Fall is here! To help you take full advantage of this wonderful season, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Autumn festivities.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes. Head to these nearby farms for good old-fashioned harvest fun.
- Explore the five-acre corn maze and enjoy feeding the farm animals at Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop Saturdays 10am- 7 pm & Sundays 10-6 pm, through November 3rd.
- Pick your own pumpkins and gourds from the pumpkin patch at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11 am-5 pm. Closed Wednesday, through November 10th.
- Go for a hayride and meet the animals at the petting zoo at Georgetown Sweet Eats Fruit Farm. Fall Fest is from September 21 to November 3, 2019. Specific hours and event rates at this link.
October 30 and 31
Welcome to the Scare-tacular! Haunted hayride, petting zoo, hay-maze, a pumpkin patch and refreshments with kid-friendly and adult beverages. We’re throwing a haunted bash at Gingerland Austin with enough thrills and chills for the whole family. We’ll have all your freaky, fall vibes in one convenient location. Here’s a rundown of what to expect:
Haunted Hayride: Hop on the back of a tractor-pulled trailer and enjoy a relaxing ride under the Texas sky, just make sure you’re paying attention to what’s around the next turn
Petting Zoo: Pose for pics and pet these carrot-loving, friendly farm animals. Pumpkin Patch: Instagram influencers (and parents) eat your hearts out. The entire property will be loaded with fall-themed photo-ops.
Hay Maze: Equally fun for kids or adults. Adult and kid-friendly beverages. While this is a family-friendly event, there will be plenty of young (and not so young) adults celebrating as well. We’ll have beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverage options available for purchase.
Food: BBQ for purchase from Red White & Blue BBQ
Yard Games and General Merriment: Corn-hole, Giant Jenga & Connect Four, Tetherball, and more… This beautiful property is enough to warrant attending alone. Join us for a night of good fun and good people out on the ranch.
Cost: $30 per person, kids five and under are free (parking available for $10) Event from 5-11 pm with hayrides from 6-10 pm
15709 Richards Dr.
Del Valle, TX 78617
In and Around Dripping Springs
Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3
Family Business Beer Company Fall Fest
Join us November 1st thru the 3rd for specialty beer releases, live music, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more! The Austin Flea Market vendors will be onsite selling their amazing crafts on Saturday and Sunday. We are also collecting canned goods to benefit the Dripping Springs Food Bank. Bring in 5 canned goods and receive 10% off your total tab.
We’ll also be serving up our Dark Harvest Ale on both Saturday and Sunday. This specialty beer will be poured out of 120lb pumpkins filled with caramelized coconut sugar, dried cranberry candies, ginger, and spices. Specialty barrel-aged beers will be tapped starting Friday! We are a family-owned brewery on 15 acres just outside Austin in Dripping Springs. Come relax in the hill country and enjoy a wide variety of hand-crafted beers and one of Austin’s finest food trucks. Bring your family and come meet ours! We are kid-friendly and even have a special place they can call their own. Check our events page for updates on special gatherings and live music schedules.
Family Business Beer Company
19510 Hamilton Pool Road
Dripping Springs, TX, 78620
2019 Run by the Creek 5k and 10k
From Facebook: The prettiest 5K and 10K in Texas!! This is the 8th year for this great local event. This year each participant will receive a short-sleeve shirt AND a hat! The course is set on Creek Road, it is fast and rolls along Onion Creek.
The Dripping Springs Run By The Creek Race is made possible through The Dripping Springs Running Club (DSRC). DSRC was formed as a non-profit organization for the purpose of making contributions to local Dripping Springs non-profit organizations, public projects, and events. This year’s race proceeds will benefit local parks and provide funds to local organizations dedicated to promoting running and healthy lifestyles in our communities.
22nd Annual Empty Bowls Project
The Empty Bowls Project in Dripping Springs is a family-fun event where the community comes together to share a wonderful meal, live music, fellowship, and most importantly, support our neighbors in need. More than 30 restaurants from Dripping Springs and Austin prepare and donate dozens of soups that are each distinct and delicious. In addition to supporting Helping Hands, guests select the perfect bowl to take home. Over 1000 beautiful and unique hand-thrown and hand-painted bowls are created by local artists and potters.
Area citizens will come together on Sunday, November 3rd from 11 am to 3 pm at Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center to celebrate 22 years of hosting the annual Empty Bowls Project, a regional collaboration and fundraiser that helps fight hunger and food insecurity locally.
Co-sponsored by Dripping Springs Helping Hands and the City of Dripping Springs, the annual family fun event will raise a substantial amount of money to help feed the hungry. In exchange for a donation of only $25 per person at the door, patrons can choose a beautiful ceramic bowl and fill it with delicious soups and bread from 30 plus area restaurants. Live music will be provided by Alex Dormont, Madison Rodges, Braydon Zink, and Micah Wagner. New this year, Bell Springs Brewing Company, long known for its wine, has begun making beer and will serve free beer to guests to enjoy with their meal while listening to music. After enjoying a wonderful meal and delightful desserts, listening to live entertainment, and visiting with friends and neighbors, guests can take their one of a kind artisan bowl home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Good friends, great food, live music. Support for neighbors in need. Benefits Crisis Bread Basket.
Empty Bowls Project
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
Vintage Market Days of Greater Austin – “deck the Halls”
Join us for our Holiday shopping experience featuring the best vendors from Texas, as well as artisans from nearly 20 other states! Each vendor will feature their choice of true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and so much more!
Our food truck area will also feature some of the most delicious and delectable menus for you to enjoy!
We want what our customers want, and that is for you to come and enjoy your time with your friends and family in the comfort of our indoor shopping market.
Vintage Market Days
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
Dripping Springs at Mercer Street Dance Hall. Dinner and Swing Band! All Veterans and families are welcome to this free event. 5:00-8:00pm
Mercer Street Dance Hall
23490 Ranch Rd 12, Driftwood, TX 78619
Sponsored by Rotary Club, 512-858-2221