Fall Fun in Austin

It’s almost Halloween! 

That means its time to break out the costumes and get the family together for a little bit of spooky old fashioned fun.

Whether this is baby’s first Halloween or you have older children that are old pros at Halloween adventuring, there’s plenty of fun events going on in the Austin area to celebrate the season.

Pumpkin Picking

If you haven’t gotten your annual pumpkin yet, look no further than a visit to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. Once you grab the perfect pumpkin, there’s plenty of activities at Sweet Berry for the whole family. Parents can take advantage of their creative photo ops and the kids will love the corn maze, jumping pillow, hayrides, face painting and more! For 25 cents you can feed some goats and watch them climb their own personal playground; a big favorite for the kids. When you visit, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the farm at one of their many picnic table areas. This is a fun spot to add to your list of fall family traditions, near Austin.

Boo at the Zoo Fundraiser

Halloween and the zoo doesn’t exactly go hand in hand. Think again!

Dress up and head over to the Austin Zoo for their annual Halloween fundraising event “Boo at the Zoo.” This unique animal experience can’t be missed, with Halloween decorations, haunted house, flashlight trails and the crowd’s favorite haunted train. Bring a packed lunch to munch on while you’re exploring the zoo, why not make some Halloween themed snacks for the occasion? The best part about this event is the cause! Proceeds from the ticket sales go to the care of the zoo’s animals.

Manor Ghost Town

If you’re looking for some spooky Texan fun you won’t want to miss the J. Lorraine Ghost Town.

This outdoor collection of western buildings where kids are encouraged to run around, explore and play. Enjoy live music, food and drinks and special events hosted at the Ghost Town. They have mazes for the Halloween season, movies and games to play. Need a trick or treating spot in the Austin area? J. Lorraine Ghost Town is having a big event special for little trick or treaters to safely collect their candy. Wear your best costumes and enter their contest to win some Halloween prizes!

Nightmare Before Christmas Orchestra Performance

Have a few music lovers at home?

The Long Center is hosting the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Disney in Concert performance of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. This Halloween/Christmas classic movie is playing on a huge projected screen while a live orchestra performs the entire score. The opportunity to hear this amazing soundtrack live is an electrifying experience that will delight the Halloween and music lovers in your family. This is the perfect way to kick off this year’s Halloween weekend. Don’t miss this incredible performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra on the evening of October 28th.

Attend one or catch them all!

There’s always something exciting to do around Austin and we are fortunate enough to have some of the country’s most unique destinations to visit with our families. 

So suit up in your scariest costumes and carve the spookiest pumpkin and get ready for Halloween Texas style!