These fall festivals in the Houston area scream “fall” 🍂
Houston – Fall is here, Houston!
We have paid our dues. We’ve survived another sweltering Texas summer. Now, the temperatures are dropping…well, from hellish to pleasantly hot, but regardless, the temperatures are dropping and autumnal bliss is within our reach (or as close to it as possible). So don’t waste it. Embrace the season in full force. Pull out your plaid, grab some pumpkins, and chase the fall vibes at these fall festivals in and around Houston.
Designated: Where to Find Pumpkin Patch in the Houston Area
Offers Dewberry Farm Autumn festival
when: September 16 – November. 12
where: Dewberry Farms, 7705 FM 362, Brookshire
“Bring the whole family to Dewberry Farms this fall Enjoy a day full of fun, pumpkins, great food and over 40 rides and attractions! At our Fall Festival, you can: Explore the Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkin paint! Follow a trail of glowing Jack-o-Lanterns inside the “Pumpkin Hollar!” Take photos of a life-sized Pumpkin House! Embark on the new Jumping’ Jacks ride! Meet our barnyard animals! Get lost in this eight-acre Houston Astros-themed corn maze! Stay late for our spooky evening event, BOOriffic Nights (no extra ticket needed!)”
Blessington Farms offers Pumpkin patch
when: September 23-November. 19
where: Blessington Farms, 510 Chisolm Trail, Wallis
“Come join us this fall for our annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is included in general admission and pumpkins are sold per pound. At the Pumpkin Patch you will find several unique types of pumpkins as well as over 25 photographs.”
Sugar Land offers Autumn festival
when: September 23
where: Sugar Land Town Square, 2700 Town Center Boulevard, Sugar Land
“Sugar Land Fall Fest is a celebration of all things fall, with live music, haircuts, face painting, an artisan market, fall photo backdrops, games, food, carnival games and more!”
Offers Froberg Farm Autumn festival
when: September 23-November. 5
where: Froberg Farm, 3601 Highway 6, Alvin
“Join us for the 10th Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival! Test your luck trying to find your way through the strategic corn maze, then come out to our flower garden and pick flowers for your loved ones! Plus, each of our attractions offers unique photo opportunities Or try any of the other popular Fall Festival attractions! These include: Plastic Duck Races, Emoji Cannon, Friendly Fire, Paintball Expo, Strawberry Express, Jumping Pillow, and Bee Coaster.
Houston Zoo offers Bo Zoo 2023
when: September 29 – October. 31
where: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston
“Celebrate fall festivities at the Zoo during Zoo Boo… Costumes are encouraged, and guests will have plenty of favorite things to try, including a visit to the carved pumpkins sponsored by Frost Bank and Giant Pumpkin and inflatable pumpkins. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel Between the lion and tiger exhibits, our creepy crawl tour, photo ops throughout the zoo, and so much more!
Advance Asia Society Mid-Autumn Festival 2023
when: September 30
where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmoor Boulevard, Houston
“Also known in many Asian countries as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival welcomes the autumn harvest and full moon. The Asia Society of Texas Mid-Autumn Festival features Taiwanese artists, photography, storytelling, and exciting art activities such as lantern making, paper cutting, and fake moon cakes .
Enchanted Gardens offers Pumpkin Palooza
when: October 7
where: Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359
“Come celebrate fall and the 2nd Annual Grand Opening of our Pumpkin House! The nursery will be filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and all of your favorite fall plants! Bring your cameras – there will be plenty of family photo opportunities this fall!”
Texas Renaissance Festival
when: October 7-November. 26
where: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission
“The excitement of the attack of knights competing on their mighty horses. She falls under the spell of the Jinn Court. Laugh and be amazed at the clowns, jugglers, acrobats and magicians who perform on stages throughout the village or watch in excitement as birds of prey soar through the air. Stay in the dark and enjoy the fire show and royal fireworks every festival evening!
Katie offers Katie Rice Harvest Festival
when: October 13-15
where: Historic Downtown Katy, 5718 2nd Street, Katy
“Bring the family and enjoy a full day of amazing craft vendors, live music, food trucks and so much more! There will be fun for the whole family, including a kids/teen area, craft beer, and an expanded food area.
Offers the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center ArBORetum
when: October 14
where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston
“Get your costumes and bring the kids together for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year! ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat nature trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!”
Grand Opera House Presents 1894 ArtOberFest
when: October 21-22
where: Post Office Street, between 21st and 23rd Streets in downtown Galveston
The 1894 Grand Opera House presents its 25th annual arts festival held in historic downtown Galveston.
First Lutheran Church of Galveston serves Oktoberfest Island
when: October 27-28
where: 2415 Winnie, Galveston
“The Island Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church and 24th and Winnie’s – in historic downtown Galveston – and is co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company. Applications are free. German costumes encouraged! This fun family weekend will include non-stop live entertainment with music The dance is in two stages.
George Ranch Historic Park offers… Autumn festival
when: November 24-25
where: George Ranch Historic Park, 10215 FM 762 Road, Richmond
“Get out to the park this Thanksgiving weekend for a fall festival, farm style! In addition to our regular tours, we’ll be making traditional pumpkin pie in our 1860s cast iron stove, and branding plates at a shepherd’s campfire Talking cows and turkeys in action at the farmhouse This is also your last chance to take some great family photos in the Pumpkin Round Up!
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