No matter how you spin it, spooky season is here. Find your inner ghosts and ghouls with a crisp roundup of fall happenings all over Houston.
The King has hereby summoned you to enter the Renaissance realm and visit the 16th Century English Village. It’s that time of year to bring old charm to the modern time, with Houston's 49th annual Renaissance Festival returning bigger and better than ever before. The festival is bringing eight weekends of themed celebrations kicking off with the Queen’s Birthday Celebration and renowned family-friendly entertainment. Grab a weekend ticket or stay at the campgrounds to experience knights jousting on their mighty steeds, a royal firework show and much more. 21778 Farm to Market 1774 Todd Misson
King's Oktoberfest Houston
Raise your steins; King's annual Oktoberfest is back and ready to celebrate German traditions and Texan flair. Savor the flavors of fall with its exclusive German beirs and authentic Oktoberfest food while surrounded by exciting competitions, German music from Alias Band, Off the Grid and much more. Join the festivities for a cultural experience to remember. 2044 E T C Jester Blvd.
Hocus Pocus POPS - Houston Symphony
The Houston Symphony is putting a spell on the city with their Hocus Pocus POPs concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. This concert brings all the excitement of Halloween, such as trick-or-treating, endless candy and festive costumes, with an added touch of enchanting entertainment and a symphony of shivers. Come together to enjoy classics like the Halloween Express, Golbin Parade and more, where magic awaits! The Woodlands Mitchell Pavillion
Froberg’s Farm Fall Festival
The celebration of the season is back and ready to bring the community together for some fall fun. Some of Froberg’s Farm Fall Festival attractions include a famous and strategic corn maze, flower picking garden, plastic duck race, paintball gallery, Strawberry Express, jumping pillow, Bee Coaster and more. As always, the annual pumpkin patch will be set up all season long for all ages to enjoy before popping into the bakery to grab a sweet treat to top off the visit. 3601 West Hwy 6., Alvin
P-6 Farms’ Fall Festival
No one does Texas fall fun quite like P-6 Farms. Their annual Fall Festival is the ultimate autumn destination for all things pumpkin picking, sunflower field strolling, mouthwatering fall bites that include a special homemade ice cream treat, iconic photo-ops and much more. For a combination of agricultural learning and good fashion family fun, check out their famous pig races. In this cherished tradition, P-6 Farm pigs sprint toward the finish line with all their hilarity and cuteness. 9963 Poole's Road, Montgomery
Dewberry Farm’s Fall Festival
Get ready to fall in love at the Dewberry Farm’s annual Fall Festival–a harvest of fun and flavor for the whole family to enjoy. The Fall Festival has 40 different attractions (think Jumping Jack’s Spinning Pumpkin, Ferris wheel, barnyard animals and more), renowned seasonal delights and a pumpkin patch you won’t want to miss. If you visit on Friday, stay past the sunset when LightMare begins equipped with a haunted corn maze, carving pumpkins and haunting appearances from a cast of horrible heroes. FM 362 & Morrison Road, Brookshire
Bayou City Art Festival
Discover the heart of Houston’s art scene at the iconic Bayou City Art Festival in downtown Houston. The festival will showcase work from over 300 artists in 19 different categories. This year's featured artist is Roanoke, Virginia-based painter and media collage artist Michelle McDowell Smith– her current work, Of Land and Sky ~ Whimsical and Free, will take center stage. Unleash your artistry and enjoy two days of art, music, food and culture in true Bayou City fashion. Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St.
Original Greek Festival
The flavors of Greece are taking over Houston for the fifth annual three-day Greek Festival. Experience a cultural journey through authentic music, food and dance. Some festival menu items include Spanakopita, a Spinach and Feta cheese rolled in filo, and Souvlaki, a seasoned and marinated beef sirloin cubes with onions prepared over burning coals. A must-see attraction includes the Catherdal tours, where you can step inside history and experience cultural and artistic heritage. 3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Eerie excitement awaits at the Haunted Drive, a multiple haunt driving attraction for all ages just outside Houston. Get ready for a spine-chilling experience where Halloween magic comes alive with the Micheal Meyers Challenge, Haunted Hayride, Haunted House and Haunted Maze. The Haunted Drive is a guaranteed unforgettable experience, leaving you with a newfound love of Halloween horror. 235 Chain-O-Lakes Resort, Suite Haunted Drive, Cleveland
Houston Zoo's Halloween fest returns with a roar promoting thrills and chills for a month-long event. From carving pumpkins to the spooktacular Scary-Go-Round and the Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly Halloween event. Costumes are encouraged as photo-ops will be stationed all around the zoo to capture a frightfully fun photo amongst the exhibits. 6200 Hermann Park Drive
Blast off to two weekends of space-inspired, spooky fun at the Space Center Houston. Immerse yourself in the wonders of space and prepare for an interstellar fright with the trick-or-treat candy stations, guest appearances from robots and astronauts, Galaxy Frights-themed kinetic lights, black hole inflatable maze and chilly treats from the limited-time Oktoberfest menu in The Food Lab. Don’t forget to unleash your imagination with some Halloween costume magic! 1601 E NASA Parkway
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