• Sweet Berry Farm Harvest of Fall FunOctober 1- November 4
    Sweet Berry Farm 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654

    One of the Hill country’s favorite farm is back with their annual Harvest of Fall Fun! Come out with family and friends and enjoy hayrides, mazes for all ages, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, horse rides, flower picking, sand art, a barrel train, and berry bounce! There is no entry or parking fee! All you need to do is pay for your pumpkins and any activities that you want to do!

  • Robinson Family Pumpkin PatchOctober 1- November 4
    The Robinson Family Farm 3780 White Owl Ln, Temple, TX 76501

    Come and spend the day at the Robinson Family Farm with your family and friends! With a host of new activities and special events planned, this years Pumpkin Patch will be bigger and better than ever. Make new memories at the Robinson Family Farm by searching through their corn maze, taking a hay ride, and picking out that perfect fall pumpkin for you and your family!

  • Texas Renaissance FestivalOctober 1- November 25
    Texas Renaissance Festival 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363

    The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends! They welcome more than half a million guests annually and feature nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 400 shoppes including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of strolling performers and the Royal Fireworks display at dusk! Memories made here will become timeless!

  • Gruene Music and Wine FestivalOctober 4- October 7
    Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, TX 78130

    The Gruene Music & Wine Fest began as a one-day event in 1986 with the purpose of promoting Texas and Americana music in a fun and relaxed setting while raising funds for the United Way of Comal County. Over the years, it has become a four-day celebration not only of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of wine, craft beer, food and gift items handmade in the Lone Star state! All the proceeds of the event will benefit the local United Way, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Comal County by generating resources to meet the needs of the community.

  • Round Rock Chalk Walk 2018October 5- October 6
    Centennial Plaza 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664

    The Chalk Walk Arts Festival is Round Rock’s largest festival for the arts drawing tens of thousands of people to downtown Round Rock over the course of two days. Hundreds of artists will showcase their incredible talent by creating beautiful sidewalk murals. In addition to the sidewalk chalk murals, the Chalk Walk Arts Festival will showcase tons of local artists and artisans, community performers, non-profits, and businesses. This year there will be new children’s activities in the Sprouts Kids Zone, youth performances, and a concert!

  • OktoberfestOctober 5- October 7
    Marktplatz 126 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    Celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage at Oktoberfest! There will be lots of food and drinks, dance contests, music on four stages all weekend, artisans, Kinderpark, souvenirs and more! It’s fun for the whole family! The weekend will be filled with many activities including OkTUBAfest on Friday, a Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance on Saturday and a 42 domino tournament on Sunday! Oktoberfest is held at Marktplatz.

  • Austin City Limits Music FestivalOctober 5- October 7
    Zilker Metropolitian Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual multi-day music festival that takes place each fall in Austin’s Zilker Park! Festivalgoers enjoy six days of music, food, and art set against the dazzling downtown skyline. The festival brings together over 130 musical acts of all genres from country to electronic to rock. Today ACL is one of the most popular music festivals in the nation, attracting approximately 450,000 attendees each year. The event has actually become so popular that tickets often sell out within a few days of being announced on the ACL website!

  • Barton Hill Farms Fall FastivalOctober 6- October 7
    Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602

    A whole day of fun-filled activities is in store for you and your family! Pick out your own pumpkin, take a stroll through their corn maze, jump on their jumping pillow, slide down our various slides, and even more! If you’re looking for great food and cold drinks, check out the concession stands for Lavell’s Lemonade, cold beer, frozen sangria, and other refreshing beverages. Barton Hill Farms also offers 100% all beef hot dogs, Angus beef burgers, snow cones, pulled pork sandwiches, and kettle corn! This is a great place to come out with family and friends!

  • Austin City Limits Music FestivalOctober 12- October 14
    Zilker Metropolitian Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual multi-day music festival that takes place each fall in Austin’s Zilker Park! Festivalgoers enjoy six days of music, food, and art set against the dazzling downtown skyline. The festival brings together over 130 musical acts of all genres from country to electronic to rock. Today ACL is one of the most popular music festivals in the nation, attracting approximately 450,000 attendees each year. The event has actually become so popular that tickets often sell out within a few days of being announced on the ACL website!

  • Texas Mesquite Arts FestivalOctober 12- October 15
    Fredericksburg Marketplace 142 E Main St,
    Fredericksburg
    , TX 78624

    The Mesquite Arts Festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world’s absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers, and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scrollwork, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments, and sculpted vases, all carefully crafted of mesquite.

  • 2018 Walk To End Alzheimer’sOctober 13
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724

    Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! So bring out your family and friends and together, take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s!

  • Chivas vs. Tigres Liga MX FriendlyOctober 13
    Dell Diamond 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

    Liga MX rivals Chivas de Guadalajara, and Tigres will meet in a friendly at Dell Diamond on Saturday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m for the fourth year in a row! SPD Sports will present the match in conjunction with Ryan Sanders of Sports & Entertainment. SPD is an International Soccer Promotion agency, bringing Texas the most popular soccer teams and organizing exciting games for the Hispanic community. Mexico’s reigning champions may feature stars such as forward André-Pierre Gignac, goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán, and Mexican international midfielder Jürgen Damm!

  • Pfloating Pumpkin PatchOctober 13
    Gilleland Creek Pool and Park 700 N Railroad Ave, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Don’t miss the coolest pumpkin patch in Pflugerville and in Texas! Take a dip in the pool, pick your pumpkin, decorate it your pumpkin and stay for pfun games and treats to participate with your family and friends. The pool will also be open for recreational swim during the pumpkin patch event. Admission prices for this event are $10 per person (includes one medium pumpkin), $5 per child (includes one small pumpkin) and $3 per person (no pumpkin).

  • Kyle Founders’ ParadeOctober 13
    Gregg-Clarke Park 1231-1301 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640

    The town of Kyle was first settled around the 15th of October, 1880 and on Saturday, October 13, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m, the Kyle Founders’ Parade will once again pass through downtown. The parade participants will gather at Gregg-Clarke Park and head east on Center Street. The parade will end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo, and when the last parade entry arrives at the Gazebo, everyone will gather and sing “Happy Birthday” to Kyle and have a piece of birthday cake to celebrate!

  • Banger’s OktoberfestOctober 18- October 20
    Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78704

    It’s Banger’s favorite time of year, Oktoberfest!! This year they’ll be doing a 3-day festival featuring live music every day, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers we can find! They’ll have all of their regular favorites on the menu, plus: spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst and German potato cakes with house-made applesauce and sour cream! So eat, drink, dance and play to your heart’s desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street with friends!

  • Formula 1October 19- October 21
    Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    About 8 miles southeast of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is Circuit of the Americas, the home of Austin F1 racing. The multi-million dollar facility is called “The Most Unique Motorsports Facility in the United States” and for a good reason! It is the only track built purposely for Formula One Racing in the country and puts Austin on the map as a World-Class Motorsports destination!

  • Dripping Springs Songwriters FestivalOctober 19- October 21
    Dripping Springs Downtown Historic District , Dripping Springs, TX

    You’re invited to the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country to come and enjoy an exciting weekend of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. Highlighted by a list of esteemed local and national talent, the festival features more than 30 shows a day! Audiences are treated to a wide variety of amazing songs and the people and stories behind them as groups of songwriters from all across the US play “in-the-round,” Nashville-style. This year, they’re offering people an up-close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some of the very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting! Put plainly; the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is all about finely-crafted songs, and the talented folks who have written them!

  • 2018 Austin Heart & Stroke WalkOctober 20
    The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s largest source of funding and one of their biggest platforms to connect with the community, celebrate heart disease and stroke survivors, and honor its volunteers and partners who do so much for their organization! We have all witnessed the impact that heart disease & stroke has had on our friends, family, and community. Prevention, early detection, and advanced research and medical care are what is needed to help reduce the effects of these deadly diseases. The AHA works on all of these factors, providing free resources to our community and impacting the health of all Americans daily.

  • Pfall Chili PfestOctober 20
    Downtown Pflugerville 100 East Main St, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Join the city of Pflugerville for their 11th annual Pfall Chili Pfest. There are many activities to participate at the festival such as tasting the best chili, voting for your favorite, sampling the chili at any of the booths, seeing some of the hottest cars and trucks in Central Texas (classic cars, hot rods, convertibles and more), and eating as many jalapeño peppers as you can! The winners of the jalapeño eating contest will receive a cash prize and bragging rights! Let’s not forget about the live music, food and drink vendors and a kid’s area!

  • Austin Day of The DeadOctober 20- November 4
    Multiple locations Austin, TX

    Austin’s unifying, indigenous holiday, Dia de los Muertos, has grown into a combination citywide party, procession and other events scheduled over three weeks, each celebrating the city’s multi-ethnic heritage! From festivals, concerts and theatrical performances to altars and religious observances, Dia de los Muertos, now Austin’s most popular Latino-themed annual ritual, holds cultural significance and gravity of Dia de los Muertos. Few U.S. cities celebrate Dia de los Muertos like Austin, so take advantage of this festival and celebrate with family and friends!

  • Austin Fermentation FestivalOctober 21
    Multiple locations Austin, TX

    The Austin Fermentation Festival is a free educational event that celebrates all things fermented in Central Texas and will run from 11 am to 4 pm at the Austin Central Library and Seaholm EcoDistrict lawn! There will be plenty of activities to engage in, such as 13 workshops focused on fermented foods and beverages, discovering fermented foods and dishes from local chefs and vendors, wine, beer and cider tasting, live music and more! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Texas Farmers’ Market Farmer Emergency Fund, which offers financial assistance to TFM farmers and ranchers in times of environmental, personal or other crisis.

  • Austin Film FestivalOctober 25- November 1
    Multiple locaitons Austin, TX

    Founded almost twenty years ago, the Austin Film Festival was the first event of its kind to bring together professional and amateur screenwriters to celebrate all things television and film. Every October, the Austin Film Festival and Conference bring producers, agents, and screenwriters together to showcase the best film talent in the nation. Past participants include Ron Howard, Sandra Bullock, Owen Wilson and America Ferrera!

  • Austin Beer WeekOctober 26- November 4
    Multiple locaitons Austin, TX

    Austin Beer Week is a multi-day, multi-event, brewer-centric showcase of all things craft beer! This event was created by a small but thirsty band of loyal Austin craft beer drinkers, in partnership with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting Texas craft brewers and the craft beer community. Brewers and venues are encouraged to embrace the creative, playful, even daring when planning activities, which can range from intense food-beer appreciation from nationally recognized chefs to tongue-in-cheek competitions testing keg-lifting mettle! Austin Beer Week is not only a way of celebrating craft beer but of giving back!

  • Food and Wine FestivalOctober 27
    Marktplatz 126 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    Held in historic, downtown Fredericksburg, the Food and Wine Festival is a full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, beer, music, specialty booths, food court and fun! Texas wineries, gourmet chefs, will hold demonstrating shows and there will also be a silent auction and live music! There are also several additional special events to attend including special dinners and a brunch for which tickets must be purchased in advance!

  • Austin Area Jazz FestivalOctober 27
    Rosewood Neighborhood Park 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

    Austin Area Jazz Festival specializes in bringing a diverse culture of art, music, and entertainment to the forefront. Their events showcase national and local musical lineups that continue to surpass even their own expectations! Each year they deliver events that not only entertain but also inspire generations of artists and fans. Through AAJF’s annual celebrations, they strive to build positive relationships with all of the artists who participate, and our community, all while putting on spectacular shows! The result is always a great show and a musical experience that is second to none!

  • Boo-da HalloweenOctober 27
    Downtown Buda, Buda, TX

    Local businesses and organizations line up in Downtown Buda for the annual Boo-da Halloween party to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating for children. Bring your little ghost or goblin for some candy, treats, and entertainment on this spooky Saturday! The Buda Public Library will also provide more fun to the Halloween block party with spooky stories, crafts, games, and more!

  • Texas Book FestivalOctober 27- October 28
    Texas 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!

  • Rolling Sculpture Car ShowOctober 28
    Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

    Realty Austin’s own Peter van Kooij is partnering with the Hill Country Galleria and multiple sponsors to host the Hill Country’s largest Classic Car show the Hill Country Rolling Sculpture Car Show! 200 collector cars, antiques, modern classics, exotics, muscle cars, street rods, foreign sports cars, art cars, and even bicycles will be at the car show, and it’s all free and family friendly! There will be plenty of activities and events such as live music, restaurants, shops, and a multi-screen theater! More than $54,000 has been raised for the library through sponsorships, registrations, and outright donations. All the proceeds go to the Friends of Bee Cave Public Library, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting and promoting the Bee Cave library!

  • Last Straw FestOctober 28
    Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum 605 Azie Morton Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    The UMLAUF’s 4th annual Straw Fest is a community-wide event centered on family fun. Straw Fest will feature a number of family-friendly interactive activities! For the first time in the UMLAUF’s history, they have created Austin’s first family and pet fall fashion show for this year’s event! Now that sounds like fun! 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. The UMLAUF will be at capacity with over 2,000 kids and families for this popular community-wide day of family fun.

  • Halloween Children’s Concert 2018October 28
    AISD Performing Arts Center 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd,, Austin, TX 78723

    Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt the AISD Performing Arts Center for the Austin Symphony’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert! This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears. The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra! This season’s featured piece will be selections from Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel. Other pieces will be “The Imperial March” from Star Wars, Richard Wagner’s ”Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre, Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and many more!

  • HalloweenOctober 31

    Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on the 31st of October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films!

  • Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos CelebrationOctober 31
    Krieg Softball Complex 222 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78741

    Be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration! This year, Planet K will introduce community fair booths, some early morning yoga and be on the lookout for great activities for kids as well as a bit of entertainment. Every year the Texas sky looks brighter and brighter, and the fireworks keep getting bigger and bigger! They hope to raise money and donations for all those affected across Texas and The Virgin Islands as well as Planet K’s favorite local charities. This is the perfect way to celebrate a spooky Halloween night!

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