Are you looking to make the most out of the fall sunshine? You will find plenty of festivals and local events for families organized in St. Louis. Whether you are looking for an outdoor farmer’s market, or would like to taste craft beer and enjoy live music, you will need to be in Missouri to check out the events selected below.
Best of Missouri Market
On the first weekend of October, you will find a huge outdoor market in the Missouri Botanical Garden. You can browse the best of local produce, artisan food, and start your holiday shopping early. Stock up on meat, dried fruit, special drinks, and sweets for winter. Held Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can get a daily ticket for $12 for adults, and $5 for children and Botanical Garden members. There will be plenty of food stalls and street vendors to keep you going while you sample local ware.
Seymour Apple Festival
This annual festival includes a parade, running races, and plenty of contests. There are 15,000 people attending this event in Seymour. Take part in competitions and check out the more than 100 vendors selling local food and crafts. Enjoy a day out with live music. There is plenty to do for adults and children alike. The festival is held on Sept. 7 through 9, and is free to attend. Take your blankets and camping chairs and soak in the atmosphere. No animals are allowed at the Seymour Apple Festival, except for the contestants of the pet show held on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Emerson Free Family Night in St. Louis
The Magic House of St. Louis is a children’s museum that is popular among locals. It holds two free family nights this fall: one on Friday, Sept. 15 and the other on Friday, Oct. 20, between 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Check out the over one hundred exhibits for free and let the children experiment and learn. This museum was rated the best attraction on the national level based on child appeal by the Zagat U.S. Family Travel Guide.
Designed for the music lovers, The Grove Fest, in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, celebrates music with a street festival between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. You will not only find plenty of entertaining street artists and performers, but also plenty of food stalls to suit all tastes. The giant street party is held on Oct. 1, between Vandeventer Avenue and Kingshighway. Join in the fun and help color the outdoor paint-by-numbers wall mural and become an artist for the day.
Whether you are looking for local produce or family entertainment and live music, this fall has plenty of events that will make you appreciate St. Louis even more. Meet local vendors, taste the apples, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere this neighborhood has to offer. Let the children experiment in one of the best museums of the country for free, and treat yourself to the latest creation of local craft beer brewers.
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