Fall Festivals and Events 2017

| October 1, 2017


By Melanie Saxton

Come out and celebrate the fall season with fun-filled excursions and diversions! Despite the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, many organizations are sponsoring events for charity, cultural exchanges, shopping, and Halloween celebrations. Whether you love a holiday shopping market, a foodie fest, a good fright or a gala, we’ve put together a directory of festive gatherings that may be a hop, skip or jump away from your home — but definitely worth the trek for the fare and wares! Some events are free; others require the purchase of tickets. Each event listing includes a website, so be sure to check for possible cancellations or any last-minute schedule changes before you hop in your car.


Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo

Wear your jeans and boots! The rodeo, attractions and entertainment will keep the whole family busy Sept. 29-Oct. 8 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds located at 4310 TX-36, Rosenberg.


Red Potato Market

Shop for vintage furniture, decor and clothing from more than 90 vendors from Oct. 19-22. This twice-a-year event is located at 9114 FM 1489 in Simonton.


34th Annual Texian Market Days

Experience 150 years of Texas history, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, food and crafts on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the George Ranch Historical Park located at 10215 FM 762 Rd., Richmond. georgeranch.org


Red Barn Music Festival

Enjoy Americana music by some of the best entertainers in Southeast Texas Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Red Potato Market located at 9114 Farm to Market 1489 in Simonton. The event is a fundraiser for Arts Fulsher.


Miss Ivy’s Spooktacular Halloween Party

Children of all ages are invited for spooky games, mysterious tricks and sweet treats on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2-8 p.m. at the Fort Bend Museum located at 500 Houston St., Richmond.


Katy Rice Harvest Festival

Bring the family to this 37th annual event and enjoy two full and festive days of rides, games, live entertainment, crafts, food, shopping and more on Oct. 14-15 in Historic Downtown Katy.


Hoe-Down At The Ranch

Kids and their four-legged friends will love trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, pet photos, music and a dog bone-shaped swimming pool on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at Waggin’ Tails Pet Ranch located at 7631 Katy Fulshear Rd.


Fulshear Scarecrow Festival

Experience West Houston’s biggest collection of scarecrows at the Annual Scarecrow Contest and Fall Celebration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear. Admission is free.


Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk For CAP

Join in a one-mile dog walk, a canine costume contest with big prizes, a pet expo, and pet adoptions on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8-11 a.m. at Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. The event benefits Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP.)


Home For The Holidays Gift Market

Shop for seasonal treasures at the 10th Anniversary Show Friday, Nov. 17 from 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Katy Merrell Center located at 6301 South Stadium Lane.


Celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo! Kids can come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume, and don’t forget the trick-or-treat bags! Fridays, Oct. 13, 20 & 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Bayou City Art Festival

Do you love arts, eats and entertainment? Then join the community Oct. 14-15 in downtown Houston at 901 Bagby St. and the surrounding areas of City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library, and Sam Houston Park.


Galveston Island Oktoberfest

This 36th annual fun family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two big stages and authentic German food and libations in historic downtown Galveston on Oct. 27 from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave G, and adjacent streets.


Texas Renaissance Festival

Journey back in time and enjoy old-world themed weekends for this 43rd annual event, Sept. 30-Nov. 26 including a special Oktoberfest celebration to kick off the festivities at 21778 Farm to Market 1774, Todd Mission. texrenfest.com

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