October Texas Hill Country Events
Texas Hill Country is known for it’s strong German Heritage. German’s arrived in Texas from 1830 to the early 1890’s and continued the Oktoberfest tradition. Oktoberfest started in Munich in 1810 to celebrate a royal wedding which included horse races. The horse races were such a hit that they continued for years to come and hence became Oktoberfest. Now the horse races are no more but that has not stopped the celebrating. Munich is having it’s 186th Oktoberfest this year and is the largest festival in the world. Texas does everything bigger and that includes Oktoberfest. We have the polka bands and dancing, the beer and wine, lots of delicious fried food, contests, prizes, and so much more..
Texas Craft Brewers Festival- Sept 28th
A very popular event held in Austin, this new gem makes it out of the Austin list to stand on it’s own.
A great reason to make a road trip to Fredericksburg even when you don’t feel like visiting a Vineyard.
Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest October 26th
And when you do feel like a glass of wine is needed there is a festival to help with that.
Texas Wine Month – All October
Texas Hill Country
Take a day trip just west of Austin into the Hill Country and venture onto the Texas Wine Trail. Throughout the month of October, many Austin-area vineyards will be celebrating with special events and tastings. Try top Texas wines direct from the makers while enjoying live music, food truck offerings, pairings and more (details dependent on date & location).
Texas Renaissance Festival Oct 5 – Dec 1
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363
Come out and experience the enchanted forest come to life with hundreds of different performances showcased daily! The Texas Renaissance Festival is the most acclaimed renaissance themed park in the US!
Gruene Music & Wine Festival – Oct 10 – 13
Gruene Historic District
Come and celebrate the 33rd Annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival! A four day celebration not only of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of Texas, German and New World wines, specialty beer, food and handcrafted items.
Texas Clay Festival Oct 26-27
Gruene Historical District
Texas Clay Festival is celebrating their 27th year! The festival features artwork that you can view or purchase from 60 Texas artists. It’s a great way to learn all the different methods of pottery making.
Johnson City Pig Roast – Oct 11-13
Annual event with Poker Run, Bike Show, and camping on the Pedernales River. Music on Friday and Saturday, BBQ on Saturday night and more.
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival Oct 11-13
Fredericksburg’s downtown Market Square
Lots of great wood and all the fest things that one would expect.
Blanco Texas Hold’em Poker – Oct 12
The big event of the year for Blanco. Texas Hold em, beer, wine, and live music.
Hogtoberfest Sept 28th
Hog wrestling, hog hunting, poker run, live music, dance, kids games.
Harvest Classic Rally – Oct 18-19
A popular event at the famous Luckenbach dance hall.
Oktoberfisch fly fishing festival – Oct 18-20
A camping and fly fishing on the Llano river just west of Fredericksburg. The Park is located on the river in a great location.
Bestfest – Oct 19
Specialty beer and sausage tasting. A cool festival the weekend before the Food and Wine Fest.