This weekend, there are so many incredible opportunities to celebrate the fall season and enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, art and community. Too many things to do is an exciting problem to have—how will you choose to spend your time this weekend? If you want to check out what is happening the rest of October, here is our to-do list.

Round Rock

Oct 16: Taptoberfest

Love celebrating Oktoberfest? Restaurant The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar is hosting Taptoberfest: a laidback Oktoberfest event complete with stein-hoisting contests and prizes, festive drink specials, German fare and traditional polka music. 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Free. The Brass Tap, 204 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-341-2337.

Oct 16: Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun

Put on your Halloween costume to walk the decorated community trail with treats and prizes around every corner as well as interactive displays. Walk through a giant spider web; visit a pumpkin patch; ride a “trackless train"; and meet Halloween icons such as Hairy Man, Beetlejuice and Dracula. 5-9 p.m. Free. Community Center Park Trail, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock. 512-255-7871.

Oct. 16: Soulful Poses + Paint

Head to Soul Strong Sanctuary for a relaxing night of doing yoga and creating art. After a 45-minute flow-style yoga session, Austin artist Sonya Palumbo will lead the class in replicating one of her sunset paintings. Register here. 3-5 p.m. $49. Soul Strong Sanctuary, 503 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-686-7685.

Oct. 16-17: Sam Bass Theatre’s “Hillbilly Hamlet”

Lovers of theatre will be dazzled by this contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet": Set in the American South “outside of a rundown trailer, the leader of a meth empire, now a ghost, asks his son, Hamlet, to avenge his murder.” See the show the evening of Oct. 16 or its closing performance, a matinee the next day. Buy tickets here. 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 16), 2 p.m. (Oct. 17). $10-$15. Sam Bass Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228.


Oct. 15-17: Deutschen Pfest

One of the city’s largest annual events, Deutschen Pfest is back this weekend with a few adjustments for COVID-19 safety protocols. Make your way to Pfluger Park for food, beer, shopping from local vendors and a diverse music lineup, including Tejano, polka, folk, country, pop and groove bands. Hours vary. $5-$7. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6100.

Oct. 16: Art show opening

If you love art made in Texas, be sure to check out Pflugerville-based artist Hanna Kim’s “Winter Reflections: Stars and Ice,” a new exhibit at the Pflugerville Public Library that is opening to the public Oct. 16. In the teaser, her original drawings and paintings are said to “represent her response to the beauty of nature around her.” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375.


Oct. 16: 36th annual Hutto Olde Tyme Days

Take your friends and family to experience this long-standing Hutto tradition with a full music lineup, a pie-eating contest, a classic car show, food trucks, live auctions and unique vendors. The headliner is Eclipse, a Journey tribute band. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Free. East and Farley streets, downtown Hutto. 512-759-4400.

Oct. 17: Fall Into Autumn Outdoor Market

Chic clothing store Blur Boutique is hosting a pet-friendly, seasonal shopping market Oct. 17 with over 20 small businesses participating as vendors. Browse the inventory as well as selections from other local boutiques and grab snacks from food vendors to enjoy while you shop. 11-4 p.m. Free. 567 Chris Kelley Blvd., Hutto. 512-508-8186.