106.5 The Arch has you covered this Halloween! Looking for a spooky residence to experience? What about a new haunted house to take your friends to? Find that and more below!
According to the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society, there are several haunted places to visit in the St. Louis Area. Some of them include the Belleville East High School, the Mounds Drive-In Theater, and the Lost Cholera Cemetery & Shepard School. To find out about why they are considered haunted and the crazy stories behind them, check out the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society’s full list here. Interested in joining the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society? Contact them here.
Eckert’s Family Farm in Belleville, IL is also hosting Haunted Hayrides every Friday and Saturday night (after the sun goes down) through October 30th. For more information, including admission prices, call 618-233-0513 x 0.
Want to visit a haunted corn maze? Check out Brookdale Farms in Eureka, MO on Fridays & Saturdays in October from 7p – Midnight for the Red’s Corn Maze Massacre!
Did you know there’s such a thing as a haunted craft beer walk in Alton, IL? Old Bakery Beer Company and Alton Haunted Odyssey have teamed up to provide the area’s first Haunted Craft Beer Walk. The stroll includes stops at five haunted locations paired with a five-ounce pouring of one of five different Old Bakery brews. The walk will be offered October 5th, 12th. 19th, 26th, and November 2nd all starting at 8:30pm. Make your reservation here!
Need a place to take the kids for trick or treating? Here’s a great place to start!
Yappy Howl-O-Ween – Hang out with fellow dog lovers for the Yappy Howl-O-Ween Pawty on Friday, October 19 at Eberwein Park! Be sure to dress up your dog because photos will be taken at the event between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Treats Unleashed will have a delicious treat truck available for our furry friends too! Call 636-812-9500 for additional information or to make reservations.
Fall Festival at West Hills Church – It’s that time of year again, and West Hills’ Fall Festival is BACK on Saturday, October 28th at 10am! This year it’s going to be better than ever, with hayrides, hay maze, pumpkin painting, games, and of course everyone’s favorite: the bounce house. And don’t forget free lunch and candy! More details here.
Halloween Family Fun Fest – Spend Halloween in Whitecliff Park with the City of Crestwood and the Kiwanis Club on Saturday, October 29th. The event runs from 10am-2pm. There will be a Pumpkin Pie 5K at 10am and a 1 Mile costume fun run following the 5K. A variety of festive games, food trucks, trunk-or-treat booths, two bounce houses, crafts, a hayride and live music by Diesel Island will also be onsite to kick off the Halloween holiday. Wayno’s, MK Rolls & Wraps, St. Louis Kettle Corn and StLousianaQ will be the food trucks present at the event. The festival portion of the event is FREE and open to the public. The event will be held in the upper parking lot in Whitecliff Park and in the event of inclement weather the festival will be moved inside the Crestwood Community Center. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween customes. To register for the 5K and Fun Run click here or visit the Big River Running website. The band is sponsored by Ellis Dental. For more information visit Ellis Dental or Kiwanis.
Halloween is a fun-filled night for all, but can turn rather quickly. If you are out and about on Halloween Night, please remember a few of these safety tips from The American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Instead of masks, choose to use nontoxic face paint or make-up.
- Put a name tag with an emergency phone number somewhere on your child’s costume in case they get lost.
- Always walk facing traffic when crossing roads.
- Only trick or treat with a group. Never go solo.
- Do not use decorative contact lenses without a prescription from your eye doctor.
For more in-depth Halloween Safety Tips, please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics website here.