Things To Do In Austin Texas — October 2022

Marvel at these monstrously fun and music-filled things to do this month.

Marvel at these monstrously fun and music-filled things to do this month.

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October is coming up fast and there are plenty of things to do. If you’re ready for the weather to cool down a little, then you are sure to have a great time in Austin come October. The best things to do in Austin always happen in the fall, the city’s designated festival season, so make sure to mark your calendar for these legendary events.

House of Torment

September 10-November 5

The Travel Channel has voted this “The Scariest Haunted House in America. “Experience the world-famous House of Torment Haunted House, Austin’s legendary Halloween event. 

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

September 30-October 2

Celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with food and drink, a waltz and a yodel contest, music on four stages all weekend, artisans, and more.

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

October 1-November 6 (weekends)

Find out why Barton Hill Farms has been named the best pumpkin patch in Central Texas! Explore their 5-acre corn maze, family friendly activities, and live music in the Biergarten.

Field of Light

September 9-December 31

Witness an immersive exhibit that blends art, nature, and technology at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

September 24-October 31

Enjoy more than 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions at Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead.

Austin City Limits Festival

October 7-9 & 14-16

ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with 9 stages, 100+ performances — and best of all, two weekends.

3rd Annual Roughhouse Hogtoberfest

October 8

They are roasting a whole hog over the fire and serving up BBQ plates around 4 p.m. They’re also releasing a taproom favorite, Honeycrumb, a malty ale with rye bread and honey! Enjoy live music all day.

Austin Oktoberfest

October 8

Scholz Garten and the German Free School are both hosting festivals this year. 

Japanese Breakfast

October 15

Alternative pop band Japanese Breakfast will perform live at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater.

Highland Lakes Challenge

October 19-23

Named one of America’s top 100 open water swims, the Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge is a 5-day open water swimming stage race held in five separate lakes near Austin.

United States Grand Prix

October 21-23

Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when the 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix returns to Circuit of the Americas! The race weekend experience at COTA is packed with pulse-pounding racing action featuring the world’s fastest drivers, can’t-miss musical performances by global superstars, thrilling amusement rides, exquisite local cuisine, and more.

Center Street Trick-or-Treat

October 22

The City of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department invites you to Center Street Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 3 p.m. at Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park.

Halloween Children’s Concert

October 23

This exciting concert will feature frightfully fun symphonic music from John Williams and Danny Elfman. Your whole family is encouraged to dress up in costumes and attend!

Lizzo: The Special Tour

October 25

Continue this music-filled month by catching Lizzo in concert at The Moody Center!

Mother Mother at Stubb’s

October 26

Canadian indie rock band Mother Mother will perform live at Stubbs. The band shot to popularity after a TikTok trend.

Spooky Silent Disco Party

October 28

Enjoy a pre-Halloween party at The Belmont. Expect hundreds of party-goers decked out in their Halloween hotness singing, dancing, and drinking, with 3 DJs battling for your attention all-night long. 

Lucktoberfest 2022

October 28-November 6

Tanya Tucker, Orville Peck, Los Lobos, the Black Opry featuring Fantastic Negrito and more are set to lead the upcoming 10-day Lucktoberfest music celebration.

Austin Halloween Fireworks

October 31

Planet K puts on this event with face painting, live art exhibits, a memorial balloon release, vendor booths, community/charity booths, events for kids, a vintage car parade, and great food trucks. These all culminate into one of the biggest fireworks shows in Texas.

As originally published in Realty Austin.

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