Ready for fall? Here are 17 autumn-themed events South Austin and Dripping Springs residents can enjoy in 2019

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate near South Austin and Dripping Springs, 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.



1. Fox Oktoberfest


Sept. 27-29: 3-7 p.m.
12 Fox Beer Co., 4700 W. Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs.
512-626-4458. 
www.12foxbeer.com








2. Gourd-geous Glass Pumpkin Patch and Festival


Sept. 28: Wimberley Glassworks will present a festival of glass pumpkins, with glass-blowing demonstrations, family activities and live music.
Wimberley Glassworks
6469 RR 12, San Marcos
512-393-3316
www.wgw.com
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly







3. Austin Oktoberfest


Sept. 28: 5-11 p.m. $25 and up.
Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin.
512-666-7464.

www.austoberfest.com







4. Haymaker Oktoberfest


Sept. 28: 2-11 p.m.
Haymaker, 2310 Manor Road, Austin.
512-243-6702.
www.haymakeraustin.com







5. St. Elmo Oktoberfest


Sept. 29: Noon-8 p.m. Free.
St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 St. Elmo Road, Austin.
737-300-1965.
www.stelmobrewing.com








6. Fall Fest and Living Felt Grand Opening


Oct. 5: New Dripping Springs business Living Felt will host a Fall Fest and grand-opening open house with “make-n-take” activities for kids and adults interested in learning about felting.
Living Felt
2440 E. Hwy. 290, Ste. E1, Dripping Springs
512-894-2099
www.livingfelt.com
Free, kid-friendly







7. Boo-tiquing


Oct. 9: Dripping Springs antique shops stay open to welcome antiquers with custom cocktails. 5-9 p.m. $5.
Various Dripping Springs locations
www.facebook.com/shopdrippingsprings
Outdoors







8. Oktoberfest Musikfest


Oct. 11-13: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Homespun Kitchen and Bar, 131 E. Mercer St., Dripping Springs.
512-829-4064. 
www.homespunkitchenandbar.com







9. Hill Country Harvest Market


Oct. 12-13: The seventh annual Hill Country Harvest Market will bring together vendors selling jewelry, holiday decor and more. Begins 10 a.m. $5.
Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs
512-858-4725
www.drippingspringsranchpark.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly







10. Boo Fest


Oct. 19: The Halloween festival will include face-painting, balloon animals, Halloween crafts and live music. $7.
The Hive
10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin
512-212-1091
www.hiveaustin.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale







11. Viva la Vida Parade & Festival


Oct. 26: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with a “grand procession,” a low-rider exhibition and more. Noon-6 p.m.
Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave., Austin
512-480-9373
www.mexic-artemuseum.org

Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale







12. Halloween Hootenanny


Oct. 26: The Thinkery will offer “spooky, gross and silly” STEAM-centric activities for kids and grown-ups. Costumes are encouraged. 6-9 p.m. $16.
The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave., Austin
512-469-6200
www.thinkeryaustin.org
Kid-friendly







13. Straw Fest Fall Festival


Oct. 27: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum’s fifth-annual event will include pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, a fall fashion show and more family-friendly activities.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road, Austin
512-445-5582
www.umlaufsculpture.org
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly







14. Bark & Brew on Manchaca Road


Oct. 27: South Austin Beer Garden and Lofty Dog Pet Supplies will host Bark & Brew, a dog- and family-friendly fall festival. Bring your pup and participate in a costume contest, bobbing for tennis balls, raffles and more. Proceeds will benefit Gold Ribbon Rescue. 3-5 p.m. $5.
South Austin Beer Garden, 10700 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-669-5763
www.southaustinbeergarden.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale







15. Howl-O-ween Volleyball Tournament


Nov. 2: Moontower Saloon and Luck Lab Rescue and Adoption have partnered to host individuals and teams for Halloween-themed volleyball to raise money for pet adoption. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $50 per player.
Moontower Saloon, 10212 Manchaca Road, Austin
512-712-5661
www.luckylabrescue.com
Outdoors, food/drink for sale








16. Sustainable Food Center Farmers Market


Saturdays: The SFC Farmers Market comes to Sunset Valley every Saturday, offering fresh food, cafe seating and live music. Market food is accessible through SNAP benefits as well. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, Sunset Valley
512-236-0074
www.sustainablefoodcenter.org

Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale







17. Lone Star Farmers Market


Saturdays: Every weekend, 25-plus booths run by local farmers and makers join in on the Lone Star Farmers Market. 3-7 p.m.
Treaty Oak Distilling, 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
512-236-0074
www.sustainablefoodcenter.org

Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale




By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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