St. Louis County

Sunset Hills Halloween Party

Celebrate everything spooky at this family Halloween party packed with fun activities. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the winners, a rock wall, gigantic slide, food and refreshments, hayrides with storytelling, a DJ, games and more.

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Watson Trail Park.

Admission is $5 per person; Food tickets are $3 per person.

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You and Me Under the Canopy: Sensational Spiders

Bring your little ones to enjoy a nature adventure. This outing is perfect for kids ages 2-6 with a parent or caregiver. Reservations are required.

This adventure begins with a hike with a naturalist to a special place in the forest. Then you'll enjoy stories under the canopy. Siblings are welcome. Reservations are required by calling 314-301-1500.

10 to 11 a.m. Free. At Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.

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Costumes, Pumpkins and Candy - Oh My!

Bring your little ones for some Halloween fun making crafts, bobbing for pumpkins, watching It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and having some fun in the indoor pool. For kids ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Don't forget your swim attire for an hour of play in the tot pool! 

Oct. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required by Oct. 24. 

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Canine Carnival

Bring your family pooch to Tilles Park for the 2017 Canine Carnival, where dogs play the games and win the prizes.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids, adoptable pets, raffles, exhibitor booths, live music, food trucks, a beer garden and more. And don't miss the Canine King and Queen contest with celebrity judges! Dogs who are well behaved, up to date on vaccinations and on a leash are invited to share in the fun. (No retractable leashes please).

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tilles Park. All (human) guests must have a ticket to enter the carnival. General admission is $15. Children under 12 are free.  VIP packages are available.

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Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: All Ages

Tuesday Tails

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. Stories will be led by APA Education Director Jennifer Blome and other special guests. Kids will learn about caring for our four-legged friends as well as be entertained by fun stories.

The APA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.

The free story time is open to all. 10:30 to 11 a.m.

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Photo of Jennifer Blome courtesy of APA of Missouri



Locations: St. Louis County
Age Ranges: Preschool

Hayride Haul

Go on a hayride through the beautiful trails at Minnie Ha Ha Park in Sunset Hills with your family, then feast on s'mores, enjoy face painting and more. Sponsored by the City of Sunset Hills. 

3 to 8 p.m. Hayrides are $3/person.

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Age Ranges: All Ages

Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at Jefferson Barracks.

Candlelight and creaking floors in the building and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. For all ages.

Advance registration is required. Sessions at 6:30 and 8 p.m. For all ages. $5 per person. 

More information and registration: or call 314-615-8800.

Pumpkin Carving in the Park

It's time for a fun afternoon of pumpkin carving! Join a park ranger at Suson Park, where pumpkins, carving tools and designs will be provided. You can also bring your own favorite designs, or just free-hand carve. 

1 to 2:30 p.m. at Suson Park. Cost is $10 per person. For all ages.

Registration is required by calling 314-615-4386.

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Halloween Boo-nanza

This fun family event includes hayrides, a marshmallow roast around the bonfire, and a scavenger hunt where the first 10 kids to finish will receive a prize. There will also be fun with crafts and pumpkins, and a costume contest. Don't miss the Haunted Caverns at the end of the program. 

6 to 8 p.m. Free. For all ages. At the North County Recreation Complex.

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