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Guide to Halloween Weekend in Austin

Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31

  • Pleasant Hill: Way down south bar Little Darlin’ is going all out for Halloween. Friday is dedicated to a superhero and villain costume party and contest, Sunday’s brunch time and carving pumpkins, and themed movies will be screened on Monday.
  • Downtown: W’s Trace is offering a themed menu centered around Dia de los Muertos. Additionally, on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, there will be a free tequila tasting, as well as a flower crown and face painting stations.
  • There are also many Trunk-or-Treats and Haunted House attractions in town.

Friday, October 28

  • Cherrywood: It happens to be El Chile’s 13th anniversary appropriately enough, so it’s celebrating with a party starting at 6 p.m. Find margarita specials, free appetizers, and another costume contest at the Manor Road location.
  • Halloween Hootenanny: The Thinkery in Austin will be holding its Halloween family night on October 28th. Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and make your own spooky sounds, become a gross-ologist and face your fear of freaky foods. Activities for kids and adults make this fall celebration spellbindingly fun for all. Complete all activity stations and receive a prize! And as a bonus, Hat Creek Burger Co. will be there giving out free burgers! The evening’s spooktastic line up includes so many features and promises frightful fun for all.
  • Campus: It’s an ’80s themed Halloween party with Lick Ice Creams’
  • Natural Grocers is holding their Spooktacular October 28th, at Natural Grocers, 3901 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 7875. All you ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses BEWARE! Enter at your own risk for a screaming good time.
  • anniversary bash at Spider House. Free ice cream inspired by 1980s pop culture will be served from pastry rock chefs like Amanda Rockman, Kendall Melton, and others, plus themed drinks, and era-appropriate costume contest. Tickets are $10, and it runs from 9pm to 2am

Saturday, October 29

  • Halloween Ball benefitting The Texas Firewalkers: Come party with Austin Social Affair at THE BEST HALLOWEEN EVENT IN AUSTIN! ASA’s 5th Annual Halloween Ball on October 29th is at Vintage Innovations from 9pm to 2am. This spooktacular event will include disco vibes, hauntingly intriguing entertainment, dance performances, photo booth, psychic readings, casino lounge, a VIP Lounge, food trucks, sweet treats, costume contest, shuttle service and more!
  • East 6th: Arm up with drinks for Whisler’s Hallway of Horrors, which will include what it teases “tricks and treats,” plus whatever “60 seconds of terror” could entail, from 4pm to 2am
  • East 6th: Liberty’s costume contest is presidentially-themed, so be prepared for a lot of overly-orange faces and pantsuits. Free beer will be available from 11 p.m. (1618 E 6th Street)
  • South Congress: Over at Hotel San Jose, the party is dedicated to country divas with a costume contest, dance party, and strawberry wine from 8pm to midnight.
  • Rainey Street: As part of Banger’s Odell Brewing Company’s beer takeover, the sausage house is hosting a costume contest, which begins at 8 p.m. Beers will be poured from 2 to 11 p.m.
  • South Lamar: For Backbeat first Halloween, the South Lamar cocktail bar will throwing a costume contest and special drinks from 9pm until closed. The “Fernet Fairy” is the host, so you can guess what kind of drinks will be made.
  • Downtown: Making use of its movie projector, Roosevelt Room is screening horror movies all evening long, which goes well for the bar’s large format drink served in a glass skull, The Black Pearl, available for half-price for the evening.
  • East 6th: Tamale House is hosting a Day of the Dead party with costumes and dancing encouraged.

Sunday, October 30

  • Austin Halloween Costume Ball 2016 is one of the biggest and best halloween parties in Austin.  With 7 rooms, blacklight madness, and catering for VIP ticket holders, this treat-or-trick costume ball is an exclusive event.
  • East Side: For something different, Austin Daily Press is hosting a three-course Halloween-themed meal, paired with beers from Hops & Grain from 1 to 3 p.m. This means funnily-named fall dishes like the Kale Cobwebs with chili cocoa vinaigrette and Jack-o-Lantern with pumpkin custard brioche. Tickets are $26.38.
  • Rock Rose: Nightclub Rose Room is hosting a costume party with ambience (think lights and fog machine).

Monday, October 31

  • East Side: Hops & Grain’s annual Halloween party is back again with beer, costume contests, and general festivities from 7 to 10 p.m.
  • West Austin: It’s dessert and a show over at Chez Zee with a tribute to writer Edgar Allen Poe in the form of dramatic theater. The $25 ticket includes the show, access to the dessert bar, and coffee. For drinks, the “Raventini” bar will whip up cocktails. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. (5406 Balcones Drive)
  • Mueller: Contigo’s Halloween is for the kids, with a costume contest for children twelve years old and younger starting at 6 p.m. (to compete, arrive before 6 p.m.). Yes, the outdoors restaurant will hand out candy to passing trick or treaters.
  • Downtown: For Halloween, Small Victory is pouring creepily-themed cocktails (Corpse Reviver No. 2, Shrunken Skull, El Diablo, Zombie, and Satan Cocktail) for $6.66. Be warned: only two per guest will be served. Plus, candy, all from 5pm to 2am

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Austin Fall Festivals

There’s no place that celebrates Fall quite like Austin. From endless parties on 6th Street for Halloween, to celebrations and festivals before and after Halloween, there’s something to do for people of all ages in the city.

To simplify deciding where you should go, we’ve listed some of the best activities and pumpkin patches to visit. Get your costume ready, carve your jack-o-lantern and get ready for a week to remember.

Austin Fall Festival

Pumpkin Patches

It’s that time of year again, folks. Leaves have changed color, temperatures are cooler, and everyone’s favorite pumpkin patches are busy.

Pumpkin patches abound in Texas, but it’s always cool to find a new one nearby. Feel free to explore the many Pumpkin Patches in Downtown Austin and the surrounding area. Our top pick is over at Tarrytown United Methodist Church at 2601 Exposition Blvd. Come on down this weekend for pumpkin patch fun for all ages. Enjoy pumpkin picking, Austinites!

Halloween Festivities & Halloween-inspired Eats

With so many fun events going on during this Halloween weekend, we have sorting things out by date to give you the best options for planning a fun weekend.

Camp BrewHaHa Halloweekend – A Haunted Adult Sleepover Camp

The camp will once again be themed around Halloween, with a special Camp Halloweekend from Oct 28 – 30. The all-inclusive Adult Summer Camp party from the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, has Music, Movies and Mayhem at an actual summer camp just outside of Austin, TX. Friday movies are wilderness horror themed, and Saturday night are Halloween favorites. There are all sorts of activities scheduled throughout the day!. Bands include Magnifico, Icing Video, and DJ sets both Friday and Saturday night by King Ding.

6th Street Halloween

6th Street Halloween in Austin is the famous Halloween event in the city. Over 100,000 people dress up in costume and visit the bars on the buzzing street. Several streets will be closed to traffic so those in costume can safely wander the area from bar to bar. This is a huge event that attracts more and more people each year. If you want to see some unique costumes and meet a variety of people, this is the Halloween event for you.

Texas Halloween Fireworks Dia De Los Muertos

This Halloween, October 31st, Planet K is putting on their annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) fireworks display at Krieg Fields: 517 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78741. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM at the Krieg Baseball Fields. Bring a blanket and a camera! Admission is FREE.

Fall Festivals

Austin Beer Week 2016 starts today and goes all week! Join the Official Kick-Off Party at @Craft Pride. Tapping over 20 special releases & special bottles from the cellar, it will be the taste of the town. Live music starts at 7 and the Official ABW Toast at 7:30. Get there early and have a glass ready to raise! Information on Austin Beer Week is here for you.

The Austin Celtic Festival and Austin Book Festival will be coming in early November as well to round out Fall Festivals in Austin. We hope you are enjoying a an Autumn full of pumpkin patch excursions, fall festivals, and Halloween spirit in Austin!