Fall is probably my second favorite time of year, but only because of all the fun things to do! Fall is the season of fairs, festivals, and pumpkins. Anything involving any of those is a must do in my book. Since this is our first fall season here, I sort of want to do everything, but there are only so many weekends! I have to remind myself we’ll be here for a while and I don’t have to shove everything in at once. These are the festivals I’m most excited about this year.
- 71st Annual Floresville Peanut Festival
Free admission, Food tickets $1, Beer tickets $1
Floresville is located about 20 miles southwest of San Antonio. There’s kiddie games, commercial and craft booths, and food of course.
- South Texas Maize
September 19-November 15
911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo, TX
Adults (3-64): $14.00+tax Seniors (65+): $10.00+tax Children 2 and under are free
Not you normal pumpkin patch. They are known for their 7 acre corn maze, also the Mattercorn, hayrides, farm animals, and more.
- Chalk It Up
Downtown Houston Street
Local artists will be on site creating chalk murals. Kids can also get in on the action. Also food trucks, live music, a photo booth, and performances.
- Texas Balloon Spectactular
Free admission, Parking $15
There will be tethered balloon rides, Kiddieland, Trick or Treating for the kids on Friday night, and vendors of course.
- 11th Annual Hoot and Harvest Festival
Mitchell Audubon Lake, 10750 Pleasanton Road, 78221
Enjoy hayrides, arts and crafts, bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, and games for kids.
- Pecan Fest
Every kid of pecan flavored food you could think of, a Beer and Wine Garden, and museum tours and evening ghost tours of the Magnolia Hotel and a cemetery.
- Texas Clay Festival
Over 60 clay artists and potters will be featured with the chance to watch items be made and buy till your hearts content.
- Harvest Moon Celebration
$10 Adults, Children Free
Located at the Muleshoe Farm and Ranch, a fun day of Halloween festivities including games, costume contests, and trick or treating.
New Braunfels, TX
Tickets on sale after Sept. 22
A celebration of German culture featuring food, music, dancing, carnival rides, and lots of food!
- Diwali San Antonio
November 14, 5-10 pm
418 Villita Street , San Antonio, TX 78205
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated Indian festivals which symbolizes the victory of good over evil.