All activity information is subject to change per facility. Please call or check their websites to verify information as it may have changed since the posting. My goal is to keep this calendar updated with current events, but some events do change last minute.

The GREAT Candy Exchange


Halloween isn't over in St. Louis
until you take your kids to
The Great Candy Exchange!

Sponsored by the Delta Dental Health Theatre.

The Great Candy Exchange is a FREE event where kids get
one more chance to wear their costumes, win great prizes,
donate their leftover Halloween Candy to our troops.

The Great Candy Exchange will be held Friday, November 1st
 Vetta Sports Soccerdome in Webster Groves.
 Kids can turn in unopened Halloween candy in
exchange for chances to win a variety of great
prizes that encourage healthy habits and active play.

All candy collected is sent to our troops (along with toothbrushes!)
through A Soldier’s Wish List, and kids who attend this high-energy
event will get to see live shows, bounce on inflatables,
wear their costume one last time for the costume contest,
enjoy healthy snacks, and even make friends with characters like
the Tooth Fairy, Tooth Wizard,
and Sir Smiles-A-Lot.

There will also be face painting, balloon art, a photo booth,
healthy snacks, and a meet & greet with the St. Louis Ambush!

Free. 4 to 8 p.m. (with prize drawings at 7:30 p.m.) at Vetta Sports in Webster Groves. For more information, call 314-241-7391, or go to


The Teachers Lounge

Please help me WELCOME
as our newest sponsor!!
The Teachers' Lounge is St. Louis' finest Parent/Teacher Store. We pride ourselves on having the best customer service and product selection in the industry. Our team members are happy to assist you in finding the perfect educational product for your classroom or home. We carry over 6,000 of the best educational products on the market and also have a selection of over 30,000 products in our on‑line store.

The Teachers' Lounge offers more than just products:
Birthday Parties
Lounge-Lizard Club
and much more!
Be sure to check out their website and calendar for upcoming events and workshops as well as their facebook page!
The Teachers' Lounge
21 Ronnies Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63126

Holiday Express Train


The Kansas City Southern Railway’s “Holiday Express” train will be
 making a stop at Union Station in St. Louis on
Saturday, December 14th from 1:30-7:30 pm.
There’s no charge to come out and see.
The Holiday Express is in its 13th year of bringing smiles along the rail lines.
In addition, KCS employees and sponsors donate money for gift cards to be given to local Salvation Army units at tour stops.
The purpose is to buy winter clothing for children in need.


Halloween Events 2013

Don't miss out on these Halloween FUN FAMILY Events.

Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms

For a not-so-scary, family-friendly Halloween event, hit the hay in the Haunted Hayloft at Purina Farms. Activities will appeal to visitors of all ages, and include a costume contest, puppet shows, storytelling, trick or treating, pumpkin painting, and magic – not to mention the fun of seeing the many animals on the farm.

Haunted Hayloft will be held over two weekends, October 18, 19 and 20, and October 25, 26, and 27. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The event is free to attend, but you’ll need to make reservations by calling (314) 982-3232.

Halloween Free Family Day at the Contemporary Art Museum

Want to get your little ghosts and goblins excited about modern art? Then take them to Halloween Free Family Day at the Contemporary Art Museum. On Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m., families are invited to CAM to tour current exhibitions and enjoy face painting, storytelling, music and dance performances, and a wide range of artist-led workshops.

And don’t forget to dress in your Halloween best – all visitors who arrive in costume will be entered to win a special prize. For more details, visit

October Owls and Orchids at the Butterfly House (and the Booterflies Halloween Party)

Have a little one with a fear of Halloween? Now through October 31st, try celebrating the season with October Owls and Orchids at The Butterfly House. More than a thousand owl butterflies will peer through the petals of hundreds of blooming orchids, creating an eerie sight that’s perfect for the month of October – and kids who don’t like monsters.

If you’re looking for a bigger Halloween bash at The Butterfly House, then the Booterflies Halloween Party is the event for you. From 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on October 25, 26, and 27, kids ages 2-12 (with their families) can wear their Halloween costumes, go on a glow walk and trick-or-treat through the garden, play insect-inspired games, and enjoy lots of “spook”-tacular activities. The cost for this event is $15 for children and $20 for adults.

Trick or Treat at Taubman Prestige Outlets

Calling all ghouls and goblins ages 12 and under!
 Dress up and trick-or-treat Taubman Prestige Outlets.
Get a trick-or-treat goody bag and special treats (while supplies last) along with free balloon art, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more, including a special visit from the Bubble Bus.
 Chesterfield Arts’ pumpkin decorating design workshop registration opens at 1:30pm for the first 200 children.

Event check-in is located at the mall
entrance near Brooks Brothers. .

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Location: Taubman Prestige Outlets
(17017 N. Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005)
Cost: Free

Halloween at Saint Louis Zoo




Boo at the Zoo

Nightly, October 18 - 30, 2013
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Come explore the Zoo after dark during the special Halloween evenings: Boo at the Zoo Nights! This non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience is filled with laughs and adventure. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Children 12-and-under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Boo at the Zoo Nights is not a trick-or-treating experience.


  • $4/member; $5/non-member; children under 2 are free; $1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume
  • Parking is free! Our treat. South Lot only. (North Lot and North Entrance will be open on select nights: Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 30.)
  • No reservations necessary.
  • Purchase tickets online, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or at the door on night of the event. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets online or by phone.


Saturday, October 26, 2013
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is FREE

Trick-or-Treat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Entertainment 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Crafts and Games 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Costume Character Meet-and-Greet and Jamboree - 3 p.m.
Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only.

Mummies and daddies are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to a day of safe and free trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. Encounter surprises and goodies along the way, along with your favorite costumed characters, magicians and entertainment. Be sure to come and show off your costume at this event. There are plenty of photo opportunities including haystacks, pumpkins, and of course, our animals! It is a safe Halloween event all ghouls and goblins are sure to enjoy.

Not-So-Haunted House at The Magic House


The Magic House

Friday, October 18 and 25, 2013
9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 19 and 26, 2013
9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday, October 20 and 27, 2013
11:00 am – 5:30 pm.

It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters. This year's Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters from favorite children's tales such as The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more.

Each child attending this "spooktacular" event will receive a trick-or-treat bag and an autograph book for the not-so-spooky characters to sign as they trick-or-treat throughout four levels of the more than 100-year-old Not-So-Haunted House. While the Not-So-Haunted House won't be scary, our Electro-Static Generator will make your hair stand on end!
Cost:Free with regular Museum admission.


Grants Farm Halloween Celebration

Celebrate Halloween with Grant's Farm!
October 4-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26th
6pm - 10pm
Parking: $20 per car
$50 per bus
$5 per person for Walk-Ins
Children under 2 are FREE


New To The Lou's Pumpkin Guide 2013

 Hello October!! 
Cooler weather, leaves turning and PUMPKINS! 
 Here's what I have compiled as some of the area's
BEST Pumpkin patches! 
Visit one....Visit all!
1.  ECKERTS  is a year-round destination for anyone living in or near St. Louis.  You'll find any size pumpkin you need at the Eckert's locations in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton. Eckert's also hosts haunted hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin parties and more.
Belleville location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Millstadt location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Grafton location is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2.  ROMBACKS FARM  is a great spot located in St. Louis County.  Open daily in October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, located at 18639 Olive Street Road in Chesterfield, near Spirit of St. Louis Airport. 
3.  STUCKMEYERS  is a family owned vegetable farm that's been around for decades. The pumpkin patch is open every day in October, but if you go on a weekend in October you can also enjoy Farm Fun Days. This event features hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, live music and more. Stuckmeyer's is located at the intersecton of Highways 141 and 21 in Fenton. For more information, call 636-349-1225.
4.  THEIS FARM AND GREENHOUSE has two locations, North Hanley Road and in Maryland Heights.  Both locations are transformed into a "Pumpkinland" play area for children. Pumpkinland is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 314-428-9878.
5.  SULLIVAN FARMS located in Florissant, where there are plenty of pumpkins growing. Take a free ride to the pumpkin patch.  Sullivan Farms also has a variety of gourds, squash and baked goods. Plus, kids will enjoy a trip through the straw castle maze. Sullivan Farms is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's located at 16704 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. For more information, call 314-570-6662.
6.  HERMAN'S FARM ORCHARD is located in St. Charles on North Highway 94.   You can pick your own pumpkins, choose from a variety of hearty mums or shop in the market. Herman's Farm Orchard is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October 31. It's located at 3663 North Highway 94. For more information, call 636-925-9969.