Texas Pumpkin Fest | SEPT. 26-OCT. 31
Leander’s Texas Pumpkin Fest returns with a pumpkin patch, fall-themed photo opportunities, arts and crafts, face painting, pony rides, games, music and food trucks. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. $5 weekday admission; $10 weekend admission. Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. www.texaspumpkinfest.com
Barktoberfest | OCT. 1-30
Central Texas SPCA is hosting its annual festival virtually with a pet photo contest, a fundraising contest, an online auction, virtual 3K and 5K races, and a virtual vendor fair. Dates for each event or activity vary throughout the month, and more details are available on the event website. Varying costs. Virtual event. 512-260-7722. www.centraltexasspca.org/barktoberfest
Rockbridge Church pumpkin patch | OCT. 1-31
Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Rockbridge Church is hosting an outdoor, socially distanced pumpkin patch with a variety of pumpkins and gourds for sale. Noon-8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Rockbridge Church, 2001 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-260-0900. www.rockbridgelife.com
Cedar Park First United Methodist Church pumpkin patch | OCT. 5-31
Pumpkins of all sizes—from traditional to the size of a cantaloupe, softball or a tangerine—as well as several sizes of gourds will be available at Cedar Park First United Methodist Church’s 24th annual pumpkin patch. 2:30-7:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), noon-7:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). Free. Cedar Park First United Methodist Church, 600 W. Park St., Cedar Park. 512-335-9540. https://cpfumc.org
Halloween “ON” the Hall | OCT. 19-31
The city of Cedar Park will light up City Hall with spooky lights as an alternative to its annual event. Photos can be taken with the outdoor lights and at selfie backdrops at Building 4. Lights begin nightly when darkness falls, according to the city. Free. Cedar Park City Hall, 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. www.cedarparktexas.gov
Halloween Celebrations at Texas Farmers’ Market | OCT. 31
Texas Farmers’ Market will hold a Halloween market with costumes, special sweets and some trick-or-treating with vendors in the morning. A dog costume contest will be held with photos and treats for the winning dog. Masks are required for shoppers and vendors. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park. https://texasfarmersmarket.org/lakeline
Pumpkins in the Park | OCT. 31
A pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest, crafts and games will be part of Volente Beach Resort's family-friendly Halloween event, according to the resort. The grand prize winner of the costume contest will win a season pass to the water park. Masks and social distancing required. 1-3 p.m. Free. Volente Beach Resort, 16107 RM 2769, Leander. 512-258-5110. www.volentebeach.com
This list is noncomprehensive. Find more Central Texas fall activities here.
Taylor Jackson Buchanan contributed to this report.