Five Best Halloween 2013 Events in St. Louis

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Halloween in St. Louis is a big event, and whether you’re single, have a family, are going out with friends, or just looking for a new way to get spooked, this year’s selection of haunted holiday options won’t let you down.

Halloween Central West End

Halloween in the Central West End 2013. Photo courtesy of The Central West End and thecwe.org.

Halloween in the Central West End
Oct. 26; Euclid and Maryland
In its 30th year, this CWE Halloween celebration features day-long events for the whole family like trick-or-treating, a children’s costume parade and a canine costume parade. Then, at 8 pm, the area turns into the adults-only Halloween contest and party. This year, you can even purchase tickets to the party’s first VIP lounge.

Fright Fest
Sept. 28-Oct. 27; Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags is taken over with frightful flavor, featuring its usual wide selection of roller coasters and rides along with multiple Halloween-relevant events like haunted houses and creepy paintball course. 

Scarefest
Oct. 11-Nov. 2; Near Soulard Market, Old Fenton and Lemp Brewery
With three different tours available around St. Louis, the annual Scarefest features The Darkness in Soulard, Creepyworld in a factory in the Old Fenton area and also The Haunting of Lemp Brewery, which takes over the historic but no longer used brewery with its cellars and dark hallways.

Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash 2013
Oct. 26; The Lemp Mansion
The old St. Louis mansion, rumored to be haunted and visited by numerous tourists annually, is converted into a Halloween party complete with live music, a costume contest, cash prizes, food all evening and a four-hour open bar.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo Nights at the Saint Louis Zoo. Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo.

Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 18-30; The Saint Louis Zoo
The Zoo’s family-friendly Halloween evenings provide hayrides, straw mazes, crafts, spectacular light displays and decorations, animal exhibits including the children’s zoo, periodical hikes and much more.

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