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Fall is here (although it might not feel like it quite yet), and with it comes a host of exciting fall events, cultural celebrations, patriotic parades, and more. Let’s explore the best of autumn’s offerings in our area!

And if you’re just here for the pumpkins,  you’ve come to the right place. Check out this map to view all the patches in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Bexar County

When: Saturday, October 7, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3505 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221
Cost: FREE

Experience Bibliofest at Bibliotech Public Library! Enjoy food trucks, music, games, prizes, and a FREE movie at dusk!

AccessAbility Fest at Hemisfair
When:  Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Cost: FREE 

Enjoy live music and activities and learn about local programs and services that promote independence and inclusion where people with disabilities live, learn, work, and play. Advanced registration is encouraged.

Monarch Butterfly And Pollinator Festival
When: Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 3700 N. St., Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the 8th Annual Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival, honoring the monarch butterfly, pollinators, and the vital ecosystem that supports them and us.

Farmers & Artisans Markets at Mission Marquee Plaza
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month through November from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78214
Cost: FREE

Offering free Yoga or Zumba, fresh local foods, handmade crafts, and unique products from local vendors, including food demos and more!

KLRN Kids Fall Festival, Mission Marquee
When: Saturday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78214
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the start of fall at the KLRN KIDS Fall Festival at Mission Marquee Plaza! This free community event offers family fun, games, and educational activities. Bring snacks, blankets, and chairs, and enjoy!

Fifth Hispanic Trails Cultural Festival
When: Sunday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio TX 78201
Cost: FREE

Experience the Fifth Hispanic Trails Cultural Festival—a vibrant celebration of 14 Latin-American nations through music, dance, cuisine, and crafts. Free entry. Family and pet-friendly.

Day Of The Dead San Antonio River Parade
When: Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 418 Villita St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Prices Vary

Experience the magic of Día de los Muertos as 25 adorned barges sail down the river, each showcasing a unique Day of the Dead figure. Explore the rich history, legends, and craftsmanship of this tradition. 

Dia de los Muertos at Hemisfair
When: Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free

Muertos Fest, San Antonio’s cherished cultural event, is back for its 11th year at Hemisfair. Join for a two-day, in-person festival to celebrate, remember, and experience the presence of loved ones.

DiwaliSA Festival of Lights Parade
When: Saturday, November 4, 4:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Where: 630 E. Nueva St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: FREE

Celebrate DiwaliSA’s 15th Anniversary at Hemisfair and Arneson River Theatre. Enjoy live entertainment, food, crafts, 2,000 floating diyas, a DJ, and a spectacular fireworks display! Join the Diwali celebration!

San Antonio Veterans Day Parade
When: Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: 501 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
Parade will kick off at Milam Park at 11:00 a.m. and will travel down historic Houston Street.
Cost: FREE

The U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association (USMVPA) proudly organizes the annual Veterans Day Parade, a heartfelt tribute honoring our veterans and their families. Join in lining the downtown streets and waving your American flag, showing your pride as you honor veterans, past and present.

2023 SA Veterans Day At Hemisfair
When: Saturday, November 11, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 630 E. Nueva St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: FREE

Celebrate Veterans Day at Hemisfair. Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and connect with veteran-friendly organizations.

Super Fun Saturday with H-E-B: Harvest Fest
When: Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: FREE

Experience a day of FREE family fun, including  delicious treats and engaging fall craft activities, as we welcome the holiday season!

Comal County

Garden Ridge Market Days – Halloween Festival & Market
When: Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Second Saturday of each month)
Where: 19185 FM 2252, Garden Ridge, TX 78266
Cost: FREE

Explore Garden Ridge Market Days in Garden Ridge with 150+ local vendors offering crafts and food. Enjoy free admission, live music, a dog costume contest, and kids’ activities.

Gruene Fall Harvest Festival Day Market
When: Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m.  5:00 p.m. (Second Saturday of each month)
Where: 1720 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost: FREE

Explore Gruene Lokal Marketplatz in historic Gruene featuring diverse local vendors and a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy shopping, local food, and Texas charm for a memorable day out.

Fall Into Art Festival
When: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 111 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost: FREE

Experience the 7th Annual Fall Into Art Festival with indoor and outdoor vendor booths showcasing painters, potters, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, sculptors, and more. Enjoy a kids’ pavilion, live music, performing arts, food trucks, and raffles while supporting local arts.

New Braunfels Bible Church Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 28, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 652 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the beauty of autumn at the Fall Festival, located at New Braunfels Bible Church in New Braunfels. Enjoy a bounce house, apple cider, games, treats, and a cakewalk for all ages. Mark your calendars for this memorable event.

New Braunfels Dia de los Muertos Festival
When: Saturday, October 28, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost: FREE

The New Braunfels Dia de los Muertos Festival is an annual community celebration in Downtown New Braunfels, featuring live music, dancing, food trucks, arts & crafts, and more. Join in honoring Hispanic culture with this family-friendly event.

When: Friday, November 3-12. Check website for hours.
Where: 120 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Cost: Check website for FREE admission hours. 

Experience a unique annual celebration blending German culture with Texas flair near the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Enjoy food, music, carnival rides, games, and Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment at Wurstfest.

Guadalupe County

C&C Stable’s Tack or Treat Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 21, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 12120 W. Schaefer Rd., Cibolo, TX 78108
Cost: Admission (parking $5)

Enjoy face painting, pony rides, hayrides, a costume contest for kids under 12, delicious food from local vendors, and a live DJ playing Halloween tunes. Don’t forget to bring your bags for free candy as you trick-or-treat through C&C Stables!

Pecan Fest
When: Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2950 Texas Hwy 123, Seguin, TX 78155
Cost: FREE

Experience Seguin’s Pecan Fest, a weekend-long celebration filled with food, history, and more. Explore this charming small Texas town and its vibrant festivities.

Dia de los Halloween
When: Saturday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: 225 N. Saunders St., Seguin, TX 78155
Cost: FREE

Experience the 3rd Annual Dia de los Halloween! This free family event will include trick-or-treating, live music, and a costume contest. Check back for more information!

Kendall County

Boerne Book Festival
When: Saturday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 100 North Main St., Boerne, TX 78006
Cost: FREE

The Boerne Book Festival embraces the world of literature, featuring author discussion panels, children’s activities, and much more.

The Cibolo Fall Fest
When: Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 33 Herff Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Cost: FREE

Enjoy hay rides, live music, and fall fun at Herff Farm! Admission is free, and the event spans the gardens and trails. Don’t miss the Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boerne BOO!
When: Saturday, October 21, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 451 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006
Cost: FREE

Experience Boerne Boo!, the City of Boerne’s annual Halloween festival filled with arts, crafts, trick-or-treating, games, music, and costume contests for kids, adults, and pets. Don’t miss it!

Harvest Festival – Antique Tractor Pull
When: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 102 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Cost: FREE

Experience Texas antique tractor pulling, with hayrides, music, food trucks, and more family fun. There will be music, food trucks, craft vendors, and family fun. Free admission.

Boerne Market Days
When: Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Where: 100 N. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006
Cost: FREE

Visit Boerne Market Days in Main Plaza, a monthly event with extra holiday dates in December. Enjoy outdoor shopping, live music, and explore nearby boutiques, galleries, and eateries for unique finds and a true Hill Country experience.

Medina County

St. Joseph’s Annual Octoberfest 2023
When: Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: 108 S. Washington Dr., Devine, TX 78016
Cost: $5 Entry Fee for 12 and older from 5:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Annual Octoberfest 2023 offers all-day live entertainment, BBQ plates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., children’s activities, cash bingo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a silent auction lasting to 11 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Medina County Food Show
When: Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 2003 Ave. K, Hondo, TX 78861
Cost: FREE

Wilson County

Floresville Peanut Festival
When: Tuesday, October 10 – Saturday, October 14
Where: 1430 3rd St., Floresville, TX 78114
Cost: FREE Grounds Admission & FREE Street Parking

Celebrate the Floresville Peanut Festival in historic downtown Floresville. Enjoy games, parades, live entertainment, and more at this outstanding outdoor event with free parking and admission to the Courthouse Square grounds.

Fall Festival at Helton Natural Park
When: Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 15662 FM 775, Floresville, TX 78114
Cost: FREE

The San Antonio River Authority is hosting a Fall Festival at Helton Nature Park! This free community event celebrates fall with hayrides, a petting zoo, a s’mores station, and more. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site, so come in costume and enjoy the festivities.

La Vernia UMC Annual Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 210 Bluebonnet, La Vernia, TX 78121
Cost: FREE

La Vernia United Methodist Church invites you to their annual Fall Fest! Dress up for Trunk or Treat, enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, food, music, and more. It’s a family-friendly celebration of fall!

Bandera County

Bandera Market Days
When: Saturday, Oct 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (first Saturday of every month)
Where: 500 Main St., Bandera, TX 78003
Cost: FREE

Bandera Market Days have returned! Come visit the first Saturday of each month, right in front of the County Courthouse, and shop local vendors. 

Bandera Farmers Market
When: Every Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 415 Main St., Bandera, TX 78003
Cost: Free

Shop local fare, including goat milk and beeswax soap, honey, local jams and jellies, sauces and mixes, sun-dried tomatoes, pickled vegetables, stewed tomatoes, handmade mustards, eggs, and more! 

Event details are subject to change. Please use the links provided to see the most up-to-date event information and details. 

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