HOUSTON — When the summer heat finally gives way to cooler weather in Houston, it's a great time to get outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather.
If you're looking for family-friendly fall events, there are plenty of festivals across the Greater Houston area!
From big cities to suburbs to small towns, we've put together a list of some of the best fall festivals coming up in October and November.
Bayou City Art Festival
The Bayou City Art Festival returns to downtown Houston on Oct. 8-9 with beautiful artwork by over 220 artists from across the country. Bring your appetite because they've added a new culinary art and tasting experience with some of Houston's top chefs.
There will also be some great live music as you enjoy the outdoor gallery and interactive art event.
The 50th annual festival takes place at Sam Houston Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Original Greek Festival
The popular event began Thursday and runs through Saturday for its 55th year.
Thursday, October 6
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Touted as the largest of its kind in the nation, you can soak up Greek culture with yummy homemade food prepared by the parishioners of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Wash it down with Greek wine or beer while you enjoy traditional dancing and music.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. If you go between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, it's free for all ages.
More than 35,000 Houstonians are expected to attend the three-day festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex at 3511 Yoakum Blvd near Montrose and the Museum District.
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Texas Renaissance Festival
Step back in time when you enter the magical kingdom north of Houston where you can embrace your inner knights and nobles, pirates and peasants or fairies and wenches.
Come early, stay late and wear comfy shoes because there's a lot to see and do at RenFest, including live performers, rides and games and shopping. Bring your appetite because decadent delights will tempt your taste buds at every corner.
Tickets range from $10 to $29, but children 12 and under are free on Sundays.
Katy Rice Festival
Katy is the place for the Rice Festival, which runs Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9 in the historic downtown area.
Friday, Oct. 7
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Parade at 9 a.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 9
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.
If you like art and live music, Celebration Seabrook is the place to be this Saturday, Oct. 8. The event at Meador Park also features the Ahoy Kids' Zone with rides, bounce houses, a beach and more.
Dozens of artists will be on hand so it's a great place to find unique gifts ahead of the holidays.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and it's free for all ages.
Dewberry Farms Fall Festival
Younger kids will be in hog heaven at the Dewberry Farms Fall Festival in Brookshire.
There's plenty to do to keep the kiddos busy all day, including farm animals, pig races and pony rides, along with carnival rides, a giant corn maze and much more!
It's underway now through Nov. 13. at FM 362 and Morrison Road.
There are a limited number of tickets available each day and you can buy them online here. They start at $19.95 on discount Fridays to $41.95 with discounts for seniors and large groups.
Fall Days and Corn Maze
They have a pumpkin patch, sunflower field and rides for kids of all ages. You can also get up close and personal with farm animals or watch pig races.
They're open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 6.
Admission is $21.95 and you need to buy your tickets in advance.
Froberg's Fall Festival
Along with a corn maze and pumpkin patch, you can test your skills with plastic duck races, an emoji cannon, paintball or friendly fire with Nerf Balls.
Berry Fun Land is a big playground that features swings, Fort Berry, Tire Mountain and a giant slide, just to name a few.
Admission is $12 but that doesn't include all of the activities. Kids 2 and under are free.
The festival is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Let the good times roll in downtown Conroe for the annual Cajun Catfish Festival the weekend of Oct. 14-16.
Enjoy live music, cajun food, carnival rides and games and more. Plus, where else can you see the Mr. and Miss Catfish Pageant?
Friday: 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: Noon to midnight
General admission tickets:$15 in advance; or $20 at the gate
Weekend pass: $30
Diwali Dussehra Festival
Constellation Field in Sugar Land will host what's billed as the "biggest and grandest 11th International Diwali Dussehra Festival on Oct. 15.
The festival of lights celebrates the victory of good over evil and light overcoming darkness.
The event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. will include a parade, fireworks and a Diwali bazaar, along with pony rides, clowns, a magic show and more for the kiddos.
Buy tickets in advance for $15 (buy one, get one free) or pay $20 at the gate.
Downtown Galveston is the place to be Oct. 21-22 for the 40th annual Island Octoberfest.
You can see live entertainment with music and traditional dancing on two stages. Fill up on authentic German food like Bratwurst and strudel and quench your thirst at the Bier Garten. German costumes are encouraged!
The free event is hosted by the First Lutheran Church of Galveston. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Bluegrass Fall Fest
Tap your toes to bluegrass tunes in Tomball at the annual Bluegrass Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Along with live music, enjoy carnival games, a pumpkin patch, festival foods, craft vendors and a kids' zone.
It's at the Tomball Depot Plaza on Elm Street and admission is free.
Texian Market Days
They'll highlight more than 150 years of Texas history with battle re-enactments, cowboys and cowgirls, cannons, pioneers and vintage vehicles. There will also be live entertainment, craft vendors and historic home tours.
Admission is $20 for ages 13-64 and $15 for kids 12 and under or seniors 65 and older. If you wear a historical costume, you get in for half price.
Celebrate Korean culture at Discovery Green in downtown Houston on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
You'll be treated to live music and performances, art, food and interactive games. Admission is free.
Head to Cypress to celebrate the wonders of nature on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Oak Meadow Park.
Nature Fest features renowned zookeeper and wildlife educator Jungle Jordan, along with the following entertainment and activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Variety of performances
- Kids’ inflatable zone
- Outdoor laser tag
- Face painting and balloon art
- Kids’ craft area
- Pony rides and petting zoo
- Nature exhibitors
- Roaming entertainment
- Food trucks
Admission is free, but a few activities will require a small fee. All proceeds will be donated to Cy-Hope, a local organization dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to every child in the Cy-Fair area.
Sienna Art Festival
Artists will display and sell their works of art and you can vibe on wine, food and music.
For the little ones, there's face painting, balloon art, sand art, a bubble zone and more.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Houston Filipino Street Festival
A festival celebrating Filipino culture is happening in Sugar Land on Oct. 22.
The Houston Filipino Street Festival celebrates Filipino culture and heritage through food, dance, live music, family-friendly activities and more.
Martin Nievera, "Concert King" of the Philippines, will be the special guest!
The event takes place at Constellation Field from noon to 7 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $17 online and at local authorized sellers in Houston. They will increase to $20 at the door on the day of the festival.
Children 7 and under are free.
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