Margaritas, haunted houses and more: 8 events planned in Houston this weekend, Oct. 5-7

Karbachtoberfest continues this weekend in Houston.

Karbachtoberfest continues this weekend in Houston.

From Karbachtoberfest to a celebration of children's literature, Houston has something to offer the whole family this weekend.


Oct. 5-7: Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Live music, dancing, traditional food, drinks and crafts are featured at the 52nd annual festival. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Saturday), Noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). $5 (adults), free (children age 12 and younger). Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Blvd., Houston. 713-526-5377. www.greekfestival.org





Oct. 5-7: Book sale at Katy Budget Books
Thousands of overstocked used books will be on sale for 40 cents to $1, including children’s books, paperbacks and hardcovers. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (admission). Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Road, Houston. 281-578-7770. www.katybooks.com





Oct. 5-7: Haunted house at the National Museum of Funeral History
A family-friendly haunted house offers an interactive tour of Dreadford Falls. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Admission is discounted with the purchase of museum admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday), Noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). $5 (adults), $3 (children age 11 and younger). National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston. 281-876-3063. www.nmfh.org





Oct. 5-7: Karbachtoberfest at Karbach Brewing
The Texas Gentlemen, Jack Ingram, Bruce Robinson and John Baumann perform live throughout the weekend at the annual festival. 5-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), Noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Prices vary. Karbach Brewing, 2032 Karbach St., Houston. 713-680-2739. www.karbachbrewing.com





Oct. 5: ‘Goodnight, Moon’ pajama party at Discovery Green
Milk and cookies are served and special guests read the classic children’s book. The Houston Astronomical Society provides telescopes for stargazing. 7-9 p.m. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. www.discoverygreen.com





Oct. 6: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Sam Houston Park
Individuals and teams fundraise for competitive and non-competitive 5K runs as well as family and children’s walks to raise awareness and support for those affected by breast cancer. 6 a.m.-11 a.m. Donations accepted. Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., Houston. www.info-komen.org





Oct. 6: Dream Fest Car Show at Traders Village
All makes and models are displayed at the third annual event, and food and drink vendors are on-site. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission), $4 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. www.tradersvillage.com





Oct 6: Houston Margarita Festival at Buffalo Bayou
Attendees sample a variety of margarita flavors, including cucumber apple, pumpkin spice, peach mango, raspberry passion and jalapeno pepper. Competitions include salsa dancing and limbo. Noon-10 p.m. $20-$100. Water Works Park, 105 Sabine St., Houston. www.houstonmargaritafest.com


By Danica Smithwick

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.

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