Your Complete Guide To The Best Fall Festivals And Events Happening in Austin and Beyond


Take advantage of the (slightly) cooler fall weather by visiting Austin pumpkin patches, festivals, events galore! Whether you’re a fan of dressing up and decorating with all the other ghosts and goblins, or you just love the smell of pumpkin spice and crisp leaves in the air, fall is an amazing time in Central Texas.

2023 Austin Pumpkin Patches

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival
Weekends through October 29 | From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | 419 Founders Park Road, Dripping Springs
Bring out the family and experience six uniquely-themed weekends of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by iHeart’s KASE 101 and Anne Hudson, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for children and adults alike. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities throughout our pumpkin patch, so don’t forget your cameras. Check the schedule for weekend specific events.

The Robinson Family Farm (Temple)
Saturdays and Sundays Through November 5 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | 2651 Bob White Road, Temple
Join for Fall festival on the farm, where traditions and memories are made! Whether you are looking for a fun day out with the family, or looking for a unique place to hang out as friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the farm.

Mama Mary’s Farm Pumpkin Patch (Creedmoor)
Wednesday through Sunday Starting September 30 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | 5701 Williamson Road, Creedmoor
Less than 30 minutes from Austin, you can pick out the perfect pumpkin, interact with animals, play on the farm, and so much more. Spend the day with us and create life-long memories! Trunk or Treat happening on October 28. This event is truly special with numerous trucks and tractors for your children to see up close. Trunk or treat admission is included with your general admission ticket. 

Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)
Through November 5 | Click here for days/ hours. Closed all Wednesdays. | 1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls
Parking is FREE. The pumpkins and gourds are individually priced. Admission is FREE, but each activity has a fee. Activities include a hayride, corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, a train, and flower picking, and pumpkin painting just to name a few (seriously, there are a TON of activities for an additional fee). Visit the Sweet Berry Farm website for pricing. Payment by cash or check only. (Check the website for exact directions as GPS isn’t always accurate for this location.)

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest (Georgetown)
Through November 12 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily | 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown

4.5 acre themed corn maze paired with a Newly Designed GIANT two acre corn covered Texas sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins and fireworks (Friday and Saturday nights in October). Tons of activities including Zoofari, Pistol Packin Paula, pig races, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides, apple cannons, food trucks and over 30 different farm themed activities that are included with your general admission ticket. 

Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt (Elgin)
October 7 through 29 | Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin
The premier event, the Pumpkin Hunt, includes a free wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden (one ticket gets you two mini pumpkins). Buy $3 tickets in the gift shop and use them toward the following activities: Pumpkin Hunt, Pumpkin Launcher, Train Ride, Fishing Pond, Spinner, Bounce Track, Kid Zip Line, Mazes, The Famous Striker, and Bounce House. Tickets are $3 for each activity. Bulk sales are an option (inquire inside the gift shop). Admission and parking are FREE!

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm (Elgin)
Saturdays and Sundays in October, Starting October 7 | Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 5:30 p.m. | 120 Natures Way, Elgin

$10 Admission (everyone 2-99) – Includes all activities including: Crazy Maze, Pumpkin Photo Ops, Animals to visit, Train Ride, Hayride, and more. Plus, picnic areas where you are welcome to bring your own food.

Texas Pumpkin Fest (Leander)
September 30 through October 29 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed Monday through Wednesday) |  8760 FM 2243, Leande
Admission includes unlimited access to all attractions except: Axe Throwing, Pumpkin Smash’N, Rock Climbing, Bungie Trampoline, G-Force Rides, Face Painting, & Balloon Twisting which all cost additional fees. Family-friendly Pumpkin & Gourd Patch on 5 Acres, Hay Maze, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Kiddie Tractor Rides, Hay Pyramid, Live Music, Photo Ops, Games & Activities, Giveaways, Food Trucks, and more! Weekend admission is $13. Thursday admission is $10.

Pumpkin Patch (Leander)
October 9 through 31 | from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Leander United Methodist Church, 107 South Wet Drive, Leander
Take photos, play yard games, buy some locally made baked goods and crafts, and take home a pumpkin (or 12). Photographers welcome.

Indian Springs Ranch Pumpkin Patch
September 23 through October 29 | Thursday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Indian Springs Ranch, 403 Elm View Way, Manchaca

In addition to the pumpkin patch, activities include exotic animals, unique photo ops, playground, face painting, craft and food vendors, and more! Presale tickets only! No tickets sold at the door
Kids under 2 are free. Thursday and Friday price is $8. Saturday and Sunday price is $16.

More Fall Festivals and Events in Central Texas

Banger’s Oktoberfest 2023
September 28 through 30 | All Day | 79 Rainey Street

Three whole days of all things Oktoberfest . . . oompah bands, schnitzel, beers, dirndls, lederhosen, German potato cakes and schnitzel. Grab your sausage-loving friends, your beer-loving family, and join us on September 28, 29, and 30 for German food, German beer, German games, and an all around good time. Prost!

Graff 7A Ranch (Hondo)
Through November 12 | Thursdays through Sundays, hours vary | 911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo
Climb up and slide down the MatterCorn — it’s the tallest “mountain” in Medina County!  Our nostalgic Farm Hayrides are a classic, taking you on a tour in hay wagons pulled by tractors. Swing with your little ones on our Expression Swings! No, you’re not seeing double! See who Zips the fastest on our  Zip Lines! And feel like a kid again in our ginormous Bubble Corral!  Prices vary. Details here.

Crowe’s Nest Farms Fall Family Fun Days (Manor)
Every Weekend in October |  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  | 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor
Spend a day of fun and festivities at Crowe’s Nest Farm! We have a giant pumpkin patch along with our 250+ farm animals and Texas wildlife animal residents. Enjoy live music from Austin musicians. Tickets prices and more details here.

Pumpkin Nights
September 21 through October 30 | 6 to 11 p.m. | Pioneer Farms, Austin
A 40-foot long dragon. A ghostly pirate ship. An undersea wonderland. Explore fantastical lands, built using over 7,500 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins at Pumpkin Nights.

Ruiz Halloween Bazaar
October 7 | 12 to 3 p.m. | Ruiz Branch Austin Public Library, 1600 Grove Boulevard
Join the Ruiz Library for an all ages Halloween Bazaar. They will have some carnival style games for kids, Halloween crafts for all ages, and treats!

Boo at the Zoo
October 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 | from 5:45 to 9 p.m. | 10808 Rawhide Trail
Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Tickets are limited, so be sure you secure yours today! Dress in your favorite costume. A stroll through the “haunted zoo” will certainly scare, only enter if you dare!

1st Annual Trunk or Treat – SignatureCare Emergency Center Austin
October 13 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | SignatureCare Emergency Center | 5701 West Slaughter Lane #G101

Join for a spooktacular Halloween event at SignatureCare Emergency Center – Austin! Their 1st Annual Trunk or Treat is a fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza. Come dressed in your favorite costumes and enjoy a night of trick-or-treating with our emergency room team.

Fall Fest/Halloween Fun concert with Wilco Symphony
October 14 | From 7:30 to 8:50 pm | Prete Plaza, 221 E Main Street, Round Rock

Enjoy a free concert with the Wiliamson County Symphony Orchestra.

Austin Oktoberfest
October 14 | 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | German Free School, 507 East 10th Street

The most famous German celebration has been happening since 1812.  It is so über that it has its own special brew – Oktoberfest beer.  And GTHS ensures Austin gets to share in this celebration. According to the Austin Chronicle, “the German-Texan Heritage Society certainly brings the most authentic Oktoberfest game in town”.  We’re located in the heart of the Red River Cultural District where you will find one of Austin’s best kept secrets, the German Free School: a historical building and terraced gardens to enjoy the afternoon of all things German and Gemütlichkeit. 

Adaptive and Inclusive Trunk or Treat
October 21 | 4 to 6 p.m. | Ascension Seton, 201 Seton Parkway, Round Rock

Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and Seton Medical Center Williamson for the annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event! Individuals with disabilities and their families are welcome to join for a fun trick or treating night! Cars will be lined up in the parking lot ready to hand out candy. Come join us at this free event, jumping from trunk to trunk and trick or treat! Please bring your own trick or treating bags!

RRPD’s 10th Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event
October 21 | 4 to 8 p.m. | 2801 N. Mays Street, Round Rock

It’s that time of year again, friends! Round Rock Operation Blue Santa, in partnership with the Round Rock Police Department, is hosting its 10th annual Trunk-or-Treat event. Get your costumes and load up the kiddos for this FREE walk-thru event! Movie Night, Food Vendors, Haunted House, and MORE!!! *Accepting $5 donations at entry.*

Halloween Children’s Concert
October 22 | 3 p.m. | Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive

Be captivated by a magical journey through family-friendly classics, inspired by witches, sorcerers, and enchanted creatures! This annual favorite promises to delight audiences of all ages with a bewitching lineup. Join on the H-E-B Terrace an hour before the performance (at 2 p.m.) for the Pre-Concert Activities for Kids, including musical crafts and games, an instrument petting zoo, face painting and more!  Don’t forget to dress up in your most spooktacular costumes and take part in our Halloween Costume Contest .

Trick or Treat with YMCA (Dripping Springs)
October 25 | 9 to 11 a.m. & 4 to 6 p.m. | 27216 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs
Celebrate Spooky Season with Springs Family YMCA! Join us for Halloween goodies, treats, costume contest and more!

Trunk or Treat photo via Maria Symchych-Navrotska on iStock.

Haunted Tunnel
October 27 and 28 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Bee Cave Trail starting behind Chick-fil-A, 3600 Ranch Road 620 S, Bee Cave

For a very frightening experience for adults and kids 13 and over, head to the 2nd annual Haunted Trail & Tunnel! It’s like a haunted house, but outside. Prepare to be very scared and screams *are* allowed.

North Austin YMCA Fall Harvest 10th Anniversary
October 27 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | North Austin YMCA, 1000 West Rundberg Lane

The North Austin YMCA is partnering with Rundberg Alliance to bring you a free community block party and trick-or-treating to celebrate the Fall harvest and North Austin YMCA’s 10th anniversary.

Spooky Walk In The Park
October 28 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Lakewood Park, 2040 Artisan Springs Crossing, Leander

This community-wide event will bring groups of family and friends together to enjoy a walk around Lakewood Park while visiting various trunk-or-treat styled booths along the way. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Overlook, located by the pond. The spooky stroll will begin at 9:30 a.m. Costumes are ENCOURAGED and WELCOMED! Please bring water to drink and a bag or backpack to collect treats and prizes along the walk. Afterwards, you are welcome to join for lunch, sponsored by Raising Cane’s! Lastly, this event is in partnership with HCCM (Hill Country Community Ministries). The3y are requesting all participants to bring non-perishable items to the park for us to collect as a donation for their upcoming holiday season. RSVP HERE:

Viva La Vida Fest
October 28 | 12 to 6 p.m. | Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue

Viva la Vida Festival takes place each year in downtown Austin. This year’s event features a grand procession, art activities, food, local artists and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, and live performances. Grand Procession is at 12 p.m. Free admission!

The Arboretum Boo & Crew
October 28 | 4 to 6 p.m. | Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard

At the Arboretum’s 6th Annual Boo & Brew event guests will enjoy: Candy Crawl-Trick or Treat, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Hay maze and selfie station, and more. The event is free and costumes are welcome!

Trail-or-Treat Halloween Party
October 28 | 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Seaholm Intake Facility, 801 West Cesar Chavez Street
The Trail Conservancy will be hosting a night of spooky fun on the Trail for the first-ever Trail-or-Treat event. There will be Trick-or-Treating with local vendors such as: The W Hotel, Austin Pets Alive, Barkin Creek, and many more. Additionally, there will be games and music. The costume contest will occur at 4 p.m. for pets and 6 p.m. for kids. 

Kiddie Trail & Trunk or Treat
October 29 | 4 to 6 p.m. | Target Parking Lot, 3702 Ranch Road 620 S, Bee Cave
On Sunday, October 29, bring the younger kids out to they kiddie trail and trunk-or-treat with area businesses! Park in the Target parking lot and the trail starts behind Chick-fil-A. Plenty of candy and fun surprises will be on hand for an extra special holiday weekend.

October 29 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Townlake YMCA, 1100 West Cesar Chavez Street
Join at Townlake YMCA for our free Halloween Boo Bash on October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween bash for little ghouls, mummies and daddies! Get ready for a bounce house, arts and crafts, games, candy and face painting. It’s going to be a BOO-tiful time! Costumes welcomed but not required.

A Truly Terrible Tea
October 29 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street

Hosted by some of the silver screen’s best worst characters you’ll enjoy a luxuriously spooky spread of Halloween themed treats and a cash bar featuring a variety of spirits, wines and themed cocktails. Your hosts will be putting a spell on you during their live performances and you can test your knowledge during rounds classic villain trivia for a chance to win prizes including a one night stay for two at The Driskill!

Fall Fun Festival
October 31 | 9 to 11:30 a.m. | Old Settlers Park, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
Join the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department for the annual Fall Fun Festival! They will have a petting zoo, hayrides, snacks, and fun entertainment for all to enjoy. They ask that you bring a canned good to donate to the Round Rock Food Pantry.

Imagination Station – Halloween Edition!
October 31 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Spicewood Springs Branch, Austin Public Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road

Designed for young learners, Imagination Station encourages learning through play. Explore the arts, practice your motor skills, and start your STEM exploration. Wear your Halloween costume and join a costume parade around the library! Recommended for ages 2-5.

Spooky Carnival
October 31 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. | Twin Oaks Branch, Austin Public Library, 1800 S. Fifth Street

Celebrate all things spooky and scary at our Halloween Carnival for kids!  Games, crafts, activities and fun for all ages! Costumes encouraged. Highlights include: Austin Bat Refuge will be bringing live bats to meet and greet! Blood Bar with a different red drink for each blood type! Slime Making! Monster toothpaste! Free Candy! Halloween Crafts and Outdoor Games!

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Haunted Candyland
October 31 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Windsor Park Branch, Austin Public Library, 5833 Westminster Drive

Navigate your way through the haunted stacks and enjoy crafts and activities! Treats and candy will also be provided.

Read Watch Talk Movie Screening: Practical Magic
October 31 and November 7 | 6 to 7:45 p.m. | Austin Public Library, 710 W. César Chávez Street

Watch a special Hallows Eve showing of Practical Magic! Then join for the Virtual Read Watch Talk book/movie club discussion on November 7. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library.

Austin Nature and Science Center Fall Fest
November 4 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Drive

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Austin Nature and Science Center’s Fall Festival! Fall Fest at ANSC is a free event for all ages, and this year’s theme is Austin Animals: After Dark. Join us for a fun and exciting evening featuring activities including a guided night hike through our nature preserve, seeing the night sky up close with our planetarium, an opportunity to meet some of ANSC’s nocturnal animal ambassadors, and a chance to play some glow in the dark games!

Chisholm Trail Turkey Trot
November 18 | 9 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road, Lockhart

Head to the Chisholm Trail Turkey Trot, hosted by Lockhart State Park in collaboration with Chisholm Trail BBQ! Strut off that stuffing, enjoy music from DJ Bustin’ Loose, eat BBQ courtesy of Chisholm Trail BBQ, and stick around to see if you win an amazing prize in our raffle? They’ll have two distances to choose from: 1-mile or 5K (3.1 miles), which both start at 9 a.m. This event is open to runners and walkers of all speeds, along with their canine companions (on a leash, please). Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult on the course. Neither course is ADA accessible, but the 1-mile route is stroller-friendly. Fees: Event is free with paid entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under.

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