TO-DO LIST: Katy-area events happening in Sept., Oct.

Here are 14 events happening soon in the Katy area featuring food trucks, concerts, outdoor events and more. (Courtesy Katy Rice Festival)
Here are 14 events happening soon in the Katy area featuring food trucks, concerts, outdoor events and more. (Courtesy Katy Rice Festival)

Here are 14 events happening soon in the Katy area featuring food trucks, concerts, outdoor events and more. (Courtesy Katy Rice Festival)

Here are 14 events happening soon in the Katy area featuring food trucks, concerts, outdoor events and more.

Sept. 24-Oct. 3: attend the Fair & Rodeo

The Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo will begin Sept. 24 at the fairgrounds in Rosenberg. The 10-day event includes livestock and rodeo shows, a farmers market, a crawfish boil and a barbecue cook-off. The Fort Bend County Fair Association will also award $4,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Free (children age 5 and under), $5 (children ages 6-11), $15 (over age 11). Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Hwy. 36 S., Rosenberg. 281-342-6171. www.fortbendcountyfair.com

Sept. 25: raise Alzheimer's awareness

The Alzheimer Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. The Katy Walk to End Alzheimer’s event includes an opening ceremony before the walk. 8-11 a.m. Free. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 713-314-1330. www.lacenterra.com/event/2021-walk-to-end-alzheimers-katy/2145530985


Sept. 25: shop local goods

The Katy Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning, features Houston-area vendors selling raw ingredients as well as prepared food, baked goods, natural cosmetics and other items. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Stableside at Falcon Landing, 9910 Gaston Road, Katy. www.katyfarmersmarket.org

Sept. 25: listen to Lux 5

Back by popular demand, Houston variety cover band Lux 5 is performing. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Free. Baker Street Pub, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 713-830-1858. www.facebook.com/248545843363484

Sept. 28: join a book club

The Katy Branch Library hosts a Pages by the Pint Book Club on the fourth Tuesday of every month. This month’s meeting will discuss "A Long Petal of the Sea" by Isabel Allende. 7-8 p.m. Free. No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/events/43769

Oct. 2: party with your dog

Paws Fest 2021, presented by Circle B Veterinary Hospital, is an all-day event for dogs and their owners. Activities include a dog costume contest, a vendor “pup” crawl and live music. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission), $10 (pup crawl). Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.lacenterra.com/event/paws-fest-2021-presented-by-circle-b-veterinary-hospital/2145552576
Oct. 2: see a parade

The 2021 Katy Rice Festival, presented by the city of Katy and the Katy Rotary Club, is an annual event in downtown Katy benefiting the local Katy community. The festival celebrates Katy’s history as a hub for rice farming and kicks off with a parade Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. The parade route begins at Fifth Street and East Avenue behind Katy Church of Christ, and it ends at Parkway Fellowship on 10th Street. www.katyricefestival.com


Oct. 8: enjoy wine, music and more

The 16th annual Katy Wine Fest, hosted by the Cinco Ranch Rotary Club, will raise money to benefit the Brookwood Center for Learning. The event includes wine tastings, music and silent auctions. 7-10 p.m. $25-$60. Gallery Furniture, 7227 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond. 281-407-7161. www.katywinefest.com


Oct. 8: kick off the Rice Festival

The festivities for the Katy Rice Festival begin Friday evening with an event in downtown historic Katy. The event will include live music, food trucks and beer. 6-10 p.m. Free. 5701 Third St., Katy. www.katyricefestival.com


Oct. 9: continue celebrating

Saturday’s Rice Festival celebration is an all-day event featuring craft vendors, live music, food trucks and a kids/teen zone. The festival offers free shuttle service to and from Merrell Center all day. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (children age 12 and under), $10 (adults). 5718 Second St., Katy. www.katyricefestival.com

Oct. 10: close out the celebration

The final day of the Katy Rice Festival features more time to eat and shop as well as additional family activities. The festival offers free shuttle service to and from Merrell Center all day. Noon-6 p.m. Free (children age 12 and under), $10 (adults). 5718 Second St., Katy. www.katyricefestival.com

Oct. 14: say goodbye to summer

Fireflies and Foodtrucks, Katy ISD’s annual end-of-summer event, presents a fundraiser for the year’s Inspiring Imagination grants. The event features live entertainment and a variety of Houston-area food trucks providing free food. 6-9 p.m. $60. No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy. 281-396-6031. www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/pages/firefliesfoodtrucks.aspx15

Oct. 15: try a food truck

Cinco Ranch will host a variety of food trucks on the third Friday of the month. 5-9 p.m. Free. The Cinco Ranch Lakehouse, 25202 Springwood Lake Drive, Katy. 281-394-7195. www.mycincoranch.com/info.php?pnum=8

Oct. 16: show off your car

The second annual Taps & Turbos event will raise proceeds for scholarships in honor of Tyler Homann. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles as well as food trucks, a raffle, a silent auction and live music. 12:30 p.m. Free (entry), $25 (to register a vehicle). No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy. 281-693-7545. www.tapsandturboscars.eventbrite.com