It is officially fall and today we are going to celebrate my favorite season! I love everything about fall- the smells, the tastes, the decorations, the clothing and the events. When I think of fall I think of the smell of freshly fallen leaves, all things pumpkin spice, rustic elements rich in textures, dressing in layers and days spent at the pumpkin patch or winery and nights around a bonfire. I am so excited to share some of my favorite fall must-haves with you and hope this gets you in the mood to embrace the season!
With notes of crisp red apple, golden nectar and warm clove spice this candle is sure to fill your home with the scent of Fall.
This handmade soy candle, “a sweet base of vanilla, maple and sea salt with creamed butter and silky smooth caramel”, sounds good enough to eat!
Available locally at K. Hall Studios this scent is described as “sun warmed pumpkin blended with earthy and aromatic cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.”
THE EVENTS IN OCTOBER
Eckerts has something fun for the whole family. Their Pumpkin Jamboree is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday in the beautiful autumn weather. This outing includes wagon rides, live entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo and some fesival food favorites. They also have a Haunted Hayride and a Bonfire rental in the evenings. The hayride is a family friendly nighttime journey through the orchard with ghoulish surprises! Also offered is a Bonfire experience. Eckert’s has private bonfire sites available for rental that accommodate up to 40 people and include straw bale seating.
The St Louis Zoo’s answer to Oktoberfest. Boasted as part German biergarten part outdoor classroom,this family-friendly spin features games, and activities centered around river otters.
The 2016 Soulard Oktoberfest is definitely happening. It will be held October 21-22 at Soulard Market Park. The announcement was just made last week when Soulard business owners came together after financial problems prompted the events board of directors to cancel this years festival. This will be the 13th year for the celebration. Click HERE for a link to the announcement.
Oktoberfest is held every weekend of October in Hermann, Missouri. Visit the restaurants, shops, wineries and museums and enjoy a weekend full of food, beer, wine, music.
This popular free concert series is held every tuesday evening at the Missouri History Museum. Picnic baskets, beverages, lawn chairs, blankets and pets are welcome. The concerts typically start around 6. Be sure to visit the Family Zone from 5:30-7:30 for face painting, make-and-take craft projects and a magician.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is transformed into an outdoor market the first weekend in October every year. The Best of Missouri Market features Missouri’s best crafters and food producers offering baked goods, handcrafted items, flowers, herbs, and custom jewelry. Live music and plenty of kid friendly activities are included.
Featured Image by JFM Photography