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Broken foot and surgery delayed this post but I hope you this still helps folks find some fun festivals in the month of October!
There are so many events going on in October. It is not just ACL month and F1 Race month but also Octoberfest and Halloween and Day of the Dead. Check out just a selection of all the events happening aroudn the Austin area during the month of October.
Oct. 1 (through Oct. 29) Rosita y Conchita @ Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
Oct. 6 & 7: Round Rock Chalk Walk @ Centennial Plaza
Oct. 6, 7 & 8: Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg
Oct. 21: Hairy Man Spookyfest @ Cat Hallow Park
Oct. 22: Putt Fore Austism @ Peter Pan Mini-Golf
Oct. 27: Halloween Hootenanny @ Thinkery
Oct. 28: Fable Fest 2017 @ Elizabeth Milburn Park
Oct. 28: Viva la Vida Festival & Parade @ Mexic-Arte Museum
Oct. 29: Last Straw Fest @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
–> Rosita y Conchita
October 1 (through Oct. 29
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
October 6 & 7
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)
October 6, 7 & 8
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 Spookyfest
The 22nd Annual Hairy Man Spookyfest 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 the NEW Haunted House!
–> Putt Fore Austism
Spark Learning’s 4th annual Putt Fore Autism, will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 12-3pm. For the 4th straight year, this event will be held at Peter Pan Mini-Golf. Putt Fore Autism is a mini-golf tournament open to children and adults of all ages and abilities. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Autism Speaks and The Autism Society to fund autism research, grant programs, and adult recreation activities. Medals are awarded to the top finishers in each age bracket. The cost to enter is $10, which gives you discounted club/ball rental, entry to the tournament, and one free raffle ticket!
–> Halloween Hootenanny
Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and learn to make your own spooky sounds, become a gross-ologist and face your fear of freaky foods. Activities for kids and adults make this fall celebration enchantingly fun for all. Complete all activity stations and receive a special prize!
For Ages All Ages Price Member Adult: $13/Member Child: $11 | Non-Member Adult: $15/Non-Member Child: $13 | Children ages 0–23 months: FREE
–> 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. This year’s festival will honor Frida Kahlo in conjunction with the autumn exhibit Diego & Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way.
–> Last Straw Fest
In its third year, Last 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.
Curated List from Do512 Family