Seasonal Fun For Fall

Emma Rider, Staff Writer

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Autumn has arrived, but it will not last forever. Do not worry yourself though with last minute planning. Here is a list of fun fall activities and events to make sure you enjoy the crisp weather and beautiful foliage.

1. Apple Picking

This is the perfect activity for kicking off this season! There are pick-your-own spots all over the St. Louis area. Some that come to mind immediately are Eckert’s, Centennial Farms, and Thierbach Orchards, but there are plenty more out there. At most of these farms, there is no cost for admission, you just pay for what you pick.

2. Take A Drive

Fall is a beautiful season so why not take a drive? Drive up the Great River Road to Alton and Grafton or head west down Highway 94. The changing leaves give colorful beauty to the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

3. Pumpkin Picking

Whether it is for decoration or for carving up a jack-o-lantern for Halloween, chances are you will need a pumpkin this fall. Head out to Eckert’s, Thies Farm, Rombachs Farm, the list goes on. Usually no cost for admission, you just have to pay for the pumpkin.

4. Great Godfrey Maze

Who wants to get lost like a needle in a haystack? Located in Glazebrook Park, this maze is open on weekends through October 31. You can go during the day or bring a flashlight for the haunted maze at night. The maze is opened Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to dusk. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-11, and kids 5 and under are free!

5. Host A Bonfire

Gather up your friends, fire up the grill, and do not forget the fixings for s’mores. Shorter days and cooler weather make the perfect conditions for a bonfire. The perfect way to spend a fall evening right in your own backyard.

6. Fright Fest

Bringing thrills by day and frights by night, it is the return of Fright Fest! From October 2nd to November 1st, Fright Fest will be going on at Six Flags in St. Louis. During the day it is fun for all ages with not-so-scary thrills, but by night, monsters come to life to roam through the park through the themed scare zones and terrifying haunted attractions.

 

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