Visit pumpkin patches, go trick-or-treating and listen to live music at these 16 local events happening this October in Cedar Park and Leander.
Sept. 26-Oct. 31: Buy a pumpkin and take photos
Rockbridge Church is hosting a daily pumpkin patch with a variety of pumpkins and specialty pumpkins and gourds for sale. The patch will also have free photo opportunities and free activities on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nonperishable foods will also be collected for Reveal Resource Center’s food pantry.
Noon-7 p.m. (Sun.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.). Free. Rockbridge Church, 2001 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-260-0900. www.rockbridgelife.com
Oct. 1: Hear an alt-country band perform
Son Volt, an alt-country band, will perform at the Haute Spot outdoor music venue. The band’s recent album, “Electro Melodier,” includes folk, country, blues, soul and rock music. Tickets are available online for general admission or reserved seats. The event is for age 18 and up.
6-11 p.m. $25-$75. Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. https://loveandlightstream.com
Oct. 4-31: Visit a pumpkin patch
The 25th annual pumpkin patch at Cedar Park First United Methodist Church will offer pumpkins through Halloween. Pumpkins are sold in a variety of shapes and sizes.
2:30-7:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), noon-7:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). Cedar Park First United Methodist Church, 600 West Park St., Cedar Park. https://cpfumc.org/pumpkin-patchfall-festival
Oct. 7: Network with professionals at Whitestone Brewery
Meet other Cedar Park and Leander business professionals over coffee. Networking Local hosts mingle-style networking events for meeting business neighbors and to support local businesses.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park. www.facebook.com/networkinglocal
Oct. 8-9: Go to Leander's bluegrass festival
The 16th annual Bluegrass Festival will feature live music, food trucks, beer vendors, craft vendors and more. Music performances begin each day at 6:15 p.m. This festival was postponed one week due to weather.
6-10 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec
Oct. 9: Strut your mutt
Bring your dog to Veterans Memorial Park for a 1-mile walk, photo opportunities and activities. The walk will end with a red carpet “strut.” Costumes are encouraged.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov/mutt
Oct. 12: Learn how to grow bulbs
At a one-hour Texas A&M Agrilife Extension program, learn about growing bulbs in Central Texas, dividing bulbs and growing bulbs indoors and outdoors. The Green Thumbs Up Gardening Program is open to the public.
7-8 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard in Cedar Park. 512-943-3300. https://williamson.agrilife.org
Oct. 15-24: See a play at Bledsoe Park
Way Off Broadway Community Players will present “Bad Medicine” at Bledsoe Park. The show tells how a love potion goes wrong in the sleepy cattle town of Bagwell, Colorado. Shows are held Fridays-Sundays. Attendees should bring lawn chairs.
7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $10 donations are recommended. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-249-0599. www.wobcp.org
Oct. 16: Pick a pumpkin in a pool
The city of Leander will host a floating pumpkin patch at Robin Bledsoe Pool. Visitors can jump in the pool to pick a pumpkin or scoop one with a net. Guests can also decorate pumpkins with paint, glitter and more. Preregistration is recommended.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5-$8 for admission and large or medium pumpkin. Bledsoe Pool, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/floating-pumpkin-patch
Oct. 16: Watch the Texas Stars’ home opener
The Texas Stars will play its first home game of the 2021-22 season against the Iowa Wild. The Texas Stars are the primary affiliate of the Dallas Stars. This will be the team’s 13th season. Masks are recommended at H-E-B Center. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Texas Stars office.
7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-467-8277. www.texasstars.com
Oct. 17-18: Send a stuffed animal to a sleepover
Bring stuffed animals to Cedar Park Public Library for a sleepover. Animals can be dropped off Oct. 17 from 1-6 p.m. and picked up Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Stuffed animals will read stories, play games and do other activities. The library’s Facebook page will share pictures from the sleepover.
Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/library
Oct. 22-23: Visit Jazz & Art on Main
Listen to music and look at art at the city of Cedar Park’s annual Jazz & Art on Main festival. Activities include live music, arts and crafts vendors, food and kids activities.
6-9 p.m. (Oct. 22), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 23). Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/jazz-art-on-main
Oct. 23: Leander Pet Spooktacular
Leander Police Department and Leander Veterinary Clinic are hosting a pet services event at Lakewood Park. Services include free microchips for Leander residents, low-cost vaccinations, registration services, adoption opportunities and a pet costume contest at noon. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. The event will meet near the dog park-area parking lot.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs Crossing, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/police/page/leander-pet-spooktacular
Oct. 29: Rock out to '80s hair metal
Hair Metal Giants, an Austin-based '80s tribute band, will perform music from the late '70s to the early '90s at Haute Spot. For Halloween, an '80s-themed costume contest will be held. Contest finalists will be voted on by applause for a pair of future event tickets and a $100 Haute Spot gift card. Tickets can be purchased online.
6-11 p.m. $10-$29. 512-986-7411. https://loveandlightstream.com/hautespot/hairmetalgiants
Oct. 30: Trick-or-treat at Mason Homestead
Visit Leander’s historic Mason Homestead for trick-or-treating, a haunted homestead, a costume contest and a movie. The contest begins at 6:45 p.m., and “The Addams Family” movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Event parking is at the Leander Public Library.
5-9:30 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/tricks-treats-spooktacular