From events surrounding food or drinks, to cultural festivities and more, Austin has something for everyone in November.

Texas Hemp Harvest Festival

Austin-based company Sweet Sensi CBD will host a festival centered on CBD products featuring Texas hemp farmers and vendors, with live music throughout the day each day, along with food and drinks.Austin Tequila Fest

The Austin Tequila Society will team up with Casa Chapala to present Austin Tequila Fest. The festival will provide those attending a chance to explore 25 different brands of agave spirits, including tequila, mezcal and sotol. Live entertainment and face painting, along with street tacos and treats from local vendors, will also be available during the event.
  • Nov. 4, 4-5:45 p.m. (VIP), 6-10 p.m. (general admission)
  • $55-$90
  • Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Bar, 904 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin
  • Instagram: Atx Tequila Fest
Texas Book Festival

This annual festival is dedicated to connecting more than 300 authors with their readers. There will be panels and author presentations throughout the event, along with book signings, activities for children, various food trucks and vendors.Quesoff

A cookoff hosted by Mohawk Austin and built around foods composed of cheese will benefit Central Texas Food Bank. Both professional and amateur cooks will compete in four categories: meaty, spicy, veggie and wild card, with one person receiving the Best in Show award at its conclusion.A Christmas Affair: Holiday Market

Benefiting the Junior League of Austin, the holiday bazaar will offer more than 200 vendors from both small- and mid-sized businesses. Various party tickets are also available for purchase and include opportunities such as Supernova Girls' Night Out, Mission to Brunch and Sip and Shop.
  • Nov. 16-19, times vary
  • $25
  • Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
30th annual Austin Powwow

Hosted by the nonprofit Great Promise for American Indians, the festival will give those attending an up-close look at Native American culture with traditional music, dancing competitions, a Native market and food.
  • Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • $7 (online), $10 (door)
  • Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin
Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting

Since its first lighting in 1967, the Zilker Holiday Tree has become a tradition for many in Austin. The 155-foot-tall tree is decorated by more than 3,300 lights and adorned with a 10-foot double star. Local live entertainment and food will accompany the event.ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Benefiting the nonprofit whose goal is to end homelessness in the area, Caritas of Austin, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is known to be the largest 5-mile run in the state and attracts more than 20,000 runners each year. A raffle for a new Honda Accord will also take place during the event.
  • Nov. 23, 8:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Free (attendees), prices vary (participants)
  • The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin