6 festive things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto on Oct. 3-10

Add some festive flair to your weekend plans this October with the city of Pflugerville’s annual floating pumpkin patch, hosted at the Gilleland Creek Pool. (Courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department)
Add some festive flair to your weekend plans this October with the city of Pflugerville’s annual floating pumpkin patch, hosted at the Gilleland Creek Pool. (Courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department)

Add some festive flair to your weekend plans this October with the city of Pflugerville’s annual floating pumpkin patch, hosted at the Gilleland Creek Pool. (Courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department)

From floating pumpkins to outdoor barbecues and live music, here are six social distancing-friendly things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto Oct. 3-10.

Oct. 3-4: Go for a 'pfishing' trip

Looking for an excuse to enjoy the cooler Central Texas weather this fall? Go for a fishing trip at Lake Pflugerville and participate in the city’s fishing challenge running through Oct. 4. Participants can take a picture of any fish caught and send the photo, along with the fish’s measurements, to events@pflugervilletx.gov. Those who catch the three largest fish will receive a prize. Free. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/25818/213

Oct. 3: Pass the potato salad

Does someone smell barbecue? Drive up and pick up some classic barbecue plates this weekend, all while supporting the People & Parks Fund. Plates cost $10 and include your choice of brisket or pork, served with sausage, beans and potato salad. The People & Parks Fund was established by Sharon Prete, who served as the city of Round Rock's parks director for 25 years.


$10. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Play For All Abilities Park, 151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/people-parks-fund-bbq-plate-fundraiser

Oct. 3: Get your groove on

Kick back and relax with some live music this weekend as Shane Smith & The Saints take the stage at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater alongside John Baumann. The show comes as part of the venue's inaugural Tailgates & Tunes concert series. Venue capacity will be capped at 25% to help maintain social distancing provisions. Tickets start at $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Brushy Creek Amphitheater, 1001 CR 137, Hutto. www.etix.com/ticket/p/3022440/shane-smith-and-the-saints-at-tailgates-and-tunes-hutto-brushy-creek-amphitheater

Oct. 6: Pick up some fresh produce

Oh my gourd, is it already fall? Celebrate with some fall-friendly fresh produce at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market held each Tuesday. Only produce, fresh meats and prepared food products will be available at the market due to the coronavirus. Both social distancing and mask-wearing are enforced, and a maximum of 10 people are allowed into the market at a time. Free. 3-7 p.m. Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/22589/213

Oct. 8-10: Illuminate your weekend

Lighten up this weekend with performances from the Light Wizards at Centennial Plaza. LED artists construct colorful exhibits throughout the plaza to create an audio-visual experience. Exhibits include interactive projections, projection mapping and light work on buildings, trees and bridges. This is a no-contact event, and social distancing and face coverings are required. $20. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/light-wizards-illuminate-centennial-plaza

Oct. 10: Float your way to a perfect pumpkin

Add some festive flair to your weekend plans this October with the city of Pflugerville’s annual floating pumpkin patch hosted at the Gilleland Creek Pool. The event includes a slip and slide, pumpkin-themed games and pumpkin decorating kits for all participants. Hula hoops will be utilized to help reduce multisurface touching, and masks will be required throughout the facility except while swimming or on the slip and slide. Hand-sanitizing stations will be located throughout the site, with designated entry and exit points to create a one-way traffic flow. $8 per person (registration required). 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville. https://parks.pflugervilletx.gov/parks-events/aquatic-events/pfloating-pumpkin-patch
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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