The baseball great Willie Stargell once said “I love October, especially when we’re in it.” Of course, he was talking about his team in the playoffs, and this year, our Cardinals are definitely in it, so what’s not to love! Yes, Autumn is in the air, a month full of sweaters, pumpkin patches, warm beverages, and leaves crunching beneath our feet. St. Louis is a great place to be this month as we embrace the fall excitement with amazing festivals, Oktoberfests, and spooky Halloween activities for everyone.
Of course, I hope that you’ll join me in enjoying our great town in this great month!
All the best. -Nate
Tonight, you can visit The Sheldon for an opening reception of not one, but 5 new Fall exhibitions! Yes, it is First Fridays where you can enjoy a remarkable array of visual arts at all of the museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District, which are free and open until 9pm!
For a different flavor, you could head over to Earthbound Beer as the Fattened Caf will be taking over and blessing the attendees with their tender Filipino barbeque!
Bachtoberfest is upon us at the Anheuser Busch Biergarten in the historic Soulard neighborhood where you can enjoy a festive evening of beer, wine, German fare and Deutschland’s favorite drinking songs!
Dance and creative movement is the central theme on Saturday afternoon, October 5th, at the 3rd Annual Common Sound Festival in historic Dutchtown’s Marquette Park. The celebration of diversity centers on bringing the community together and fostering neighborhood vitality.
Tomorrow, I’ll be showing some homes to a few clients, however, I hope to sneak by the 14th Annual Grove Fest, which is a FREE One day street festival in The Grove! An amazing lineup awaits us, including Jay-E, Dirty Muggs, Rubi, Root Mod, Bleach, School of Rock, Over 90 Vendors, World Hoop Day, Fire Performers, Arch City Roller Derby , African Dancers, Magic House, Fashion Show,The Bubble Bus and More! It will be great! I hope to see you there.
Another great annual event that I hope to make it to this weekend is the Shaw Art Fair! Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place in the Shaw Neighborhood, this is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event. Of course, there will also be food and drinks and live entertainment.
Grant’s Farm in South County celebrating fall with its second annual Fall Fest every Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Budweiser Clydesdales Stables.
For another oberfest, check out Zootoberfest! You’ll enjoy a zoo-themed family-friendly Oktoberfest including fall-related kids’ games and crafts; live music; German specialty food for purchase; and German bars serving a variety of beers at the world famous St. Louis Zoo.
Also on Saturday, Tunes on Tap is on tap (see what I did there :), both a neighborhood/house tour and a local music festival. The afternoon will feature eight bands/songwriters performing at eight different locations in the historic Benton Park neighborhood.
Canine Carnival celebrates the bond between people and their pets! Head over to beautiful Tilles Park in Ladue to be part of the Carnival where the dogs play the games and win great prizes. Bring your pooches and join the APA Adoption Center for the festivities!
On Sunday, you can hit up a few of the weekend festivities that you didn’t get to yesterday. You can also head over to Cherokee Street to check out Earthbound Beer Lazy Sunday Flea Market, hosted by Green Earth Art Company and Earthbound Beer. Vintage and Modern Finds: Glassware, t-shirts, jewelry, furniture, gemstones and crystals, original art, decorative home and garden pieces, craft beer, nibbles, and more.
From the 9th-13th Jazz St. Louis treats you to stellar performances by a renowned international troupe of women artists, known as Artemis, who demonstrates that musical excellence knows no gender. To commemorate the German heritage of St. Louis, there’s a party going on — Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th. Soulard Oktoberfest highlights German food and beer at Soulard Farmers Market.
Your pooch (and you!) will want to join in the fun at Arch Bark from 9am-1pm on the 12th for a one-mile fun walk, photo ops, dock diving, agility course, and more!
in Olde Towne Fenton Pavilion.
On Sunday, The Field House Museum will be host to a day of family fun! There is something for everyone between the historic house, current exhibitions, and interactives. Each Kids Corner will feature new crafts and activities the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Also ending on the 19th is a theatrical production at The Marcelle. Set in 1954 Baltimore, Cry-Baby The Musical is about a romance between cool guy and a square gal. Rock and roll is also central to the story, as is a variety of topics on, shall we say, social evolution.
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for a favorite annual event. From the 15th through 30th everyone is treated to great fun at Boo at the Zoo, where along with our best animal buddies who make the St. Louis Zoo home, goblins and goodies also await….
On Friday, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in North County, you won’t want to miss the show that will be practically perfect in every way! Disney’s Mary Poppins, will bring this timeless story of magic and wonder to life in a way that you have never seen before.
On Saturday the 19th, Pavlo in Concert is at the The Sheldon. Spend the evening with this guitar virtuoso, and you will recall the sultry sounds long after you have left the concert hall. For two Saturdays (a week apart), October 19th and 26th, children and their dogs will enjoy all kinds of get-ready-for-Halloween fun at Purina Farms Trunk or Treat.
On Friday, the Lip Sync Battle – St. Louis is the annual gala to benefit Springboard to Learning! It takes place at The Carmel Room at Bissingers. The highlight of the evening is the Lip Sync competition, with local dignitaries vying to accept the trophy and title of St. Louis Lip Sync Champion!
Only on Saturday, a 16 foot inflated thought bubble will be at the St. Louis Public Library as part of In Search of the Truth – a portable video recording booth – that invites members of the public to speak about what they believe is true. The videos are archived online and are regularly made into video artworks.
On Sunday, the 3rd annual Shuck Yeah! is here at Molly’s in Soulard. This party on the patio will bring together oysters from both coasts for a celebration of all-things-oyster and other bites from your favorite local restaurants…
Me and my girls love Peppa Pig! She will be at the Stifel Theatre with a new action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip.
The Grandel presents two exciting engagements: on the 23rd Pete Souza photographer to the presidents takes you on an eye-opening historical journey. And from the 26th-27th Ashleyliane Dance Company performs “Phantom” — a lyrical, though silent, take on the “Phantom of the Opera” musical. On Thursday the 24th Scaredy Cats Comedy at The Heavy Anchor will tickle you so pink you might forget that the show benefits the cat sanctuary, Cattyshack. Remember to attend this laugh-off and support the kitties!
On Friday, The Sole House STL is host to The Music in Me: Laka. Enjoy an intimate evening of music by Laka who will perform acoustic soul classics by Etta James, Al Green, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown, along with a few modern selections.
On Saturday, you’ll find me at Arika Parr’s Costumes & Cocktails Halloween party for adults. Each year, she chooses a different charity to highlight that is generally not well known and has a small but mighty team of workers and volunteers that make real impact in our community. It will be a good time at The Jewel Event Center, in Florissant. Join me!
If a candy-free Halloween-themed celebration is the thing for you… you’ll be excited to attend from October 24th-27th Science Spooktacular at the Saint Louis Science Center from October 24th-27th. There will be so much learning going on, you won’t feel afraid — just inspired!
Every weekend this month (Sunday the 27th is the last day) Eckert’s Farms Pumpkin Jamboree has everything you need for an All Soul’s Day celebration, and a bunch of pumpkins! If you love to carve a tall oval, short wide, or round orange gourd, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for at Eckert’s. The kids certainly will!
On Wednesday, October 30th, you might find me at a Happy Hour With A Purpose with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri! This event takes place at ANEW Rooftop where you will learn more about getting involved with non-profits across the region and enjoy live music, drinks, and complimentary snacks as BBBSEMO celebrates and elevates non-profits and small businesses in Eastern Missouri!
Last day viewing of “It’s Elemental” at Green Door Gallery is on the 31st: the show comprises landscape painting, woodcut prints, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, collages, and handmade journals and scarves. The holidays are fast approaching, so give to those special people in your lives. Art enthusiasts will appreciate these beautiful works!
Yes, we have another great month ahead of us. I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying our wonderful St. Louis!
All the best. -Nate
Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate
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