Olive Fest, Hell or High Water Concerts and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 18-21

See classic cars and motorcycles in downtown Georgetown.

See classic cars and motorcycles in downtown Georgetown.

Enjoy the cool weather at these weekend events.

FRIDAY


1. Brix and Ale celebrates Oktoberfest
Enjoy German-inspired food, beer and live music from the Sean Russell Band at Brix and Ale’s Octoberfest. Jumbo caraway pretzels with dusseldorf mustard and beer cheese dip, housemade bratwurst and sauerkraut, and jagersnitzel and spatzle are just a few of the items on the menu. $5 tickets are redeemable for one beer or one food item and will be sold at the event. 6-10 p.m. $5. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1100 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 737-444-2700. www.brixandalegtx.com/en/events

SATURDAY


2. Olive Fest brings live music, food trucks
The Central Texas Olive Ranch will host its annual Olive Fest event where there will be live music by Tone Band and food trucks. There will also be hayride orchard tours, olive oil tastings, crafts, cooking demonstrations and bounce houses, among other activities. 5-10 p.m. Free. Central Texas Olive Ranch, 5251 FM 972, Georgetown. 512-783-1824. www.txolive.com

3. Pistons on the Square hosts toy drive
During its monthly meetup, Piston on the Square will be collecting unwrapped toys to be donated to Blue Santa Georgetown, a program of the Georgetown Police Department that provides toys to more than 1,500 Georgetown children during the holidays. All Things Kids and Sweet Lemon Inn and Kitchen will be providing hot chocolate, ice cream, coffee and breakfast bites at the event. A second toy drive will be held Nov. 20. 8-10 a.m. Free. The Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. www.facebook.com/pistonsonthesquare

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY


4. Music event raises money for hurricane relief
The second annual Hell or High Water Concerts brings live music to local Georgetown establishments to raise money for hurricane relief. Two venues will host 15 musicians over the two days. There will also be free happy hour events with live music hosted by businesses on the Georgetown Square. All of the proceeds go to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey as they continue to recover. Time varies. $15-$25. Friday: Roots Bistro, 18 W. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown; Saturday: Hardtails Backyard, 1515 N. I-35, Georgetown. 512-923-0937 www.hellorhighwaterconcerts.com

SUNDAY


5. Inversion Ensemble performs at library
The Georgetown Public Library hosts Inversion Ensemble, an ensemble that includes composers and singers, for its monthly Live Music at the Library event. The group will perform pieces by at least six different local composers, including one called "The Tree of Life" by Trevor Sha. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/

WORTH THE TRIP


Pet-Toberfest (Austin)
Pet-Toberfest—replacing Dogtoberfest—will include a costume contest and parade, a petting zoo, and two musical acts. Proceeds from Pet-Toberfest will benefit several area rescue nonprofits. Attendees can also purchase a $20 wag bag filled with coupons, samples and other goodies, with the proceeds also going to area rescue nonprofits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, The Domain 2, Dick’s to Dillard’s, 3210 Kramer Lane, Austin. 512-956-9000. www.phydeauxandfriends.com
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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