Editor's note: An earlier version of this story listed the Growers Outlet Farmer's Market as taking place Oct. 8, the event is happening Oct. 9

Oct. 9

Live out a fantasy at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The first day of the Texas Renaissance Festival is Oct. 9. The festival will feature a variety of themes through its run tuntil Nov. 28, and the opening weekend theme is Oktoberfest. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Ticket prices are date specific but range from $13-$25 with free admission for children under 12. 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com

Shop from local vendors at the Growers Outlet Farmer’s Market

The Growers Outlet will host its annual farmers market Oct. 9. The market will feature local vendors from across Montgomery County as well as Growers Outlet’s own plants and products. 10 a.m. Free. 11173 TX-75, Willis. 936-856-5001 www.growersoutletinwillis.com

Check out classic cars at the Conroe Cruisers car show

The 18th annual Conroe Cruisers Fall Classic Car and Truck Show will be held Oct. 9 at the Outlets at Conroe shopping complex. The event will feature music, food and awards for a variety of categories. Free (entry), $30 (car entrant fee). 1111 League Line Road, Conroe. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 832-496-2748. www.conroecruisers.com

Explore food trucks at B52 Brewing Co.’s Food Truck Rally

B52 Brewing Co. is hosting a food truck rally on Oct. 9. The attending trucks will feature a variety of cuisines including Puerto Rican fusion, Japanese comfort food, and funnel cakes.1-8 p.m. Free entry. 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677 www.b52brewing.com

Listen to the Conroe Symphony Orchestra's 'Dancing to a Different Tune'

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will open its fall season with its concert "Dancing to a Different Tune." Featuring guest composer Myles Nardinger, the concert will pay tribute to classical and contemporary dance melodies. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10 (children), $20 (adults).
20639 FM 2854, Montgomery. 936-760-2144. www.conroesymphony.org

Oct. 8-10

Enjoy the annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

The annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival kicks off Oct. 8 in downtown Conroe. The event will feature nonstop live music, a Catfish Pageant and activities for children. 6 p.m.-midnight (Oct. 8), 1 p.m.-midnight (Oct. 9) and noon-midnight (Oct. 10). Free (children age 12 and under), $15 (online), $20 (at the gate), $30 (weekend pass). Downtown Conroe. 936-539-6009.