Houston Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 TX Events

Texas State Forest Festival - Lufkin, TX - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2023
Kick off parade followed by competitions, carnival, and live entertainment. Competitions include a hush puppy festival, so if you’ve got the secret ingredient for the best hushpuppies, enter for your chance to win! The carnival operates on a wristband basis, with wristband prices between $20-$25/day.

Texas Gatorfest - Anahuac, TX - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Gator burgers, alligator wings and more!

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival - Galveston, TX - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Two days of shrimp, music, and fun in Galveston. Event activities include a fried shrimp dinner at the VIP sponsor party, shrimp gumbo cook-off with gumbo tasting, 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, vendors and a strand merchant walk-about!

Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, TX - Sep 23 to Oct 15, 2023
First 2023 date is parade, with festival to follow later. Live music, art, vendors, food, and family from an event that draws over 300,000 visitors. Located in downtown Groves, Texas.

Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Head to Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park for Houston’s only Beer Fest with a German twist. Put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls and enjoy a variety of German and Craft beer with some of the best polka music in Texas. Portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profit, Play for Life Houston.

Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2023
Event has 8 contests include rice cooking contest, live music, livestock show, pageants and parade. Held in Winnie-Stowell Park. Horse show and cook-off happen prior to the event.

Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 7 to Nov 26, 2023
Since 1974, there’s been a magical kingdom just at the edge of the Greater Houston area, where guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves, pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights. Explore the past every Saturday and Sunday between September and November!

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Conroe, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Enjoy catfish and cajun food dishes as well as a carnival, three stages of live music, pageant, car show and kid zone.

Katy Rice Harvest Festival - Katy, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest on Friday night to kickoff the weekend! Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.

King’s Oktoberfest - Houston, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Two weekends, one at Houston and one at League City.. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival - Chappell Hill, TX - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Over 250 exhibitors featuring home decor, gardening, artists, craftsman, jewelry, clothing and fabulous foods, plus live entertainment, music, and family activities.

Harvest Festival - Woodville, TX - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2023
Exhibitors, presenters, displays, performances, and more, with participants dressed in period costumes demonstrating period skills. Music and dancing, food, photo contest and more.

The Kingwood Oktoberfest - Kingwood, TX - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
German food and music

Harvest Moon Regatta - Seabrook, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 29, 2023
Yachts sail to Port Arsansas under an October full moon.

Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2023
Authentic German food, live music, beer, games and more at this annual Galveston Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run from 5 to 10 PM on Friday night and 11 AM to 10 PM on Satuday. Admission is free.

Freaky Deaky Texas - Baytown, TX - Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2023
EDM festival. Held at Houston Raceway Park with camping available all weekend.

Walk4Hearing Houston - Houston, TX - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2023
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.

Light the Night Walk – The Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2023
A set of fundraising walks to to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, one takes place at Town Green Park in the Woodlands and the other at Hermann Square at City Hall, Houston.

The ICE at Discovery Green - Houston, TX - Nov 10 to Jan 28, 2024
Following Frostival opening day, enjoy ice skating at Discovery Green through January.

Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens - Galveston, TX - Nov 18 to Jan 6, 2024

L3 Turkey Day 5K & Wishbone 1K - Kingwood, TX - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Annual Thanksgiving morning L3 Turkey Day 5k & Kids Wishbone 1K to celebrate a community in support of finding a cure for pediatric cancer

H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade - Houston, TX - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
The 72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country. Each year, several hundred thousand Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries.

Pearland Turkey Trot - Pearland, TX - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
The course starts and ends in Pearland’s Independence Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenic route as you tackle the 6 Mile, 4 Mile, 1 Mile, or Kids K event!

The Nutcracker with the Houston Ballet - Houston, TX - Nov 24 to Dec 27, 2023
Bring the family back to the theater to share the joy of Clara’s magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker is a grand spectacle of opulence and one of the most splendid versions of this holiday classic ever staged. With hundreds of roles and a myriad of exquisite details that will leave you discovering something new in every performance, Welch’s The Nutcracker is a positively joyous treat for ballet lovers of all ages. Rejoice in the return of this time-honored tradition!

Flea at Silver Street: Black Friday Weekend - Houston, TX - Nov 24 to Nov 26, 2023