Grant’s Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

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Grant’s Farm has been closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will reopen for a drive-thru Halloween experience in October.

Starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31, Grant’s Farm will welcome guests and ghouls for its first-ever Halloween Drive-Thru Experience, in which for the first time ever, guests can drive their own cars through more than a mile of the property and see Halloween-inspired lights and nine scenes similar to existing drive-thru experiences for Christmas. Although Grant’s Farm has always been free to enter, the tickets for the first-ever Grant’s Farm Halloween Drive-Thru Experience will cost $40 per vehicle, with the opportunity to purchase snacks, photos and more in advance online. Due to the nature of the experience, buses and RVs will not be allowed. Reservations are required for the Halloween experience and can be made ahead of time online at www.grantsfarm.com.

The parking lot for the onetime home of Ulysses S. Grant is located at 10501 Gravois Road in Grantwood Village, 63123. Visiting Grant’s Farm has been a beloved St. Louis tradition since it first opened to the public in 1954. The attraction, operated by Anheuser-Busch, is home to approximately 1,000 animals, including bison, camels, zebra, Budweiser Clydesdales, goats, deer and many more. In a typical year, Grant’s Farm offers family-friendly activities such as tram rides, Budweiser Clydesdales tours and live animal shows.

“The Grant’s Farm new Halloween Drive-Thru Experience offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive through both the Tiergarten and Deer Park in their own vehicles, something we’ve never done since opening to the public in 1954,” said Jeff Knapper, director of heritage at Anheuser-Busch, in a news release. “Our new, ghostly adventure allows guests to drive through more than a mile of the Grant’s Farm property, covered in spooky decorations and lights, including pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and so much more – it’ll leave you saying, ’Oh my gourd!’”

After guests check in at the Grant’s Farm parking lot, they’ll be guided through the property to explore the Tiergarten, where they’ll be transported to a medieval castle all from the comfort of their vehicles. In the Tiergarten, guests will encounter spiders, witches, bats and a few of the Farm’s cute animals, including goats, llamas, cattle, and horses all frolicking devilishly.

From there, guests will drive through Deer Park to see the mystical world that lies beyond the shrieking trees. Visitors will be transported through more than eight haunted themes such as the Medieval Times, Sleepy Hollow, a haunted archeological dig, a spooky campground, a graveyard and an Area 51-inspired alien scene. 

Throughout the month of October, guests can visit Grant’s Farm for the “fang-tastic” festivities every Thursday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m. and every Friday and Saturday night from 7-11 p.m. until Oct. 11. Starting Oct. 15, all the ghosts, ghouls and goblins out there can kick off their Halloween Experience 30 minutes early, with times running each Thursday and Sunday 6:30-10 p.m. and each Friday and Saturday 6:30-11 p.m. 

Before the Halloween Experience begins, each vehicle with children inside will receive a complimentary bag of assorted candy from the Grant’s Farm gift shop, Storybook Sweets. Guests can also purchase family packages that include beverages, snacks and festive goodies for the children. Guests will also have the opportunity to take photos from their vehicles before starting their journey. 

Grant’s Farm Drive-Thru Experience

  • Oct. 1 through Oct. 11
    • Thursday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m.
  • Oct. 15 through Oct 31
    • Thursday and Sunday from 6:30-10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 6:30-11 p.m.

Where:

Grant’s Farm – Grant’s Farm’s Parking Lot

10501 Gravois Road

Saint Louis, MO 63123