October 12-18

Meet up at the Midwest Metalsmiths Art Show at theEthical Society of St. Louis on Friday so see the handmade metalworks created by 25 talented local artists. These works are made from silver, gold, copper, precious gemstones, media and more.

On Friday, Artica 2018 MississipEpiphany will be held, where artists, musicians, poets, performers, and creative citizens participate in a multi-media, outdoor participatory arts festival. Artica provides the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area with the opportunity to come together as a community through creative self-expression.

The Fenton Parks and Recreation/RiverChase are hosting the 6th Annual Harvest Jam on Friday. Celebrating Thanksgiving, harvest time, and cooler weather, you can indulge in Chick-Fil-A, hot cider, dancing, and music from the Backstreet Cruisers for a night of Rock n’ Roll from the 50’s and 60’s.

Saturday is Oktoberfest at Soulard Market, celebrating both the city’s and neighborhood’s German Heritage through two days of food, drink, live music, and entertainment. The 2018 event will feature an open-air plaza, wine garden, seven bands, axe throwing activities, stein holding competitions, and the return of OkTUBAfest (with St. Louis Low Brass Collective).

StreetFest is back again in celebration of Main & Mill Brewing Company’s 3rd Anniversary on Saturday. Music will be kicking off at 2:00 pm and continue with alternating bands until 11:00 pm. There will be food, drinks, and plenty of good times to be had.

The Marthasville Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 1st ever Chili Cook-Off and Pumpkin Hunt on Saturday. In addition to these events, there will be several festival games, pumpkin decorating, and live music. The Marthasville Community Club is also donating their time and will have a Beer Garden for the adults.

Saturday also boasts the VFW Post 805 BaconFest in O’Fallon, IL. More than 50 food, craft, and direct sales vendors will line the streets along with live music performances. Also, there will be bacon! Imagine the BLT’s, the bacon kabobs, bacon nachos, bacon cupcakes and cookies, chocolate covered bacon! Things will be so bacon flavored or infused, even your drink could have bacon, like the featured beverage, the Maple Bacon Bloody Mary. All the profits from this event go our local veterans.

The Hollywood Amphitheatre will have Tons of Trucks on Saturday. Trucks and other vehicles of shapes and sizes will be on display for you to admire and interact with. This event is free and food truck will be available for lunch options. A siren-free quiet hour will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Get into the spirit of fall and dive into a colorful pile of festive activities and autumn beauty at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This event will be full of brews, a fall crawl, kids games, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, local maple syrup, pies, and more!

On Sunday, the Florissant Fall Festival is happening on the entire St. Francois Street and surrounding areas in Historic Old Town Florissant. Attracting over 35,000 people, this event will showcase a chili cookoff, wine garden, food and drinks, crafts, flea market, children’s activities, flower show, Fido Follies (dog contest), pumpkin decorating, pony rides, music on EVERY block, a car show…the list goes on and on.

Sababa Jewish Arts & Cultural Festival is Sunday at Washington University showcasing the vibrancy of contemporary Jewish culture. The festival features local, regional, and national visual art exhibitors, culinary experiences, and musical performances, as well as activities from local Jewish organizations.

The STL Square Off Pizza Festival on the Hill kicks off on Sunday to decide who will earn the title of “Best St. Louis Style Pizza.” Vote for your favorite and enjoy the family activities, live music, artists, vendors, and exhibitors as well.

The Soulard Blues Band will be lighting up the stage on Monday at the Broadway Oyster Bar. This award winning band will bring their superbly balanced songs that will have you fading into the city’s rich blues history.

Kids can stop in and spend time with some very good pups! On Tuesday, between 6:30 and 7:30 at the Six Mile Regional Library District in the Niedringhaus Building, kids K-8 can practice their reading skills by reading to a dog from C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs. The dogs get to practice their good behavior and kids can gain their confidence in reading in a fun environment. It will definitely a pawsome time.

Learn some sweet moves at Tin Roof for Shake and Shout Wednesdays where you can enjoy free swing dancing lessons, followed by a vibrant swing dance party with live music by The Ambassadors of Swing! They sound pretty official, so stop by and shake it out.

On Thursday, destroythebrain.com presents its Horror Trivia Night at Moolah Theatre & Lounge. There will be five rounds of grueling terror and this event is free!