm.

October Full Rail Car reservations not yet available for 2023. These will be posted later in the 2023 season, likely around mid-August.

*Reservations Required*

*Must purchase tickets by train car – $20 / car (big enough for 2 adults, 3 children)*

*NO refunds for missed reservation time*