Metro East Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 17

Join in the Witches’ Ghoulish Night Out in Columbia’s Main Street on Oct. 11.

OCT. 11

Witches’ Ghoulish Night Out
Thur. 5-9 p.m.
Historic Main Street, Columbia

Food, brew, shopping, and fun for witches and warlocks including contests and prizes. For more information, call 618-281-7144.

Collinsville High School Homecoming Parade
Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Begins at Hesperia and W. Main

Collinsville High School will be having its homecoming and festivities beginning with the Homecoming Parade. For more information, call 618-344-2884.

OCT.  12

Paper Slip Theatre – Comedy Improv
Friday, 8-10 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton

An evening of spontaneous theater which includes dialogue, action, and characters created by the players and the audience. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Rock the Lock
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Great Rivers Museum, 2 Lock & Dam Way, Alton

Bring your own seating to enjoy the music of  “Tanglefoot” at the base of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam overlooking the Mississippi River. For more information, call 618-462-6979.

Fins & Feathers Program
Friday, 5 p.m.
Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton

Join Urban Fishing Coordinator Scott Isringhausen at the Visitor Center for an educational fish program. Following the talk, kids can fish at Bluegill Pond. A program on owls and other creatures outdoors at night, will start at 7:30 p.m. Following that program, the group will take a night hike to listen for owls and then stick around for a hotdog and marshmallow roast. For more information, call 618-786-2331.

OCT.  12-14

Archon 2018 – SciFi Convention
Fri. 9 a.m.-11:45 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gateway Convention Center DoubleTree Hotel, Collinsville

Operated by fans, the four-day event includes meeting artists and authors, costuming, fandom, media, science, and several gaming and Filk panel options as well. For more information, visit

OCT.  13

TT Race
Saturday, 4 p.m. practice;
5:30 p.m. racing
Splinter Creek Dirt Riders, 2996 Terpening Road, Alton

Watch the race or participate yourself for a $30 entry fee. For more information, visit

Danita Sings Motown at JAC
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Jacoby Arts Center, 627 N. Broadway, Alton

Danita Mumphard will bring to life Motown’s greatest hits. For more information, call 618-462-5222.

Pelican Days Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Audubon Center at Riverlands, 301 Riverlands Way, W. Alton

Celebrate the fall migration of the American White Pelican with a day of family fun activities, speakers, food and entertainment. For more information, call 636-899-0090.

American Heritage Farm Fall Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
American Farm Heritage Museum, 1395 Museum Ave., Greenville
Free admission; children’s activities $6

America’s rural heritage will be celebrated at the farm with food, train rides, pumpkin painting, and a costume contest. For more information, call 618-664-0696.

Historic Craft Fair
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Historic Site, 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford

The event will host local area craftspeople and artisans demonstrating and selling their goods. For more information, call 618-251-5811.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Courthouse Square, 301 S. Main St., Waterloo

Vendors, pumpkin themed contests, kids’ games, and live music. For more information, call 618-939-8600.

OCT.  13-14

French & Indian War Encampment
Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fort de Chartres, 1350 IL-155, Prairie du Rocher

Witness 1750s historically dressed Native American, soldier, militia and camp follower enactors. For more information, call 618-284-7230.

Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe Days
Sat. & Sun. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 130 Ramey St., Collinsville

The group from Sulpher, Okla., will illustrate the culture and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation. For more information, call 618-346-5160.

Vintage Voices Non-walking Tour
Sat. 10-11 a.m.
Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St., Alton

Make your reservation for the non-walking tour of the Alton City Cemetery Walk featuring enactors bringing 8 interesting individuals to life. Brunch will be provided by My Just Desserts. For reservations, call 618-462-3205.

Alton’s Vintage Voices
Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.
Alton City Cemetery, 5th & Vine streets
$15; under 18 years $10

Alton Little Theater actors will portray 8 important people and their place in the history of the area. Guided tours leave every 15 minutes. For more information, call 618-462-3205.

Art in the Park in Highland
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lindendale Park, 2025 Park Hill Drive, Highland

Many varieties of art media are represented in the 15th annual show. A Dueling Desserts competition will be held noon-2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 618-654-3721.

OCT.  14

Maeystown Oktoberfest
Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Rock Mill Museum, 1113 Main St., Maeystown

Browse more than 60 artisans, crafters, dealers, and numerous food stands on the grounds of the 1859 rock mill and museum. The village specialty shops, bed and breakfast, tea room, and museum are open. For more information, call 618-580-5875.

Free Concert: America Sings
Sunday, 3 p.m.
New Bethel United Methodist Church,131 N. Main St., Glen Carbon

The Great Rivers Choral Society will present a free concert of American music. For more information, visit

MCTB Horse Show
Sunday, noon
Triangle H Farm, 2082 S. Moreland Road, Edwardsville
Free for observers

Madison County Trail Blazers presents a family-friendly, fun horse show featuring western, English, gaited, and speed classes as well as a costume novelty class. For more information, visit

Sunday, noon-midnight
The Loading Dock, 401 Front St., Grafton

3rd Annual Docktoberfest will feature German style food and bier and live music by ‘Griffin & The Gargoyles’ from 2-6 p.m. Event occurs rain or shine. For more information, call 618-786-3494.

Alton Fall Historic House Tour
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Beginning at Haskell Playhouse, 1211 Henry St.

Take a self-guided tour of nine historic homes, buildings and churches. For more information, call 618-463-5761.

Sausage & Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
406 E. Division St., Marine
$8; children 4-12 $3

The Marine Lions Club will be cooking whole-hog pork sausage and pancakes on Sunday morning. For more information, call 618-667-8769.

OCT.  16

$2 Movie
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville

The movie ‘The Amityville Horror’ will be shown. For more information, call 618-307-1750.

OCT.  17

The Joy of Organ Music
Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.
Ringhausen Music Building, Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey

Bring your lunch and enjoy the talent of organist Dr. Roy Stillwell as he performs folk songs, hymn settings, and classical organ literature on the Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece Series organ. For more information, call 618-468-4731.



–Metro East Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 17–