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 - 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.
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