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Sabine County 

Rosevine/Gravelhill Benefit
Friday, October 20. Saturday, October 21
This event begins with a trail ride and continues with other activities in hopes of raising money for the local community. There will be live music, food, an auction, chicken bingo, dancing & lots of fun.

Sabine County Pioneer Day
Saturday, October 28, 2017
This event features the oldest standing log cabin in the state of Texas. There will be food, vendors, and exhibits showcasing the historical Gaines-Oliphint House. or

Scare on the Square
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Games, candy, and fun for kids of all ages. Located at the Sabine County Rodeo Arena.
Nightmare on Barber Street

Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, Tuesday October 31, 2017
11th Annual haunted house that features 300 ft of scares throughout, plus "Trail of Screams" throughout the woods. Admission is $6

Dripping Springs 

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
Oct 20-22
The 4th annual event will present more than 30 song-packed FREE shows a day with a variety of finely-crafted songs, the people and stories
behind them. Over 35 talented songwriters from as far away as Australia and Ireland will play “in-the-round".

Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau

Main Street Fright Fest
Oct 31st
No tricks, only treats when you spend Halloween on Main St! Join us for a fun safe community event!




Visit Plano

Plano International Festival
Experience the world in a single day! Join us in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park for the 13th annual Plano International Festival on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free, family-friendly event showcases over 100 global cultures.

Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style event hosted that celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you and your friends dancing in the street. Don't miss out on the Czech Stop's famous kolaches too!

Sugar Land

6th Annual Flying Saucer Beer Feast
October 28, 2017
Flying Saucer's 6th annual Beer Feast will feature over 50 breweries and 80 craft beers, all carefully selected by Saucer's resident beer gurus. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped one at time throughout the fest.

Halloween Town
City of Sugar Land's Halloween Town
October 29, 2017
The fun and frights of Halloween Town returns! Come dressed in your most boo-tiful costume and enjoy the various games and activities planned for the evening. Wear your most creative costume and enter the various Halloween Town’s costume contests!

iFest Live
November 4, 2017
Calling all world travelers! Get ready for exciting cultural performances and activities at iFest Live 2017. This international event celebrates the diversity of cultures within the community through performances, art, food and activities.


Brenham/Washington County 

Texas Arts & Music Festival 
Oct 20-22, 2017
Watch blank walls turn into works of art as 3 new murals are painted LIVE in Downtown Brenham. Live Music, artist village, food & drink, all weekend long!


Ghost Stories & Spooky Tales
Friday, October 13
Mansfield Public Library brings you Twice Upon a Time Storytellers presenting Ghost Stories & Spooky Tales at the Farr Best Theater.

Steven's Garden & Grill Concert Series: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Saturday, October 14
Ray Wylie Hubbard performs at Steven's Garden & Grill at 7:30pm as part of their 2017 Concert Series. Click to learn more and info on how to purchase tickets.

Intro to Fishing at Oliver Nature Park
Sunday, October 15
Join us for beginning fishing classes. We supply the equipment and the bait. This class is for ages 3-16. Preregistration is required.

Third Thursdays - Haunt the Block
Thursday, October 19
Enjoy Halloween-themed activities in historic downtown Mansfield including ghost tours, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, food trucks, local specials and more!

Historic Downtown Mansfield Ghost Tours
Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20
Join the Mansfield Historical Society on a haunted walk through Historic Downtown Mansfield. Hear ghost stories and learn the haunted history behind historic Mansfield buildings. Keep your eyes open and you may even catch a glimpse of a ghost!

The Addams Family Musical
Two week run beginning Thursday, October 19
Join us this October for an award-winning family musical full of love, laughter, and spooky kooky fun! The Addams Family performances will be held at the Farr Best Theater for two weeks.

Fall Mini Bio Blitz at Oliver Nature Park
Saturday, October 21
Calling all nature lovers! Come and help us document the organisms at Oliver Nature park. Bring your camera or smartphone and take pictures while you're here!

Fall Scavenger Hunt at Oliver Nature Park
Saturday, October 21
Come see Oliver Nature Park during fall to explore how nature changes and adapts to the season. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk with the purpose of searching, examining, learning, and checking off the unique fall finds on your scavenger hunt list.

Junior Anglers
Sunday, October 22
Junior Angler classes provide activities that introduce youth (ages 6+) to the life-long sport of fishing. The classes accentuate active learning by following a hands-on format.

Terrarium Workshop at Oliver Nature Park
Friday, October 27
Step by step instruction on how to get creative and put together your very own Halloween-themed mini ecosystem using succulents, cactus, and airplants.

Kayaking at Britton Park
Saturday, October 28
Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks along the creek on Joe Pool Lake.

Mansfield Farmers Market
Saturdays in October
Each Saturday 8:00 - 1:00. The last day of the season is Saturday, October 28.


AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals
The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals is the fastest race in Texas and is held at Texas Motorplex every year in Ennis, Texas.

Prestage Fan Fest
This family-friendly celebration of the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals allows fans to wander between NHRA pro and sportsman cars, and food trucks while enjoying live music.





Theatre Rocks! presents Night Comes Early
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 A fast-paced comedy about the calamity of small town theatre and its director, as they mount a production that is way beyond the abilities of the cast and crew.



Ennis Public Theatre presents The Addams Family
A musical comedy features The Addams Family in an original story. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Ennis Pink Power Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Get your tennis shoes, grab your family and friends, and be part of history as you walk in the 6th Annual Ennis Pink Power Breast Cancer Walk in Historic Downtown Ennis.




Music & Wine
Sugar Ridge Winery is proud to welcome back David Carr, Jr.
Come out and listen to the Sax man perform original tunes.




Live Professional Wrestling
Chavo Guerrero Jr., Taya Valkyrie, Moose, Ricky Reyes, VOW, and more wrestle LIVE in Ennis for a network taping!


Ennis Autumn Daze
A family friendly, outdoor event featuring pumpkin painting, face painting, corn pit for sensory play, trike corral, paddle boats, huge hay maze, shopping, food and live music by the energetic Chaz Marie Band!

BYOM Cookout at Sugar Ridge Winery
You bring the meat and we provide the grill, baked potatoes, salad, dinnerware, and seasonings at no charge. Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening of music and wine featuring Josh Jacaard.







Arsenic and Old Lace
This side-splitting dark comedy revolves around the two kind, sweet, elderly Brewster sisters who have developed a very bad habit – and their nephew’s wild attempts to deal with his insane family.





Monster Mash 5K Dash
An annual race through Historic Downtown Ennis in conjunction with the Farmers Market Season Finale. Wear your favorite costume and enjoy the fresh air, fresh produce, trick-or-treating, and live music!


Music & Wine at Sugar Ridge Winery
Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening of music & wine featuring karaoke with Rod and Amy Butler!






Downtown Georgetown Ghost Tours
Oct. 13-14 & 27-28
Ghosts on the Square Tours are hosted by the Williamson Museum. Tour times: 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. for both weekends. Tours held at 9 p.m. will be scarier than the earlier tours tours.

Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House
Oct. 13-14 & 20-21
Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House takes place at the Old Williamson County Jail at 312 Main Street, Georgetown. This rumored haunted jailhouse, which held prisoners from 1889 through 1990, has been featured on the show, “Ghost Hunters."

Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House
Oct. 13-14 & 20-21
The 6th Annual Cattleman’s Ball honors the Gattis Family, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center! Enjoy dinner with beer and wine then shop the auctions, play some poker and dance the night away while supporting The Williamson Museum.




"Wild, Wild West"
Join us as we celebrate the music inspired by the American West!
Not only our western frontier, but also the musical frontier.



Hill Country Swap Meet & Kerr County Market Days
Oct 14th 2017
Community garage sale, flea market, and trade days AND an indoor market for vendors of original handcrafted goods and artwork.

"Of Mice and Men"
Oct. 13th-28th 2017 F-Su
John Steinbeck's parable about what it means to be human.



3rd Annual Kerrville Chalk Foundation
Oct. 14th-15th 2017
The Festival presents both guest and local artists, youth, and the general public an opportunity for artistic expression and a venue to create chalk art.


18th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show
Oct 26th-Dec. 1st
A juried exhibit featuring the best furniture makers in Texas

38th Annual Kerr County Fair & Midway
Oct 26th - 29th 2017
Judged creative arts exhibits, 4-H prospect show, bull riding, carnival and midway, parade, dance, vendors, children's activities and more.

"Beginnings" - Chicago Tribute Band
Oct 27th 2017
a tribute to rock legends Chicago

Halloween Mystery Dinner
Oct 27-28 2017
An evening of dinner, mystery and fun hosted by a professional chief investigator.

Family Fright Night
Oct 31 2017
An evening of safe and traditional family fun. Trick or treating, costume contests, bounce houses, games and more

First Friday Wineshare
Nov 3 2017
A fun way to meet new or different wines, people and places. Please bring 1 bottle of wine per couple and your own wine glasses.

Oct 20-Nov 5 2017 F-SU
A comic musical by Dan Goggin


7th Annual Salvation Army Pumpkin Run 5K/10K & Harvest Festival
Oct 21 2017
5K/10K run/walk. Free kid's fun run, costume contest, music, awards, bounce houses, face painting, candy and more. Festival begins immediately after race.

Hill Country Swap Meet & Kerr County Market Days
Nov 4th 2017
Community garage sale, flea market, and trade days AND an indoor market for vendors of original handcrafted goods and artwork.

Alzafar Shrine Circus
Nov 6 2017
Enjoy astonishing performances, displays of awe-inspiring feats of athleticism, amazing animals, family fun and so much more.


Cullen's Pumkin Patch
September 21-October 26
Cullen's Pumpkin Patch is now open until Halloween. Come join us in our beautiful pumpkin patch for fall family fun! The greenhouses have turned into a sea of orange. We have small pumpkins medium pumpkins large pumpkins pie pumpkins

2017 3rd Annual Texas Whitetail Hunt for Women!
October 19 – October 22
ONLY $1500.00 for 1 Buck (score up to 130) plus 1 doe!!
Fishing and hunting for coyotes & hogs is FREE! $500 deposit will hold your spot with balance due by September 1, 2017 - non-refundable but fully transferrable to another woman!

The Oasis
October 21 at 9:00 PM - 12:45 AM
300 capacity, amazing live music, large dance floor, weekly karaoke, pool tables, open mic nights, adult beverage bars & so much more!



Costume Party @ The Oasis
October 28 at 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Costume Party. Plenty of prizes, and give always including annual best costume award.

Aaron Copeland
November 4 at 9:00 PM
Buy tickets and come see Aaron Copeland at the Oasis!





Junior Leadership Retreat
Nov 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Nov 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am
4-H Members in 3rd through 8th grade come to this retreat to learn more about leadership and other 4-H project areas. The Texas 4-H Council leads the educational sessions. This years dance theme is superheroes!

Sarah Peacock Band Concert
November 18 at 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Opening Acts: 6pm Haley Blanton, 6:30pm Bob Brewer (of AMP)! Also Jack-A-Don's FOOD TRUCK opens at 5pm! Y'all come!! Limited Seating!!

Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
PO Box 8665
Round Rock, TX  78683
Phone: 512-550-3464
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