Check out these 12 fall and Halloween events in and around Northwest Austin

Now that the weather has finally cooled, Austin residents can enjoy these fall and Halloween-related activities happening around the city.



Sept. 27-Oct. 31
Pick your own perfect pumpkin at Anderson Terrace
Wedding and special event venue Anderson Terrace returns for the fall with its pumpkin patch. Families are invited to take photos throughout the patch, and supplies are available to paint the pumpkins. Dogs are allowed.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $5 (admission). Anderson Terrace, 11505 Anderson Mill Road, Austin. 512-247-8978. www.bestpumpkinpatch.com






Oct. 13
Steiner Fall Festival
Activities for this festival include pumpkin painting and decorating, an obstacle course, games, treat stops and a photo booth. Local vendors and businesses will also be operating booths.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Austin Kids Retreat, 6111 N. RM 620, Bldg. B, Austin. 512-593-1150. https://www.facebook.com/events/373560196915486





Oct. 16
Scholz Garten Presents: Scholztober-fest
The event is a celebration of the fall season and Oktoberfest. Activities include live music, contests and food and drink specials. The biergarten will host competitions for beer drinking, pretzel and brat eating as well as polka dancing.

5-9 p.m. Free (admission). Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin. 512-474-1958. www.scholzgarten.com






Oct. 19
Pet-toberfest
Pet-Toberfest returns to The Domain for 2019. Attendees can bring their pets and enter then in costume contests while they shop at pet-focused vendors. Rescue organizations will be on-site, and demonstrations from the Austin K9 Unit and Flyball are scheduled.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. 512-956-9000. www.pandfpet.shop





Oct. 19
McNeil High School Project Graduation 2020 Fall Craft Show
Vendors at this high school craft show will be selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, treats and more. Proceeds benefit McNeil High School's Project Graduation event.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). McNeil High School, 5720 McNeil Drive, Austin. 512-464-6300. http://mcneilprojectgrad.ch2v.com





Oct. 25
Halloween Yappy Hour
Lone Star Court in The Domain hosts this event to showcase dogs in costumes. Activities include a costume contest for dogs; pop-up shops featuring dog boutiques; and food and cocktail specials for people.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Free (admission). Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Drive, Austin. www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-yappy-hour-at-lone-star-court-tickets-75027416021





Oct. 25-27
A Spooktacular Pre-Halloween Wine Event
North Austin wine shop Utopian Shift hosts three days of wine tastings. The business will also have props and backgrounds for people to take social media-worthy pictures.

Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. (Free admission). Utopian Shift: A Wine Experience, 2521 Rutland Drive, Austin. 512-898-9463. www.facebook.com/events/1404392176385423





Oct. 26
Austin Civic Wind Ensemble fall performance
The fall concert includes performances of works by Eric Whitacre, Richard Wagner and Giacomo Puccini, among others. The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble features amateur and professional musicians.

6-7:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Covenant United Methodist Church, 4410 Duval Road, Austin. 512-346-3124. www.acwe.org






Oct. 26
BYOD Howl-O-Ween Pawty
Circle Brewing Co. hosts this Bring Your Own Dog event, at which patrons may bring their pups for a Howl-O-Ween party. Activities include a costume parade, a costume contest and photo opportunities. Space is limited to one dog per person. Visit the website for additional BYOD rules or to become a BYOD member.

5-7 p.m. Free (BYOD members), $18 (nonmembers). Circle Brewing Co., 2340 W. Braker Lane, Austin. 512-814-7595. www.facebook.com/events/1577365385721854. www.byodcities.com





Oct. 27
Fall Market Eatery Festival
H Mart hosts this event, which includes trick-or-treating for candy, face painting, live music, balloon twisting, nail art, a costume contest, games and tarot card readings.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (admission). H Mart, 11301 Lakeline Blvd., Austin. www.facebook.com/hmartofficial





Oct. 30
Trunk-R-Treat
Anderson Mill Baptist Church hosts a family-friendly event with games, bounce houses, cookie decorating and candy. Children are invited to wear costumes, and guests may enjoy a hayride.

5:30-7 p.m. Free. Anderson Mill Baptist Church, 10633 Lake Creek Parkway, Austin. 512-258-5843. www.ambcaustin.org





Oct. 31

Enjoy a safe Halloween for kids
Parmer Woods at North Austin, an assisted living and memory care community, hosts a safe Halloween for children to trick or treat. Residents and employees will pass out candy.

6:30-8 p.m. Free. 12429 Scofield Farms Drive, Austin. 512-955-5159. www.pegasusseniorliving.com/parmer-woods-at-north-austin


By Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.


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