If you live in Austin or are visiting for ACL or here around the F1 race there are so many festivals and events going on in the Austin area. From Pumpkin Patches to Halloween and Day of the Dead there are fall festivals for everyone.
These are a few of the festivals that are happening in the Austin Area.
- Rosita y Conchita @ Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
- Round Rock Chalk Walk @ Centennial Plaza
- Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg
- Hairy Man Festival @ Cat Hallow Park
- Halloween Hootenanny @ Thinkery
- Fable Fest @ Elizabeth Milburn Park
- Viva la Vida Festival & Parade @ Mexic-Arte Museum
- Straw Fest @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
–> Rosita y Conchita
Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way, Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights, and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images.
–> Round Rock Chalk Walk
Chalk Walk is Round Rock Arts’ version of an Italian street painting festival. Artists are free to create, with chalk pastels, a picture on the pavement. Chalk Walk and Arts Festival is a free event with numerous vendors, sponsors, and artists, including chalk artists, musicians vocal groups, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and children’s performances.
–> Oktoberfest (Fredericksburg, TX)
Oktoberfest is an annual event held in downtown, Fredericksburg, Texas on MarktPlatz. This Fest celebrates its German heritage with music, food and drink, artisans, children’s area and family fun. Oompah at its best.
–> Hairy Man Festival
The Hairy Man Festival is held at Cat Hollow Park in Brushy Creek for a fun-filled day of food, arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, special performances, and live music. Participate in our costume contest, trick or treating park scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, train rides, Halloween themed crafts, scary snacks station, and Haunted House!
–> Halloween Hootenanny
Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and make this fall celebration spellbindingly fun for all! Enjoy a variety of spooky, gross and silly hands-on STEAM activities for kids and adults as you enjoy this holiday spooktacular.
For Ages All Ages Price Member: $14 | Non-Member: $16 | Children ages 0–23 months: FREE
–> Straw Fest
Straw Fest is a tradition for thousands of families across Austin to come together for a full day of fun. The festival will feature pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks, music, and more. Attendees are sure to be amazed by the many scarecrow sculptures created by our generous sponsors.
–> Fable Fest
Fable Fest is a unique event that brings costumes, storytelling and live demonstrations to the Austin area as a fundraiser for the Cedar Park Library. The event starts with a fun run followed by a festival that includes tasty treats, games, inflatables, train rides & pony rides, jousting demonstrations, live music & theatre, and a petting zoo. All performances are free. Games and rides are $.50 per ticket. Costumes encouraged for all!
–> Viva la Vida Festival & Parade
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day.