Thousands flock to Kimmswick each year for the Apple Butter Festival to buy the local historical society's famous apple butter on Market Street. Kids will love the train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, face painters and climbing wall.
Enjoy fall at historic Fort Belle Fontaine on a hay wagon where costumed re-enactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment.
History Hayrides at Fort Belle Fontaine are $7 a person and limited space is available. Some walking is required. Advance reservations are required.
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
More information and reservations: stlouisco.com
Jam out to some great tunes every Tuesday evening at the Civic Park Bandstand in O'Fallon, Mo., at a kid-friendly concert complete with some of your favorite food trucks.
Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
More information and a schedule of local bands: ofallon.mo.us
View eagles as they soar over the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers at the Eagle Days/Winter Wonders event at the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Learn what brings these magnificent birds here and how they stay warm.
Scopes will be set up to zoom in on these phenomenal fliers and there will be a warming tent and short walks. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are needed. Free.
More information: mdc.org
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
The Magic House is offering the opportunity to enjoy private playtime in a special exhibit area of The Magic House or MADE for Kids before opening to the public! You choose the location and up to 10 family members or friends to enjoy your private morning. Stay and play after in the rest of the museum. Reservations must be made in advance.
Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Make a special visit to The Magic House and enjoy a sneak peek of Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit while it's under construction! Plus, you'll get to meet Buddy, the star of Dinosaur Train in a private meet and greet.
Plan your visit to Snow Town, an outdoor adventure at The Magic House complete with a Snowball Carnival, featuring whimsical winter outdoor games, a variety of snowball-themed carnival booths, snowball putt putt and lots more! This completely outdoor experience is SNOW much fun!