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

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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

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Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.
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