Activities happening during Fall Break

Fall events going on around STL

Pumpkin spice, crisp colorful leaves, and sweater weather: the fall season has arrived. Fall break begins Oct. 10, allowing some to take advantage of the various autumnal events St. Louis has to offer. However, what about those who don’t have any ideas?

One popular activity picking and carving pumpkins.

“A tradition my family and I have is going to Rombach’s pumpkin patch and picking pumpkins,” sophomore Raegan Niederer said. “We also like to buy the apple cider from Rombach’s. My sisters, my dad, and I then carve the pumpkins around Halloween time. It’s one of my favorite activities because I get to spend time with my older sisters.”

Not only does Rombach’s offer pumpkin picking, it’s also well known for its haunted hayrides, pony rides and face painting. Rombachs is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Olive Street Road in Chesterfield.

Although St. Louis no longer hosts an NFL team, professional hockey is back into action. The Blues offer sports fans plenty of opportunities to show they bleed blue: they play two home games and one away game in Chicago during fall break. The Blues will try to recover from their loss from the season opener against the Blackhawks. The Blues host the Minnesota Wild, Oct. 13, and the New York Rangers, Oct. 14, both at 7 p.m., at the Scottrade Center.

“I enjoy going to hockey games because of the upbeat and exciting atmosphere. It makes me happy watching pros play a sport I love,” freshman Nico Kanters said.

St. Louis sees a shift from hot, humid summers to cool, dry autumns during early October.

“Fall is my favorite season because I love the weather. I love the colors of the leaves and the fact that it’s not as cold as the winter,” junior Sarah Hicks said.

The Rock ‘n Roll St. Louis Half Marathon occurs Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 in historic downtown St. Louis for its sixth year in a row. Oktoberfest will also return to Hermann where children, teens, and adults can taste German food and listen to live music Oct. 15 on East First Street in downtown Hermann. Finally, Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis opens Friday-Sunday until Oct. 31. Teens can explore haunted rides, haunted houses, and can even meet a few monsters that come out and play before Halloween.

“What excites me the most about going to Fright Fest is being able to ride the rides at night and see the park,” sophomore Danielle Taylor said. “It’ll be fun seeing all the different costumes and getting scared with friends.”