Things To Do in the Fall in Saint Louis

It’s always fun to have something to look forward to!  And it’s even more important and necessary to have something to look forward to in these weird Covid times!  Here’s my round up of fun ideas and activities to do as a family with kids OR some much needed adult only time too! 

Things to do in the fall in Saint Louis

Visit a local pumpkin patch

Thies Farm Pumpkinland is a fan favorite every year in our house, and it will be open this season but reservations will be required.  It opens on 9/30/20 and there is a $9 entry fee for ages 3 and up.

pumpkin patches to visit in St. Louis

Go apple picking 

There is the obvious place to visit in our area which is Eckert’s.  Pick your own apples continues through this weekend (9/20/20), but check their site for details beyond that.  Reservations are required to enter.  Starting with this weekend as well, you can now pick your own pumpkins!

Herman’s Farm is located off Highway 94 in Saint Charles and offers a small you pick orchard.  We went here last year and it was super low key and not crowded at all. I don’t go crazy with making apple related recipes so the experience and what we picked were perfect for our fam!

places to pick apples near Saint Louis, MO

Visit the Wineries near Saint Louis

If you can get a sitter and head out to the wineries in Defiance, MO (or the surrounding areas) you definitely should!  We haven’t been to the wineries in the area in awhile, but this summer I took the kids out to a place in Defiance and passing all of the wineries had me wishing for fall!  Our personal fave is Chandler Hill, can’t go wrong with the views {and wine, duh}!

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back in 2020, but reservations will be required.  Check here for more details!

Visit a Farmer’s Market

There are several in the area, but the obvious ones that come to mind are Kirkwood, Soulard and Tower Grove.  And all are open for business!

42 Doors of Hope

This is new in 2020 brought to you by the American Cancer Society.  42 Doors of Hope is part of the Hope is Home initiative. A door is a symbol of a journey, a transition, or a metamorphosis.  The American Cancer Society partnered with 42 local artists to create unique doors to represent each of the 42 guest suites.  You can find these doors located in and around Saint Louis into November.  Visit the 42 Doors of Hope website for more details on where to find the doors and how to vote for your favorite!

Check out a new park 

We recently visited O’Day Park in O’Fallon, MO.  It features the first adventure playground in the area.  A truly unique experience, my kids loved it!  It’s spread out so it also makes it easy to distance during these Covid times.  Lots of things for kids of all ages.  It’s worth a visit.

Bike the Katy Trail as a fam or sans kids

Another one that has been on my mental list for a few months now and we haven’t gotten around to it.  There are so many entrances onto the Katy Trail so you can pick one that’s convenient for you!  Our kids are getting older now that we are at a good point to give this one a try!  AND….there are even some breweries and such along the way too so perhaps you can reward yourself too!

Plan a day to antique with girlfriends

There are so many places close enough to Saint Louis that have a TON of antique options and little shops that you can spend the day browsing.  The one town that comes to mind (and is an easy drive from STL) is Rosebud, MO!  It’s seriously the cutest little town you guys and it’s a must visit.  We pass through Rosebud on our way to our family lake house and it’s darling.  TONS of cute little antique shops, but also places that are a little more modernized too.  There’s a special fall festival happening on 10/3/20 so plan accordingly!  Some of my faves are Rosebud’s Grand Antique Mall and Rachel’s Rustic Room & Boutique!

The shops in Rosebud, Missouri

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