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Things to Do in Austin in October | Austin October Events

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Touch-A-Truck Virtual Ride Along Experience – October 1- October 31
Virtual Event
Every Wednesday this fall, kids, and families of all ages can enjoy and explore online the vehicles they’ve seen in the movies, books, or driving around town – from construction trucks and ambulances to school buses and police cars. Gather the kids, watch the Ride Along series, and give back to the SAFE | Austin’s Children’s Shelter!

Oktoberfest – October 1- October 31
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79, 81 & 81½ Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701
Oktoberfest is back at one of Austin’s top Brats and Beer Garden! Grab your Lederhosen and your Dirndl and soak in the celebration in the Banger’s courtyard filled with plenty of space for you to eat, drink, and dance the night away!

Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival – October 3 – November 14
Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
Barton Hills Farms is the perfect place to enjoy an autumn day! Get your fall family photos under the cottonwood trees or take a stroll through rows of beautiful pumpkins ready to be picked. Get Check out their 3.5 acre Scooby-Doo corn maze, then take a break and relax on a swing beneath a shady tree by the Colorado River.

Robinson Family Pumpkin Patch – October 1- November 3
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! There is never a dull moment at the Robinson Farm. With over 20+ attractions you will find yourself enjoying the fall farm life for hours. Search through their corn maze, take a hayride, and pick out that perfect fall pumpkin for you and your family!

Sweet Berry Farm Harvest of Fall Fun – October 1- November 10
Sweet Berry Farm 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
One of the Hill Country’s favorite farms 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.

Austin City Limits Music Festival – October 9- October 11
Virtual Event
Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual multi-day music festival that takes place each fall in Austin’s Zilker Park. October in Austin just wouldn’t be the same without his popular festival. This Year ACL is going virtual with a 3-day free broadcast. Sign up for the event to get full details! 

Texas Renaissance Festival – October 3 – November 23
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
The Texas Renaissance Festival is the largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park in the nation.  the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends! Guests are welcome to dress-up for their favorite themed weekend and explore 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 to end the day! Hundreds of costumed performers show off their talent on 17 stages scattered throughout the park. Join in on the fun and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Fortlandia – October 5 – January 31
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739
Discover dozens of custom-designed forts built by local architects, designers, and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Get inspired and build your own fort at Fort Build station. This unique experience will give you an appreciation for art and nature.

Gruene Music and Wine Festival – October 8 – October 11
Virtual Event
The Gruene Music & Wine Fest is a four-day celebration of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of wine, craft beer, food, and gift items handmade in the Lone Star state! The virtual event will include guided wine tastings, a virtual music fest, along with a live auction and raffle. 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.

Austin Film Festival – October 22- October 29
Virtual Event
Every October, the Austin Film Festival and Conference bring producers, agents, and screenwriters together to showcase the best film talent in the nation. Forget the hassle of finding parking, and long lines, AFF is coming straight to you in the comfort of your own home. This virtual event will include 5 days of panels, films podcast, and more! Don’t miss out on one of Austin’s most beloved festivals.

Austin Heart and Stroke Walk – October 24
Virtual Event
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s largest source of funding and one of their biggest platforms to connect with the community while bringing awareness to heart disease. This year, join in on the digital experiences and take a walk wherever you are. Count your step and donate to the American Heart Association to help them reach their goal of $1,750,000 benefiting the frontline workers treating COVID-19, stroke, and heart disease patients. Lace-up your sneakers and walk for a cause!

Boo-da Halloween – October 26
Downtown Buda Ash Street, Buda, TX
Local businesses and organizations lineup 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! Join in on the costume contest, fun for all ages, and get a spooky surprise in the new haunted house maze.

Halloween – October 31
Enjoy your Halloween with family and friends at home this year! Put on your favorite costume and layout the candy for the kids(and adults!). Decorate your home with creepy decore and set up fun fall games in the yard. Get creative in the kitchen with your own signature Halloween drinks and bites. End the night with a scary movie or tell haunted stories around a fire. There are plenty of activities do at home to make this Halloween special and memorable!

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