The city's annual free festival—which previously ran in the spring—starts on Friday, Oct. 1 when artisan booths and both food courts open at 6 p.m. before the Friday Night Kick-off Concert featuring Dysfunkshun Junkshun on the Main Stage, which will be at 7th Street and Austin Avenue.
On Saturday, Oct., 2, the festival opens at 10 a.m. with a car show on Austin Avenue between 6th and 7th streets, and entertainment across three stages. The Main Stage will open with Mega Tune (10 a.m.) and include the Alibis (11:45 a.m.), Mike Hamilton (1:30 p.m.), the Unforgettables (3:30 p.m.), Brave Combo (6 p.m.), Two Tons of Steel (7:45 p.m.) and close out with Texas-favorite Dale Watson (9:30 p.m.).
The Celebrate Stage—at 6th Street and Main Street—will open with AcroTex Gymnastics (1 p.m.) and also feature Dance Empower (3 p.m.) and Dance Elements (4 p.m.)
The 8th Street Stage—situated on 8th Street west of Austin Avenue—will begin with Kristen Gibbs (10:30 a.m.) and feature Jo Ellen & the Box of Chocolates (Noon), Lucas Sousa (2 p.m.), The Unforgettables (3:30 p.m.) and Atomic Summer (5 p.m.).
On Sunday, Oct. 3, the food courts and artisan booths will open at 11 a.m. along with Angelyn & Blind Innocence on the Main Stage, which will have performances from Chris Manning & The Southbound Drifters (12:15 p.m.), Austin's own Peterson Brothers (1:30 p.m.) and closes out with Eric Hanke & the Roots Rock Resistance (3:30 p.m.).
The Celebrate Stage will have a 2 p.m. performance from the Clickety Cloggers and by singer-songwriter Elle Townley at 3 p.m.
The 8th Street stage on Oct. 3 will open with The Siekers (11 a.m.) and also have Sam Lee Grona (12:30 p.m.), Jazz Daddies (2 p.m.) and The Jerrells (3:30 p.m.).
For more information and the weekend's full schedule of events, visit https://popptoberfest.georgetown.org/.