Comic Con, an Indian food festival and more: 7 things to do this weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Kumar's Austin is holding its Dosa Festival this weekend, featuring over 25 varieties of dosa.

Kumar's Austin is holding its Dosa Festival this weekend, featuring over 25 varieties of dosa.

The following are local events taking place this weekend throughout Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto:

Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 1: Dosa Festival
Kumar’s Austin hosts a five-day festival to sample varieties of dosa, an Indian pancake stuffed with chutney, paneer or other ingredients. The festival will feature over 25 separate flavors of dosa. Reservations are suggested for the weekend nights, as tables typically fill out. 6 p.m. $8 per person. Kumar’s Austin, 15803 Windermere Drive, Ste. 206, Pflugerville. www.KumarMessAustin.com

Friday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Sept. 30: Get Outdoors Hutto
The Hutto Parks and Recreation Department hosts Get Outdoors Hutto, a weekend of camping family outdoor activities at Hutto Lake Park. Friday night will feature backyard camping and a movie in the park, and participants can enjoy fishing, rock wall climbing and archery on Saturday. Friday, 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. $10. Hutto Lake Park, 805 Estate Drive, Hutto. Register online at www.huttotx.gov/departments/parks_and_recreation/get_outdoors_hutto.php or call 512-759-4000.

Saturday, Sept. 30: Pflugerville Comic Con
The Pflugerville Public Library hosts its second annual Comic Con on Saturday afternoon. The free convention features Q&A panels, crafts, gaming and family-friendly activities. Guests for the Comic Con include New York Times' best-selling author Paul Benjamin, Marvel Comics and DC Comics artist Sam de la Rosa and many others. 1 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. library.pflugervilletx.gov/events-classes/annual-events/comic-con

Saturday, Sept. 30: 26th annual Pancake Breakfast
The Round Rock Kiwanis Club starts off a long day of events at the Allen R. Baca Center in Round Rock with its 26th annual Pancake Breakfast. The meal includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and coffee, and all proceeds are donated to community organizations in the surrounding Round Rock area. 7 a.m. $5. Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Bldg. 2, Round Rock. www.roundrockkiwanis.portalbuzz.com

Saturday, Sept. 30: Public Safety Day
Immediately following the Kiwanis Club’s pancake breakfast, the Round Rock public safety departments are hosting a meet and greet with additional activities at the Allen R. Baca Center. The Round Rock police and fire departments and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will all be present to meet residents and present department equipment. Other event activities include face painting and games as well. 9 a.m. Free. Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Bldg. 2, Round Rock.

WORTH THE TRIP
Saturday, Sept. 30: Texas Craft Brewers Festival
The annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns Saturday to Fiesta Gardens in East Austin. Over 65 brewers will be present at the festival to pour their craft beer, made exclusively in Texas, for festival attendees. The festival features live music and food trucks to go along with the samples of over 200 separate beers available at the event. 2 p.m. $10-$85. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-texas-craft-brewers-festival-tickets-35445721106.

Sunday, Oct. 1: Harvest Fest
Celebrate the first day of October at the Heritage House Museum on Sunday afternoon. The museum’s annual celebration of fall features face painting, live music, food and photo booths. 1 p.m. Free. 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville. http://library.pflugervilletx.gov/services/heritage-house-museum

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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