Fall Texas Festivals in 2019

Texas has one of the largest lists of fall festivals in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Texas including activities near Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.If you are looking for things to do in September or October, this is a great place to start.

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2019 Festivals

Textile River Regatta - Fredericksburg, TX - Aug 3 to Aug 5, 2019
Annual event on the Merrimack River.

AnimeFest and GameFest - Dallas, TX - Aug 16 to Aug 19, 2019
AnimeFest has offerings for fans of anime, manga, games and other pop culture offerings, including an art show, autographs, charity auction, cosplay, dances, panels and workshops, video contest, library, gaming, and more. GameFest is for those who love board games, tabletop RPGs, video games and more. World Fandom operates AnimeFest and GameFest on the same weekend at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and is supported by memberships whose primary benefit is admission to both events. Annual memberships are sold in the months leading up to the event, with discounts available to those who order early. Youth (8-12) and child (0-7) memberships and adult one-day memberships are also available.

Anime Austin - Austin, TX - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
Anime Austin has been called the best anime and culture convention in Austin. Enjoy a 3 day convention filled with anime, art, and culture.

San Japan - San Antonio, TX - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Over 18,000 attendees came in 2018, with non-stop programming for 3 days straight. Located at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel, and the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Since 2008.

Crandall Cotton Festival - Crandall, TX - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2019
Live bands, amusement rides, hot dog eating contest, and more.

Authentic El Paso - El Paso, TX - Sep 7, 2019
$25 VIP early bird ticket gets you a stein, 1 liter of beer, and a meal. Enjoy live music, German food and beer!

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – DFW - Highland Village, TX - Sep 7, 2019
Get your wheels in motion and for the 8th annual bicycle event and ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Dallas. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 and 60 miles. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

North Albany Oktoberfest - Grapevine, TX - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
Every Fall people from around the Northeast dust off their lederhosen and dirndls to attend the biggest street fair in Albany, NY! Outside the red garage door of a bar in Albany, the stretch of Broadway from Ferry to Thatcher Streets is shut down to accommodate space for all things Oktoberfest. Food vendors line the street and there are events for all ages. From the Oktoberfest 5k at 10:15am, to the Mayoral keg tap, dachshund races, keg bowling, and more, there’s sure to be an event that peaks your interest. For those who are 21+, you get to enjoy some of the finest German beer out of a commemorative 1.0L stein – specially designed each year!

DuckFest - Grand Prairie, TX - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
DuckFest is a Fundraising event based on the German celebration of Oktoberfest, complete with live music, craft beer from various Calvert County breweries, authentic scratch made German cuisine and a variety of children and adult games and activities. DuckFest is a family friendly event!

Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Brenham, TX - Sep 13 to Sep 21, 2019
A Bavarian Bash and Harvest Festival with German food and beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. Reservations required.

Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Anahuac, TX - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest will arise money for the Rotary Club of Boardman. Food, arts & crafts and kid’s entertainment. Admission is $5. Free parking on the west side of the park through the Southern Blvd. Entrance. Shuttle service available from the Heart Center parking lot, south of the park, which has limited offsite parking. Location: Boardman Township Park ­‑ Boardman, Ohio 44512

Strut Your Mutt Austin - Austin, TX - Sep 14, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Roswell Jazz Festival - Miles, TX - Sep 14, 2019
Multi-venue event celebrating jazz music and musicians.

Habersham Harvest Festival - Parker, TX - Sep 14, 2019
This favorite, Lowcountry street festival features a vintage fair theme with family activities, celebrated local food purveyors and artisan crafts set against the backdrop of timeless southern architecture on Market Street.

Old Smokey Cook-off - Texas City, TX - Sep 14, 2019
A day of family fun and competitive cooking awaits you on downtown 6th Street, with proceeds of the Old Smokey Cook-Off benefitting El Mina Shrine Children’s Hospital

HyperCon Wichita Falls - Wichita Falls, TX - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Cosplay, panels, vendors and artists for multi-genre fans of comics, anime, scifi, pop culture, gaming, fantasy, art, literature and more. Held at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum – MSU University in Wichita Falls over two days in mid-September. Tickets are available for a single day or the weekend for both children and adults, and a VIP pass is also available.

Cassville Oktoberfest - Lufkin, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2019
Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk in Cassville. Friday events include horse & carriage rides and basket bingo. Saturday events include talent show, sky diving, teen dance and musical entertainment. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623

SanTan Oktoberfest - Richardson, TX - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019
Includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet. Held at Dr AJ Chandler Park.

Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival - Austin, TX - Sep 19 to Sep 26, 2019
Vendors, food, workshops all for you to attend and enjoy.

Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019
You can find a Dallas Oktoberfest in Addison, located just north of Dallas. They transform the Addison Conference Centre into an authentic Munich beer hall with a Texas twist. It is considered one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the United States. More than 70,000 will enjoy German food, Paulaner beer, live music, polka, folk dancing, and children’s entertainment. Admission cost varies by day. There is also a three course tasting dinner served by Chamerlain’s Brau Haus for $49 per person.

Corning Harvest Festival - Plano, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The Harvest Festival brings in antique farm machinery, automobiles and many other features, as they celebrate another year’s harvest and showcase those of the past

Fort Bliss MWR Oktoberfest - Fort Bliss, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is organizing this event that has traditionally been run by the German air force. About 1500 are expected to attend on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35 each. Price gets you a traditional German meal and beer stein. Must purchase beer separately. Sunday is a free family day and open to all ages.

Antique Alley Texas - , TX - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
40+ miles of a biannual community flea market, including the communities of Grandview, Cleburne, Maypearl, Alvarado, Sand Flat, Keene, Venus, and Waxahachie.

King’s Oktoberfest - Dallas, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Two weekends with a weekend off in the middle. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, fun, bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!

Walburg German Restaurant Oktoberfest - Walburg, TX - Sep 20, 2019
Live entertainment, family friendly, and beer garden

Harbor Brew Fest - San Antonio, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
The event will tap off from 12pm until 8pm. An unforgettable day of beer tasting, a beer tasting glass, great music from talented local bands, delicious food from CT’s favorite food trucks and a fun-filled day to enjoy with friends.

Anime Sekai - Abilene, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The word “Sekai” is Japanese for “World” – they want to bring the experience of stepping into a world of anime full of cosplay, music, fashion, anime, art, games, contests, events and collectibles, over $1,000 in cash awards and giveaways, and more

Delta H Con - Houston, TX - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Delta H Con is a woman owned company based out of the Houston Area. Their members are folks that have been gamers or anime lovers for years, including those who have worked in the gaming or anime industry before. They’ve looked for the little local ones to fill the time between mega gatherings at national gaming conventions, and found they were rather sparse in the area. So for all you gamers and anime aficionados out there finding the same long stretches of months going by without the big adventures of a con welcome to Delta H Con.

Gartenfest - San Antonio, TX - Sep 20, 2019
An evening in an outdoor Biergarten featuring a German band just wouldn’t feel right without some authentic food and beer to go with it. Beethoven’s food line will offer its usual array of bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, goulash, Leberkäse and potato salad. Beethoven also has a full selection of German and craft beers in our clubroom and back bar, along with wine available by the bottle or by the glass

Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, TX - Sep 21 to Oct 5, 2019
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.

Upland Oktoberfest – Fountain Square - Houston, TX - Sep 21, 2019
You can expect a German based food menu with plenty of Bavarian-inspired dishes, traditional live music, and plenty of beer to be flowing. And what’s Oktoberfest without an authentic Lager in a beer stein?

Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival - Waco, TX - Sep 21, 2019
20th annual. Taste more than 200 wines and sample food from 30+ restaurants. It is the major fundraiser of the Humane Society of Central Texas for its community services, life-saving programs and day-to-day shelter operations.

Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg - Houston, TX - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Celebrate garlic with samplings, cooking lessons, recipes, and live music.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Montgomery, TX - Sep 21, 2019
Huge mushroom exhibit (over 300 species), live music, hayrides, cider booth, guided nature walks, kids booth, scarecrow contest and more! Free parking and free shuttle from 10th and High St in Eugene.

Rock River Pumpkin Festival - Dallas, TX - Sep 21, 2019
Medallion hunt, 5K, corn maze, pumpkin race, carnival games, hay rides, paintball, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin eater contest, trebuchet/catapult contest. Most of the activities will be held on Elizabeth Street between 4th and 5th Avenue

Whitestone Brewery Oktoberfest - Cedar Park, TX - Sep 21 to Oct 5, 2019
Beer tastings, bingo, pretzel making class, live music, beer olympics and more over two weeks.

Night Nation Run – Dallas - Arlington, TX - Sep 21, 2019
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Alamo Beer Company Oktoberfest - San Antonio, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2019
In line with authentic Oktoberfest tradition, the festivities kick off Friday with a tapping of the keg by Mayor Ron Nirenberg. They’ll have live German music all 3 days, clogging performances, Bavarian food offerings, and a full selection of Alamo beers—including their Oktoberfest Marzenbier—on tap

Springville Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
The Annual Oktoberfest will run from 2-8 PM with live music, German food, European car show, hot dog eating contest, best apfel dessert contest and Best German Dress contest.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Oktoberfest, zie fest with zie best, is back in Fort Worth! Join us at Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in to make it our own. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country.

Banger’s Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019

Milan Coffee Off - Galveston, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Coffee themed street fair, with demonstrations, vendors, tastings and more

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Dallas, TX - Sep 27 to Oct 20, 2019
Held from 1pm to 10pm at Widmer Brothers Brewing for live music, family friendly entertainment, food from Pig Sauce Co., and of course plenty of your favorite Widmer Brothers beers!

Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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.

McKinney Oktoberfest - McKinney, TX - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Family friendly event with German food, music, drinks and childrens activities. The “beer garden” is 14 blocks in the Historic Downtown square. The event will go on Friday night from 4 to 11 PM, on Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 PM.

Famous Pumpkin Train - Lakehills, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Songs and jokes by the Grand Pumpkin, the Scarecrow, and more. All kids get to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! Weekends only, with tickets starting at $17.75 (children under 2 are free).

Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 28, 2019
5k run/walk and 10k run, followed by live German polka and beer garden to benefit Fort Worth Police Officers’ Foundation. Location: 701 Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest - Lake Highlands, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Annual event brought to you by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Live music, biergarten, food and kids activity area. Be there for tapping the keg.

AustOberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 28, 2019
All you can eat sausage and bier tasting event. Celebrate your German heritage in Central Texas with German beer, sausages, live music and bowling!

Kolache Fest - Hallettsville, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Lots of eating contests and unique foods. Enjoy the parade through downtown Halletsville, plus live music including polka bands, arts & craft vendors, BBQ cook-off and more.

Strut Your Mutt Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Hankinson Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Sep 28, 2019
Hankinson breaks out the German food, beer and live music in late September for the annual North Dakota Oktoberfest. Events kick off with a walk/run, photo booth, and sidewalk sales. Oktoberfest starts at 10:45 AM with ceremony, beer tent and gaming. German food and live music. Hammerschlagen contest at 1 PM. Fireworks at 8:30 PM. There is also a kid’s playground area, marching band and live music, and pedal car rides and more.

More than Pink Walk – Austin - Austin, TX - Sep 29, 2019
Walk/run to raise funds for the Susan G Koman breast cancer foundation.

Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission, TX - Sep 29 to Nov 25, 2019
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!

Leonia Oktoberfest - Dripping Springs, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the Rotary Club of The Palisades to support the Weekend Snack Pack Program at local schools. This is a family friendly event with food and drink, kids activities, live music, and German competitions.

Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 13, 2019
Impressive lineup of 100+ bands on 8 stages over two weekends. One of the leading fall music festivals in America.

Waco Cultural Arts Fest - Waco, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Several events throughout Waco – Artfest, Dancefest, Wordfest, Filmfest, Sciencefest and Musicfest

King’s Oktoberfest - Pearland, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 20, 2019
Two weekends with a weekend off in the middle. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!

Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
If you are looking for an Austin Oktoberfest, we encourage you to check out the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, located 90 minutes east of Austin. It will celebrate with three stages of oompah music, German bier tent, Kinder Park area for kids, arts & crafts, domino tournament and the chicken dance. Location: 100 West Main, Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest Southlake - Southlake, TX - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
100,000 are expected at this free annual Texas Oktoberfest with food, beverages, arts & crafts, live music, childrens area and wiener dog race.

De Kalb Texas Oktoberfest - De Kalb, TX - Oct 5, 2019
Held annually on the first Saturday in October. Kickoff the event with the Firemen’s pancake breakfast. There’s a parade, talent show, beauty pageant, street dance, classic car exhibit, gymnastics demonstration, carnival, Kids Korner, Lollie Moser Memorial Art Show, Quilts Expo and face painting.

Muenster Oktoberfest - Muenster, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Stein hoisting competition, .5k beer run, dirndl and lederhosen, weiner dog race, tapping of the keg, food and more

Aubrey Peanut Festival, Texas - Aubrey, TX - Oct 5, 2019
Have fun at the horseshoe tournament, parade, chef contest, peanut spitting, and lots more fun. Held at the Festival Grounds on Main Street Aubrey

Walk4Hearing Houston - Houston, TX - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Surftoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 5, 2019
Outdoor fall festival with food, live music, and beer, plus a stein holding compeition, lederhosen contest, arts & crafts, and more!

West Hickory Street 5K and Oktoberfest - Denton, TX - Oct 5, 2019
The day kicks off with a 5K and costume contest, followed by live music, food, weiner dog races, stein hoists, beer and more! Formerly Fry Street Oktoberfest.

Bike MS Valero Ride to the River - San Antonio, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Floresville Peanut Festival - Floresville, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 12, 2019
75th annual! Carnival, games, parade, pageant, live entertainment and more during the second full weekend in October.

Gruene Music and Wine Fest - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Four days with four distinct and different type festivals in one, including a craft beer event. Sunday includes a Texas Style Musicfest. Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine Grounds.

Harvest Moon Regatta - Seabrook, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Yachts sail to Port Arsansas under an October full moon.

Houston Italian Festival - Houston, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Live music and lots of fun like a Bocce Tournament, Pasta Eating, classic car show, and kids fun.

Cuero Turkeyfest - Cuero, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Features a BBQ Cook-off, foods, arts and crafts, carnival, parade, kids events, live entertainment and more. Held near Cuero Park Municipal Golf Course.

Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival - Brownsville, TX - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
A small jazz festival running for over two decades that hosts world class touring artists.

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Conroe, TX - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun.  Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Oktoberfest Granbury - Granbury, TX - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
3 day event to be held just off the courthouse square, free to the public, continuous live music, German food and beverages, arts and craft vendors, family fun, contests and prizes.

Chalk the Block - El Paso, TX - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Since its inception as a one-day festival in 2008, CTB has quickly become one of El Paso’s premiere events and the largest FREE three-day public arts festival in the Southwest region drawing more than 40,000 people annually. In 2019, CTB is celebrating 12 years of reimagining downtown El Paso through the power of art while providing an “out of this world” experience for its attendees. Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors, access to various activities and exhibits at both the El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History and more!

Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta - Sugar Land, TX - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Held at Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land, Texas.

German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest - , TX - Oct 12, 2019
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the German-Texan Heritage Society from 11am – 7pm. Come and enjoy some Gemuetlichkeit, German food and beer as well as live bands.

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival - Chappell Hill, TX - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Over 250 exhibitors featuring home decor, gardening, artists, craftsman, jewelry, clothing and fabulous foods, plus live entertainment, music, and family activities.

Celina Oktoberfest - Celina, TX - Oct 12, 2019
Amazing eats, shopping, live entertainment, and hourly kid and adult activities.

Light the Night Walk – The Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX - Oct 13 to Oct 26, 2019
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.

Zest in the West - Houston, TX - Oct 16, 2019
Enjoy culinary offerings as restaurants compete for the Best of Zest Culinary Award.

East Texas Yamboree - Gilmer, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 19, 2019
Activities at Yamboree Park, Courthouse Square, Gilmer Elementary, and Wesley House. This is one of the longest running events in Texas, with well over 100,000 people attending each year to enjoy rides, Queen’s Coronation pageant, barn dance with live country music, parade, gospel singing, vendors, art & photography shows, food, football, and more.

Lone Star Storytelling Festival - Frisco, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2019
Experience the magic of storytelling. Held at the Frisco Public Library and features a wide selection of authors and book signings.

Grapeland Peanut Festival - Grapeland, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2019
Features a carnival, parade, concert at City Park, and the homecoming game at Sandie Stadium.

Texas Rose Festival - Tyler, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Amazing displays of Tyler Rose blooms, plus art shws, parade, luncheons, and more.

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas.  Musicians include The Del McCoury Band, Lee Ann Womack, Balsam Range, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Grascals and many more groups.  One of the best bluegrass events of the year.

Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 19, 2019
German food & drinks, children’s activities, music and crafts

Texas Mushroom Festival - Madisonville, TX - Oct 19, 2019
A day of all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Food vendors, wine tasting, biergarten, 5k and kids run, car show, live entertainment, art and photography contests, silent auction and more.

Harvest Festival - Woodville, TX - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
30th annual. Exhibitors, presenters, displays, performances, and more, with participants dressed in period costumes demonstrating period skills. Music and dancing, food, photo contest and more.

Old Town Mesquite Pumpkin Fest - Mesquite, TX - Oct 19, 2019
A decorated pumpkin contest, haunted house, carnival games and children’s activities, plus live jousting and archery show, storytelling, contests and more!

Texas Mead Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 19, 2019
Live music, family fun, Texas mead tasting, and Amateur Homebrew competition.

Whitesboro Peanut Festival - Whitesboro, TX - Oct 19, 2019
Free admission to this family friendly carnival with parade, car show and live entertainment.

St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest - Waxahachie, TX - Oct 19, 2019
St Joseph Catholic School hosts this one day annual festival thirty minutes south of Dallas. German food and BBQ, biergarten, 40+ vendor booths. Kinderfest with children’s games such as basketball shoot, skeeball, Star Wars laser tag, plinko, fish pond and horserace. Raffle with prizes. Free admission and free parking.

Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2019
German music, dancing, bratwurst and steins of beer take over the Texas Renaissance Festival for the weekend. Keg tapping, parade, and three contests for stein holding, bratwurst eating and the Bavarian costume contest. Location: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363

Prospect Pumpkinfest - Prosper, TX - Oct 19, 2019
The lineup of entertainment includes live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, shopping, food trucks and PUMPKINS galore!

Hogeye Festival - Elgin, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 26, 2019
A free, small town family friendly festival with BBQ pork cook-off, carnival, car show, beer/wine garden, arts/crafts and children’s activities.

Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 27, 2019
Live music, art, vendors, food, and family from an event that draws over 300,000 visitors. Located in downtown Groves, Texas.

Austin Film Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 25 to Oct 31, 2019
Film pass permits access to 180 premieres, indie films, narrative and documentary competition, shorts program and more.

Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Authentic German food, live music, beer, games and more at this 35th annual Galveston Oktoberfest hosted by First Lutheran Church. It will run from 5 to 11 PM on Friday night and 11 AM to 11 PM on Satuday. Admission is free.

Pecan Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Family friendly event across a variety of venues celebrating the pecan heritage of the community, including a pub crawl, 90 vendors, arts and crafts and more.

Lonestar Blues Festival - Grapeland, TX - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Celebrate the history, the legacy and the future of Texas blues at the inaugural Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival

Festival of Pumpkins - Paris, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy live music, unique shopping, carnival foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more as you explore the stores, shops, and festivities in downtown Paris.

Light the Night Walk – Houston - Houston, TX - Oct 26, 2019
A fundraising walk to to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, takes place at Hermann Square Park at City Hall

Taste Texas - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Held in historic downtown Fredericksburg in the 100 block of West Main Street.  It features Texas food, beer, wine, music, food court, and also has a Patron Party.

Texas Book Festival  - Austin, TX - Oct 26, 2019
21st anniversary event. More than 250 authors will attend. Admission is free. The event is held at the State Capitol.

Texas Clay Festival - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Free admission to this event featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists.

Cotton Harvest Festival - Moody, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Parade, pie eating contest and auction, car smash, kids zone, car show, donut eating contest, live entertainment and more.

Kaufman Scarecrow Festival - Kaufman, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Parade, live bands, kids activities, circus acts, food trucks, magic shows, vendors, community blood drive and more

Freaky Deaky Texas - Baytown, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019

Wurstfest - New Braunfels, TX - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
A celebration of German culture with food, German, Texan and domestic beer, live music and Bavarian entertainment, dancing, carnival rides and games.

Austin Celtic Festival - Austin, TX - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
Celtic music, dances, Highland Games, dog parade, workshops and more at Fiesta Gardens.

Festival at the Switchyard - Carrollton, TX - Nov 2, 2019
A free event with family-friendly concerts, beer garden, food, and shopping attended by over 27,000 last year that honors the critical role played by the railroad in the community.

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival - Harlingen, TX - Nov 6 to Nov 10, 2019
25th Annual event! Field trips, seminars, events, family activities and Birders Bazaar trade show. This year’s keynote speakers are Nathan Pieplow (Bird Sounds Decoded) and Noah Strycker (Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year)

Curtis Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2019
Annual event. Hours: Noon to 8 PM. Includes live music, best dressed Bavarian contest, soup cook off and beer tent with German inspired food. Do not miss the apple dessert bake-off.

Edgewood Heritage Festival - Edgewood, TX - Nov 9, 2019

Utopia Fest Down in the Oaks - Burnet, TX - Nov 14 to Nov 16, 2019
10th annual. Music festival on a sprawling private ranch near Burnet, promising no overlapping music and a place to disconnect and rejuvenate. Camping, workshops and other activities are available.

Austin Empty Bowl Project - Austin, TX - Nov 23 to Nov 24, 2019
Preview event Saturday with main event on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Select your bowl from thousands of locally made ceramic bowls, fill it with gourmet soup and bread from area restaurants, and enjoy live music while you eat. Your $25 donation goes to help hungry kids, and you get to keep the bowl.

Houston Color Run - Houston, TX - Nov 23, 2019
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Houston, with a Colored Foam Zone and more.

Anime Dallas - Grapevine, TX - Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2019

Three days of fun and cosplay including a formal dance, cosplay masquerade, anime screenings, video games, autograph signings, Q&A panels, art show, and more!

Held at the Hyatt Regency DFW.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor - San Antonio, TX - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2018
Friday and Saturday for 2 weekends!

Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival - Spring, TX - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Come out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art.  Lots of artists and 150 quaint shops.  Located at 427 Gentry Street. 

East Oak Oaktoberfest - Denton, TX - Oct 7, 2018

ParkFest - Celina, TX - Oct 13, 2018
This event is replacing the Celina Balloon Festival.

Floydada Punkin Day - Floydada, TX - Oct 13, 2018
An annual celebration in the Pumpkin Capital of Texas. Start out the day with a 5k, then explore vendor booths, BBQ and chili cook-off, costume contest, live entertainment, games for all, bingo, rodeo at the end of the day.

Needville Harvest Fest - Needville, TX - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
35th annual. Thousands visit Harvest Park on the third Saturday in October for a BBQ cook-off, pageants, 5K fun run and other activities.

The Kingwood Oktoberfest - Kingwood, TX - Oct 20, 2018
German food and music while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Holy Comforter Lutheran Church and remembering Hurricane Harvey and those who continue to recover, one year later.

NXNW Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 20, 2018
Bouncy house and other kids activities, artisan booths, bratwurst and hot dog eating contests, beer stein holding contest, and German food and beer!

Alamo City Comic Con - San Antonio, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
Held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Austin Beer Week - Austin, TX - Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2018
A multi-day, multi-event showcase of all things craft beer, with curated events by brewers and venues

September:

Dallas Heart Walk – Sept 12, 2015

Savage Race – Dallas, TX – Sept 12, 2015
25 obstacles over a 6.5 mile course.

Tour de Cure – Austin, TX – Sept 12-13, 2015

Soul Food Festival – Houston, TX – September 12, 2015
A travelling music and food festival that attracts about 10,000 visitors per city. Internationally recognized artists. Ticket price depends on location. Options include early bird tickets, general admission, preferred viewing and VIP seating. Brought to you by the Kinfolks Foundation.

International Accordion Festival – San Antonio, TX – Sept 12, 2015

Burnett BBQ Cook-Off – Burnett, TX – September 25-26, 2015.  A giant BBQ Cook-Off and music festival held at the Burnet County Fairgrounds.

Moody Cotton Harvest Festival – Moody, TX – September 26, 2015.

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival – Bryan, TX – September 26-27, 2015.  Downtown Bryan hosts this annual festival featuring a steak cookoff, craft beer, artist showcases, vendors, food, and Texas wineries.

October:

Bravest Race – Dallas, TX – Oct 3, 2015

San Saba River Pecan Jam – San Saba, TX – October 17, 2015

Heritage Village Harvest Festival – Woodville, TX – October 16-18, 2015.  The 27th annual event is the largest festival in East Texas.  A real old fashion display of costumes, craft demonstrations and fun.

Art Outside – Rockdale, TX – October 22-25, 2015.  Features over 60 musical acts during this two day event.  The address is 9112 North FM 908, Rockdale, Texas.

St. Mark Fall Festival Community Carnival – Plano, TX – October 30, 2015.  Carnival includes: Rides powered by Triple T Amusements, Delicious foods, Midway Games, Prizes, Live Entertainment and Vendors.  Free Admission & Parking.  Location: St. Mark Catholic Church & School, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX.  Visit http://www.facebook.com/StMarkCommunityCarnival for updates.

Taste of Arlington – Arlington, Texas – October 20, 2015
Herb & Art Fest – Lampasas, TX – October 10, 2015
Harvest Festival and Livestock Show – Longview, TX – October 21-24, 2015

November:

Horseshoe Bay Resort Wine & Dine Festival – Horseshoe Bay, Texas – Nov 20-21, 2015

Denton Harvest Fest – Denton, TX – Nov 13-15, 2015

Chocolate & Wine Festival of Texas – Boerne, TX
Blues, Bandits & BBQ – Oak Cliff, TX – Nov 13-14, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Texas in fall:

Oktoberfest in Texas
Texas Corn Mazes
Texas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Texas
Texas Pumpkin Patches

10 thoughts on “Fall Texas Festivals in 2019

  1. Susan says:

    It would be helpful to put festivals in date order, also city or town order, brief entry of what the festival is about, mapquest link or weblink to supporting website of festival and include a picture.

    • Jessica says:

      Before I even got to your comment I was saying the exact same thing. There is absolutely NO order to this list what so ever. It is great that the list is supplied, but you should be able to sort by date, and/or city or within a certain radius of a zip code.

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  4. Claudine Humphries says:

    St. Mark Community Carnival
    Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 6 – 10 pm
    Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 12 pm – 10 pm
    Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 11 am – 6 pm
    Location: St. Mark Catholic Church & School, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX
    Carnival includes: Rides powered by Triple T Amusements, Delicious foods, Midway Games, Prizes, Live Entertainment and Vendors
    Free Admission & Parking, Open to the Public
    Friday night Concert & Dance 7:30 – 9 pm featuring Miguel Aquino y Marvin Marcano
    http://www.stmarkplano.org\carnival
    http://www.facebook.com/StMarkCommunityCarnival

  5. Dani says:

    Wow – so surprised by the negative comments. This is a great resource and I appreciate you putting it up for us all!

  6. Sarina says:

    As a communication tech major, I have to say I agree myself with the negative comments. Accessibility should be a web designers most important consideration.

    I appreciate the information myself, but if I were doing this as a profession (communicating via web) I would want to coax my users to return by giving them a pleasant user experience that makes them RETURNING users of my site.

    Very tedious and inconvenient user experience. Needs responsive design modifications as well.

    But this is constructive criticism of course.

  7. Mr. Funtober says:

    Hi all – This is Rob and I run Funtober. I’ve previously handled these comments by backchannel replies and emails. But I feel a few public comments at this point are necessary.

    1) Funtober is run by fewer people than you think. There is thus a time trade-off to everything that we do. If I am improving the UI/UX, then I am not gathering more festival dates. If I am personally figuring out which festivals are “paid” and which are “free” (sometimes an impossible task), then I am not working on our pumpkin patches, or halloween events, or something else.

    2) Funtober isn’t profitable. Over the past five years running this website, I’m positive that it has net cost me money. We’re probably going to make a few dollars this year, but to this point I have helped more than 5 million people find events between September and November annually and there has been no fee for this service. This means that I can’t just pay money to a developer and add features.

    3) Susan, Jessica and future visitors – The current cost to add the features that Susan mentions is $10,000. I take Paypal.

    4) Sarina – At this point, redesigning Funtober is easily a $50K to $100K project. It is easy to make a responsive 10 page website as a class project. It is much tougher to do so on a live business site that has 5000+ pages and gets 1 million visitors in a month. Because of #1 and #2 above, it wasn’t feasible to fix the glaring errors this year. And my budget doesn’t allow it. I’ve been planning to fix them in 2017 on my weekends. Why don’t you put me together a list of all of the errors and a proposal to redo the website. I’ll give you access to a copy of the database, my analytics from 5 years of visitors and 3 months to redesign everything to have an amazing UI/UX experience. If it doesn’t suck, it is completed on time and it does what we need it to do (I will put together a list for you of the other requirements), then you’ll get paid. My email is [email protected]. I’m even open to proposals on how we determine whether it sucks or not – because I’m pretty sure that you dove in a pool here that is way, way over your head. This is just some constructive criticism though.

    Everyone who is still reading: I try to read every comment on my website and email in my inbox. There are a lot over the years. I value each of them, which is why I have published all of the above and left them up for the past five years. These comments are by no means the worst I have ever seen – the emails I get after I send out something to my email list can be downright nasty. So I hope you have read my reply here with the friendly, informative and fun tone that I intended. It’s three days before Halloween 2016 and even being told that my site isn’t a “pleasant user experience” couldn’t bring me down.

    However, although I appreciate the constructive feedback here so far, please in the future do so privately to me personally at [email protected].

  8. L Ferguson says:

    Tapping into Celina Oktoberfest
    Inaugural event to take over historic square

    Celina, Texas – Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 for the inaugural Celina Oktoberfest celebration, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 13, 2018, in the city’s historic downtown square at West Walnut and North Ohio Streets in Celina. This family friendly event will be presented rain or shine.

    General admission tickets are $5. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free, as will any attendee who wears a traditional German lederhosen or dirndl costume to the festival. Tickets will be available for advanced purchase at http://www.celinaoktoberfest.com, and will also be sold at the gate on the day of the event.
    A limited number of specially priced tickets will also be on sale at http://www.Groupon.com.
    Free parking and shuttles will be at Celina Elementary School, 550 S. Utah Drive, and at Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy Celina, 675 Sunset Blvd. Paid parking ($20) will be adjacent to the square at West Pecan Street and North Louisiana Drive.

    Alcoholic-drink tickets ($1 each) will be available the ticket booth during the festival (four tickets for a 12-ounce beer; six tickets for 16 ounces). Commemorative, half-liter beer steins ($10) can be purchased and used at Celina Oktoberfest or kept as a souvenir.

    Sponsored by Landmark Bank, Celina Oktoberfest will feature live music from festive bands, a tempting assortment of traditional German foods and a beer garden boasting a bountiful selection of bubbling brews.

    In a nod to Celina’s deeply rooted tradition of championship-winning football, the day’s biggest college-gridiron matchups will be presented at Celina Oktoberfest on a massive LED screen. Pro-football legends and members of the North Texas chapter of the NFL Alumni Association are also scheduled to appear, and radio personalities Mike and Cash Sirois of 1310 AM/96.7 FM The Ticket will broadcast live from noon to 2 p.m.

    “This will be an Oktoberfest celebration unlike any other in Texas,” said Melissa Cromwell, president of the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce which produces the event.

    Celina Oktoberfest will kick off with a cornhole tournament presented by the Celina Police Department, followed by the ceremonial tapping of the keg by Celina Mayor Sean Terry and a traditional toast.

    Exciting events will follow throughout the day and evening, including a Dachshund Derby dog race, Chicken Dance circles and costume contests for children and adults. Youngsters can enjoy bounce houses, an obstacle course, a rock-climbing wall and a petting zoo in the free Kids’ Zone, sponsored by Martin Marietta, as well as cookie- and pumpkin-decorating activities.

    Celina Oktoberfest will feature a plethora of entertaining performances, beginning with traveling tuba quartet Imperial Brass; followed by American-polka purists The Royal Klobasneks; Bavarian-inspired dance troupe Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein; Alps music aficionados by Auf Gehts Musik; and a high-energy set by headliners The Dogensteins, noted for transforming mainstream-music hits into foot-stomping polka tunes.

    Authentic German delicacies and other culinary treats will be served up at Celina Oktoberfest by more than a dozen food-and-beverage purveyors including Bayer’s Kolonialwaren from Muenster, Texas. Among the numerous merchandise vendors will be a pop-up shop by The Kuckucks Nest, a Bavarian boutique and gift emporium from Fredericksburg, Texas.
    “There will truly be something for everyone at Celina Oktoberfest. The square is going to be packed with entertainment and activities,” Cromwell said. “It will be an exciting, fun-filled start for this new, annual Celina tradition.”

    For additional information and updates about Celina Oktoberfest, visit http://www.celinaoktoberfest.com. Follow @CelinaOktoberfest on Facebook, and @celina_oktoberfest on Instagram.

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