There are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston area in September, including shopping a local farmers market, sampling Lake Houston-area food and attending a pickle festival.

Sept. 6: Enjoy stories and songs

Children ages 3-6 are invited to the Kingwood Branch Library for the Sapling Story Time for Preschoolers event. The free event will feature stories, songs and craft time for the kids. Space is limited, so call in advance to ensure there’s still an opening.
  • 11:15 a.m.-noon
  • Free
  • Kingwood Branch Library, 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood
  • 832-927-7830.
Sept. 7: Sample Lake Houston-area food

Try a variety of dishes from local restaurants, bakeries and beverage distributors at the Taste of the Town Lake Houston event in Humble. The event will allow patrons to try samples from local Italian, Mexican, barbecue and seafood restaurants. All proceeds from the event will benefit nonprofit Inspire ND, which supports young adults and families with neurodiversity.Sept. 8: Listen to local live music

Visit downtown Humble for the city’s Music on Main Street event to listen to local artists perform live music and grab a bite to eat from a variety of food trucks. The event will also feature a car show for patrons to peruse new and classic cars.Sept. 8-17: Attend a fair and rodeo

Gear up for a week of festivities during the 38th annual East Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo at Bull Sallas Park in New Caney. The event will feature a barbecue cook-off, rodeo events, live music, animal showings, an animal auction, a parade and carnival attractions.
  • Event times and carnival hours vary by day. Visit the East Montgomery County Fair Association’s website for a full schedule.
  • $15-$25
  • Bull Sallas Park, 21679 McClesky Road, New Caney
Sept. 9: Get in a pickle

Visit Town Center Park in Kingwood for the fourth annual In a Pickle Festival. The free event will feature live music, a pickled pet parade, pickle canning contests, pickle eating contests and a coloring contest for the kids. Additionally, vendors will be on hand at the event selling an assortment of pickle themed products.Sept. 13-Oct. 4: Attend a youth baseball clinic

Sign up children ages 4-13 for a four-week baseball clinic held on consecutive Wednesdays at Timberwood Middle School in Humble. Classes will be taught by instructors who work with the players through drills, activities and small scrimmages. All participants will receive an i9 Sports participation medal and T-shirt upon completion of the clinic.
  • 5-6:15 p.m.
  • $100
  • Timberwood Middle School, 18450 Timber Forest Drive, Humble
  • 281-744-4322.
Sept. 14: Browse a farmers market in Kingwood

Visit Town Center Park to shop from local food vendors at the Kingwood Farmers Market. The free event features vendors carrying fruits, vegetables, jams, Indian food and meats. Markets are held Thursdays.