Fall in St. Louis: Things to do


Ellie Mueller, Reporter

As the leaves start falling and temperatures drop, fall in Saint Louis has arrived. There are endless (and COVID-19 friendly!) things to do this October. Whether you want to go get lost in a  corn maze or simply go apple picking, The Lou has a lot to offer.

Starting off our list, the St. Louis Zoo is currently hosting Autumn with the Animals October 10 & 11, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. This event includes food specialties like delicious caramel apples, caramel funnel cakes, and for the adult crowd, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers. This event is free, but requires ticket reservations.  Or check out Boo at the Zoo starting October 16-30 from 5:30-8 p.m. You can check out the 10- foot Halloween themed statues and play “Hide and Ghost seek”.


St. Louis Zoo not your thing? Take a look at the Union Station’s Halloween Experience from October 9-31. Put on your best costume and check out the Halloween decorated trains and four train cars for a boo-rific experience. If trains aren’t spooky enough for you, the Six Flags annual Fright Fest will scare the daylights out of you. Walk through one of the six park “Scare Zones” or watch one of the two shows in the common area, featuring “Dead Man’s Party” and “Love at First Fright”. Be sure to reserve your ticket! Fright Fest will end October 31st at 11 p.m.


Let’s talk about pumpkin patches: a fall classic. Spend a day at Brookdale Farms picking your own apples, getting lost in the biggest corn maze in St. Louis (17 acres to be exact), Hopping in a hayride, and so much more. These attractions are open everyday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. with no reservations required. Thies Farm Pumpkinland features a strawcastle, a pirate ship, and a whole lot of pumpkins! Due to COVID-19, they are reservation only. Be sure to book a trip in advance!