There’s a lot to love about the fall — from pumpkin picking to sipping on spiced lattes and celebrating the spooky season. That’s why we’re uncovering all the must-see places to visit near you. Prepare yourselves because your social calendar is about to be booked up with everything from food festivals to farmers’ markets and more. Take a look below at what this fall season in Texas has in store.
When: Sunday, September 26 | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Calling all food lovers — the 3rd Annual South Houston Food Fest is back and it’s bigger than ever. Enjoy live music, food and drinks and be entered for a chance to win big. Not only will sponsors be handing out gift bags and providing guests with exclusive deals, but you’ll even have a chance to win a free vacation. A kids’ zone will be available for your little ones to enjoy, and even your pets can come along.
When: Saturday, October 2 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or you’re just looking to have a good time, Kemah’s Fall Beer Fest is an event that you won’t want to miss. Spend the day sampling over 72 craft beers, listening to live music and receiving some awesome free giveaways from vendors.
When: Saturday, October 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Now’s your time to stock up on all your fall favorites at the Autumn Harvest Farmers Market Festival in Cypress. Autumn squash, farm-fresh apples, peach ciders, Fredericksburg pecans and freshly baked goods are just some of the local delights you’ll be able to enjoy. With a variety of games and activities to play, music, a pumpkin-patch and more, it truly is the perfect fall excursion for the whole family.
When: Friday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Art, festive food, and entertainment — oh my! The Fright Night Fest in Houston has everything in store to keep all the members of your family happy and having a good time. There’s an interactive art zone where your little ones can play, a vendor market for you to find gifts for the fall and winter season, a stimulating art show for those 21+ with an open bar, live music and a haunted house for those who are brave enough to enter.
When: Friday, October 22 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 23 | 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Oktoberfest is back this year for its 9th annual installment, giving its attendees a taste of German and Texas culture over two fun-filled days. Known world-wide as a beer fest, this Houston event at Buffalo Bayou Park features games, contests and more. Enjoy some of the best live polka music in Texas, German and craft beers and award-winning food from King’s BierHaus.
When: Saturday, October 23 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gather your friends, family and furry companions together for Coastal Point’s very own Autumn Harvest at the community’s coast house and lawn. A live DJ will keep you grooving while you enjoy an afternoon of lawn games, face painting, and pumpkin picking. There will be a balloon artist, kids bungee jumper and local crafts. Fuel the fun with sweet treats provided by vendors and delicious specials from a variety of food trucks on site.
When: Saturday, November 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
An all ages event, the Houston Food Fest calls to those who have an appreciation for food. Featuring live music, drinks, and culinary favorites from over 70 vendors, this food truck festival will not disappoint. Invite your family and friends out for this full-day event and remember to bring your dancing shoes.
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