Check out things to do in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area in November and early December

Cedar Park will hold photo opportunities at Heritage Oak Park with the light-lit tree and Santa's sleigh. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cedar Park will hold photo opportunities at Heritage Oak Park with the light-lit tree and Santa's sleigh. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

Cedar Park will hold photo opportunities at Heritage Oak Park with the light-lit tree and Santa's sleigh. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

Catch the final days of a fall festival

NOV. 5-8

Sweet Berry Farms Harvest of Fall Fun

Stuff a scarecrow, paint a pumpkin or pick your own flowers at Sweet Berry Farms Harvest of Fall Fun. Sweet Berry Farms, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. Free admission. Activity prices vary.Thurs.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Tues. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed Wednesdays. 830-798-1462. www.sweetberryfarm.com

NOV. 6-8, 13-15

Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and early November, Barton Hill Farm offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze, live music, and family activities. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. Admission prices vary. Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

855-969-1115. www.facebook.com/bartonhillfarms

NOV. 8

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

The 80-acre farm boasts a corn maze, pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins, food trucks, live music and activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo and a hay maze. $16 per person; free for children under age 2. 14400 E. Hwy. 29 Georgetown. 512-766-3276. www.sweeteats.com

November events

NOV. 07

Pay tribute to veterans

Instead of Cedar Park’s annual veterans ceremony, the city will honor those in the community who have served in the military with patriotic lighting at the Pathway of Heroes and Monument. A new Nurses Corps statue will also be revealed in the lighting event. Evenings. Free. Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park.www.cedarparktexas.gov

NOV. 14

Learn the basics of backyard chickens

The virtual workshop on “Backyard Chickens: The ABCs” teaches participants how to get going on the popular urban farming hobby of chicken raising. $30. Online. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 512-632-9561. www.pioneerfarms.org

NOV. 14

Eat chili, help animals

Visitors are invited to try and vote on their favorite chili recipe at the 11th annual Chili Cook-off. The dog- and kid-friendly event will be held on 22-acres with lots of space for social distancing. All proceeds will benefit animals in need at Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 East Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. Admission $15, children eight and under free. 1-4 p.m. For information about becoming a sponsor or chili chef contact Teryl McFerrin at tmcferrin@txhh.org. www.humaneheroes.org

NOV. 23

Play a golf game to fund scholarships

The tournament includes golf, cart fees, lunch, contests, prizes and refreshments. Proceeds provide scholarships to Cedar Park area youth in need for recreational life-enhancement programs. Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park. $100 per person. Hole sponsorship $150. Hole sponsorship plus golf for four $500. Practice range 10 a.m.-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-12 p.m., shotgun start 12 p.m. 512-401-5508. www.cedarparktexas.gov

NOV. 26

Partake in a turkey trot

This year is the 30th anniversary of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. 100% of proceeds will benefit Caritas of Austin. The event will take place virtually. Registration is now open online.Event organizers are encouraging participants to complete a run or walk on Thanksgiving day, in their own neighborhood. Registration is $25 per adult participant, and $12 for children. Registrants have their choice of the traditional Trot long-sleeved T-shirt, OR a $10 gift card to ThunderCloud Subs, a Trot headband and wristbands, bandana, or custom mask. This year the event will have a socially-distanced packet pickup held over four weekends at First Texas Honda, or packets can be shipped for an extra charge. www.thundercloud.com.

December events

DEC. 04

Take photos with Santa

The city of Cedar Park will hold photo opportunities at Heritage Oak Park with the light-lit tree and Santa’s sleigh. Visitors can come and go throughout the day, but photos are recommended at night. Free. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. www.cedarparktexas.gov

DEC. 05

Get in a spectacular holiday spirit

Every first Saturday of December Old Town Leander comes alive to spread Christmas joy throughout the community. This event will include the Old Town Rudolph Run 5K, a drive thru parade, local vendors and more. Specific times will be shared as the date nears. www.visitleandertx.com

Local live music

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park

512-600-5000

www.hebcenter.com

Nov 6-7

Tailgate Series: Andrew McMahon

7 p.m. - $200-350 per car

Nov. 13

Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt with special guest Kyle Park

7:30 p.m. - $34-$74

Nov. 21

Tailgate Series: Felipe Esparza

8 p.m. - $120-$165 per car

Dec. 6

Tailgate Series: For King & Country: The Christmas Tour

5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - $99-$350 per car

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar

601 E Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park

512-260-2060

www.shootersbilliards.net

Nov. 14

American Gypsy Band

9 p.m. - Free

Nov. 21

Texas Deathgrip

9 p.m. - Free
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Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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