Stunt shows, fall harvests and cave exploration: your October to-do list for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Deutschen Pfest takes place in mid-October in Pflugerville. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Deutschen Pfest takes place in mid-October in Pflugerville. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Deutschen Pfest takes place in mid-October in Pflugerville. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

As fall kicks into full gear, more and more local events are featuring autumnal themes. But, that's certainly not all the month has to offer in the Round Rock, Pflugerviille and Hutto area. From a fall harvest to a death-defying stunt show, events abound.

Oct. 2-3

Welcome the season with a Fall Harvest


Join the Lone Oak Barn for its second annual pumpkin patch and fall harvest. Pick pumpkins and enjoy live music, food trucks and family fun in the great outdoors. $12 admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lone Oak Barn, 1810 N. CR 122, Round Rock. 512-651-3214. www.loneoakbarn.com
Oct. 8


Explore Inner Space Cavern

Join the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation department on an exploration of the Inner Space Cavern, a karst cave in Georgetown. Limited spaces, registration for children ages six to 12 only. $10 for Pflugerville residents, $15 for non-residents. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pflugerville Recreation Center 400 Immanuel Rd., Pflugerville. 512-990-6365. www.parks.pflugervilletx.gov

Oct. 10

Hear the soul of the Cello at the Tiemann Art Gallery


Classical musicians Douglas Harvey and Toby Blumenthal will bring their Cello and Piano playing to the Tiemann Art Gallery. They will play “chamber music,” which is played with one instrument per part sans conductor. $40 single ticket, $35 per ticket with group discount, $45 at the door. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tiemann Art Gallery, 1706 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-551-9774. www.tagroundrock.com

Oct. 10

Catch Nitro Circus at Dell Diamond


The touring FMX, BMX, skate and scooter stunt show known as Nitro Circus is making a stop in Round Rock’s Dell Diamond. Featuring athletes and daredevils alike, the action sport collective is made up of 24 riders and was founded in 2003. Tickets $35-$79 based on section. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. www.nitrocircus.com

Oct. 11

Master the Force at the Rockin’ Kids Club Jedi Academy


A Jedi Academy will be offered to Padawans in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade by the Round Rock Public Library and Lone Star Saber Academy in Prete Plaza. Participants will practice their saber skills and are invited to wear their Star Wars best. Free. 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-3275. www.roundrocktexas.gov

Oct. 15-17

Hang out in Pfluger Park at Deutschen Pfest

Live music, shopping, food, a 5K and a health pfair are on the docket for Deutschen Pfest 2021. All gates will be cashless, requiring ticket purchases to be made ahead of time through Eventbrite or with a 2021 Deutschen Pfest t-shirt or 2021 Deutschen Pfest 5K t-shirt. Masks required. $5 Friday, $7 Saturday. Friday: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville and Pfennig Park, 1301 W. Pfennig Ln., Pflugerville.512-990-6100. www.deutschenpfest.com

Oct. 16

Have fun on the Hairy Man Halloween Trail


Hosted by the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District, the Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun will offer pre-packaged treats and giveaways, a pumpkin patch, giant spider’s web and more. There will be two walk-through times to allow for younger and older children to both enjoy the event. Free. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 16318 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock. 512-255-7871. https://www.bcmud.org/hairyman

Oct. 16

Enjoy free family fun at Community Christian Church’s Fall Festival


Games, face painting, petting zoo, hot dogs and prizes will be included in the Round Rock Community Christian Church’s Fall Festival. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4300 Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock. 512-244-0310. www.cccroundrock.net

Oct. 16

Celebrate Hippos and Hutto at the 36th annual Olde Tyme Days


Headlined by Journey cover band Eclipse, the 36th annual Old Tyme Days festival in Hutto has acts such as Perry Savard, Mojo Griggs and Lucas Sousa in its lineup. Enjoy local food, vendors and live music. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. East and Farley streets, Downtown Hutto. 512-759-4400. https://m.facebook.com/events/467101407722531

Oct. 17

Fall into Autumn at an outdoor market


Blur Boutique will feature local vendors at an outdoor fall market. Over 20 vendors and live music acts have been added to the roster. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 567 Chris Kelley Blvd., Hutto. 512-508-8186. www.blurboutique.com

Oct. 23

See the lights at Round Rock Diwali Fest


Partnering with Taj Fashion, the City of Round Rock will host the celebration of lights known as Diwali. Street lights, food, music, cultural dance and Rangoli sand art are slated for the festival. Free entry and parking. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-961-6662. www.rrdiwalifest.com/

Oct. 26

Party with some pups this Howl-o-ween at Camp Bow Wow


Camp Bow Wow’s annual Howl-o-Ween event will offer photos and a party for dressed up pups to socialize while keeping things spooky. Photos from the event will also be posted to Camp Bow Wow’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Free. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Camp Bow Wow, 600 Lemmens Ave., Hutto. 833-364-5433. www.campbowwow.com/hutto

Oct. 30

Support Veteran-owned businesses at O.P. Vet Fest


Sponsored by Cook-Walden Funeral Homes and Capital Parks, food vendors, Veteran-owned businesses and Veteran Service Organizations will flood Old Settlers Park for OP Vet Fest. The event benefits OP Veteran, a non-profit which aids Veterans in their post-military transition. Free admission. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lakeview Pavilion, Old Settlers Park 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.opveteran.org
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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