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Stuff to do October 2014

Pumpkin Jamboree
Weekends through Oct. 26 – times vary, Eckert’s farms in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt, Illinois, 618.233.0513, eckerts.com

Give those pumpkin-smashing teens something to work with from Eckert’s farms just across the river, where the pumpkins range from several pounds to a whopping 150. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, Pumpkin Jamborees at all three locations feature wagon rides, music, festival foods, a petting farm and of course, the pumpkin patch.


Grove Fest
Oct. 4 – 2 to 10 p.m., Manchester Avenue between Tower Grove Boulevard and Sarah Street, 314.535.5311, grovefeststl.com

Grove restaurants, represent! Food vendors at this year’s Grove Fest include Atomic Cowboy, The Sandwich Shop at The Gramophone, HandleBar, Just John, O’Shay’s Pub, Rehab, Rise Coffee House (dubting its new coffee truck), Sameem Afghan Restaurant, Siam and Taha’a Twisted Tiki. People are also licking their lips in anticipation of a one-day-only Urban Chestnut beer: Honey Grove, a Vienna honey lager.


Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest
Oct. 11 – 1 to 5 p.m., Augusta Brewing Co., 5221 Water St., Augusta, 636.482.2337, Facebook: Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest

This 12th annual microbrew celebration in picturesque Augusta offers samples from some three dozen Missouri outfits, including Buckner Brewing, The Civil Life, Heavy Riff, Prison Brews, 2nd Shift, Schlafly and Six Row. Guests enjoy the live music and take home a commemorative glass. Tickets available online or at the door.


Taste of Trucktober
Oct. 18 – 3 to 8 p.m., Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, 636.812.9500, trucktoberstl.com

The organizers of Taste of Trucktober are hoping to stage a massive 40-truck gathering of mobile eateries. Even if they don’t meet that ambitious goal, there will surely be plenty of trucks in attendance, including Harvest Xpress, The Cheese Shack, Sarah’s Cake Stop and La Tejana Taqueria. Beer and wine sales are also available. Buy a book of food tickets at the event.


Brew in the Lou
Oct. 18 – 1 to 5 p.m., Koburg Hall at Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, Clayton, 314.268.1525, lesastl.org

Beer, spirits, wine, coffee and food will be sampled liberally at the Brew in the Lou benefit. Vendors will offer treats by Blue Moon, BBQ ASAP, Charleville Brewing, Excel Brewing, Gobble Stop Smokehouse, Kaldi’s Coffee, Menrath Wines, Morgan Street Brewery, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Stringbean Coffee, Swiss Meat & Sausage Co., Wood Hat Distillery and many more. Proceeds raised at this event for the Lutheran Elementary School Association will be matched 4-to-1 by grants. Tickets available online.


Kirkwood Halloween Walk
Oct. 30 – 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Kirkwood, 314.822.0084, downtownkirkwood.com

If your kids can’t get enough candy this Halloween, consider the Halloween Walk through downtown Kirkwood. Businesses including Amigo’s Cantina, Billy G’s, 5 Star Burgers, McArthur’s Bakery, Mike Duffy’s Pub & Grill and Spencer’s Grill will hand out candy Oct. 30, so kids can go trick-or-treating two days in a row.

 

Check out the events we are sponsoring...

Schlafly Farmers Market

Wednesdays through October – 4 to 7 p.m.,
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

Wednesday evenings, part of the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot transforms into a farmers market brimming with meat, eggs, produce, herbs, baked goods and more. Dozens of vendors are on rotation, including Cool Cow Cheese, Ozark Forest Mushrooms and Black Bear Bakery. New this season: cooking demos by local chefs every third Wednesday of the month.

Whiskey in the Winter

Nov. 22 – 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Downtown 4th floor ballroom, 315 Chestnut St. St. Louis

Warm up this winter while sipping on more than 200 whiskeys and cocktails at Whiskey in the Winter. This annual event features single malt and blended Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri, Japanese and international whiskeys, as well as educational opportunities, guest speakers and food stations. Tickets available online.

Midtown Farmers Market

Saturdays through November – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6655 Delmar Blvd., University City

Grab your tote bag each Saturday morning and stuff it with produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, pantry perks and more from local farmers and artisans. Recent vendors on rotation have included Eilerman Bros. Orchards, Elixir Farm, Midwest Lamb and all-natural popsicle peddler Native Pops.

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