I love when fall comes to Central Texas! There are so many fun things to do in Austin this fall!
25 Things to Do in Austin this Fall: September
UT Football Game – September 2 – November 24 – UT football is great fun for the whole family – even if you just go down to tailgate and don’t even go into the game, it’s great fun. Here’s 10 Tips to going to a game with kids.
Austin Museum Day – September 17 – The Austin Museum Partnership hosts a day of free admission to over 40 participating institutions. Check out the details here.
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe – Saturdays & Sundays September 22 – February 9 – This classic tale is a must see for all ages! With just two actors and a lot of theatre magic, this classic tale comes to life on the Whisenhunt Stage at ZACH Theatre. Get tickets here.
Barton Hill Farm – Saturdays & Sundays September 23 – November 5 – We love Barton Hill Farms – this amazing farm has a HUGE corn maze, lawn games, food, and live music.
Old Pecan Street Festival – September 23 & 24 – Head on out to the largest arts & crafts festival in Central Texas. Free admission, festival includes vendors, music, food, & fun.
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert – September 23 & 24 – Bass Concert Hall presents the film concert series – fun for all ages!
Singing in the Rain – September 27 – October 29 – We can’t wait to see this film classic come to life onstage at the ZACH Theatre this fall! Click her for more details & tickets.
A Day Out with Thomas – September 29 – October 1 – Everyone’s favorite train is coming to Burnet for the weekend. Head on out to catch a ride….your little one will love it! Here’s our experience.
Spend an evening out in Walburg – Weekends – Have some schnitzel with your Spaten by celebrating Oktoberfest at Walburg’s gorgeous Biergarten. They have some pretty great music too.
25 Things to Do in Austin this Fall: October
Round Rock Chalk Walk – October 6 & 7 – The streets of downtown Round Rock are turned into an Italian street painting festival where everyone is encouraged to create a chalk drawing for free. Other activities, live music and food are offered at this annual event as well.
Boo at the Zoo – October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, & 28 – The Austin Zoo’s annual fundraiser features a unique way to see the animals – at night. They also have a haunted train ride that is way fun!
Oktoberfest in Fredricksburg – October 6, 7, & 8 – Chicken Dance down Main Street at Oktoberfest – Tons of family activities and lots of great food.
Austin City Limits – October 6-8 & October 13-15 – ACL is 2 weekends full of music and there’s plenty to do with the whole family. I have friends that take their kids each year!
Shopkins LIVE! – October 21 – Who’s a fan of Shopkins?? Make sure you catch this fun show at the Long Center.
Formula 1 USGP –October 20 – 22 – If you have a car fan in the house, this is THE race of the year to take them too. Check out all the other events that are a part of the fun at Circuit of the Americas.
Paw Patrol LIVE – October 28-29 – Another fun show for the little ones – if your kids love Paw Patrol, this is a fun show at the Long Center.
Sweetberry Farm – Daily except Wednesdays – One of our favorite Central Texas Farms, Sweetberry features pumpkins, corn mazes, farm animals, rides, flower-picking, and more.
25 Things to Do in Austin this Fall: November
New Braunfels’ WurstFest – November 3 – 12 – Enjoy the best sausage in Texas at this year’s WurstFest in New Braunfels, TX Fun for all ages!
Texas Book Festival – November 4 & 5 A FREE family fun event featuring literary sessions, book signings, music, crafts, and more on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. And if you have a teen, check out the Texas Teen Book Festival on October 7.
Disability Awareness Day & Dia de los Metros Concert – November 4 – The inaugural Disability Awareness Day is being marked with a Day of the Dead Concert that benefits EasterSeals of Central Texas.
Austin Celtic Festival – November 4 & 5 – Join this annual festival for food, dance, sports, music and more!
Chicken Storytime – November 9 – 18 – The Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this theatrical event for families of little ones (ages 2-4).
WWII Living History Reenactments – November 11 & 12– The Texas Military Forces Museum hosts actual combat reenactments, Close Assault 1944. They are fantastic and a great way to spend Veteran’s Day.
UT Star Parties – Wednesdays – Every Wednesday night while UT is in session the astronomy department sponsors free public star parties on the top roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall. Fridays & Saturdays Every Friday and Saturday while UT is in session the Department of Astronomy hosts free viewing on the Painter Hall Telescope.
Manor Ghost Town – Daily – Right on the edge of Manor sits a complete “Ghost Town” for you to explore. Check out their calendar of events for movies, concerts, dinner, and more.
Thundercloud Sub’s Turkey Trot – November 23 – Benefitting the Caritas of Austin, what better way to burn off that turkey and spend time with family than a fun run?? Click here to register.
Enjoy Austin in the Fall! – Daily – Now that the weather has cooled down a bit, take advantage of all the great outdoor fun we have – Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Climb to the top of Mt. Bonnell
- Enjoy a day at Zilker Park- Austin Nature & Science Center, ride the Zilker Zephyer, canoe around Town Lake
- Take a leisurely walk around the grounds of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Learn how to Geocache
- Do a Hill Country day trip out to Inks Lake State Park or Enchanted Rock
- Go back in time with an afternoon spent at Pioneer Farms
- Or go wayyyy back to the Prehistoric times at Dinosaur Park