October and November events taking place in the Katy area

Giving Tuesday Cook-Off (Courtesy Giving Tuesday Katy)
Giving Tuesday Cook-Off (Courtesy Giving Tuesday Katy)

Giving Tuesday Cook-Off (Courtesy Giving Tuesday Katy)

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Wild West Brewfest (Courtesy Karen Ali/Wild West Brewfest)
With fall underway, there are a variety of events in the Katy area—from trunk-or-treating to getting some holiday shopping done.

Oct. 23: Go trunk-or-treating

Cane Island is hosting a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event. The festival will feature a variety of fall-themed activities, such as pumpkin painting and caramel apple making. The event will also host local boutiques as vendors, a corn maze and a petting zoo. trunk-or-treating will take place in the pool parking lot, whereas all of the fall festival activities will take place at the amenity village. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, $10 (pie eating contest). Cane Island, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-800-5360. www.caneisland.com/events

Oct. 30: Find gifts for the holidays

Home for the Holidays Gift Market is hosting its 14th annual Wonderland Market. The event will offer a wide selection of unique, handcrafted items from local businesses. The event will include vendors in food, fashion, accessories and home decor. Food trucks will also be available onsite. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com


Oct. 30: Do some spooky shopping

The Houston Horror Film Festival is hosting an outdoor Halloween market. The event will host a wide selection of vendors, local artists, filmmakers and horror celebrity guests, including Ken Sagoes from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”, Ari Lehman of “Friday the 13th”, “V/H/S” star Hannah Fierman and more. Noon-7 p.m. Free (age 12 and under), $5 (age 13 and older). The WildCatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.houstonhorrorfilmfest.com/popupmarket.html

Nov. 6: Attend a cook-off

Giving Tuesday Katy will launch its 2021 activities with a family-friendly chili cook-off event. The event will also feature fire safety demonstrations, Santa photos, music, games, vendor booths and other activities. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Westlake Volunteer Fire Station, 19636 Saums Road, Katy. www.givingtuesdaykaty.org

Nov. 6: Sip and stroll

The 22nd edition of Katy Sip and Stroll will feature premium wine collections, a wide selection of craft beer, food, vendors and live music. Proceeds will benefit The Ballard House, which provides no-cost housing for patients being treated for life-threatening illnesses and their families. 6-9 p.m. $65. The Ark by Norris, 21402 Merchants Way, Katy. 713-557-5732. www.sipandstroll.com

Nov. 11-13: Enjoy a beer

Wild West Brewfest 2021 will take place over three days in November. The event, which benefits local nonprofits, features more than 80 brewers and more than 600 styles of beer with food trucks and music. 6-9 p.m. (Nov. 11), 7-10 p.m. (Nov. 12), 3-9 p.m. (Nov. 13). $9-$550. Katy Mills, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. 713-502-0328. www.wildwestbrewfest.com

Nov. 13: Run for freedom

Properties Group is sponsoring a 5K to benefit Future Operations Base, which provides workshops for veterans and first responders to help them learn news skills, sharpen old skills and find comradery. 7 a.m. $30. The Hive, 25807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. www.madforvets.org

Find more or submit Katy-area events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.
By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.



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