7 - Lakehills
34th ANNUAL MEDINA LAKE CAJUN FESTIVAL...
“Home of the Great
Gumbo Cook-off.” Saturday, 11am to 10pm. Louisiana Cajun
bands, Great Gumbo Cook-off, authentic homemade Cajun foods,
arts & crafts, games and more. Lakehills Civic Center in
Bandera County, 25 miles from San Antonio. (830) 751-3130.
26–27 - Hallettsville
HALLETTSVILLE KOLACHE FEST...
a downtown parade, kolache presentation & eating contest, “42”
domino tournament, classic cars, bike show, arts & crafts,
Czech & German foods, live entertainment, biergarten,
children’s activities and more! Held at KC Hall. (361)
3–5 - Gonzales
56th ANNUAL “COME & TAKE IT”
anniversary of Texas Independence (Oct 2, 1835) kicks off with
a T-bone cookoff, flying chicken contest, chili/TX bean
cook-offs, carnival, eating contest, car show, battle
reenactment, run/walk, parade & historical programs. Live
music includes Adan Davila, Los at Boyz, Midnight River Choir,
Shiner Hobo Band & many more!
9–12 - Houston
36th ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA...
Houston’s Italian Cultural Center brings culture to life at
its weekend celebration of Italy! Enjoy music, homemade
Italian food and wine, pasta-eating contest, bocce ball and I
Madonnari competitions, wine tasting, grape stomp, kid’s
events, cooking demos, arts & crafts & more. University of St.
Thomas at Montrose Blvd.
10–12 - Conroe
25th ANNIVERSARY CONROE CAJUN CATFISH
Three days of fun, music & food! Music
on four stages includes Texas Music, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues &
Country. Also enjoy a carnival, children’s village with pony
rides, petting zoo, games & children’s stage. Come to the
Downtown Square for great festival foods—catfish, fried
alligator boudain, crawfish etouffee & more.
11 - Wharton
MONTEREY SQUARE WINE AND ARTS FAIR...
Sip, shop and stroll with us, 4pm-10pm in
Historic Downtown. Live Music —Wine Tastings—Artworks
Show—Great Food! 3pm-10pm. For more info: (979) 532-1862;
12 - Castroville
HERITAGE DAY AT MOYE RETREAT CENTER...
Sunday 11am-3pm. A day of celebration,
bar-b-que chicken plates, children’s activities including
games & pony rides, arts & crafts, silent auction and quilt
raffle. FREE live entertainment!
us - Facebook.com/MoyeCenter. (830) 931-2233.
10-18 - Angleton
BRAZORIA COUNTY FAIR...
Largest County Fair in Texas” features live-stock exhibits,
crafts, concerts, music, CPRA rodeo finals, contests, carnival
, foods & much more! Live entertainment on Oct 11 includes
Merle Haggard. Brazoria County Fairgrounds, Angleton TX 77515.
17-19 - San Antonio
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church hosts its
annual Greek festival with lively dancers, a colorful Greek
marketplace, tasty Greek wines and a variety of sumptuous
Greek dishes. For more information: (210) 735-5051.
18 - La Marque
Enjoy a BBQ cook-off,
arts/crafts, food, car show, children’s fishing tournament,
pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving & more. Don’t miss great live
musical entertainment, including Johnny Lee & The Urban Cowboy
Band, Shenandoah and Pee Wee Bowen Band. Held at Highland
Bayou Park. FREE. 8am-10pm. (409) 935-1408. (877) 986-8719.
24–25 - Pleasanton
49th ANNUAL COWBOY HOME-COMING...
arts/crafts, Queen coronation, dance & carnival. Saturday is
full with horseshoe & washer tournaments, TTTPA Tractor Pull,
downtown parade, goat & chicken roping, arts/crafts & BBQ
cook-off. Sat. evening includes huge bull ride and Boot Scoot
dancing. Held at Atascosa County Showbarn behind Chili’s.
24–25 - Galveston
33rd ISLAND OKTOBERFEST...
Galveston’s premier family
fall event featuring continuous live entertainment, kid’s
activities, authentic German food & libations, events by
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo volunteers, quality arts/crafts
& more. German costumes encouraged. No pets. Held on the
grounds & streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th &
Winnie. Free admission. (409) 762-8477.
25 - Seguin
PECAN FEST HERITAGE DAYS...
nuts! It’s one big party including the Pecan Bake-off, a Hat
Parade, turkey luncheon, Haunted House, ag & trade booths,
music, pumpkin patch, museum tours, quilt & pottery shows,
theatrical performances, bike ride, golf tournament & more.
800-580-7322 or (830) 401-0810.
25 - Richmond
31st ANNUAL TEXIAN MARKET DAYS…
Historical fun for the whole family!
Enjoy a Texas rich festival with hands-on history. Come twirl
a lasso with cowboys, learn Victorian etiquette, visit a Civil
War camp and battle reenactment, experience period
entertainment, and shop at food and craft vendors. 9am-5pm.
For more info:
or (281) 343-0218.
1 – Boerne
CHAMBER WILD GAME DINNER…
Discover exotic dishes including jalapeno-bacon-wrapped quail,
grilled bison sliders, fried alligator, whole roasted hog, elk
fajitas, crawfish pasta and more. Fabulous auction includes
African safaris, Argentina dove hunt, original artwork, guns.
Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. 5:30 to 10 p.m.
1 - Devine
54th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & AVOCADO SHOWCASE...
festivities include a 10am Fall Fest Parade, Avocado Cooking
Contest, Avocado Seed Spitting contest, arts/crafts/food
booths, Kid’s coloring contest, Scarecrow contest, and free
evening street dance. Great entertainment all day,
11:30-midnight, including Billy & the Bailouts, Chris Salinas,
and Jeremy Richards. For more details: (830) 663-2739.
1 - George West
26th ANNUAL GEORGE WEST STORYFEST...
“The Storytelling Capital of Texas”
presents tall tales, cowboy poetry, Texas State Liars’
Contest, classic car show, folklore & ghost stories, live
music, living history, arts/crafts, children’s activities, 5K
race & 1-mile fun walk at the Courthouse Square.
1 - San Felipe
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents a birthday
celebration for Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of Texas”.
Enjoy heritage programs, reenactments, entertainment and food.
9am-5pm. Call for more information: (979) 885-2181, (877)
1-2 - Houston
WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW ...The
30th Annual CAF Airshow features US Navy Blue Angels, MV-22
Osprey, US Navy “Fat Albert” C-130, Vietnam demos, Tora! Tora!
Tora!, F-86, Shockwave Jet Truck, skydiving, CAF & current
military demos/displays and much more! Ellington Airport. See
display ad for code to scan and see performers in action.
2 - Port Isabel
21st ANNUAL WORLD’S CHAMPION-SHIP SHRIMP
Awards in both professional and amateur divisions with
contestants from both sides of the border. Also in
conjunction, a Folk Art Festival & Mini Carnival with all
types of arts & crafts for sale & fun for all. (800) 527-6102.
8 - Angleton
AUSTIN TOWN HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT...
Celebrating the lives of those pioneers who settled Colonial
Texas. The fictitious “Austin Town” features inter-preters,
period craft demonstrators, sutlers, militia drill units,
historical reenactments, and period games. Presented by
Brazoria County Historical Museum. In its 18th year! (979)
30 - Hallettsville
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & PARADE ...
Saturday. An “elegantly awesome” lighting
extravaganza illuminates Lavaca County’s Courthouse and
features a Lighted Christmas Parade highlighting the
luminescent evening. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and browse
Market Days booths with arts/crafts & food. Also enjoy
Saturday & Sunday’s “live” Christmas Pageant. For more info:
or (361) 798-2662.
6–7 - Cypress
19th ANNUAL CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Held at Cy-Fair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, off Hwy 290.
Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 10am-4pm. 160 indoor exhibitor spaces
(10x10) at $120 and 20 outdoor spaces at $110. Contact Liz
Gilbreath at 281-513-6781 or Dione Pevehouse at 832-220-6011.
email@example.com, or visit