Whether you're trick-or-treating in costume or just love the Autumn season, there's something going on in the West County area to celebrate.
Scope this round-up of area happenings to pick the best events for you, your friends and family to suit your Halloween fancy. Click the event titles for more information.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Manchester's Schroeder Park: Halloween Festival from 6 to 7 p.m. and then 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
St. Joseph Parish: Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m.
Lafayette Area Optimists' Pumpkin Patch: The pumpkin patch is open in Tammy Square in Ellisville through Oct. 31 each day from 10 a.m. to dusk. The pumpkin patch will close at 3 p.m. on Halloween.
Rombach Farms Pumpkin Patch: Check out another pumpkin patch choice with fall festivities on the weekends.
Boo Bash: Chesterfield's Faust Park is playing host to the Boo Bash, complete with a puppet show kicking off events at 5 p.m. and carousel rides until 7 p.m.
Middle School Halloween Party: Students in grades 6th through 8th are invited to this Halloween party at the Eureka Community Center.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Trunk or Treat at 6:30 p.m.
Ellisville Elks Annual Free Trunk or Treat: Your classic trunk or treat event with decorated cars and lots of candy. Starts at 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.
Treats Unleashed Halloween Parties: Stop by the closest Treats Unleashed store in Chesterfield with your pet and join the "spooktacular" party.
Youth Halloween No-Tap Party: Hit up the Brunswick in Chesterfield and bowl no-tap style with door prize drawings and a scholarship awarded to the winner.
Fallfest: The Prudential Select Properties office of Ballwin and Wildwood is hosting a Fallfest. Free pumpkins, kids moonwalk, refreshments and more will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Halloween Fest: The West County YMCA in Chesterfield's Halloween Fest has a trunk or treat, carnival and children's production starting at 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
St. Johns United Church of Christ: Trunk or Treat at 4 p.m.
Manchester Methodist Church: Trunk or Treat at 5 p.m.
St. Mark Fall Festival: St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Ballwin is doing Fall "A Taste of St. Mark" style with a picnic lunch and family festivities.
"Howl"oween: Another man and man's best friend event! Come in costume for a chance to win prizes, or come to enjoy food from local businesses at Michelle's Cafe in Eureka.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Clock Out Rock Out Free Halloween Party: Cosmic bowling and a live DJ headline this late night event at the Chesterfield Brunswick.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Chesterfield Mall Hosts Trick or Treat Event: Swing by Chesterfield Mall with the kiddos and stop at different stores for Halloween treats from 5 to 7 p.m.
West County Center Hosts Trick or Treat Event: ...Or, visit West County Center for trick or treating!
Don't forget to submit your costume in Patch's search for the Best Halloween Costume in America contest!