STL Weekend Event Guide: October 17-20

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Weekend events in St. Louis starting Thursday, October 17th through Sunday, October 20th.

craftoberfest Craftoberfest: A lantern-lit night market featuring local craft beer, live music, and handmade crafts. Strange donuts will be on-hand with delicioud fried delights, there will be live music by Beth Bombara, tarot readings, and prize giveaways. Here’s a list of just a few of the vendors you will find: Parsimonia, The ReTrailer, Scarlett Garnet, Creature Type, Newberry Furniture, Sprouted Designs, August Abroad, Flowers and Weeds, The Heirloom Room, Cristin Rae Knitwear & Accessories, and A Tiny Moth.

Date: Thursday, October 17th

Time: 5-10pm

Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave

pumpkin-blow So Hot It Pops: A special Third Friday event/Birthday Bash. Third Degree Glass Factory is celebrating 11 years with a fun Fall themed event. You will see fun celebration themed art, then a glass pumpkin contest ,where you get to choose which artists’ pumpkins wins and loses. In addition to the art, the event will include live music from Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes and a performance from Those Fire Techs. There will be a raffle giveaway for the Great Pumpkin creation, plus popcorn in a hot blown bowl. Beverages on hand include: Apple Jack, Apple Rum Punch, and Autumn Cinnamon Cider (spiked — or not). Food from Chef Heidi includes: Hummus w Pita Chips, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Autumn Salad w Candied Walnuts & Pears, Tuscan Bruschetta, and Orchard Apple with Caramel & Salted Pecans. Finally, make your own Halloween glass creation to take home. It sounds like an amazing event.

Date: Friday, October 18th

Time: 6-9pm

Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

fest of ale Fest of Ale: The sixth annual Fest-of-Ale event celebrates local beer. The region’s microbreweries bring their best offerings to the Botanical Garden for sampling. Breweries include: 2nd Shift Brewing, 4 Hands, Alpha, Augusta, Charleville Brewing Company, Civil Life, Crown Valley, Ferguson, Griesedieck Brothers, Kirkwood Station, Morgan Street Brewery, O’Fallon Brewery, and more. Local home brew club and the St. Louis Brews will be available to talk about the home brewing and the brewing process. The event also includes hors d’oeuvres and live music by Mike Mattingly. The event will also include a raffle to win beer-for-a-year from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company or a basket full of local beer. All attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass. Tickets are $40.

Date: Friday, October 18th

Time: 6-9pm

Place: Botanical Garden

fraileyween Fraileyween III: Frailey’s Bar on Butler Hill Road in South County will be hosting their 3rd annual Halloween party with karaoke, drink specials, treat bags for those who come in costume, Halloween trivia, free event photos and a free shot for anyone who brings 10 items for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Party starts at 9:30pm and there will be a costume contest as well.

Date: Friday, October 18th

Time: 9:30pm – 1am

Place: Frailey’s – 4329 Butler Hill Road

boo at the zoo Boo at the Zoo: The annual Halloween decorating event of the zoo. Tours of the zoo all decked out in it’s fun, not-too-scary decor. Some of the events include a mystery straw maze, Fragile Forest Fairyland, a “haunted” house, Halloween Hank’s Pirate Adventure stage show featuring animals performing natural behaviors, fireside stories, night spooky train rides, night hikes, and more. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Treat bags will be handed out to children 12 and under. There will be food, drink, and fun souvenirs available for purchase. Admission is $5 (or $4 for children in costume).

Date: Friday, Oct 18 – Wednesday, Oct 30

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Place: St. Louis Zoo

haunted hayloft Purina Farms Haunted Hayloft: Kids can go trick-or-treating, enjoy magic shows, face painting, storytelling, canine performances, participate in a costume contest, and take a look at adoptable dogs. Winners of the costume contests will win a $25 Purina Farms gift card. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Show a picture of your pet dressed in a costume for $1 off parking.

Date: Friday, October 18th

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Place: 200 Checkboard Drive, Gray Summit

rip 2nd Annual Beer Barons Tour: Hear the stories of the Barons and Baronesses that helped shape the St. Louis beer scene. The event includes a guided tour, live music by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, samples of local craft beers, St. Louis’ food favorites, secured parking and a free commemorative gift. In honor of the 2nd Annual Beer Baron’s Tour, Schlafly has branded their Rye IPA specially for Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. The R.I.P. Ale will be on tap along with other craft brews from Urban Chestnut, Perennial, Ferguson Brewing Company, and O’Fallon Brewing Company. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day of. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery, a nonprofit organization formed to support the cemetery’s rich heritage, important architecture, and beautiful landscape.

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time: 1-4pm

Place: Bellefontaine Cemetary

rocktoberfest Rocktoberfest: The annual free music fest on Laclede’s Landing featuring some of the city’s best original rock-alternative bands. Bands performing this year are: Odds Lane, Blackwater 64, Bullet The Blue, The Glass Calvary, DNA, Hazard To Ya Booty!, and an appearance from The Wandering Mad Man. In addition to the music, there will be seasonal food and drink, and fun giveaways. Check the website for the band schedule.

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time: 3pm-Midnight

Place: Laclede’s Landing

edwardsville Edwardsville Fall Beer Festival: Hosted by Global Brew Tap House, this event will feature food from local restaurants including Craft Chop House, Bigelo’s Bistro, Papa Murphy’s and Cleveland Heath. More than 20 beers will be on tap during the event including special and limited releases, along with crowd favorites from breweries like Goose Island, New Belgium, Schlafly, Boulevard and Lagunitas. The event is to benefit Toys for Tots. Bring a toy or make a donation and you’ll be entered to win a beer prize pack. Admission is free.

Date: October 19th

Time: 11am-6pm

Place: Edwardsville City Park (near 112 S Buchanon)

pumpkins Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree: All three Eckert’s locations (Belleville, Millstadt, Grafton) host this event every weekend in October. Guests can ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for their favorite pumpkin. They have pumpkins ranging from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds. The jamboree also offers wagon rides, country music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes and other festival foods, children’s activities, and a petting farm.

Date: Saturday, Oct 19 & Sunday, Oct 20

Time: All day

Place: Eckert’s – Belleville, Millstadt, & Grafton


circus Built To Amaze Circus: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey bring their circus to St. Louis. One of the greatest shows on Earth; it will be filled with surprises, athleticism, acrobats, aerialists, tigers, elephants, and daring twists and turns so intense you’ll want to cover your eyes. From the suspenseful high wire act and the funny clowns to the lively band, its a show you don’t want to miss. Join the Animal Open House, your chance to see the Asian elephants up close and meet the stars before the big show. Free for ticket holders. Tickets range from $15-$22.

Date: Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20

Time: Thurs: 7pm, Fri: 10:30am & 7pm, Sat: 11am, 3pm, & 7pm, Sun: 12pm & 4pm

Place: Scottrade Center – 1401 Clark

american arts experience American Arts  Experience: The last weekend of this 17 day festival that fills venues across the city with productions of American theatre, dance, music and art. The festival delivers ‘art made fresh daily’ celebrating the work and inspiration of American artists, with a stellar lineup of experiences happening every day inside concert halls, museums, theaters, galleries, universities, and outdoor spaces throughout the St. Louis region. Show prices range from Free to $125. Check the website for the schedule and ticket prices.

Date: Thurs, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 20

Time: Varies

Place: All Over the City

Don’t forget to check out great haunted houses in  St. Louis.


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