What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
Happy October! The spookiest month is well under way, and with it a slew of new Halloween- and fall-harvest-themed events around St. Louis. Ease into the Halloween spirit and shop several markets and showcases of local art that only come around once every year.
Craftoberfest: A Modern Makers Night Market
St. Louis’ first open-air market returns to Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery and Biergarten this Thursday, featuring over 35 local vendors. Sip locally brewed craft beer and enjoy live music while you mingle and shop from this year’s crop of creators. If you get hungry, snag a bite from Mission Taco’s food truck.
When: Oct. 11 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: UCBC Midtown
Price: Free to attend
Halloween Nights at Grant’s Farm
Celebrate spooky season at Grant’s Farm every week from Thursday through Sunday in the month of October. Their Halloween Nights event series features themed shows and rides, a DJ, and much more. Costumes are encouraged, so suit up.
When: Thursday through Sunday in October, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Grant’s Farm
Price: Free admission, parking $20
Image courtesy of John Frey.
Oktoberfest at Soulard Farmers Market
Oktoberfest revelry continues at the Soulard Farmers Market, highlighting the vibrancy of Soulard’s German heritage during two days of live music, entertainment, food and drink. Challenge your friends to a round of axe-throwing or compete in stein-holding contests. Enjoy local wine and beer in the wine garden, and don’t miss the tuba flash mob in partnership with the St. Louis symphony. (Yes, we said ‘tuba flash mob.’)
When: Oct. 12 and 13
Where: Soulard Farmers Market
Price: Free entry, $20 VIP ticket
Latinx Film Festival Opening Night: Frida
Support the first-ever St. Louis Latinx Film Festival at the opening night at Saint Louis Art Museum, honoring the accomplishments of Latinx filmmakers. See “Frida,” starring Salma Hayek, the acclaimed story of Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo.
When: Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Midwest Metalsmiths 9th Annual Art Show
Come shop the most extensive metalworking art show in the region this weekend during the Midwest Metalsmiths’ 9th Annual Art Show. Chat with makers about their process, select from unbelievable jewelry, sculpture, and more, or commission a custom piece. This year’s artists include Beverly Baker, Kathryn Bowman, Jen Bradford, Kathy Craddock, Deborrah Daher, Genevieve Flynn, Donna Fox, Catherine Geyer, Don Horstman, Carol Horstman, Cindy Howenstein, Susan Kendig, Ellen Klamon, Lynette Kobes, Lanie Kodner, Lisa Koenig, Noel Leicht, Kelly Miller, Carolyn Morris, Allison Norfleet Bruenger, Nancy Pierson, Barbara Rand, Leigh Roberts, Yuko Suga, Wendy Walsh, Rosemary Werkmeister, and Kristen Windmiller.
When: October 12 from 3-8 p.m. and October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ethical Society St. Louis
Price: Free entry
Second Saturdays in DeMun
Second Saturdays are back as the City of Clayton showcases the best that the DeMun neighborhood has to offer. Celebrate fall with an autumnal coffee drink from Kaldi’s, sample the unique ice-cream flavors at Clementine’s and take advantage of exclusive offers from other local businesses.
When: October 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: DeMun Business District
Price: Discounts and deals
Image courtesy of Unsplash.
5th Annual St. Louis Small Press Expo
Trust us when we say that you could spend hours at the St. Louis Small Press Expo, picking the brains of artists, publishers, printmakers, graphic novelists, and more. This year’s theme is You Can Do This Too—fuel your own creativity during workshops, readings, presentations and discussions throughout the day.
When: Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Central Library
Grand Opening of St. Louis Art Supply & Cornflower
Celebrate the grand re-opening of St. Louis Art Supply in the brand-new location on Olive Street with a three-day celebration. All weekend, participate in in-store giveaways and raffle prizes. On Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m., support local artists at the Artist Showcase, featuring the work of local artists and makers available for purchase. Don’t forget to grab coffee, breakfast or lunch from Cornflower Coffee & Tea, their in-store café.
When: Oct. 12-14
Where: St. Louis Art Supply on Olive
Price: Free admission
Sauce Magazine’s Harvest Festival
This year’s Harvest Festival may have migrated to Tower Grove Park, but it retains the same bounty of local vendors—including Grace Meat & Three, Aya Sofia, Seoul Taco, and more—as well as local breweries. All day on Sunday, come groove to live bluegrass, country and blues in the afternoon sun.
When: Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Price: Free entry
Feature image courtesy of Alexandre Croussette.