26 - Hallettsville
HALLETTSVILLE KOLACHE FEST...
Enjoy 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 & more! Held at KC Hall.
26 - Lakehills
35th ANNUAL MEDINA LAKE CAJUN FESTIVAL...
“Home of the Great Gumbo Cook-off.” Saturday, 11am to 10pm.
Cajun and Zydeco bands on 2 stages, Great Gumbo Cook-off,
authentic homemade Cajun foods, arts and crafts, games and
more. Lakehills Civic Center in Bandera County, 25 miles from
8–11 - Houston
37th ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA...
The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston brings
culture to life at its weekend celebration of Italy! Enjoy
music, homemade Italian food and wine, pasta-eating contest,
bocce ball & I Madonnari competitions, wine tasting, grape
stomp, children’s events, arts/crafts, cooking demos & more.
University of St. Thomas at Montrose Blvd. For more info,
9–11 - Conroe
26th CONROE CAJUN CATFISH FESTIVAL ...
Enjoy three days of fun, music and food! Music on four stages
includes Texas Music, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Country. Also
enjoy a carnival, children’s village with pony rides, petting
zoo, games and children’s stage. Come to the Downtown Square
for great festival foods--catfish, boudain, crawfish etouffee,
fried alligator and more. (936) 539-6009.
11 - 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 and crafts, silent auction and quilt raffle. FREE live
entertainment! (830) 931-2233. Follow us at Facebook.com/
16-18 - San Antonio
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Greek
festival with lively dancers, a colorful Greek marketplace,
tasty Greek wines & a variety of sumptuous Greek dishes. For
more information: (210) 735-5051.
17 - La Marque
Festivities include a BBQ cook-off, arts and crafts,
children’s fishing tournament, pumpkin patch and more. Enjoy
great live musical entertainment, including The Bellamy
Brothers, Johnny Lee, and Pee Wee Bowen Band. Held at Highland
Bayou Park. FREE. 8:30am-10pm. For more info: (409) 935-1408
or (877) 986-8719.
17–18 - Houston
WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW...
The 31st Annual CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow features two
high performance jet teams; the U.S.A.F. Thunder-birds and the
Breitling Jet Demonstration team; also top tier civilian
performers and WWII battle reenactments, Kids Zone. A great
event for the entire family! Ellington Airport. (713)
266-4492. For tickets, visit
23–24 - Galveston
34th ISLAND OKTOBERFEST...
Galveston’s premier family fall event featuring continuous
live entertainment, authentic German food & libations, kid’s
activities—including events by Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
volunteers, quality arts/crafts, and more. German costumes
encouraged. No pets. Held on grounds & streets adjacent to
First Lutheran Church, 24th & Winnie. Free admission.
24 - Carrizo Springs
3rd ANNUAL CANCER WALK AND BBQ
Walk begins at 8am - $25.00 registration fee includes T-Shirt.
BBQ Cook-off for the title of Dimmit County Pit Master with
five categories. Entry fee for team of six is $150. Music
throughout the day, with main event head-liner Tejano legend
David Marez at 9pm. Held at Dimmit County Arena & Fairgrounds.
24–25 - Seguin
PECAN FEST HERITAGE DAYS...
nuts! It’s one big party including the wine & beer garden, Hat
Parade, music, pumpkin patch, museum and ghost tours, quilt &
pottery shows, bike ride, pecan pie contest, arts & crafts,
pecan treats, street dance, gunslingers, car show and more.
800-580-7322 or (830) 401-0810.
1 - Port Isabel
22nd WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP SHRIMP
Sunday. Awards in both professional & 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 and fun for all. (800)
7 - George West
27th 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.
7 - Angleton
AUSTIN TOWN HISTORICAL REENACTMENT...
Celebrating the lives of those pioneers who settled Colonial
Texas. The fictitious “Austin Town” features interpreters,
period craft demonstrators, sutlers, militia drill units,
historical reenactments, and period games. Presented by
Brazoria County Historical Museum. In its 19th year!
7 - San Felipe
The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents a
birthday celebration for Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of
Texas”. Enjoy heritage pro-grams, reenactments, entertainment
& food. 9am-5pm. Call for more information: (979) 885-2181,
and (877) 558-7245.
7 - Devine
55th FALL FESTIVAL & AVACADO SHOWCASE...
Wonderful hometown festivities include a 10am 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 with Billy & the Bailouts, Chris Salinas, Matt
Hawke, and Jeremy Richards. (830) 663-2739.
5–6 - Cypress
20th CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT
Held at the Cy-Fair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, off Hwy
290. Sat., Dec.
5th 9am-5pm and Sun, Dec. 6th 10am-4pm.
160 indoor exhibitor spaces (10x10) at $110 and 20
out-door spaces at $100.
Please visit vendor page at
5–6 - Cypress
CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW…
A wide array of original hand-crafted artworks. 11206 Telge
Road, off Hwy 290. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 160 indoor
exhibitor spaces (10x10) at $110 and 20 outdoor at $100.
Cy-Fair Exhibit Center.
5 & Dec 11–12 - Gonzales
PIONEER VILLAGE LIVING HISTORY
CENTER’S “STARS IN
Visit homes dressed in Christmas finery of yesteryear, watch
crafts-men demonstrate pioneer skills, taste good foods, and
listen to wonderful music. Gates open 6am-5pm. One mile north
of court-house on Business 183N. For additional information: