Another summer has come and gone. And although we may lament the lazy summer days by the pool or reminisce about that adventurous family vacation, the approaching fall and the new school year bring a new and exciting flurry of activity to our households. However, just because summer is over, you can still escape the day-to-day routine via a local “stay-cation” here in Austin.
We are very lucky to call Austin home and although we take for granted all that Austin has to offer, we can also take advantage of sticking close to home and enjoying what others travel long distances to come see. Best thing is that we don’t have to pay for airfare and hotel accommodations as all these great things happening this fall are right here in our fair city.
Here are a few events that make fall a festive time to be in Austin.
Austin City Limits Music Festival, (9/30-10/2,10/7-10/9) Two weekends of over 200 bands descends upon Zilker Park for the much anticipated annual event. Not only is the music filled with enough variety for all ages to enjoy, there are really great food choices and an artist gallery full of aisles to peruse and purchase neato gifts or memorabilia that reminds you how great Austin is.
Austin Museum Day is Sunday, September 18, 2016. Enjoy FREE access and exhibits at Austin-area museums. Download Austin Museum Partnership App in both google play and itunes app store for access to museum information all year long, but especially to find out what fun and exciting things are taking place on Museum Day all around town at the Austin area museums.
Old Pecan Street Festival. The 36th Annual Old Pecan Street Festival is taking place on September 24-25. This festival has always felt like the gateway to fall in Austin. It is one of the longest running arts and crafts and music festivals in the state, and you don’t have to drive up I-35 to see Big Tex in order to get a funnel cake or kettle corn.
Barton Hills Farm is just a short drive out of Austin to Bastrop, where there is a Cornfield Maze, along with a wonderful pumpkin patch to get an early start on your fall gourd collections and early pumpkin patch photos with the kiddos. There is also Sweet Berry Farm (www.sweetberryfarm.com) near Marble Falls that has Harvest of Fall Fun scheduled. Both farms kick off their fall festivities September 24.