October is only days away and Austin is gearing up for its jam packed fall festival line up. From movies to great music to delicious beer, there is an event perfect for all types of festival-goers! Festivals are a huge part of Austin’s eclectic culture, so make plans to attend one of Realty Austin’s top picks for Fall festivals. Check out our complete guide for Austin fall festivals in and around town.

Austin Fall Festivals in 2015

1. Fantastic Fest

Hailed as “The Most Important Film Festival in North America” by Texas Monthly and the largest one in the U.S., Fantastic Fest features the best horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action thrillers from around the world. If your love for film goes beyond sifting through Netflix movies at home, this is a perfect event for you.

When is it: September 24-October 1

Cost: Daytime-only badges start at $125, and all-access badges start at $335

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

2. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Want to experience a taste of Germany without the 18-hour flight? Just head West on 290 for a little over an hour till you hit the small town of Fredericksburg. For one weekend only you can get your fill of authentic German bräts and beer each day from 10AM to midnight. Don’t forget to pack your Lederhosen outfit!

When is it: October 2-4

Cost: $7 per person or 2-day passes for $12

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

3. Austin City Limits Music Festival

With over 75,000 people flocking to Zilker Park per day for this event, Austin City Limits reigns as the heavyweight champion of music festivals in Austin. With more than 130 performing artists, this festival spans two weekends and is the biggest and baddest of its kind.

When is it: October 2-4 & October 9-11

Cost: $100 for 1-day passes, $250 for 3-day passes

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule Week 1, Week 2, and ACL Late Night Shows

4. Austin Film Festival

This unique conference brings together professional and amateur screenwriters to celebrate the role of screenplays in filmmaking, and also hosts conversations focusing on craft and on particular films and television series. Attendees get a sneak peak to see all the great documentaries and independent films that everyone will be talking about next year.

When is it: October 29-November 5

Cost: Film passes start at $50

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

5. Texas Book Festival

What started out as a small gathering back in 1995 has since evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, and takes place in and around the State Capitol. The Texas Book Festival includes over 300 authors, dozens of panels, and much more!

When is it: October 17-18

Cost: Free!

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

6. Formula One Austin Fan Fest

At any typical racing event, the final lap signifies the end of an event. In the case of Fan Fest, things are just heating up. Once the checkered flag is waved and the track is cleared, head to downtown Austin to continue the celebration of the finest racing technology, culture and entertainment.

When is it: October 22-24

Cost: Free!

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

7. Austin Beer Week

Austin Beer Week is a collection of craft beer-related events spanning over 7 days with a sole purpose of celebrating and promoting craft breweries throughout central Texas. If you love beer, check out our comprehensive guide of Craft Breweries in Austin.

When is it: October 23-November 1

Cost: By the pint

Schedule: TBA

8. Wurstfest in New Braunfels

Similar to the Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, this 10-day German style festival is a bit bigger and bolder than its predecessor. Experience authentic beers and German dishes from the Deutschland, and enjoy the best ten days in sausage history.

When is it: November 6-15

Cost: $8 per person

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

9. Fun Fun Fun Fest

Recognized as one of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world.

When is it: November 6-8

Cost: 1-day passes start at $89, and 3-day passes start at $199

Schedule: Day-by-day schedule here

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