Pumpkin patches, hayrides, a haunted jail and other autumn activities in Georgetown

Dances for Adults with Disabilities will host a Halloween dance October 25.

Dances for Adults with Disabilities will host a Halloween dance October 25.

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in Georgetown, whether it involves checking out a family-friendly festival, getting out into nature or simply enjoying a beverage on a local patio. Here are some events and ideas for how to get out of the house this fall.

Pumpkin patches
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Sept. 21-Nov. 3

As part of Fall Fest at the Farm, there will be two pumpkin patches for purchase and photos. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $16. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Hwy. 29, Georgetown. 512-766-3276. www.sweeteats.com

St. Richard’s Episcopal Church

Oct. 1-Oct. 31

The annual pumpkin patch will have lots of photo opportunities. Times vary. Free. St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, 420 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-5436.

First United Methodist Church Georgetown

Oct. 10-Oct. 31

First UMC Georgetown will host its annual pumpkin patch event. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries and Transformative Mission Ministries. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church, 410 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-2370. www.fumcgt.org

Fall Fest at the Farm

Oct. 10: Sweet Eats Fruit Farm will have over 30 activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay maze, face-painting, jump pads, a treasure mountain, pumpkin slingshots, a corn maze and live music. The festival runs through Nov. 3. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Costs vary

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
14400 E. Hwy. 29

Adultish screening of ‘Us’

Oct. 11: 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.

Flashlight Corn Maze

Oct. 12:  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

Garey Park Hay Day

Oct. 12:  Celebrate fall at Garey Park with family-friendly activities, hayrides, pony rides, live music and a pumpkin patch. Garey Park entry fees are required, and most activities will include a fee. 1-4 p.m. Costs vary

6450 RM 2243

Ghosts of Georgetown Square

Oct. 12:  Listen to stories of ghosts who have haunted Georgetown locales for more than 100 years. Costumed, docent-led tours—put on by the Williamson Museum—will leave at various times. $15 (museum, members, students), $20

Williamson Museum
716 S. Austin Ave.

Fall Open House and Vendor Showcase

Oct. 17: Vendors will gather for event planning help. Attendees can learn about local food, drinks, music, photo booths, florists, photographers and makeup artists. 6-9 p.m. Free

Celebrino Event Center
51 CR 107

Nightmare on Jail Hill

Oct. 18-19, 25-26: Walk through the rumored haunted Old Williamson County Jail, which held prisoners from 1889-1990. 7-11 p.m. $5 (children 8-12), $10, $20 (fast pass)

Old Williamson County Jail
312 Main St.

Movie Night at The Patch

Oct. 19: First United Methodist Church will host a Halloween movie night with “Hotel Transylvania” and “Room on the Broom.” Popcorn will be served. Attendees should bring blankets and lawn chairs to use. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free

First United Methodist Church
410 E. University Ave.

Halloween Festival

Oct. 24: The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will host the 25th annual event. The family-friendly event includes carnival games, a trick-or-treat village, a costume contest and pumpkin decorating. Some activities cost money. 5-7:30 p.m. Free

Georgetown Community Center
445 E. Morrow St.

Public Stargazing Night at Garey park

Oct. 24: Southwestern University and Williamson County Astronomy Club will host a public stargazing night in Garey Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; last entry into the park is 8:30 p.m. $2 (resident), $3 (nonresident)

6450 RM 2243

Halloween Dances for Adults with Disabilities

Oct. 25: Dances for Adults with Disabilities will host a Halloween dance. A family member or caregiver must be present at all times. Participants should be 18 years or older. 6-8 p.m. Free (adult/caregiver), $5 (participant)

Georgetown Community Center
445 E. Morrow St.

Boo ‘N Brew

Oct. 26: Wolf Ranch Town Center will host Boo ‘N Brew, featuring beer sampling for adults and root beer for those under the age of 21. The event will include a costume contest, arts and crafts, vendor booths, trick-or-treating and live music by Hair Metal Giants. 4-6 p.m. Free

Wolf Ranch Town Center
1015 W. University Ave.

Father-daughter Halloween dance

Oct. 26: The annual father-daughter dance will be hosted by Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Costumes are encouraged. The event is for girls ages 4 and up. 7-9 p.m. $20

Georgetown Community Center
445 E. Morrow St.


Boo Bash

Oct. 27: Hope United will host its annual Boo Bash on the Georgetown Square. The trunk-or-treat, an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, event is open to the public. 1-4 p.m. Free

Georgetown Square
701 S. Austin Ave.

‘Beneath a Cave Horror Film’

Oct. 30: Enjoy a film screening of “Beneath–a Cave Horror Film,” which was shot entirely in Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown. The film is recommended for viewers ages 17 and older. The screening will be presented by GTX Film. 8 p.m. $15

Georgetown Palace Theatre
810 S. Austin Ave.

First United Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31: First United Methodist Church Georgetown will host a trunk-or-treat event. There will be a bounce house, candy and treats. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be served. 4:30-6 p.m. Free

First United Methodist Church
410 E. University Ave.


Events in Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock
Pfall Chili Pfest

Oct. 19

The 12th annual Pfall Chili Pfest will take place in downtown Pflugerville. Activities will include a chili cookoff, live music, vendors, jalapeno- and pickle-eating contests, and more. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Main Street from Railroad Avenue to Fourth Street, Pflugerville. 512-990-6100.


Hairy Man Festival

Oct. 19

The 25th annual event will feature live music, food vendors, arts and crafts fair, a haunted house and carnival games, among other activities. Donations of nonperishable food items are welcome. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Drive, Round Rock. 512-255-7871. www.bcmud.org

Viva la Vida Parade and Festival

Oct. 26

The 36th annual event is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, festival. The festival will offer hands-on art activities and artist demos, traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition and live music. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave., Austin. 512-480-9373.


Día de los Muertos

Nov. 2

Día de los Muertos, or “day of the dead,” is a Mesoamerican holiday dedicated to honoring ancestors. Hosted at Centennial Plaza, the event will include a parade; music and dance performances; art crafts and food vendors. 2-10 p.m. Free.

301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-659-5667.


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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