Mom guilt can come in hot if you feel like you’re not doing “enough” each season. Let’s be honest, a day at a pumpkin patch can cost upwards of a car payment and is just not a sustainable option EVERY weekend. Luckily, there is plenty of FREE Fall fun in Austin. Grab the family (it’s totally cool if you forget your wallet at home) and create new memories.

We’ll keep adding new events, so check back for more!

Home Depot Kids DIY Workshops-The first Saturday of each month-9am-12- A great time for your kiddos to work with their hands. A great way to spend part of your weekend learning from some of the best! Check your local store for details.

The Thinkery-Mueller- Every Sun from 3-5 p.m- The premiere kiddo’s museum in Austin opens the doors to the community for free EVERY Sunday. As you can imagine, it gets crowded quick. Book a time slot way in advance.┬á

Wimberley Market Days-Open 1st Saturday of each month Through December-7am-3pm-There’s so much to see at Wimberley Market Day that it’s hard to know where to begin. Of course there’s plenty of ground to cover with 19 acres of shopping opportunities. RAIN OR SHINE.

Pups and Pints-The Arboretum-September 13-5-7pm-Bring the family (and pups!) for a night out at The Arboretum. Enjoy live music, pet vendors, and beer samplings from local Austin breweries. The event is FREE but registration is recommended.

Pecan Street Festival Downtown- September 17 & 18- FREE One of the largest, and longest-running, arts, crafts and music festivals in the nation. Tons of vendors and live music all weekend long!  

Austin Museum Day- Various Museums- September 18-┬áEnjoy dozens of Austin Area Museums for free in a celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, science, and play! Check participating museums HERE. P.S. First Sunday at the Bullock means there’s free admission on the first Sun of every month!

Yonders Point Free at Old Settlers Park-September 23-6:30-8:30p-Acoustic night! Enjoy FREE food and refreshments, fun activities and more! More information COMING SOON!

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival-Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead- Community Monday-September 26-.┬áBring out the family and experience a full day of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for both children and adults. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities, so donÔÇÖt forget your cameras.

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival-Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead- Community Monday-October 3-.┬áBring out the family and experience a full day of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for both children and adults. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities, so donÔÇÖt forget your cameras.

Texas Pumpkinfest– Leander- Returns on Oct 8- FREE Admission on TUESDAYS. A Much Larger Venue With More Parking, More Room For The Pumpkin Patch, and Extra Space To Let The Kids Run Wild! Serving The Greater Austin Area With The Most Family-Fun Fall & Halloween Experience In Texas!

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival-Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead- Community Monday-October 17-.┬áBring out the family and experience a full day of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for both children and adults. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities, so donÔÇÖt forget your cameras.

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival-Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead- Community Monday-October 24-.┬áBring out the family and experience a full day of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for both children and adults. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities, so donÔÇÖt forget your cameras.

Texas Bookfest- Downtown-November 5-6- The 2022 Festival Weekend will take place at the State Capitol and surrounding streets. The Festival Weekend is free and open to the public, with 250+ authors of the yearÔÇÖs best books. The full author lineup will be announced in September, and the schedule will be released in October.

Waterloo Greenway Creek Show-Beginning at 9th Street- November 11-20. Reserve free tickets in advance. Each year, Creek Show commissions site-specific work by Austin-based architects, landscape architects, artists, and designers, chosen through a public Call for Ideas hosted in collaboration with AIA Austin. Artists explore different themes related to Waterloo Greenway that range from history to hydrology and beyond.

Photo Credit :: Noelle Westcott Photography

 

 

 

 

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