SPRING BUCKET LIST - OUT WEST of St. Louis

Mar 12, 2021


 14+  things to do this Spring just outside of the St. Louis area – 

specifically OUT WEST of STL.


Kayse and I are back at it with a local seasonal bucket list. We combined some of our favorite things, polled our Instagram followers and curated this Spring Bucket List - Out West of St. Louis. 


She’s the talented designer behind all of the graphics and we're sharing more bucket list fun over on our Instagram pages! We will have giveaways throughout the season so be sure to follow along for some of the fun! Follow on Instagram - Roots Out West | Design Root


This Spring we have a list full of seasonal events, local markets, flower farms, 

hiking trails & more – here goes!

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1. Visit Long Row Lavender Farm in Wright City

Opening for the season on March 13th – Enjoy the farm, barn gift shop + café. 

Check out the menu here. I recommend a lavender cold brew coffee or lavender lemonade. 

They host workshops at their lavender farm and you can browse their upcoming workshops here

26549 South Stracks Church Rd., Wright City, MO

Hours:  Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

ROW READER EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT - mention this bucket list blog post when at Long Row Lavender cafe & receive a FREE coffee drink - any specialty coffee drink included!!


2. Shop Vintage Market Days – April 30 – May 2 

An upscale vintage inpspired market that comes to the St. Louis area seasonally - full of furniture, handmade goods, antiques, clothing, jewelry & more.

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plz, St Charles, MO 63303

Friday 12-6 | Saturday 10-5 | Sunday 10-4


3. Attend Daffodil Days at Sunflower Hill Farm 

Sunflower Hill Farm planted 10,000 daffodil bulbs that will be in bloom all around the farm. You can walk the property, take pictures, enjoy drinks + food on the cafe patio, & shop a market of homemade goods.

245 Terry Rd, Agusta, MO

March 18 – March 21

11AM - 4PM - FREE EVENT


4. Bake a carrot cake


5. Shop secondhand at the Wentzville City Wide Yard Sale

April 23- 24. 
Beginning Wednesday, April 21, you may purchase a booklet at City Hall or Progress Park for $5 listing all of the area sales.


6. Hike the Lewis & Clark Trail in Weldon Springs

Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile trail that features a river and is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Check out this view from the overlook. You can read all about the trail in this Midwest family's blog post reviewing the trail + adding tips for hiking with kids.
Address: 7394-7398 MO-94, St Charles, MO 63304


7. Grab a book & read outside 

OUT WEST BOOK STORES

Rose's Bookhouse - O'Fallon

Neighborhood Reads – Washington


A FEW RECOMMENDED READS --

 


8. Sip a craft beer on the rooftop patio at Good News Brewery in Defiance

Enjoy craft beer + wood fired pizza on this stunning patio - check out this aerial view!
Address: 2886 Hwy. 94 South, Defiance, MO

They also have a great patio at their O'Fallon location - patio shown here.
Address: 330 Sonderen St., O'Fallon, MO

ROW READER EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT- mention this bucket list blog post when at the Good News Brewing O'Fallon location & receive 10% off your tab.
(Valid 3.18.21 - 5.30.21 - ONLY at the O'fallon location)

9. Take a picnic to Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance

A 494 acre park. Hosts lakes for fishing and 9+ miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use! It seems like the most popular feature is it's 4.7-acre off-leash dog area with a large pond for dogs to splash around + play.  

Address: 1795 Highway DDDefiance, MO 

PICNIC ESSENTIALS - 



10. Shop the Lake St. Louis Farmer’s Market – opening day April 3rd

Located in the Meadows at Lake Saint Louis. Saturdays from 8AM - NOON - they keep their Facebook Page updated with the details and vendors.
Address: 20 Meadows Circle Dr, Lake St. Louis, MO


11. Head to the WashMO BBQ & Bluesfest 

Live blues music + BBQ. 
April 23-25 
Address: 317 W Main St., Washington, MO


12. Tackle some Spring Cleaning

I rounded up a list of OUT WEST places to donate to after you've done some purging and organizing. You can find them below in the "extras" category.

13. Grab an iced coffee at Upshot Coffee Brake Shop  in St. Charles

Upshot Coffee's 2nd location - located in a renovated brake shop - menu here
Hours: Mon – Fri: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Address: 816 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO


14. Enjoy BBQ on the patio at Ethyl’s Smokehouse in O’Fallon

Featuring - BBQ, sand volleyball, & live music!

Happy Hour daily from 2-6PM (drinks + apps) | Late night happy hour 9-11PM

Address: 8505 Veteran's Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, MO



++  I created a Spring Favorites collection in my Amazon Storefront of items that may come in handy this Spring when putting this bucket list to use. Think picnic blankets, market totes, our favorite books, patio chairs for the whole family & more!


SHOP MY SPRING FAVORITES ON AMAZON  



+ EXTRAS + 

more follower recommendations for Spring – located OUT WEST of STL 


PATIOS

OUT WEST PATIO GUIDE TO COME - stay tuned


DONATE TO AFTER A SPRING CLEAN


Sproutfitters – Wentzville

Children’s Consignment – buying guidelines


Revolve – Wentzville

Adult Consignment – buying guidelines


Hut no. 8 – O’Fallon

Consignment – clothing + home


Budget Boutique – Troy, MO


Agape – Warrenton, MO


PLANT NURSERIES

shop local when freshening up those porches + patios for Spring!

Opening for the season on March 17th

open year round

Oma's Barn - Saint Peters


PARKS

Towne Park - Foristell

Jake's Field of Dreams Inclusive Playground - Wentzville  - see a quick tour here


HIKING TRAILS

Indian Camp Creek - Foristell


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Know of some great Spring events or OUT WEST businesses to support? Send me a DM on Instagram to let me know! I'll continue to add to this post through the season.

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Have a design project? Kayse is the talented designer behind all of our graphics for this project!  She works full time in design and takes on additional projects through her business – Design Root. If you’re in need of custom invitations, birth announcements, marketing materials, social graphics, etc – shoot her a message on Instagram to get the conversation started!

+read our Fall 2020 OUT WEST Bucket List here.


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Shop the Spring Favorites collection here -- 





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