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Fall Fest in Clayton

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Join the City of Clayton for a week of festive Fall fun from Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st! See what's in store below!

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October 28th - Pumpkin Tree at City Hall

Clayton City Hall

Come see the incredible Pumpkin Tree at Clayton City Hall! Bring your family, friends and coworkers to enjoy this beautiful, festive piece. This unique feature will be on display through Thanksgiving, and will certainly be the talk of the town!

**Great background for family photos!**

October 29th - Pumpkin Carving Contest (Facebook & Instagram)






Are you a fan of carving pumpkins? Here's the perfect not only share your work or pumpkin carving art, but to also win some cash!

Pumpkin Carving Contest Categories

  • Kids (w/ adult supervision, carving or painting) - ages 5 to 11
  • Teens - ages 12-17
  • Adults - ages 18+

How to Enter

1. Pumpkin Carvers and painters have one week, Monday, October 21st to Monday, October 28th at 12pm, to post a photo of their pumpkin on Facebook and/or Instagram using #ClaytonPumpkins AND by tagging the city's Facebook and/or Instagram handles.

City of Clayton's Facebook: @ClaytonMissouri
City of Clayton's Instagram: @downtownclaytonmo

In the caption of the photo, please include the category in which the pumpkin is being judged. See list above.

2. All photos entered into the contest will be grouped in their designated categories. Judges will be looking through each group and pick the TOP 3 in that category.

Carvings (or paintings for little ones) will be judged on the following:

  • Kids (ages 5-11) – Most creative pumpkin and silliest Jack
  • Teens (ages 12-17) – Most creative pumpkin and CREEPIEST JACK
  • Adults ( age 18+) – Most creative pumpkin and best use of the entire pumpkin

Inappropriate pumpkins will be disqualified.

3. The TOP 3 winners of each category will be announced on Tuesday, October 29th at 2pm on Facebook and Instagram post. The City will contact each winner through Facebook and Instagram with directions on how to pick up their prize.

Winners will receive the following:

Kids (ages 5-11): 1st Place - $75 Gift card toHappy Up!; 2nd Place - $50 Gift Card toHappy Up!; 3rd Place - $25 Gift Card to Happy Up!

Teens (ages 12-17):1st Place - $100 Visa Gift Card; 2nd Place - $75 Visa Gift Card; 3rd Place - $50 Visa Gift Card

Adults (age 18+):1st Place - $125 Gift Card to Capital Grille; 2nd Place - $100 Gift Card to Sasha's Wine Bar; 3rd Place - $75 Gift Card to Avenue

Contest Rules

Participants must be either a Clayton resident or work in Clayton. Winners must show photo ID or work badge in order to claim prize.

In order to enter the contest, all submissions must be done through Facebook or Instagram using #ClaytonPumpkins AND tagging the City in the photos.

Kids are allowed to enter the contest with either a carved (w/ adult supervision) or painted pumpkin. Teens and Adults are only allowed to enter a carved pumpkin.

Inappropriate pumpkins will be disqualified.

October 30th - Clayton's Fall Market

11:30am - 1:30pm

Clayton City Hall




Are you craving the flavors of pumpkin, apples, cinnamon spice, maple and so on? We got you covered!

The City will host a pop-up Fall Market at City Hall from 11:30am to 1:30pm! Local bakeries, coffee shops, candy stores and more will be selling their goods for all to come and enjoy!

Participating local vendors

October 31st - Trick-or-Treat at Clayton Business Districts






Bring your kiddos, friends, family and coworkers out for some tricks, treats and Halloween specials from 4pm-6pm at various locations throughout Clayton! Come dressed in your Halloween best or as you are to enjoy a spooktacular night of Halloween fun! 

Participating businesses and restaurants in the following locations will pass out candy, offer specials or discounts, and more!

DeMun Business District

  • DotDotDash: Candy & clothing discount
  • How Sweet Is This: Candy & discount on Halloween candies
  • Kaldi's Coffee: Candy
  • Gin & Kin: Candy

Maryland Avenue Shops

  • J McGraughs: Candy, drink & food specials
  • Happy Up!: Non Candy Treat
  • Herbies
  • Sweet Boutique: 31% OFF all candy & treats for anyone in costume
  • Oceano Bistro: 3 course dinner for $35, $8 glass of wine, $5 martinis ALL NIGHT until close

N Central and N Meramec Businesses

  • Seven Gabes Inn: Candy
  • BARcelona Tapas: Candy, specials, treats & drinks
  • John P Fields: Candy, drink specials & Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail
  • LemonShark Poke Clayton: $2 OFF any poke bowl from 4-6pm

Carondelet Plaza

  • Kaldi's Coffee: Candy


November 1st - Mini Concert at City Hall

11:30am - 1:30pm

Clayton City Hall

Take some time during your lunch break to come relax on hay bales and listen to tunes from Sean Canan Trio!

Guests will be provided free popcorn to snack on during the concert.