Oktoberfest and pumpkin patches: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 4-7

Celebrate the arrival of October with these weekend events.

Celebrate the arrival of October with these weekend events.

Celebrate the arrival of October at these weekend events.

ALL WEEKEND


Georgetown Art Center hosts a statewide competition
The Georgetown Art Center is hosting the 11th annual Art Hop, a statewide art competition. Art will be displayed at the Georgetown Public Library and the Georgetown Art Center. The competition will be held through Oct. 27 and will award over $5,000 in cash and prizes. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown, and the Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. www.georgetownartcentertx.org/cfa-2018-art-hop

FRIDAY


Georgetown Public Library presents horror film ‘Get Out’
The Georgetown Public Library will host a showing of “Get Out,” an American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. The movie, released in 2017, won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Free. 6:30 p.m. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/events-calendar/

SATURDAY


Central Texas Olive Ranch welcomes football fans
Central Texas Olive Ranch will be showing college football games all day with a musical performance by Michael Gonzalez to start at 6:30 p.m. and Locals Neighborhoods Grub food truck serving food from 5 to 9 p.m. Free. Noon-9 p.m. Central Texas Olive Ranch, 5251 FM 972, Georgetown. 512-713-1824. www.txolive.com

All fun and games at Mesquite Creek Outfitters' Oktoberfest
Mesquite Creek Outfitters will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday with games, including Hammerschalgen and Feats of Strength. 2-10 p.m. Free. Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 704 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-9253. www.mesquitecreekoutfitters.com

SUNDAY


Bring friends and family to Fall Fest at the Farm
Fall Fest at the Farm offers pony rides, a hay maze, face painting, a jump pad, treasure mountain, pumpkin picking and swings, among other activities. There will also be live music at every event as the fest goes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 SH 29, Georgetown. 512-766-3276. www.sweeteats.com

WORTH THE TRIP, Saturday in Austin


Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin
Enter the world of books for teenagers at the 2018 Texas Teen Book Festival. More than 35 teen authors will be available to meet fans at the one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience. TBF will also feature writing workshops for teens as well as educators, book signings, entertaining panels, fun exhibitor booths, a costume contest and a photo booth. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-477-4055. www.texasteenbookfestival.org
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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