It might not always feel like it, but the season is changing, and fall is already in full swing. With winter just around the corner, soaking up all the autumnal glory to the best of your ability should be at the top of your to-do list. Starting with Halloween weekend and stretching almost to December, there are fall festivals all over Texas where you can enjoy seasonally appropriate fun and merriment with friends and family. No matter which part of the state you’re in, there’s likely to be a Zipps Liquor and a fall festival nearby. Get your calendars ready because here come some of the most exciting fall festivals in Texas this season.
Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30, 2021
Freaky Deaky Festival 2021 at the Houston Raceway
2525 FM 565, Baytown, TX 77523
You and your adult friends can enjoy live dance music and camping over the spooky weekend in Baytown. At what promoters are referring to as the Civic Center and Freaky Town, all guests can customize totems and participate in silent discos when they’re not enjoying live music from a massive lineup of artists. You can snoop around in fall scavenger hunts, watch live painting, and play yard games to satiate all your autumnal desires.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
The R.O.C.K.’S Fall Festival
9321 Edgebrook Drive, Houston, Texas 77075
For a more family-friendly Halloween event, the Rock HQ Church Center sponsors an annual fall festival for kids and youth of all ages and their families. Activities include a safe trunk or treating for kids to display costumes and get plenty of candy without going door to door. The Rock Center encourages families to stay safe by joining their fall festival to play basketball and enjoy fall games and activities from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Halloween Eve. For the extra confident children, there is a costume contest for each age group.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Dia de los Muertos Nacogdoches in the Downtown Square
1112 North Street and 200 E Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Celebrate a Nacogdoches tradition that is put on by the local library year after year. This family-friendly event features a huge block party that spans the square and all through downtown. Vendors and a wide variety of food and drink are available for event-goers. Music and dance, both traditional and modern, add to this event, and participants can compete in dance contests and most accurate cultural wear. Celebrate this colorful cultural event from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Nacogdoches.
Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead 5K
411 N Mound Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
While you’re in Nacogdoches, you can finish the evening and maybe burn off some of those sopa calories by participating in the 5k that runs from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm the same evening. You will have to leave the street party a little early, but the race is for a good cause. Register for the race here before November 5 and get a five-dollar discount.
Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14, 2021
Annual Martyn Family Farm Harvest Fall Festival
Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Boulevard, Pasadena, TX 77507
The Armand Bayou Fall Fest is usually not complete without live music and specifically dulcimers. However, due to a few pandemic safety restrictions, the Armand Nature Center is planning a Fall Farm Days festival this year instead. There won’t be music, but there will be a farm experience. For the price of annual admission, families can enjoy activities that Texas pioneers would have participated in during their daily lives. You and your family can experience hands-on learning about:
- Butter churning
- Candle making
- Pioneer cooking
- Spinning wheels
- Early Texas farm life
Saturday, November 13, 2021
3rd Annual Canna-Fest at Spindletap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road, Houston, TX 77016
Nothing says fall like the smell of burning leaves. The third annual Canna-Fest is a self-proclaimed celebration of cannabis culture and the people who create and support it. Canna-Fest is a one-day event that includes more than 75 market vendors, live music, special beer releases, and tap sets by the brewery host. You and your adult friends can partake in this pop-up cannabis market and learn more about the growing and changing cannabis culture.
Saturday, November 20 – Sunday, November 21
Big Top Shopping Festival at Heritage Place Park
500 Metcalf Street Conroe, TX 77301
For a fall to winter crossover market, Big Top Entertainment has its festival on lockdown. An outdoor market that lasts from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily caters to both the early birds and those who like to leisurely make their way to shopping events when they get around to it. This event, however, isn’t just about shopping. Lasso the kids and grab your partner because you all can enjoy more than 300 vendors with a vast selection of food and a dedicated kid’s play area. Boutique and more oversized furniture items are also available at this event for niche shoppers. Big Top Entertainment has a list of events that span from now through the holidays.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Galveston Art Walk in Downtown
2127 Strand Street Galveston, TX 77550
The Galveston Arts Center holds an art walk every six to eight weeks, event depending, for the general public to explore art spaces in the downtown Galveston area. Participants begin at the center with an interactive map and have the option to experience downtown studios, galleries, businesses, and nonprofits that support and contribute to the arts in Galveston. The art walk is accessible to all participants and has stops that include food and drink for purchase. Be sure to check with individual art spaces for masking and social distancing policies in addition to opening and closing times.
Whether you just finished the 5k at the Nacogdoches Dia de los Muertos Festival, or you’re looking for a way to wind down the evening after your Galveston art walk, Zipps Liquor has a store location near you. Make the most of the fall season with the large selection and competitive pricing on quality beer, wine, and spirits at Zipps Liquor.