Montgomery Wine and Music Fest
Attendees sample wine from 16 Texas wineries and a craft beer wall, and they can also order by the glass or bottle. The festival features a children’s area and continuous live music. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $5 (children’s area), $25 (wine tasting package purchased online), $30 (at gate). $5 (fee for alcohol), $1 (single tickets).
14420 Liberty St., Montgomery.
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. 5-10 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). $5 (admission at the gate), free admission (Oct. 2 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.
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 arts 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. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Cypress Creek Cultural District,
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.
Festivalgoers celebrate Italian culture through traditional food, music and art. The event also features a car show, grape stomp and pasta-eating contest. 5-10 p.m. (Oct.8), 11 a.m.-
10 p.m. (Oct. 9, 10), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Oct. 11). $8 (general admission), free admission (children 12 and under).
University of St. Thomas,
3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston.
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
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. 6 p.m.-midnight (Friday), 11a.m.-12a.m. (Saturday),
12-6 p.m. (Sunday). $10 (Friday and Sunday,) $15 (Saturday).
101 S. Main Street, Conroe.
Spring/Klein Community Expo
The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce presents this fifth annual event to help bridge the gap between business owners and area residents. More than 300 vendors attend the expo, which features WWE superstar Booker T, a car show and a blood bank. The expo offers an assortment food options for attendees.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Klein ISD Multipurpose Center,
7500 FM 2920, Spring.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Texas Renaissance Festival each year. For eight weekends in October and November festival attendees dress up and explore the Renaissance-themed park. Each weekend features food and drink vendors, live entertainment and more than 400 shops. Shuttles are available for guests staying at Executive Inn and Suites and Magnolia Inn and Suites. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $26 (regular adult), $14 (regular child).
21778 FM 1774,
Todd Mission. 281-356-2178.
Texian Heritage Festival
Attendees experience Texas culture while learning about the state’s extensive history. Activities include tug-o-war and roping lessons for kids while adults can attend cannon school, all in period attire. Entertainment includes music provided by the LJC Band and Chikawa Dancers. Proceeds benefit a local charity in Montgomery County. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$5 (13 and over), free (12 and under).
Fernland Historical Park,
780 Clepper, Montgomery.
Pumpkin Fest Faith United Methodist Church
Faith United Methodist Church hosts its annual event, featuring pumpkins available for purchase and food and craft booths. The festival also includes music, games and prizes for kids. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Faith United Methodist Church,
2403 Rayford Road, Spring.
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 are available to answer questions. Pets are asked to come leashed and pet Oct. 17), noon-5 p.m. (Oct. 18). Free.
130 Spring School Road, Spring.
The annual market and fair features craft and vendor booths, a silent auction, bake sale, and barbecue lunch. A children’s area is also open, featuring a petting zoo, bounce houses and a carnival with games and prizes. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Christ Church United Methodist,
6363 Research Forest Drive,
Trick or Treat Trail
The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts its annual Trick or Treat Trail. The Halloween event features trick or treating, vendor booths, a costume contest, games and activities for kids. 3-6 p.m. Free.
Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3478.
Junior League Holiday Market
Hosted at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, the annual market features vendors offering a variety of products, including flower arrangements, personalized gifts and holiday ornaments. The Christmas shopping event benefits local charities. $15 (11 and up), $12 (in advance), free ($10 and under).
1601 Lake Robbins Drive,
Home for the Holidays
Old Town Spring hosts its 35th annual Home for the Holidays event. The month-long festivities include live music, Santa Claus beginning Dec. 7, a Nov. 21 Christmas tree lighting and a children’s train. Most shops are closed Monday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Monday-Saturday), noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free.
Old Town Spring, 403 Main St., Spring.
Lighting of the Doves and iWow
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. 3-9 p.m. Free.
Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive,
The attraction offers ice skating, holiday light displays, promotions and activities and entertainment for all ages at The Woodlands outdoor ice rink. Open daily. Free.
Six Pines and Lake Robbins drives.
Tomball German Christmas Market
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 where more than 175 merchants and vendors sell Christmas items, arts and crafts and food. 6-10 p.m. (Dec. 11), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Dec. 12), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 13).
Old Town Tomball, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball.
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