We may not have hit the cooler temperatures that traditionally come with fall, but that shouldn’t stop you from all of the fun things there are to do here in Austin!!
Here are 25 Things to Do in Central Texas this Fall (2013)
Austin Museum Day – September 22 – The Austin Museum Partnership hosts a day of free admission to over 40 participating institutions. Check out the details here.
Barton Hills Farm – Saturdays & Sundays September 28 – November 10 We went last year to this amazing farm and enjoyed racing through the HUGE corn maze, playing lawn games, and listening to live music.
Les Miserables at ZACH Theatre – September 25 – November 3 – Yes, the movie was good, but not as good as seeing & hearing Do You Hear the People Sing? live. Click here for tickets.
Breakfast at the Movies – Saturdays & Sundays – Flix Brewhouse up in Round Rock offers a breakfast menu for the first few movies of the day – what a fun way to start – PJs, Pancakes, and a fun flick!
Old Pecan Street Festival – September 28 & 29 – Head on out to the largest arts & crafts festival in Central Texas. Free admission, festival includes vendors, music, food, & fun.
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.
Sound & Cinema at the Long Center – October 2 – The last Sound & Cinema of the season is going to be totally tubular with an 80’s party featuring Top Gun Sing & Quote-along.
Round Rock Chalk Walk – October 4 & 5 – 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.
Sweetberry Farm – Daily except Wednesdays – One of our favorite Central Texas Farms, Sweetberry features pumpkins, corn mazes, farm animals, rides, flower-picking, and more.
Oktoberfest in Fredricksburg – October 4 – 6 – Chicken Dance down Main Street at Oktoberfest – Tons of family activities and lots of great food.
Boo at the Zoo – October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26 – 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!
“Superheroes” with the Austin Symphony – October 18 – What could be better than iconic pop music from your favorite superhero film & tv shows?? Hearing it live!
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures – Daily – Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Texas’ longest zip lines over the beautiful Lake Travis. The hike is scenic (and at times hard), but the hosts are funny and the views are amazing. Click here to learn more.
Texas Book Festival – October 26 & 27 A FREE family fun event featuring literary sessions, book signings, music, crafts, and more on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol.
New Braunfels’ WurstFest – November 1 – 10 – Enjoy the best sausage in Texas at this year’s WurstFest in New Braunfels, TX Fun for all ages!
Race at K1 Speed – Daily – Getting ready for Formula One in November? Test your ability to race at K1 Speed, Austin’s premier indoor karting experience.
Touch-A-Truck – November 2 – Bring the kids to see and “touch” over 30 different vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances. This annual event is held at Gorgeous Mille and benefits the Austin Children’s Shelter.
Austin Celtic Festival – November 2 & 3- Join this 18th annual festival for food, dance, sports, music and more!
Austin Insect Rodeo – November 9 – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum hosts an insect rodeo – yep, just like it sounds. And don’t forget, on the first Saturday of each month, they have FREE admission between 2-6 p.m.
iFly Austin – Daily – There is no better time to learn how to fly….feel the sensation of jumping out of an airplane, without the fear of jumping out of an airplane. Serious fun – here’s my experience.
Austin Chocolate Festival – November 16 & 17 – A festival completely dedicated to chocolate? Say no more! This event helps raise awareness & money for Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer and features competitions and vendors.
Homeslices’s Carnival O’ Pizza – November 16 – In honor of Homeslice’s birthday, this carnival is full of games, pizza-dough slinging contests, pizza eating contests, and lots of fun – all benefitting the Austin Bat Cave (a free writing program for kids).
Thundercloud Sub’s Turkey Trot – November 28 – 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.
- 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