Teen book festival, corn mazes and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 10-12

The Texas Teen Book Festival will be held at Southwestern University for the first time Oct. 11.

The Texas Teen Book Festival will be held at Southwestern University for the first time Oct. 11.

Oct. 10


1. GTX Arts & Entertainment Mixer
GTX Film hosts a happy hour for those in or interested in the entertainment industry, including music and film. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. The Uptown Social, 501 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-818-0472. https://gtxfilm.org/

Oct. 11


2. Adultish screening of ‘Us’
Adultish will be back this October with another horror film screening. “Us,” from Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele, follows Adelaide, played by Lupita Nyong’o, who goes on a vacation with her family to her childhood home and cannot shake the feeling that they are being hunted. The screening is for adults 18 and over. Popcorn will be provided. 7-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. http://library.georgetown.org

Oct. 12


3. Texas Teen Book Festival
The 11th annual Texas Teen Book Festival brings a day packed with young adult books, author talks and interactive workshops. This will be the first time the book festival is held in Georgetown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. https://texasteenbookfestival.org/

4. Hay Day at Garey Park
The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department hosts a fall celebration at Garey Park. The event will feature family-friendly activities, including pony rides, lawn games, a photo station, music, community vendor booths, a hayride and a pumpkin patch, among other activities. Some activities require additional fees. $5 (residents), $10 (nonresidents). Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243, Georgetown. 512-930-6800. http://parks.georgetown.org/hay-day/

5. Flashlight Corn Maze
Take on a new corn maze with a flashlight. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm will be open for extended hours for this event every Saturday in October. Attendees should bring their own flashlight. All non-maze farm activities will close at 6 p.m. 7-10 p.m. $16. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown. 512-766-3276. www.sweeteats.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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