Nature Fest, Oktoberfest, trunk or treat: 6 events to attend in Cy-Fair this weekend, Oct. 22-24

Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel will return to Bridgeland's Nature Fest this weekend. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel will return to Bridgeland's Nature Fest this weekend. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)

Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel will return to Bridgeland's Nature Fest this weekend. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)

Events on the calendar this weekend in Cy-Fair include festivals, a holiday market and a trunk or treat.

Oct. 22: Celebrate the grand opening of a new cupcake shop

Glitter Quake Cupcakes will hold a grand opening with drawings for free cupcakes every hour. The bakery offers cupcakes, cookies cinnamon rolls and other baked goods. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (admission). Glitter Quake Cupcakes, 16718 House & Hahl Road, Ste. J, Cypress. 832-402-2305. www.glitterquakecupcakes.com

Oct. 22-23: Shop the Judy Dierker Holiday Market

The Foundry Church will host its 20th annual Judy Dierker Holiday Market. More than 80 vendors will have jewelry, boutique home decor and handcrafted items for purchase. A coffee and treat shop will be available as well. All proceeds from the event will benefit local missions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). The Foundry Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston. 713-937-9388. www.foundrychurch.org


Oct. 23: Attend the 13th annual Nature Fest

Nat Geo Wild TV host Jack Randall and a water-skiing squirrel known as Twiggy will headline Bridgeland’s annual Nature Fest. Arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, food trucks, outdoor laser tag, a balloon artist and paddle boat rides will also be on-site. Additional performances include Crocodile Encounter, Zoofari Exotic Animals and Texas Snakes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House & Hahl Road, Cypress. www.bridgeland.com

Oct. 23: Stop by the Cypress Lutheran Oktoberfest

This Oktoberfest event will feature German music and food, axe throwing, a stein-holding contest, a beer garden, and carnival games. 2-7 p.m. Free (admission). Epiphany Lutheran Church, 14423 West Road, Houston. www.cypressoktoberfest.org

Oct. 23: Salute local heroes with the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

The annual Cy-Fair Educational Foundation event honors members of the armed forces and first responders while raising money for local scholarships. Mark W. Tillman, President George W. Bush’s pilot and commander of Air Force One, will be the guest speaker. 7-9:30 p.m. $125. Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 I-10, Houston. 281-370-0144. www.thecfef.org

Oct. 24: Bring the kids to a community trunk or treat

Houston Northwest Church, The YMCA and Crossover Bible Fellowship are partnering for a family-friendly trunk-or-treat event featuring candy, a scavenger hunt, games and free pizza. Houston Northwest Church, 19911 Hwy. 249, Houston. 281-469-3389. www.hnw.org/events
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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