ST. LOUIS – As the leaves change colors and temperatures fall, St. Louis locals can prepare for several events and festivals throughout the city.

Here’s a list of some of several can’t-miss events from September to November.

AppleFest at Eckert’s

  • Pick up ripe apples in the Greater St. Louis area
  • Treat your taste buds to cider donuts and caramel apples
  • Feed goats and ride ponies at the Children’s Carnival
  • Saturdays and Sundays in September

Taste of St. Louis

  • Check out a taste of St. Louis from double the amount of restaurants this year
  • Performance from Ozomatli and Eli Young Band
  • Entry is free and open to the public
  • Sept. 23 from 4-10 p.m., Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sept. 25 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fright Fest

  • Attend Kids Boo Fest during the day
  • Family-friendly Halloween attractions and activities
  • Try the Funnel Scream Cake with Snickers
  • From Sept. 23 to Oct. 30

Eureka Days

  • Check out carnival rides, a parade, and beer garden
  • Sign up for corn hole tournament
  • Climb the U.S. Army rock wall or enter the chicken wing eating contest
  • Sept. 30 from 5-11 p.m., Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Oct. 2 from noon to 6 p.m.


  • Promotes the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis
  • Fuel up at the Food Village
  • Test your luck in hot dog eating contest
  • Oct. 1 from 3-11 p.m.

Eureka Scarecrow Festival

  • Designed with colors as scarecrows pose in front of churches, local business, and schools
  • Earn cash prizes at Great Scarecrow Hunt 
  • See several scarecrows along Central Avenue and 5th Street
  • Oct. 1-31

Brew In The Lou

  • Boasts food tastings, local vendors, and live music
  • Admission includes unlimited beer, food, spirits, and wine (while supplies last)
  • Proceeds benefit LESA’s 35 member schools, serving nearly 9,000 students
  • Oct. 8 from 1-5 p.m.

St. Louis Beer Fest

  • More than 40 local and national breweries give opportunity to sample drinks
  • 120 beers will be available
  • Access exhibits at the St. Louis Science Center
  • Oct. 22 from 8-11 p.m.


  • Ride in open-air van to view the outside of the Busch family
  • Clydesdale close-up tour
  • Prove your strength at the Hau den Lukas strongman game
  • Dates vary

St. Louis International Film Festival

  • 31st annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Festival showcases cutting-edge shorts and features from around the world
  • Nov. 3-13