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Beer lovers head to Augusta at the beginning of October for the city’s annual beer festival. More than 40 breweries from across the state serve up their favorite brews, including St. Louis favorites 4 Hands, Civil Life, Square One, and Cathedral Square. Guests are treated to live music and a souvenir glass to take home after the event. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
Date: October 3
Location: 5521 Water St, Augusta, MO 63332
Brave a Haunted House
Real thrill-seekers may be interested in celebrating the Halloween season with an obligatory venture through a haunted house. There are many to choose from in St. Louis, but among the most popular are The Darkness—a two-story building in Soulard whose rooms are packed with ghouls and gore—and Creepyworld in Fenton, by the same organizers. The Darkness has an escape room, zombie laser tag, and a new horror arcade in 2020. Creepyworld is a combination of 13 different attractions in one. Both are slated to open on October 2.
Date: October 2
Location: 1525 S 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63104
Go Back in Time at the Renaissance Festival
Step into a 16th-century French village—complete with period costumes, crafts, food, music, and more—at the St. Louis Renaissance Festival. Highlights include the “Eggs and Kegs” adult egg hunt and jousting three times daily. During the Oktoberfest celebration, guests are treated to belching contests, beer pong, cornhole, root beer-chugging contests, and more creative frivolity. The Renaissance Festival will take place every weekend from Sept. 19 to Oct. 18, with new health and safety guidelines in place.
Date: Every Weekend September 19th – October 18th
Location: 207 S Linn Ave #1722, Wentzville, MO 63385
Take a Drive to See Fall Colors
October is prime leaf-peeping time in the Midwest, and some of the region’s most dramatic autumnal scenery can be seen along the winding Great River Road, about 30 minutes north of the city. You can cruise it to Alton and Grafton for an afternoon of antique hunting, or pause along it for picnics and cycling trips. To extend the trip, you can head further west on Highway 94, starting in West Alton, for a view of changing leaves and colorful bluffs overlooking the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.
Date: All Month
Location: Highway 94
About Spirit West Rapid Refinish
Spirit West Rapid Refinish, established in 2011, was formed to focus on providing quality service for customers who are paying out of pocket for automobile repairs and streamline the workflow volume. We take great pride with teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques. We are proud to say our team is family and we treat our customers like family too. Whether you need minor collision repair services, bumper repair or vehicle paint, give us a call today to see how we can restore your vehicle to its original factory finish.
Spirit West Motor Carriage, founded in 1977, is a full-service auto body repair shop serving the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area. For nearly four decades, our family-owned business and our experienced staff have been providing quality auto collision repair, mechanical, paintless dent repair (PDR), complete paint refinishing, and wheel and framing alignment services.