TO-DO LIST: October events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Your ultimate local guide for events, activities, festivals and more in the month of October.


12 Practice your poetry skills
Have a flair for writing? Check out the You Are a Poet Workshop, a creative space for writers to learn new techniques and practice how to turn their ideas into poetic works. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Ages 18 and older. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7014.

12 Support local artists
In need of some interior redesign? Update your home decor and support area artists at the same time with the PopUP Art Show, hosted by local nonprofit Round Rock Arts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7099.

12 Test your financial knowledge
Learn how to manage your finances with Hutto’s Financial Literacy classes, held in partnership with Regions Bank. The program offers a variety of classes on budgeting, retirement investments and more. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Hutto Public Library, 500 W. Live Oaks St., Hutto. 512-759-4008.

12 Create a costume for your dog
Strike a pose and have your dog practice its fiercest looks with Pflugerville Public Library’s “Pawject Runway” event. Dog owners will design outfits for their dogs to model based on the supplies provided. One canine model per at least two designers. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375.

14 Craft with candles
Lean into the fall spirit with a Pf Seniors candle-making class, hosted by the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation department. Materials and supplies will be provided. 2-3 p.m. Free. The event is intended for those 55 or older, but anyone above 18 is welcome to attend. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6350.

15 Strike a chord
End your evening on a harmonious note with the Pflugerville Ukulele Club, featuring jam sessions for intermediate and advanced musicians. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 12 and older. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375.

19 Celebrate the Festival of Lights
Enjoy lights, food, music and dance at the Round Rock Diwali Light Festival, a religious celebration recognizing the triumph of knowledge, goodness and strength. 3-10 p.m. Free. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-823-0063.

19 Rev your engines
Got a knack for trucks? Learn about different types of construction, emergency, public service and delivery vehicles with Touch a Truck, hosted by Round Rock’s Parks and Recreation department. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Rock’N River Water Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.  512-671-2737.

19 Enjoy a local festival
Celebrate bygone years with Hutto’s Old Tyme Days festival, an annual event featuring a pageant, 5K race, pie-eating contests, vendors, live music from local artists along with kids’ activities. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. East and Farley Streets, Hutto. 512-759-4400.

24 Test survival skills
Think you could survive the apocalypse? Put your theory to the test with Round Rock Public Library’s Tween Escape Room: The Lost Mummy. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Ages 8-12. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7034.

26 Prevent prescription drug abuse
Raise awareness surrounding prescription drug abuse by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Round Rock Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines are accepted. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Round Rock Police Department, 2701 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-218-5500.

28 Craft up a new hobby
If you are looking to learn a new skill, pay a visit to the Round Rock Public Library Sewing Circle, held each Monday. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7014.

30 Listen to live music
Celebrate the fall season and bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Prete Plaza for Fall Music on Main. The series features both local musicians as well as regional groups, alongside food vendors, face paintings and a small artist fair. 6-8 p.m. Free. Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-671-2705.

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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