Shop for local food products at the Botanical Garden, drink beer at the Zoo or sip on wine at Ballpark Village.
"The Best of Missouri Market showcases more than 130 of the region's finest food producers and artisans. Enjoy live music, a food court, wine and beer samples, locally made spirits, and a Kids' Corner with barnyard animals, crafts, pumpkin decorating, and more." Friday from noon to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Tickets are $16 for general admission or $8 for Botanical Garden members, available here.
"Filipino BBQ plates served on banana leaves! The Fattened Caf is taking over the Earthbound Kitchen on Friday October 4 so come get some tender juicy bbq sticks served with jasmine rice topped with garlic chips & paired with pickled papaya. Served on banana leaves. (We can't get over how cool that is.) The Fattened Caf's mission is to love people more through food, friendship, and community. They share their love with their guests one meal at a time. No reservations required, just show up ready to drink and eat." From 5:30 to 9pm.
"Enjoy a new take on Oktoberfest with some Saint Louis Zoo flair! This is a family-friendly Oktoberfest that you can’t find anywhere else. After you’re all “oompah-ed” out, enjoy a walk around the Zoo and see some of your favorite animals! Several German bars serving a wide variety of beers* (authentic German Oktoberfest, local and national Oktoberfest, and seasonal),root beer for the kids, and German specialties including bratwurst and pretzels." Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Free to attend, food and drink available for purchase.
"Celebrate German heritage at this alternative Oktoberfest community event this Saturday, October 5 at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143). The Volkswagen auto show features new and vintage Volkswagens, flowing cold beer, and delicious food and fun for the whole family. Spectators can attend at no cost (food and beverage is available for purchase). Guests are also invited to register their Volkswagen vehicle to be a part of the show for $20. The $20 registration ticket includes a sticker, drink ticket, raffle ticket and a chance to take home the winning trophy. All proceeds from this event will benefit Joe's Place, a residency that offers homeless teenage boys in the Maplewood Richmond Heights District a caring home environment that supports them for high school graduation, self-sufficiency and positive transitions into their adult lives." From 11am to 4pm.
"Join us at Crafted. for a Kitchen Sink Pop-up on October 5th. Brunch favorites will be served from 10am-2pm with the menu switching over to dinner from 4pm-close." All day.
"Sip, taste and listen to live music at the first ever St. Louis Wine Walk presented by 14 Hands at Ballpark Village on Saturday, October 5th. Drink water because you need it, drink wine because you deserve it during the St. Louis Wine Walk at Ballpark Village. Enjoy live music from That 80's Band at our brand new outdoor plaza, The Rich Mahogany Duo in Budweiser Brew House Beer Garden, and Dave & Them inside FOX Sports Midwest Live! while tasting wine and small plates at each of the participating venues. Participating venues include: FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Cardinals Nation, Budweiser Brew House, Crown Room, Shark Bar, and PBR St. Louis. Your ticket purchase supports ALS Association St. Louis, discovering treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest." From 1 to 4pm. Tickets are $30 for general admission or $60 for VIP, available here.
"14th Annual Grove Fest is a FREE One day street festival in the Grove OCT 5, 2019! STL are you ready for this Amazing Lineup! 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! Our Food Village, filled with restaurants from the Grove, Family Area, Merchant Village, Street Performers and Main Stage keeps everyone entertained." From 2 to 11pm.
"The Pat Connolly Tavern is one of the oldest continually-operating bars in St. Louis, and has been known over the decades for its notable location, iconic Budweiser neon sign, and great food & drink. Pat Connolly, an Irish immigrant, founded the tavern in 1942 and we've been making memories ever since! Come join us in a fun celebration of this unique slice of Dogtown history! Travel back in time for A 1942 Affair... classic cocktails, vintage costume contest & photo booth, and era-specific jazz quartet. All in celebration of Pat's 77th Anniversary! Tickets are required and space is limited!" From 6 to 10pm. Tickets are $20, available here.
"Retreat Gastropub is turning 4! Celebrate on Sunday, October 6, for a special brunch with Rudy’s Flower Truck. Enjoy brunch favorites like like salmon cake Benedicts, braised pork hash and fried chicken French toast, along with floral-inspired cocktails to honor the traditional 4-year anniversary gift of fruit and flowers. Rudy’s Flower Truck will be parked on-site from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. so guests can create beautiful floral bouquets. Bonus: Retreat Gastropub will be giving away four mini bouquets to lucky brunch guests during service!" From 11am to 3pm.
Celebrate the grand opening of Mac's Local Eats and Bluewood Brewing with a street party. The event includes a meet-and-greet with local vendors including Twinkle Brews, Old Vienna and the Sangria Guy, plus live music. From 11am to 4pm.