The fall season is just around the corner and, with it, comes the perfect weather to get outside and have fun—whether it is spooky or family-friendly.

Dive deeper into some of the best fall events and activities happening in the Austin area with the listings below.

Haunted tours

Ghosts of the Georgetown Square

The Williamson Museum will hold ghost-hunting tours for participants to explore local haunted locations. Lasting up to an hour and a half, the Ghosts of Georgetown Square event is led by local experts who tell ghost stories and lead interactive activities. Discounts of $5 per person are available for students.Austin Haunted Walking Tour

Costumed guides for this locally owned haunted tour company lead the 90-minute haunt and tell original stories researched by the team. The family- and pet-friendly tours begin in front of the Driskill Hotel downtown.Haunted ATX Mobile Tours

The Haunted ATX team offers mobile haunted tours in both public and private settings in either a van or a hearse. The tours take visitors through historic Austin locations that are reportedly haunted, offering guests chances to go inside some of the establishments.Pumpkin patches

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch

The new owners of Elgin Christmas Tree Farm will provide a pumpkin patch and other activities such as Hay Mountain, a playground and photo areas. Other available activities include train and hay rides, a giant hay maze, a petting zoo, carnival-style food and more.Mama Mary’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Mama Mary and her team will offer fall-themed activities such as a pumpkin patch, photo ops, hay and barrel train rides, rubber duck races, apple cannon gun shooting, kiddie hay maze, outdoor bowling, crafts, food vendors, and more.Floating Pumpkin Patch

Participants can dive for pumpkins or scoop them out with a net at Robin Bledsoe Pool. Afterward, participants can decorate their pumpkins with a variety of craft items, such as paints, glitter, sequins and more.Georgetown Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Officials with Sweet Eats Fruit Farm will offer a fall festival on 4.5 acres including a 2-acre corn-filled area with pumpkins; firework shows on Friday and Saturday nights in October; and activities such as Zoofari, pig races, petting zoo, apple cannons, food trucks and more.
  • Sept. 9-Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • $19.95-$24.95
  • 14400 E. State Hwy. 29, Georgetown
Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

The festival will feature six themed weekends with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities and attractions including live music, a petting zoo, pony rides and more throughout the five-acre property. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the festival.Wurstfest

Wurstfest officials will offer food, music, dancing, special events, carnival rides and more celebrating Alpine- and Bavarian-style entertainment.Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival

The three-day festival held at the Mason Homestead will have live music from local musicians each day, along with area vendors offering food, beer and crafts. Children will have access to the Fun Zone area for an additional fee.
  • Oct. 6-7, 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Free (Festival), $15 (Fun Zone)
  • 1101 Bagdad Road, Leander
Outdoor fun

BOO! Hole Halloween

Guests in costume and in regular clothing are invited to attend the family-friendly event that will feature trick-or-treating on the trail, Halloween-themed carnival games, costume contests, haunted hayrides and a showing of "Hocus Pocus" at Blue Hole Regional Park.Movies in the Park: 'Hocus Pocus'

Officials with the Austin Parks Foundation will offer a showing of "Hocus Pocus" at Mueller Lake Park beginning at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs.