What are the best things to do in Austin in November?

There are plenty of fun things to do this month. Take the kids to a Barton Hills Farms Fall Festival, meet the artists of East Austin Studio Tour or participate in the annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! See all of the best November events in Austin below.

  • November 2-8Christmas at the Caswell House
    Caswell House 1404 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    For the 35th year in a row, the Austin Junior Forum; a non-profit organization supporting women, children and the elderly, has hosted their annual Christmas at the Caswell House fundraiser. Purchase ornaments, holiday décor, jewelry, clothing, affordable gifts and gourmet foods to raise money for the community.
  • November 3Salt Lake City Stars vs. Austin Spurs
    Cedar Park Center 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Watch the Austin Spurs play against the Salt Lake City Stars in their opening game of the 2017-2018 NBA G League season!
  • November 3-12Wurstfest
    Landa Park 64 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    At Wurstfest, you’ll find a variety of entertainment, food and fun inspired by Bavarian culture!
  • November 4Fishing for Shade
    Camp Mabry 2200 West 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703
    Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month? This means its the perfect time for you and your family to have a fun and safe day to go fishing with The Shade Project; a non-profit organization dedicated to prevent skin cancer. Kids 12 and under are free!
  • November 4Dia de los Muertos Music Festival
    Stubb’s BBQ + Amphitheater 801 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701
    The festival will feature renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. The festival will offer food and beverages, cultural performances, altar contest as well as Kids Zone activities for kids.
  • November 4Austin Powwow Festival
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
    Bring your family and learn about the American Indian culture through dancing, singing, arts and crafts and food!
  • November 4Saturday Night Concert Series
    Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Suite T-100, Bee Cave, TX 78738
    The music begins at 7:00 pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Zac Wilkerson is a SOUL ROCKER from the COUNTRY. Powerful, soulful vocals and a driving guitar style combine with poignant songwriting.
  • November 4-5Barton Hills Farms: Fall Festival & Corn Maze
    Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
    Come out and participate in the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving or decorating pumpkins with paint. The best part is whipping up a pumpkin pie or a luscious loaf of pumpkin bread, soufflés, cookies and more! This is a great place to come out with family and friends!
  • November 4-5Texas Book Festival
    State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    The Texas Book Festival is one of the largest book festivals in the country, which features over 250 critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Sandra Cisneros and many more! Come out and meet the authors while enjoying live music, food trucks, family activities and much more!
  • November 4-5Austin Celtic Festival
    Fiesta Gardens 101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
    An internationally acclaimed festival that remains one of the few to celebrate Celts. For 21 years, the Austin Celtic Festival has been celebrating Celts through music, dance, games, animals, history reenactments, workshops and lectures.
  • November 4-5Fossil Fest
    Old Settlers Heritage Association 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
    Come out and bring your family to the annual Fossil Fest! Talk to scientists, identify fossils, dig for fossils and get educated on all the different kinds of fossils from around the world!
  • November 5Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
    Long Center of the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
    Unveil Texas Monthly’s top 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas by enjoying live music, food and drinks! Some of the featured BBQ joints include Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, Terry Black’s Barbecue, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ and much more!
  • November 6-29Treaty Oak Live Music
    Treaty Oak Distillery 16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    Live performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday by Homer Whisenant, Grouchy Like Riley, Lil’ Darlin, Greg Harkins, Charlie Pierce, Max Beca, Lost Wagers, Dallas Burrow, Unfaithful Servants, Marshall Hood Band, Irish Jam, Selwyn Birchwood and Monte Good!
  • November 9-12POP Austin International Art Show
    Fair Market 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
    This is POP Austin’s fourth year in a row to showcase some of the world’s most talented multimedia artists.
  • November 9-12Austin Drag Fest
    Various locations, Austin, TX
    Come out and watch your favorite drag queens perform, meet your favorite drag queens, shop for merch, eat amazing food and more!
  • November 10Veterans Day Ceremony
    Lake Travis High School 3324 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lake Travis, TX 78738
    The Standing Military Committee in cooperation with the Lake Travis Independent School District and other sponsors welcome you to watch their Veterans Day performance in honor of soldiers.
  • November 11Veterans Day Holiday

  • November 11The Great Pumpkin Run
    The Jersey Barnyard 3117 State Hwy 159, La Grange, TX 78945
    Run, jog, speed walk or walk the 3.1 mile race that goes through the meadows and woods of the Jersey Barnyard! The best part of the race is towards the end when you are greeted with fresh apple cider!
  • November 12Chocolate and Wine Pairing class
    Fall Creek Vineyard 18059 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
    Drink some of the best wines and eat some of the best chocolates at Fall Creek Vineyards.
  • November 11-12WW2 Living History Reenactments
    Camp Mabry 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
    In memory of the WW2 veterans, the Texas Military Forces Museum hosts demonstrations of the most famous battles during WW2 and view actual equipment from the war.
  • November 18Pfall Pfest Craft Show
    Pflugerville Recreation Center 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    Pflugerville Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Pfall Pfest Craft Show with food, live music and shopping! This is the perfect opportunity to buy a gift for family or friends!
  • November 11-19East Austin Studio Tour
    Various locations , Austin, TX
    EAST, a program of Big Medium, is a nonprofit organization, self guided art event that gives opportunities for local artists and artisans to show their creative side and expand their reach to future patrons.
  • November 15 – December 3A Christmas Affair
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    The Junior League of Austin, an organization led by women to help the community, is hosting the annual Christmas Affair; which hosts 200 vendors in a shopping theme spectacular that includes parties, childrens’ events, shopping, and of course Santa Claus!
  • November 18Chuy’s Christmas Parade
    State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Come out to the Chuy’s Christmas Parade with your family and donate new, unwrapped toys to Operation Blue Santa! See giant inflatable balloons, holiday floats, marching bands, famous children’s characters and the one and only Santa Claus!
  • November 18Christmas Bazaar
    Fellowship Hall 302 Elm St, Buda, TX 78610
    Come out and buy crafts and items that the women of United Methodist Church have handmade. Donations will be made to various local and global mission projects. Snacks will also be provided while shopping!
  • November 23Thanksgiving Day
  • November 23ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    Join Austin’s annual Thanksgiving tradition by running or walking the five mile run to support and help Caritas of Austin; an organization to end homelessness in Austin. Help Thundercloud raise $30,000 and get a chance to win a brand new Honda Accord!
  • November 24-December 24Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752
    Come out with family or friends and purchase or view original artworks handmade by local and regional artists! Their art ranges from paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, prints and much more!
  • November 29Santa’s Arrival
    Kyle City Square Park 100 N Front St, Kyle, TX 78640
    Join us at City Square Park for the official Kyle Kick off to the Holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures. School choirs will be performing holiday songs, there will be some free activities for the children, and food vendors to satisfy your hunger or thirst. It’s always a great time. So come out and help us ring in the holiday season.

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Here are 29 things to do in Austin in November, including Wurstfest, Barton Hills Farms Fall Festival, Austin Drag Fest, East Austin Studio Tour and more.
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