• October 1Far East Fest
    Austin American-Statesman 305 S Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
    Celebrate everything Asian at the Far East Festival! There will be from 25 to 40 of the best Asian restuarants in Austin cooking from Chinese food to Indian food! Make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible because they sell out fast!
  • October 12017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
    Travis County Expo Center
    7311 Decker Ln
    , Austin, TX 78724

    Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s.
  • October 1- October 23The Robinson Family Pumpkin Patch
    Robinson Family Farm 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple, TX 76501
    Come spend the day with your family and friends searching through a corn maze, going on a hay ride and picking the best pumpkin to bring home!
  • October 1- November 5Barton Hill Farms Pumpkin Patch
    Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
    Come out and partcipate 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!
  • October 2- November 6Guided Kayak Tour of Downtown Austin
    Congress Avenue Kayaks 74 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701
    If you’re new to Austin, or an Austinite who loves their city, going on a guided kayak tour of downtown Austin is the perfect way to experience what Austin is all about!
  • October 6-8Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
    MarktPlatz 100 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg celebrates its German heritage through German music, food and drink, artisans, children’s area and family fun.
  • October 6-8Austin City Limits
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends.
  • October 6-7Round Rock Chalk Walk
    Centennial Plaza 301 W. Bagdad St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Come out and create your own chalk drawings or watch local artists create beautiful murals all while enjoying food, drinks and live msuic! Admission to particiapte in the Chalk Walk and festival is free!
  • October 6-28Boo at the Zoo
    Austin Zoo 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
    Austin Zoo’s most popular fundraiser is featuring a spooky way to see your most favorite animals. Come to the zoo in your best halloween costumes and see the animals in the dark! Make sure to purchase your tickets early because tickets are limited!
  • October 7Texas Teen Book Festival 2017
    St. Edward’s University 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
    Now in its 9th year, the Texas Teen Book Festival is one the largest festivals of its kind in the country, featuring nationally acclaimed and bestselling authors with an expected attendance of nearly 5,000 teens, parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians.
  • October 7- November 5Sweet Berry Farm
    Sweet Berry Farm 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    One of the Hillcountry’s favorite farm is featuring many things for kids and parents to do during the fall which includes hayrides, candy corn mazes, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, sand art and so much more!
  • October 7- November 28Texas Renaissance Festival
    Texas Renaissance Festival 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
    Come out and experience the enchanted forest come to life with hundreds of different performeces showcased daily! The Texas Reanissance Festival is the most acclaimed renaissance themed park in the US!
  • October 5 – 8Gruene Music & Wine Festival
    Gruene Historic District 1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    Come and celebrate the 35th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festiva! A four day celebration not only of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of Texas, German and New World wines, specialty beer, food and handcrafted items.
  • October 10-31Fall Family Fun Festival
    Crowe’s Nest Farm 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor, TX 78653
    Since it’s the most beautiful time of the year, Crowe’s Nest Farm wants to invite you and your family to come out and experience their attractions. Some of the attractions include apple sider making, corn shucking, sheep shearing and many new attractions with live music!
  • October 13-15Austin City Limits
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends.
  • October 15-28Haunted Halloween Trails
    Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754
    Bring your family out to the haunted halloween trails at Pioneer Farms! There are adventurous and ,spooky trails for all ages, story tellers, food trucks, live music, pumpkins and other spooky activities! Buy your tickets as soon as possible to avoid lines at the entrance gate.
  • October 14Oktoberfest
    German-Texan Heritage Society 507 East 10th St, Austin, TX 78768
    Come and enjoy our Biergarten, German Food, Live Music on Stage and Kids Entertainment at our Annual Authentic German Oktoberfest, on October 14th, 2017.
  • October 14Cedar Bark Festival
    Veterans Memorial Park 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Leander, TX 78641
    Bring your dogs onsite for costume contests, talent shows and an owner/pet look alike contest! Admission is free!
  • October 14 -15 7th Annual Sacred Springs Powwow
    Meadows Center 201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos, TX 78666
    Join over 4,500 other attendees for a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food.
  • October 14-22Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Festival
    Elgin Christmas Tree Farm 120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX 78621
    There are many activities to participate in at the pumpkin festival, such as face painting, pumpkin painting and a train ride that kids will love! Food such as Elgin sausage, snow cones and more will be offered by local charities. Make sure to bring cash if you want to buy any of the charities goods, they do not take credit cards.
  • October 19Movies in the Park
    Pan Am Park 2100 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78702
    Join Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse by watching the classic film Death Becomes Her at Pan Am Park at 7:15pm
  • October 20 -22Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
    Dripping Springs, TX
    You are invited to the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country to come and enjoy an exciting weekend of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. This 4th annual event is an “industry-opposite” change from the typical “Austin-palooza-music-fest” that everyone is familiar with.
  • October 20 – 22FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
    Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
    International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix with three days of racing, camping, live music events and more.
  • October 21The 2017 Austin Heart Walk
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.
  • October 21Shopkins Live!
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    Your children’s favorite toy is coming to life at the Longcenter! Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva will get your kids to sing their hearts out and dance their feet off!
  • October 21Austin Pride Festival
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
    The PRIDE festival is the largest annual LGBTQ celebration and fundraising event in Texas! The festival will have live music, inflatable games, photo booths, face painting, drinks, food and much more!
  • October 22Austin Fermentation Festival
    Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754
    Come and celebrate all things fermented through an educational event in Central Texas from 10 am to 4:30 pm! Proceeds will go to the Texas Farmers’ Market Farmer Emergency Fund (they offer asssitance and help to farmers when they are in a crisis).
  • October 224th annual Putt Fore Autism
    Peter Pan Mini Golf 1207 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    Putt Fore Autism is a mini-golf tournament open to children and adults of all ages and abilities. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Autism Speaks and The Autism Society to fund autism research, grant programs, and adult recreation activities.
  • October 25Last Straw Fest
    The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum and Austin Animal Center are partnering up to present their annual Last Straw Fest. There are plenty of fun activities to engage in, including pumpkin carving, crafts, games, yoga and food trucks. Make sure to bring your own pumpkin and carving tools. There will also be kittens to adpot from the Austin Animal Center.
  • October 26 – November 2Austin Film Festival
    Downtown Austin 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.
  • October 27 – November 5Austin Beer Week
    Downtown Austin
    Austin Beer Week is partnered with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild; a non profit organization supporting Texas craft brewers. Come out and taste craft beers in a unique way with nationally recognized chefs and much more!
  • October 28Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival
    4th Street 100-200 block E. 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
    Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. This year’s festival will honor Frida Kahlo in conjunction with the autumn exhibit Diego & Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way.
  • October 28-29PAW Patrol LIVE
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    One of America’s most popular childrens show, PAW Patrol, is coming to life at the Long Center! Watch the most popular episode where Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place!
  • October 28-29Texas Clay Festival
    Gruene Historical District 1296 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
    Texas Clay Festival is celebrating their 25th year! The festivcal features artwork that you can view or purchase from 60 Texas artists. It’s a great way to learn all the different methods of pottery making.
  • October 29Ironman 70.3 Austin
    Walter E. Long Park 6614 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724
    Race in Ironman 70.3 Austitn which will begin in Lake Walter E. Long, the bike ride will loop through rolling Texas farmlands, and final run will end inside Luedecke Arena.
  • October 31Halloween
    Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    The night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’ Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.

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Here are 33 things to do in Austin in October, including Far East Fest, Oktoberfest, ACL Fest, Round Rock Chalk Walk, Boo at the Zoo, Halloween and more.
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