October is going to be a great month if you like fall weather, family-friendly outings, and beer. Some of St. Louis’s best breweries are hosting events this month that bring more than beer. Bring your friends, bring your kids – I’ll see you there!
Sunday, Oct. 8
Fall Popup Market an 2nd Shift
Popup STL and 2nd Shift host another popup market featuring fourteen vendors selling prints, knits, and more. While you’re shopping, grab a beer from 2nd Shift and lunch from Guerilla Street. The event page is here. Shop 1 pm-5 pm and stick around for one last beer – the brewery is open until 6 pm.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Craftoberfest at UCBC Midtown
On Thursday evening, Urban Chestnut will again hold Craftoberfest at its Midtown location. Craftoberfest is an open-air night market focused on bringing the best craft and design to St. Louis beer lovers. Get an early start on holiday shopping while enjoying local beers, food from Mission Taco, and tarot readings from Tarot St. Louis. Event is 5 pm-10 pm.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Volkstoberfest at Schlafly Bottleworks
Volkstoberfest is an annual car show for Volkswagen bodied and powered vehicles sponsored by Air Cooled Antiques and Schlafly Bottleworks. Come to Maplewood to see vintage beetles, busses, and wagons restored to mint condition, and chat with owners about what makes their car unique. And if you haven’t yet tried Schlafly’s dry-hopped cider, it’s the perfect beer for a fall afternoon. Event begins at 10 am.
Saturday, Oct. 22
City Wide Block Party at 4Hands
4Hands’ City Wide initiative connects the brewery with local organizations to impact our neighborhoods and communities. Join 4Hands as they celebrate these partnerships with a family-friendly block party featuring food from Peacemaker, Sidney Street, and Boylard’s, treats from Ices Plain & Fancy, balloon animals, face painting, and rock climbing. Kids get in free, and a $5 ticket for adults includes your first beer. Get your tickets in advance here. Event is 12 pm-5 pm.