Fall Festivals in and Around Austin

Austin City Limits (ACL) has now wrapped up, but the Austin area still has a ton of fun activities scheduled for the month of October. Whether you have a family with small kids or are single and looking to hang out with friends there is bound to be at least one event coming up that will spark your interest. Here are some events that we think are worth checking out over the next couple of weeks.

Hutto Old Tyme Days October 16-17

If you have ever been to Hutto, you might have seen a couple of hippos around town. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great hippo escape. It’s true. A real live hippo escaped and made a day of it in the small town. Attend the event to learn more about how this crafty critter became the town mascot. Old Tyme Days is free to attend but offers many premium events such as a drive-in movie, carnival, and street dance that require tickets.

Chisholm Trail Days October 16-17

Get in touch with your inner cowboy at this event as you witness a real life cattle drive and shoot out, eat dinner prepared at the chuck wagon around a campfire, enjoy cowboy themed games for the little ones, and listen to music. Check out the website for a detailed list of times, events, and prices (most activities are free).

Texas Book Festival October 17-18

This free event takes place at the Texas State Capitol complex and offers book talks, author book signings, kids events, food, live music and much more. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the event that was begun by former First Lady Laura Bush. Check out the event website for a schedule of events

Leander Fall Festival October 17 & 24

Take a short drive up to Leander to support the fire department as they host this fun filled event. The event runs from 5:30 to 10:00 pm both Saturdays and includes live music, food, games, haunted house, silent auction, and vendor booths.

Hogeye Festival October 24

Head over to the Sausage Capital of Texas for this fun filled event. Elgin is just a short drive from downtown Austin. The free event includes pig themed activities for the whole family. Enjoy a carnival Thursday through Saturday in addition to a car show, parade, food, live music, and train rides. Visit the event website for a schedule and more details.

Dittmar’s Halloween Spooktacular October 24

This spooky event is hosted by Austin Parks and Recreation at the Dittmar Recreation Center and will include a haunted house, carnival, and movie in the park. The event is free and starts at 6:30 pm.

Austin Beer Week October 23-November 1

Are you a fan of craft beer? If you are head over to the event website to plot your course through the numerous offerings at many of the local breweries around Austin. There will be free tastings, tours, live music, a pig roast, and much more.

Austin Film Festival October 29-November 5

This event is filled with activities for the film enthusiast, young and old. Attend movie premiers, a conference, and parties. Check out the website for a list of events and to purchase your badge.

Austin Celtic Festival November 7-8

If you enjoy music and dancing, check out this event at Fiesta Gardens. The event is the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas and is internationally acclaimed for celebrating the authentic music of the Celtic people. Enjoy listening to music by international talent, watch Irish Step Dancing, Scottish County Dancing and participate in a Highland Games competition. There will be a competition for both adults and children. Browse the event website for more details about this unique Austin event.

We hope you are able to get outside and enjoy some of these upcoming Austin events. At 1st AC and Heating Services we enjoy supporting our Austin community. Remember to spend some quality time with your friends and family and enjoy the slightly cooler fall weather. Keep us in mind as the weather changes and you begin to switch over from cooling to heating. If any issues arise we are here to help. Give us a call today to schedule a check up on your home heating and cooling system.