soulard oktoberfest photo courtesy of glenn reigelman

10 foodie events to check out in St. Louis this month

Oktoberfest at Soulard Market
Oct. 7 – 4 to 11 p.m., Oct. 8 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Soulard Farmers Market, 730 Carroll St., St. Louis,
Time to dust off your lederhosen and break out your steins – Soulard’s version of the annual German festival is returning to Soulard Market this October in celebration of the historic neighborhood’s German roots. Attractions include a wine garden, live band performances, and all of the German food and beer your heart desires all weekend long. Free admission.

St. Louis Wicked Wine Walk
Oct. 8 – noon to 4 p.m., Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314.797.7530,
Spooky season is upon us, and the inaugural St. Louis Wicked Wine Walk encourages attendees to embrace their wicked sides while sampling some of the area’s best wines. Wine and food pairings, live music, shopping and more are available at the event, with three tiers of tickets available to “wine a lot,” “wine a little” or ditch the wine and embrace your foodie side. Tickets available online.

Sauce Magazine Harvest Fest
Oct. 9 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4501 Southwest Drive, 314.772.8004,
Celebrate the season’s bountiful harvest at this year’s Harvest Fest in Tower Grove Park. Grab a bite from the likes of Farmtruk, Sedara Sweets and Rockstar Tacos to pair with a beverage from Noboleis Winery, 4 Hands Brewing Co., Wellspent Brewing Co., 2nd Shift Brewing and more. Sit and stay a while to enjoy live music from The Silver Creek Bluegrass Band, Acoustik Element and ClusterPluck while browsing arts and provisions from 20+ local artists and farmers. Free admission.

St. Louis Taco Week
Oct. 10 to 16, various locations,
Move aside, $5 footlong - St. Louis Taco Week is back with its $5 taco specials from October 10 to 16 at various restaurants across town. With hard tacos, soft tacos, dessert tacos and even doggie treat tacos available, we don’t see why you wouldn’t have tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week long. Be sure to snag an official St. Louis Taco Week passport or download the event’s app to track your progress as you sample tacos.

Green Dining Week
Oct. 17 to 23, various locations, 314.282.7533,
The Green Dining Alliance presents its second Green Dining Week highlighting restaurants that have completed their sustainability certification program. Each day during the week different GDA member restaurants, like Buzz’s Hawaiian Grill, Pizza Head and Crushed Red, will donate a portion of the day’s sales to the GDA.

St. Louis Bourbon Festival
Oct. 21 – 5 to 9 p.m., 1817 Cherokee St., St. Louis,
The St. Louis Bourbon Festival is taking over a full city block on Cherokee Street this year with indoor and outdoor spaces, live music and entertainment all in the name of bourbon. Over 450 bourbons, whiskeys and scotches will be available for sampling, and you can purchase food from food trucks like Truckeria Del Valle and Farmtruk. Enjoy live music, a silent auction and bourbon celebrity meet and greets. Tickets available online.

St. Louis Beer Festival
Oct. 22 – 8 to 11 p.m., St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis,
Ever wish you could experience the best of St. Louis’s renowned breweries in one place? The St. Louis Beer Festival says why not, rounding up over 40 breweries and 120 beers to the St. Louis Science Center this October. Tickets available online.

Tower Grove Park 150th Birthday Bash
Oct. 23 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tower Grove Park, 4257 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, 314.771.2679,
Tower Grove Park is turning 150 this year, and the iconic St. Louis landmark plans to celebrate in style. Take in live music and family-friendly activities like roving circus performers and arts and craft while munching on snacks from Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Alley. Free admission.

Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s “An Iconic Evening” Benefit Dinner
Oct. 27 – 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Gateway Arch National Park Visitor Center, Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut streets, 314.881.2015,
Dine, drink and take in local art against the backdrop of our city’s iconic gateway to the west at the Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s annual “An Iconic Evening” benefit dinner. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner catered by Butler’s Pantry while watching Missouri-based artist Steven Dragan paint a live watercolor painting of Gateway Arch National Park that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Tickets available online or by phone.

Apple Butter Festival Kimmswick
Oct. 29 & 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kimmswick, 636.464.7407,
Fans of apple butter will be delighted to find a full two-day celebration in Kimmswick honoring the delectable fall spread. Before dawn each morning of the festival, members of the Kimmswick Historical Society begin cooking apples over the fire and continue for seven to eight hours until the spread is thick enough to jar. Over 500 food, drink and craft vendors will take over the streets of the small town as well, with bites and activities for all. Free admission.

Tags : Places, Wine, Beer