Explore the flavors of Fall throughout Missouri.

This article is presented in partnership with Visit Missouri. 

Nothing says autumn more than a bite of a crisp apple picked right off the tree or a freshly baked pumpkin treat. My name’s Missouri, but you can call me Mo, and I’ll be your guide to the festive spots where you can enjoy the flavors of fall in the Show-Me State. 

M.O. in front of a barn with with pumpkins


For those that love the quintessential fall spices, O’Fallon Brewery in Maryland Heights has a variety of pumpkin beers available including Salted Caramel and Chai Pumpkin Port. If your taste trends more toward apple, Knowlan Family Farm in Bufordville makes fresh-pressed apple cider that will warm you up on even the coolest fall day.

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery. Photo — Visit Missouri


Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake from My Daddy’s Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau, an apple fritter at Ellianna’s Donut Shop in Columbia or Prairie Pie’s creamy pumpkin pie, available in various locations in Springfield. The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in Kimmswick is famous for its Levee High Caramel Pecan Apple Pie – each towering creation is packed with 18 apples.


Load up the kiddos and head to one of Missouri’s U-pick farms. Beggs Family Farm in Sikeston offers a themed 10-acre corn maze and escape room as well as mini golf and a haunted boo barn. Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville grows blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches, but this time of year, it’s the apples that bring visitors flocking.

Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival. Photo — Silver Dollar City


Plan a trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson from September 23 – October 29 and see thousands of glowing pumpkins illuminate the park. For a quaint, hometown feel, check out Pumpkin Palooza on October 29 in Washington. Activities include a giant pumpkin contest, seed spittin’ contest, pumpkin roll, costume contest, story time and music. Apple Butter Makin’ Days in Mount Vernon is a free, family festival held October 7-9 that features hundreds of vendors, live music and delicious food.

Looking for more to see and do in Missouri? Explore the possibilities at VisitMo.com, where I have the perfect vacation waiting for you.