2019 fall activity guide: 12 events to check out in the Katy-area

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in the Katy area, 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 the entire family out of the house this fall.

Correction: This story has been corrected to show that St. Paul’s Fall Festival & Craft Show is Oct. 5., an updated number of attendees and ticket prices for the Texas Renaissance Festival.


Dewberry Farm Fall Festival


Sept. 28- Nov. 10
Dewberry Farm is celebrating its 18th year, and guests will find old favorite attractions such as the corn maze and pumpkin patch, In addition to Mary’s Country Store, there will also be food and drinks for purchase, including wine and beer at the beer garden this year. Times vary for live entertainment, shows and fireworks. $31.82.

Dewberry Farm
FM 362 and Morrison Road, Brookshire
281-934-3276
www.dewberryfarm.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





St. Paul’s Fall Festival & Craft Show


Oct. 5
The festival will feature children’s activities including bouncers, face painting and a petting zoo. There will be barbecue and over 70 vendors for both brand names and unique crafts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
5373 Franz Road, Katy
281-391-2785
www.stpaulskaty.org
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Westland Baptist Church Fall Craft Show


Oct. 5
Westland Baptist Church is hosting its third annual craft show and will bring over 70 vendors to Katy. The first 50 shoppers will receive a goody bag. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Westland Baptist Church
1407 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy
281-392-5099
www.westland.cc
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Texas Renaissance Festival


Oct. 5-Dec. 1
Over 500,000 guests visit Todd Mission for the nine-weekend season beginning in Oct. The festival offers different themed weekends, including Oktoberfest, Heroes and Villains, Pirates’ Day and All Hallows Eve. The festival also includes food, live entertainment and shops. Camping packages are also available. 9 a.m-8 p.m. (Sat., Sun. and Thanksgiving Fri.). $23.95 (general admission any day). $25.00 (campground any vehicle).

21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission
800-458-3435
www.texrenfest.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Katy Rice Festival


Oct. 11-13
Located in downtown historic Katy, the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is three days of live entertainment, music, crafts, food and a carnival. The event features an Octoberfest-stye celebration Friday and a parade Saturday. 6-11 p.m. (Fri.), Parade at 9 a.m. •and festival from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), Noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). $5 (per person, per day), free (children under 12 years).

Downtown Historic Katy
910 Ave. C, Katy
281-391-4800
www.katyricefestival.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Katy Wine Fest


Oct. 18
The Cinco Ranch Rotary’s festival will highlight over 40 different wines from around the world, and guests will be able to sample rare finds and unique vintages not found in local grocery stores. The festival will also feature several local restaurants serving light bites, a selection of beers, live music as well as a silent and big board auction. Proceeds of the event benefit the Brookwood Center for Learning. 7-11 p.m. $25 (designated driver), $50 (advanced general admission), $60 (day of general admission).

Gallery Furniture
7227 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond
www.katywinefest.com
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Spooks and Spirits Halloween


Oct. 31
This spooky after-hours event features a guided walking lantern tour of the park and the telling of unique Texas ghost stories. Attendees must be over age 12 and are encouraged to bring flashlights and wear walking shoes. Alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase for adults 21 years or older. 7-10 p.m. Cost: TBA

10215 FM 762, Richmond
281-343-0218
www.georgeranch.org
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Fulshear Scarecrow Festival


Oct. 23
The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce invites locals to enjoy a pumpkin patch, music, vendor booths, carnival games, petting zoo, costume parade, scarecrow contest and pony rides. Families can enjoy activities such as the costume parade and scarecrow contest. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Fulshear
8201 Harris St., Fulshear
832-600-3221
www.fulshearkaty.com
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale






Texian Market Days


Oct. 26
The Fort Bend History Association is hosting the 36th annual Texian Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park, a 20,000 -acre working ranch. The whole family can enjoy over 150 years of Texas history with battle re-enactments, historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food and craft vendors, live entertainment and hands-on activities. Guests can interact with costumed re-enactors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 (adults), $15 (seniors and ages 4-12).

George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX
281-343-0218
www.georgeranch.org
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Howl-O-Ween Fest


Oct. 26
The stage at Howl-O-Ween Fest will feature shows throughout the day including Clifford the Big Red Dog, a K9 demonstration, a dog fashion show as well as Houston disc dogs and dock diving. There will be a pumpkin decorating and craft areas, a children’s zone with bounce houses, trick or treating, face painting and a balloon artist. Families can mingle around the food and game trucks as well as with rescue groups with pet adoptions. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oak Meadow Park
House and Hahl Road,
Cypress
281-304-1318
www.bridgeland.com/things-to-do/events/howl-o-ween-fest.html
Free, outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale





Katy Sip N Stroll


Nov. 2
Join the biannual festival where attendees can sample wine, beer and food from local restaurants as well as shop crafts and participate in a silent auction. Guests will enjoy music from two different stages. The event benefits The Ballard House. 6-9 p.m. $75 (VIP admission), $40 (general admission).

Villagio Town Center
22762 Westheimer Pkwy, Ste. 500, Katy
713-557-5732
www.sipandstroll.com
Outdoors, food/drink for sale





Dia de los Muertos Celebration


Nov. 2
Celebrate the Day of the Dead. Guests will experience Aztec dancers, a parade and mariachi bands. 5-8 p.m. $75 (VIP admission), $50 (general admission), $25 (5-16 years), free (under 5 years).

Constellation Field
1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land
832-440-7343. www.eventbrite.com/e/dia-de-los-muertos-celebration-tickets-67326195463?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Outdoors, kid-friendly, food/drink for sale


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