Texas has one of the largest lists of fall festivals in 2020. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2020 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 this fall, this is a great place to start.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
AnimeFest and GameFest - Dallas, TX - Aug 14 to Aug 17, 2020
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.
Dripping with Taste Trail - Dripping Springs, TX - Sep 1 to Sep 30, 2020
25 participating wineries, breweries, and distilleries offer a complimentary tasting to complete your Dripping with Taste Passport as you visit all of them over the course of the month of October.
Washington County Fair - Brenham, TX - Sep 11 to Sep 19, 2020
The oldest county fair in Texas, established in 1868.
Texas Gatorfest - Anahuac, TX - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Gator burgers, alligator wings and more!
Miles Cotton Fest - Miles, TX - Sep 12, 2020
Enjoy brisket, arts/crafts, a concert and more in this small town in West Texas.
Old Smokey Cook-off - Texas City, TX - Sep 12, 2020
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
GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
Annual event for over 30 years. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.
Utopia Fest Down in the Oaks - Burnet, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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.
Addison Oktoberfest - Addison, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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.
Dallas Carnival - Grand Prairie, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
An offshoot of the annual pre-Lenten celebrations held in many former European colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean with large Catholic populations, the most renowned being the Carnival celebrations in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.
Plano Balloon Festival - Plano, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Event takes place at Oak Point Park. 45 hot air balloons, sky divers, live music, fireworks, and kids fun zone. Tethered balloon rides available for $15-20 per person. 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1K runs. General admission is $5. Parking is $5-10.
Jazz’SAlive - San Antonio, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Food, art, jam sessions, and two stages of live music.
Fantastic Fest - Austin, TX - Sep 24 to Oct 1, 2020
A genre film festival specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action movies from around the world. Held at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Texas Tribune Festival - Austin, TX - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
An annual event where politicians explore the state’s most pressing issues.
Oktoberfest Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2020
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.
Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX - Sep 25 to Oct 18, 2020
This fair commemorates 130+ years of celebrating all things Texan by honoring agriculture and livestock.
Oktoberfest Houston - Houston, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Family friendly event with German food, music, drinks and childrens activities. The “beer garden” is 14 blocks in the Historic Downtown square. Since 2008.
Greek Festival of Dallas - Dallas, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Remember the fun in all things Greek at this food festival.
Medina Lake Cajun Festival - Lakehills, TX - Sep 26, 2020
The Medina Lake Cajun Festival started in 1981 as the Great Gumbo Cookoff, which over time became larger, received state and national recognition, and added more activities. Enjoy Cajun food, Cajun bands from all around Louisiana, dancing, and the ever popular gumbo cookoff.
Rahr Oktoberfest 5K - Fort Worth, TX - Sep 26, 2020
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
Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, TX - Sep 26, 2020
Live music, art, vendors, food, and family from an event that draws over 300,000 visitors. Located in downtown Groves, Texas.
Kolache Fest - Hallettsville, TX - Sep 26, 2020
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.
More than Pink Walk – Austin - Austin, TX - Sep 27, 2020
Walk/run to raise funds for the Susan G Koman breast cancer foundation.
Austin City Limits Music Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 11, 2020
Impressive lineup of 100+ bands on 8 stages over two weekends. One of the leading fall music festivals in America.
Lone Star Gourd Festival - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Come enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship of the Gourd Society at their annual festival – you’ll hardly believe the modest beginnings each piece at as a simple gourd!
Oktoberfest Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
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 2 to Oct 4, 2020
100,000 are expected at this free annual Texas Oktoberfest with food, beverages, arts & crafts, live music, childrens area and wiener dog race.
Muenster Oktoberfest - Muenster, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Stein hoisting competition, .5k beer run, dirndl and lederhosen, weiner dog race, tapping of the keg, food and more
Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 3 to Nov 29, 2020
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!
Bike MS Valero Ride to the River - San Antonio, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
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.
Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend - Todd Mission, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
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
Gruene Music and Wine Fest - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
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.
Houston Italian Festival - Houston, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
Live music and lots of fun like a Bocce Tournament, Pasta Eating, classic car show, and kids fun.
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Conroe, TX - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
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 9 to Oct 11, 2020
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.
Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta - Sugar Land, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Held at Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land, Texas.
German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest - Austin, TX - Oct 10, 2020
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 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Over 250 exhibitors featuring home decor, gardening, artists, craftsman, jewelry, clothing and fabulous foods, plus live entertainment, music, and family activities.
Lone Star Storytelling Festival - Frisco, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2020
Experience the magic of storytelling. Held at the Frisco Public Library and features a wide selection of authors and book signings.
Texas Rose Festival - Tyler, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 18, 2020
Amazing displays of Tyler Rose blooms, plus art shws, parade, luncheons, and more.
Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park. One of the best bluegrass events of the year.
Old Town Mesquite Pumpkin Fest - Mesquite, TX - Oct 17, 2020
A decorated pumpkin contest, haunted house, carnival games and children’s activities, plus live jousting and archery show, storytelling, contests and more! Now held at Valley Creek Park.
Whitesboro Peanut Festival - Whitesboro, TX - Oct 17, 2020
Free admission to this family friendly carnival with parade, car show and live entertainment.
Zest in the West - Houston, TX - Oct 21, 2020
Enjoy culinary offerings as restaurants compete for the Best of Zest Culinary Award.
Austin Film Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 29, 2020
Film pass permits access to 180 premieres, indie films, narrative and documentary competition, shorts program and more.
Hogeye Festival - Elgin, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2020
A free, small town family friendly festival with BBQ pork cook-off, carnival, car show, beer/wine garden, arts/crafts and children’s activities.
Taste Texas - Fredericksburg, TX - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2020
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.
Island Oktoberfest - Galveston, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
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.
Pecan Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2020
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.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2020
The state’s largest craft beer event focuses exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. 21+ event at Fiesta Gardens. Since 2003.
Texas Clay Festival - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Free admission to this event featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists.
Kaufman Scarecrow Festival - Kaufman, TX - Oct 24, 2020
Parade, live bands, kids activities, circus acts, food trucks, magic shows, vendors, community blood drive and more
Night Nation Run – Dallas - Arlington, TX - Oct 24, 2020
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!
Light the Night Walk – The Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX - Nov 1, 2020
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.
Wurstfest - New Braunfels, TX - Nov 6 to Nov 15, 2020
A celebration of German culture with food, German, Texan and domestic beer, live music and Bavarian entertainment, dancing, carnival rides and games.
Festival at the Switchyard - Carrollton, TX - Nov 7, 2020
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.
Light the Night Walk – Houston - Houston, TX - Nov 7, 2020
A fundraising walk to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, takes place at Hermann Square Park at City Hall
Texas Book Festival - Austin, TX - Nov 7 to Nov 8, 2020
More than 250 authors will attend. Admission is free. The event is held at the State Capitol.
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival - Harlingen, TX - Nov 11 to Nov 15, 2020
Field trips, seminars, events, family activities and Birders Bazaar trade show.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walburg German Restaurant Oktoberfest - Walburg, TX - Sep 20, 2019
Live entertainment, family friendly, and beer garden
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Harvest Moon Regatta - Seabrook, TX - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Yachts sail to Port Arsansas under an October full moon.
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.
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 Pasos 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!
Celina Oktoberfest - Celina, TX - Oct 12, 2019
Amazing eats, shopping, live entertainment, and hourly kid and adult activities.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Mead Fest - Seguin, TX - Oct 19, 2019
Live music, family fun, Texas mead tasting, and Amateur Homebrew competition.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Freaky Deaky Texas - Baytown, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Austin Celtic Festival - Austin, TX - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
Celtic music, dances, Highland Games, dog parade, workshops and more at Fiesta Gardens.
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
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.
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