Attend a "farmraiser" for a good cause, head to a fall festival or get your Halloween celebration started early.
"EarthDance Organic Farm School's 12th annual Farmers Formal Fundraiser will feature a feast prepared by locally renowned chefs with fresh locally grown ingredients, local libations, live music, dancing, and a spectacular silent and live auction. EarthDance’s "farmraiser" enables the organization to sustain its Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Program, offer employment to youth, donate produce to needy families, and develop the Organic Farm School’s campus into a beautiful, innovative learning environment." From 6 to 10pm. Ticket prices vary, available here.
"Celebrate All Hallows' Eve sampling spirited beverages from local distilleries, wineries and breweries! Strut your stuff in a costume contest, test your horror movie knowledge in our trivia contest, solve a scavenger hunt, dance the night away to spooky tunes from DJ Nune is Lamar Harris, play twisted board games provided by Game Nite, watch classic horror movies, meet local paranormal investigators, learn about the spirited history of the Garden and enjoy a fortune teller, fire performer and stilt-walking Frankenstein’s monster. Admission includes all activities and tastings. Food available for purchase. Cash bar also available. This outdoor event takes place rain or shine." From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $30, available here.
"A Seasonal Celebration of Local Farms, Arts & Crafts and Real Good Eats! A Petting Farm and Pumpkin Trim'in for kids! Live Music by Salt of the Earth and Les Gruff and The Billy Goat! Come in costume for Tricks &Treats if you dare." From 9am to 2pm.
Civil Alchemy 2nd Annual Fall Festival
"The Civil Alchemy back parking lot will transform into the festival grounds with 30+ local shops, makers,and artisans such as Butter Love by L.C., Collections by Joya, Golden Gems, Mahnal Jewelry, May’s Place, The Happy Houseplant, and YellowTree Clay . Food trucks, Mission Taco, Guerilla Street Food, Hello Juice, and Poptimism will be serving up eats and treats. Local companies, Rockwell Beer Company and Truly Floral Spirits will be serving beer and cocktails. Civil Alchemy’s bar will be open for wine, beer, and cocktails. We will also be featuring live music from Local musicians such as Annie and the Fur Trappers, The Missouri Breaks, Ryne Watts and Friends, The Gaslight Squares. All of which are well-loved regulars at the Frisco Barroom - the Sister Restaurant of Civil Alchemy. Music will continue into the evening after the Festival at the Frisco Barroom." From 10am to 7pm. Free and open to the public.
"St. Louis' most legendary Halloween street party returns to the Central West End Scene (CWEscene) on Saturday, Oct. 26! Festivities kick off with fun daytime activities for the whole family. Then, as the sun sets, the party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex and outrageous costumes and featuring $6,000 in cash and prizes!" From 11am to midnight; schedule available here.
"What better way to celebrate All Hallow's Eve than a beer festival? The STLBEER Halloween Party features breweries from throughout the Greater St. Louis region pouring unlimited samples, music, great food, a Hefe Ride (think hay-ride with kegs on it), an incredible costume contest for both attendees and our brewers, and more, all in historic Lafayette Park!" From 1 to 5pm. Tickets are $40, available here.
"Looking for a place to dance, drink and be scary on Halloween weekend? The Moonrise Hotel's Annual Rooftop Halloween Party is the event for you! This year's party will feature Halloween-themed drinks, specialty local beers, free photobooth with props and green screen and DJs from Basement Sound System. Costumes are highly encouraged but not required for entry. Party starts at 9 and goes til 2:30 for everyone 21 and up. Finally, the best part? No tickets required and no cover charge!" From 9:30pm to 2:30am.
"Join us Saturday October 26th for an adults only Halloween Lock In. At 10pm, we lock the doors and you stay to imbibe on unlimited draft beers. But if you leave, there's no coming back....$30 gets you three hours of unlimited pours, chances to win cool merch and giveaways, as well as games, scary movies and spooky surprises! Costumes and snacks encouraged!" From 10pm to 1am. Tickets are $30, available here.