Top 5 fall events in austin

Get ready to fall head over heels for Austin's autumn charm as we unveil the top 5 must-attend events that will make your season spooktacular and sweet! From the enchanting Boo at the Zoo to the delightful Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival, and the berrylicious fun at Sweet Berry Farm, we've got your fall festivities covered. Plus, don't miss the eerie elegance of the Halloween Carnival at the Neill Cochran House Museum and the bewitching brews at Boo & Brew. Autumn in Austin has never been so exciting!

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Location: 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736

Date & Hours: Oct 27 – Oct 28 | 5:45 PM – 9 PM

Tickets: $22


Step into a world of Halloween enchantment at our family-friendly Boo at the Zoo event! Join us on a spine-tingling adventure featuring a Haunted House, a Haunted Train Ride, and an uproarious animal show by our Education Department. Dress up in your spookiest costumes and prepare for a night of fun and frights.



With your ticket, gain entry to Boo at the Zoo starting at 5:45 pm. Delight in unlimited trips through our chilling Haunted House (line permitting), and get ready to be amazed by our frightfully fun animal showcase. Plus, your ticket secures a seat on our RESERVED TRAIN RIDE.

Please note, all guests ages 2 and above must have a ticket for entry. Don’t miss out on this memorable Halloween experience for the whole family!

Boo at the Zoo poster
Austin Zoo

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

Location: 419 Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX

Date & Hours: Sep 23 – Oct 29 |  10 AM – 7 PM (closed Tuesdays)

Tickets: $15


The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival, running from September 24th to October 31st at the esteemed Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead. This cherished Texas State Historical Landmark, gracing the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to 1854 and sits serenely on five acres shaded by majestic oaks. The scene is set for a family-friendly fall fiesta, boasting over 50 delightful games, activities, and attractions. Groove to live music courtesy of 100.1 Sun Radio, explore a courtyard marketplace offering family-focused treasures, and savor a delectable array of seasonal treats for all ages. Capture cherished memories against a backdrop of picturesque settings – a day not to be missed!

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival
Dripping Springs


Location: 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX, sweetberryfarm.com

Date & Hours: Sep 17 – Nov 6
Mon – Sat (closed on Wednesdays) 830 AM – 5:30 PM , Sun 11 AM – 5 PM

Tickets: FREE, activities are ticketed


Sweet Berry Farm offers an expansive 60-acre pumpkin patch featuring diverse pumpkin and gourd varieties. The Harvest Fun event beckons visitors with a delightful array of activities. Entry is free, with activities accessible via a ticket system. Highlights include hayrides, candy corn kid maze, Barnyard Maze, pumpkin painting, and more. Note, pets are not permitted.

A girl sitting on a pile of pumpkins

Halloween Carnival at the Neill Cochran House Museum

Location: 2310 San Gabriel St. Austin, Tx 78705

Date & Hours: Oct 29 | 11 AM – 3 PM

Tickets: free


Join the Halloween fun at the Neill-Cochran House Museum this October 29th from 11 AM to 3 PM! Kids can revel in Trunk-or-Treat, bounce around in a bouncy house, and embark on thrilling scavenger hunts. Plus, honor ancestors with Latinitas by crafting ofrendas for Día de los Muertos. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Don’t forget your costume or cozy autumn attire. The museum will also offer tours, and kids under 12 get in free. Ample free parking is available behind the Museum. Come celebrate Halloween with us in partnership with The Vine and Latinitas

Inflatable playhouse in front of Neill Cochran Museum
Neill Cochran House Museum

Boo & Brew

Location: The Arboretum Tent will be located at Amy’s Ice Cream

Date & Hours: Oct 28 | 4 PM – 6 PM

Price: Free


Join the Halloween festivities at the Arboretum! Guests are in for a spooktacular time with a Candy Crawl, live DJ, and tunes by Matt Creaton. Get your face painted, revel in balloon art, and sample drinks from top breweries. Explore vendor booths, a hay maze, and snap spooky selfies. Don’t forget to dress up for a chance to win gift cards from Arboretum retailers. It’s all happening at this free event – so mark your calendars!

Boo & Brew
Neill Cochran House Museum

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