FALL GUIDE: 15 ways to enjoy the fall season in the Cy-Fair area

Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival

There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the fall season in Cy-Fair, 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.

Key:      ★ Free      O Outdoors      K Kid-friendly      F Food/drink available     

Vino at the Village

Sept. 21: Lakeland Village Center restaurants and retailers offer food samples, and wine tastings are located throughout the center. Activities include live music, a caricature artist, a 3D chalk artist, bounce houses, a photo booth and giveaways, including a drawing for an iPhone X. 5-9 p.m. $10

Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Road, Cypress

O / K / F

Brew:30 Oktoberfest

Sept. 28: The tap house’s second annual Oktoberfest event features beers from more than 10 craft breweries, German food from Berlin Food Factory and live polka music from The Homebrewed Brass Ensemble. 4-8 p.m. $25 (includes admission, souvenir glass and beer tokens)

Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress

O / F

A Taste of Cy-Fair

Oct. 5: More than 40 Cy-Fair eateries offer food samples, and dozens of wine and craft beer samples are offered as well. Live music, a silent auction, a vendor market and a VIP tent will be on-site. Proceeds from the third annual event benefit local nonprofit Cy-Hope. 5-8 p.m. (VIP entrance at 4 p.m.) $15-$80

Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Road, Cypress

O / K / F

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community Fall Festival

Oct. 5: The annual festival features family-friendly activities such as a petting zoo, camel rides, games, a maze, a kiddie train, a dunking booth, an obstacle course, face painting, a flea market, crafters and food vendors. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (admission)

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community, 10135 West Road, Houston

★ / O / K / F

Houston Margarita Festival

Oct. 5: Attendees can sample dozens of margarita flavors, compete in a salsa dancing competition and visit food vendors at this annual adults-only festival. The Best Margarita Competition also features Houston mixologists battling it out. Noon-10 p.m. $15 (presale), $25 (day of event)

Water Works Park at Buffalo Bayou, 105 Sabine St., Houston

O / F

Texas Renaissance Festival

Oct. 5-Dec. 1: The 45th annual festival features nine themed weekends including Pirate Adventure, Barbarian Invasion and Celtic Christmas. Food and drink vendors are on-site, and more than 400 shops offer handmade jewelry, decor and artwork. Live entertainment includes parades, jousting and theatrical performances. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $32 (adult), $17 (children ages 5-12), free (children younger than age 5)

21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission

O / K / F

Judy Dierker Holiday Market

Oct. 18-19: Shoppers can browse holiday gifts, decor, clothing, accessories, artwork, food and other items from more than 100 vendors at the annual market event. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor applications are now available. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit Cy-Hope. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission)

The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston

/ K / F

Freight Train Food Truck Festival

Oct. 19: Twenty food trucks offer a variety of gourmet selections for the whole family, and Greater Houston-area bands Folk Family Revival and Mambo Jazz Kings perform live music throughout the event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free (admission and parking)

201 S. Elm St., Tomball

/ O / K / F

Bridgeland’s Howl-O-Ween Fest

Oct. 26: Bridgeland hosts the annual family-friendly event with live animal entertainment, a fashion show for dogs and food vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission)

Oak Meadow Park, 18310 House & Hahl Road, Cypress

★ / O / K / F

Jersey Village Fall Frolic

Oct. 16: Jersey Village’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Fall Frolic event including games, food, bounce houses, costume contests, music and candy. 6-9 p.m. Free (admission)

Clark Henry Park, 7804 Equador St., Jersey Village

★ / O / K / F

Come Together benefiting Inspiring Hands

Oct. 19: Local nonprofit Inspiring Hands hosts an event featuring a chili cookoff, a raffle, silent and live auctions, prizes and live music. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and children’s activities will be offered. 4-8 p.m. $40 (one entry), $50 (two entries)

Molly’s Pub, 28107 Hwy. 249, Tomball

★ / O / K / F

Tomball Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 26: The annual festival promises an afternoon of Americana and bluegrass tunes from Pine Island Station, Chris Hirsch & the Lone Star Bluegrass Band and Vintage Sounds. Attendees are invited to bring their own instruments to play in the picker’s circle. Noon-6 p.m.  Free (admission and parking)

201 S. Elm St., Tomball

★ / O / K / F

St. Aidan's Fall Fest

Oct. 27: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church hosts market booths, food trucks, trunk-or-treat, a petting zoo, a blessing of the animals, pony rides, silent auction, live music, cake walk, bounce houses, flu shots and other family-friendly activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission)

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13131 Fry Road, Cypress

★ / O / K / F

5 outdoor patios to enjoy in Cy-Fair

  1. Creekwood Grill
    12710 Telge Road, Cypress

2. Cypress Trail Hideout
25610 Hempstead Road, Cypress

3. Frio Hill Country Grill
16410 Mueschke Road, Cypress

4. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
20030 Hwy. 290, Houston

5. Season’s Harvest Cafe
17303 Shaw Road, Cypress

3 haunted houses to check out in the Houston area

  1. Haunted Trails
    11500 Antoine Drive, Houston

Dates: Sept. 28-29; Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 25-28, 30-31; Nov. 1-3
Times: 8 p.m.-midnight (Fri.-Sat.), 8-11 p.m. (Sun., Tue., Thu.), 7:30-11 p.m. (Oct. 31)
Cost: $25

2. Houston Scream Fest
1500 Elton St., Houston

Dates: Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-17, 29-31
Times: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 8-10:30 p.m. (all other nights)
Cost: $40

3. Phobia Haunted Houses
5250 S. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston

Dates: Sept. 28; Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 24-27, 30-31; Nov. 1-2
Times: times vary
Cost: $15-$50

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.


The Door Store to move from Spring to Cypress in March

The Door Store will relocate from 14919 Stuebner Airline Road, Houston, to 10706 Grant Road, Cypress, in March.

Cy-Fair ISD pushes to diversify teacher hires

Last year, 66% of teachers in CFISD were white, according to state data. CFISD officials have managed to hire more teachers of color in recent years.

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture. (Courtesy Lux Vita)
Wedding, event venue Lux Vita now open in North Houston

The venue holds up to 500 guests; can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies; and features a dividable large ballroom, private dressing rooms, 24-foot ceilings and sophisticated modern architecture.

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

A new townhome project along Telge Road has sparked concerns about residents in nearby communities that the project's location near Cypress Creek could worsen flooding. Developers with the project said they have gone above and beyond in following regulations. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials: Decades of development may have contributed to Cypress Creek watershed floods

Editors’ note: This article is the first in a series looking at flooding in the Cypress Creek watershed.

Cirque du Soleil comes to the Same Houston Race Park at the end of February. (Courtesy Cirque du Soleil)
16 things to do in and around Cy-Fair in February and March

From classical music to classic cars to Cirque du Soleil, there's plenty to do in the Cy-Fair area this month.

Council Member James Singleton (left) and Drew Wasson (right) are among the three incumbents who will run unopposed to retain their seats in May 2020 elections. Mayor Andrew Mitcham (center) is not up for election until 2021. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jersey Village City Council members up for election this May draw no challengers

With the deadline passed for candidates to file, the incumbents will all run unopposed.

Pier 1 Imports in in the process of closing 450 stores nationwide. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact)
Pier 1 Imports to close Willowbrook location Feb. 26

The home decor store is offering 60% off most remaining merchandise.

Harris County ESD No. 9 supports local fire and ambulance services. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department)
Three candidates to compete for two Harris County ESD No. 9 commissioner seats this May

The two candidates with the most votes this May will win seats on the board of commissioners.

Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Texas' 10th congressional district. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Democratic candidates for U.S. representative for District 10 discuss area concerns, immigration policy

Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary for Texas' 10th congressional district.

Undrai Fizer and Natali Hurtado are running in the Democratic primary March 3 for state representative District 126.
Q&A: Democratic candidates for state District 126 representative discuss flooding, public education

Two candidates are running in the District 126 Democratic primary March 3.

Early voting begins Feb. 18; see who is on the ballot in Cy-Fair

In the Cy-Fair area, voters will have the chance to choose candidates at the federal level as well as at the state level and at the local level.

Back to top