St. Mary’s Fall Gift Market 
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attendees can browse more than 60 craft, clothing, toy and gift vendors at the indoor/outdoor market. The market also features a tea room and a silent auction. All proceeds go to benefit the church and its outreach needs.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
15415 N. Eldridge Parkway
Cypress • 281-370-8000


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The Original Greek Festival
5-10 p.m. (Oct. 1), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Oct. 2), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Oct. 3), noon-6 p.m. (Oct. 4)

This festival highlights Greek culture through traditional food, crafts, art and gifts. Each night features traditional Greek dancing reflecting the customs and culture of the country. Cathedral tours are also offered throughout the festival.

$5 (admission at the gate). Free admission (Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and every day for children 12 and under). $22 (pre-sale ticket includes one-day admission and a dinner plate)
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston • 713-526-5377

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8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce hosts its fifth annual CreekFest and a Color the Creek 5K fun run in partnership with several other community organizations. The festival includes a food truck roundup, fine art walk, craft merchant vendors, live entertainment, a library scavenger hunt and dog costume contest. Children take part in art and activity tents, a book walk, bounce house and learn from professional chalk artists.

Cypress Creek Cultural District
6823 Cypresswood Drive
Spring • 281-440-4160

Flying Saucer BeerFeast
2-6:30 p.m.
Sugar Land’s Flying Saucer hosts its fourth annual event, featuring more than 50 breweries and 80 craft beers. Restaurants in Sugar Land Town Square have food available for attendees. Ticket purchase includes admission to the event, a tasting card that includes 12 beer samples and a tasting glass. Additional tasting cards are available for purchase.

Flying Saucer
15929 City Walk
Sugar Land • 281-242-7468.

Festa Italiana
5-10 p.m. (Oct. 8), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Oct. 9, 10), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Oct. 11)
Festivalgoers celebrate Italian culture through traditional food, music and art. The event also features a car show, grape stomp and pasta-eating contest highlighting Italian customs.

$8 (general admission) free admission (children 12 and under)
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston • 713-524-4222

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Cajun Catfish Festival
6 p.m.-midnight (Friday), 11a.m.-midnight (Saturday), noon-6 p.m. (Sunday)

The 26th annual event spans a three-day weekend in downtown Conroe. Food vendors offer traditional Cajun options and festival favorites, and live entertainment is featured on three different stages. Throughout the weekend there is a car show, catfish pageant, kid zone and other family-friendly attractions.

$10 (OCT. 9, 11), $15 (OCT. 10)
Downtown Conroe
101 S. Main St.
Conroe • 713-524-4222

Girlfriend’s Gift Market
9 a.m.-4 p.m
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church hosts its 21st annual market, featuring vendor booths with crafts and gifts, a bake sale, silent auction and a pumpkin patch for kids. All proceeds from the event go to the Boys and Girls Country, Redeemed Ministries and CareNet Pregnancy Center.

Admission is a donation of at least $1
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
20155 Cypresswood Drive
Cypress • 281-373-2273

Zomball in Tomball
5 p.m.
Attendees can bring their best costumes as the city of Tomball puts on a Halloween extravaganza, featuring Halloween-themed games, vendors and contests. The event includes a “Trunk or Treat” for kids and a showing of the movie “E.T.” on a giant inflatable screen.

Historic Downtown Depot
201 S. Elm St.
Tomball • 281-351-5484.

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Texas Renaissance Festival
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Texas Renaissance Festival each year. For eight weekends in October and November the festival attendees dress up and explore the Renaissance-themed park. Each weekend features food and drink vendors, live entertainment and more than 400 shops.

$26 (regular adult), $14 (regular child)
21778 Farm to Market Road 1774
Todd Mission • 281-356-2178

Judy Dierker Holiday Market
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Foundry Church hosts the annual market featuring more than 100 vendors offering clothing, jewelry, homemade items and seasonal and home decor. The event also includes a tea room and Coffee and Treat Shoppe with various foods available for purchase.

The Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Road
Houston • 713-937-9388

9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday); 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday)
Old Town Spring hosts its annual pet-friendly, family-friendly Petfest. The event includes a parade, weiner dog race, “wannabe” weiner dog race, costume contest and a dog show. Veterinarians will also be available to answer questions. Pets are asked to come leashed, and pet registration for events is $5.

Preservation Park
130 Spring School Road
Spring • 281-353-9310

Howl-O-Ween Fest
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The seventh annual Fido-and-family spooktacular features several pet performers, including Todd Oliver and his talking dogs—semi-finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” TV show—Panfilov’s Performing Pets and the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club. The festival also includes food trucks, trick-or-treating for kids and pumpkin decorating.

Oak Meadow Park
17730 House Hahl Road
Cypress • 281-304-5588

Boo Bash
1-4 p.m.
Attendees enjoy Halloween-themed games, food and crafts at the 16th annual event. Children age 12 and younger can participate in activities such as face painting and trick or treating at the outdoor market. The event features continual live music and activities.

Free (admission), $4 (parking).
Trader’s Village
7979 N. Eldridge Parkway


Houston Margarita Festival
Noon-10 p.m.
Attendees have their choice of more than 19 margarita flavors to sample at the festival. The event also features a margarita competition and a salsa dance competition, as well as live music and vendor booths with different types of cuisine.

$15 pre-sale, $35 day-of, ticket includes a complimentary margarita.
Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St.

Ravensway Bazaar
Nov. 13-14
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Ravensway Activities hosts its 21st annual holiday bazaar, offering free admission, great food, and 45 vendor booths.

12730 Jarvis Road, Cypress

Home for the Holidays
Noon-5 p.m.
Old Town Spring hosts its 35th annual Home for the Holidays event every weekend between Nov. 21 and Dec. 20. The month-long event features live music, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, a Christmas tree lighting and a children’s train.

Old Town Spring
403 Main St.
Spring • 281-353-9310

Langham Creek FFA Craft Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 14), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 15)
The annual craft show features vendor booths, indoor games and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event go to scholarship funds.

11206 Telge Road
Cypress • 281-548-7538

Lighting of the Doves and iWow
3-9 p.m.
This year marks the ninth annual International Winter on the Waterway and 33rd annual Lighting of the Doves. The event features live music, international food and entertainment, vendor booths, snow play areas, appearances by Santa and a fireworks display, weather permitting.

Free (admission), $4 (parking).
Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway
2099 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands


Tomball German Christmas Market
6-10 p.m. (Dec. 11), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Dec. 12), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 13)
The event brings traditional German food, products and activities to the city of Tomball. Multiple stages present continuous live music and dancing, and there is an open-air market with more than 175 merchants and vendors selling German Christmas items, arts and crafts, food and much more.

Old Town Tomball
201 S. Elm St.
Tomball • 281-379-6844
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