Have you ever heard of the Legends & Lanterns Festival?  Because if you like Halloween, this is definitely one you'll want to attend!

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An Event Celebrating Halloween's Past

Located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri is St. Charles.  St. Charles is home to the annual Legends & Lanterns, and it is an event that is right up your alley if you're into all things spooky! St. Charles isn't too far from the Tri-State it's about a 3-hour drive from here.  It's the perfect distance for a day trip or an overnight getaway, and trust me when I first heard of Legends & Lanterns, I instantly wanted to make plans to go!


Legends & Lanterns

Legends & Lanterns is a festival that takes place every October, from a haunted history trail to ghost stories, oddities, and of course a fiddle-playing plague doctor, there's seriously something for everyone at Legends & Lanterns.

Legends & Lanterns YouTube
Legends & Lanterns YouTube

Here is what DiscoverStCharles.Com has to say about Legends & Lanterns:

Legends & Lanterns, a "spirited" journey through Halloween History is a annual event that finds its inspiration from the past.

From the vintage charm of Halloween in the 1910s-1930s, to the historical rituals and customs brought to the holiday by the Druids and Victorians, to the ethereal atmosphere depicted in American ghost stories and Brothers Grimm fairy tales; this event will offer treats and tricks for guests of all ages. A little bit silly. A little bit macabre. But all in fun.

Legends and Lanterns will take place on the following dates:

  • Sat, 10/15: 11am to 6pm
  • Sun, 10/16: Noon to 5pm
  • Sat, 10/22: 11am to 6pm
  • Sun, 10/23: Noon to 5pm
  • Fri, 10/28: 5pm to 8pm
  • Sat, 10/29: 11am to 8pm
  • Sun, 10/30: Noon to 5pm
To stay up to date with everything happening, be sure to follow the Legends & Lanterns Facebook page. Maybe I'll see you there because this event is definitely on my Halloween bucket list!
Check out a video of Legends in Lanterns a couple of years ago!

See Photos From the Legends & Lanterns Festival in St. Charles

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