Texas Hill Country Events Calendar – October 2017


With the Autumn Equinox looming, we’re wrapping up next month’s inaugural email newsletter! To give you a sneak preview of what’s inside, here’s a quick, curated rundown of noteworthy events in Texas Hill Country communities large and small. Follow the links, see what most strikes your fancy, and start planning.

What’s missing from the list below? Our favorite October festival along with our picks visual and performing arts picks! (To learn more, you’ll want to subscribe to the newsletter before September 30.)

October Calendar Highlights

October 6 – 8; 13 – 14:

Austin City Limits Music Festival The most anticipated fall festival in the Lone Star State is held over two weekends in beautiful Zilker Park.

October 7 & 8:

Kerr County Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games Grab your kilt and head to Ingram to celebrate Scottish heritage and history.

October 12 – 14:

Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival The good folks of Burnet are pulling together three festivals this year. Expect art, music, and Fort Croghan’s pioneer days activities. There’s a beer garden, wine tastings, and activities for the kids, too.

October 14:

Chalk It Up! San Antonio’s ArtPace puts on a heckuva show downtown with public chalk murals, food trucks, live music, and “Freestyle Zones” where families can let their “creative genius run wild.”

Second Saturday Gallery Trail The good folks of Wimberley open up their community center to welcome locals and out-of-towners. Expect good vibes and great art.

October 17:

October Magical History Tour: Herff Lands & Legacy Boerne’s Patrick Heath Public Library is hosting a morning tour at the old Herff farm, now home to the Farmers Market at Cibolo. (Note that the farmstead’s namesake, Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig von Herff, is a fascinating 19th century historic figure, especially with regard to his treatment of tuberculosis patients.)

October 21:

The Boho Market This Dallas-based “pop-up maker market” expands to San Antonio this fall with a show at The Alamo Beer Company beer garden. Expect artisans, artists, vintage good purveyors, and other creative types.

Oktoberfest at Anhalt Hall Did you know that the Germania Farmer Verein has been hosting get togethers at Anhalt near Spring Branch since 1875? This month they’re welcoming Justin Trevino and Ennis Czech Boys.

October 22:

Síclovía For a few precious hours, the YMCA turns San Antonio’s beloved Broadway into a safe place for people to romp and play.

October 28:

Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest We can think of no better way to toast the harvest than to raise a glass at Fredericksburg’s annual wine and food celebration.

Have a November or December event to suggest? Contact us.

See Also:

Hill Country Markets 2017