While fall doesn’t technically start until September 22, Labor Day weekend in the Lou is packed with fun, family-friendly activities that will have you ready for the change of the seasons. Colorful trees, cool autumn air, pumpkin patches and hay rides are right around the corner!
St. Louis’s favorite place to pick apples will have wagon rides, children’s activities and live entertainment on Saturday, September 1.
Looking for the full farm experience? Ride ponies, feed the goats and don’t forget to grab a classic funnel cake or caramel apple while you’re there. Who knows, you might even start to see the leaves change by the time you leave!
Admission to the Stone Hill Winery Harvest Festival is free! Lunch and dinner are served along with cellar tours and lives music. Even if you participate in various wine tastings, tickets are only $5.
And the Harvest Festival isn’t just for the adults! Kiddos can enjoy pumpkin painting and grape stomping, a tried-and-true favorite among the young ones. Check out the full schedule of the September 1st events here!
What activity basically shouts, “Autumn!” other than a good ole’ corn maze? The Great Godfrey Maze impressively spans seven acres and even stays open after dark, with your flashlight lit of course. They also have a cow train, hay wagon, zipline, corn crib, and jumping pillow. Their season begins as early as August 31, so break out your favorite flannel and head on down!
Stroll through a gallery of local artwork at Queeny Park’s Annual Fall Art Fair August 31-September 2. Located inside the Greensfelder Recreation Center, the art fair offers wine tastings, kids activities, and chances to win gift certificates you can use to purchase artwork. Afterwards, you can take a stroll through Queeny Park itself, taking advantage of the trails, playground, and picnic sites.
What better way to mark the end of summer than with a parade? A St. Louis tradition, the Labor Day Parade begins at 9 am on Saturday, September 1. Local union workers will start at 13th and Olive and make their way to 15th Street. Grab a spot on Tucker St., Market St., or by City Hall and celebrate the beginning of the best season!