Run a micro marathon, tour local art studios and 6 more events to check out in Northwest Austin

Austin Food and Wine Festival
The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns to Auditorium Shores this November. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns to Auditorium Shores this November. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

OCT. 29-30

Celebrate local farmers and chefs

The inaugural Field Guide Festival is a two-day event featuring farm-to-table food and drinks. The festival features a morning 5K run, a local farmers market, a women chef-led dinner, a pop-up urban farm and more. Times vary. $125 and up. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin. https://fieldguidefest.com

NOV. 3

Watch the last 2021 game at Q2 Stadium


Austin FC wraps up its inaugural season at Q2 Stadium with a weekday match against Sporting Kansas City. The newest Major League Soccer franchise will wrap up its regular season away in Portland the following weekend. Kickoff at 8 p.m. $34 and up. Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Place, Austin. www.austinfc.com

NOV. 5-6

Raise funds for high school seniors

The Balcones Country Club Women’s Association is holding its 19th annual Market Days to raise money for scholarships for seniors at Westwood and McNeil High Schools in Northwest Austin. The fundraising event will feature vendor booths, a raffle, a silent auction and baked food sales. 6-9:30 p.m. (Nov. 5); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 6). Free to attend. Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Drive, Austin. http://bccwa.org

NOV. 5-7

Taste your way through Austin

The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns with in-person programming this year. This year’s festival features bites from Northwest Austin restaurants such as Interstellar BBQ and Salty Cargo as well as demos from notable Austin chefs. Times vary. $275-$625. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

NOV. 6-7, NOV. 13-14 and NOV. 20-21

Visit Austin art galleries

For the first time, Big Medium has expanded its borders for its Austin Studio Tour. This year, the tour includes several studios and galleries in Northwest Austin. A list of all participants can be found on the Big Medium website. Studio times vary. Free to attend. Multiple locations. 512-939-6665. www.bigmedium.org

NOV. 13

Participate in a ‘micro marathon’

North Austin craft beer maker Circle Brewing Co. brings back its 0.5K running event. Held in person this year, this 1,640-foot micro marathon is held in the brewery’s parking lot. Each runner is given two pints of beer to hold while running without spilling the beer. Noon-4 p.m. $25-$35. Circle Brewing Co., 2340 W. Braker Lane, Ste. B, Austin. www.circlebrewing.com

NOV. 14

Catch some hoops in Cedar Park

The Austin Spurs, the minor league affiliate of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, tips off its home opener in Cedar Park this November. The team hosts the Capitanes de la Ciudad de México. 5 p.m. Ticket prices TBD. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-236-8333. https://austin.gleague.nba.com

NOV. 19-DEC. 24

Buy goods from local artists

Now in its 21st year, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar features works from more than 170 local artists and craftspeople with jewelry, artwork and more available for purchase. Shoppers can browse the market in person or online. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Blue Genie Big Top, 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin. 512-222-7303. www.bluegenieartbazaar.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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