Praise the Lord for the rain and this “cooler” weather! I never would have thought 95 degrees would feel like a cool front, but after this Summer, I am going to bust out my shacket when we hit the 80’s! I.LOVE.Fall. I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, and Halloween (especially the candy, and ESPECIALLY Reese’s Pumpkins). I love how the days get shorter and the shadows get longer and the air seems crisp…er? More crisp? My family and I love to get out and celebrate all things Autumn in our hometown; this is how we do Fall in Round Rock.
One of our favorites is the pumpkin patch at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church on Palm Valley. It is just a great big pumpkin patch with a variety of shapes, types, and sizes of pumpkins for a decent price. Plus, they have adorable photo op areas.
The Round Rock Pumpkin Festival at Old Settlers Park is fun for the whole family! This runs from Oct 7th through the 29th and is only closed on Tuesdays; otherwise, they are open daily from 10am to 7pm. Part of the proceeds goes to Williamson County Animal Shelter.
We also LOVE Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, which is technically Georgetown, but not a bad drive from us. You can just go to the Pumpkin Patch and buy pumpkins or you can pay the Farm entrance fee that covers ALL of the adorable activities like petting zoo, ziplining, inflatable bouncing, pony riding and more.
If you’re like me, you are probably binge-watching Gilmore Girls and craving coffee all day! I love a good PSL from Starbucks, or the Autumn Moon from Summer Moon, but there are several local places in Round Rock that offer Fall Coffee flavors.
Paige’s Bakehouse is a beautiful bakery in downtown Round Rock that offers treats like chocolate “poison” apples (think Snow White, Evil Queen), pumpkin and pecan pie, and Chai lattes, pumpkin spice lattes and cookie butter lattes for Fall. Yum!Mi Mundo Coffeehouse and Roastery is another coffee place in downtown Round Rock that is locally owned and that offers delicious flavors such as AUTUMN DAYS (Apple, Caramel, Butter topped with Organic Cinnamon) and AUTUMN NIGHTS (Dark Chocolate, Orange, Cardamom) and they also offer PSL’s all year round!
With school being back in session, date nights are just easier to schedule, and it’s not dreadfully hot outside anymore. There are several fun places in Round Rock we love.
Hoot & Annie Craft cocktails: we love coming here for a fancy drink in a luxe lounge that reminds me of something from Hogwarts.
Jack Allen’s: we love sitting at the bar and ordering appetizers to share while watching the Longhorns play. Everything is delicious! I love their Twisted Cobb salad, too!
Flix Brewhouse: You can’t beat dinner and a movie! Plus they brew their own beer! I love the Nebulas Hazy IPA and my husband likes the Bishop Cider Painkiller when they have it.
We have yet to catch a show at Round Rock Amp, but when Snoop played there, we could hear the bass from our house, so that counts, right? We’re hip (hahaha)!
Fun Family Activities
Monster Mini-Golf: a glow in the dark, indoor putt-putt course with a cool arcade and laser tag! We had my daughter’s birthday party here one year and the kids had a blast! It is a little scary, complete with a giant, moving, talking ogre, so maybe keep little-bitty kids at home.
Warnock Court: there is a neighborhood nearby that really does Halloween (and Christmas) decorations every year! It is free to drive or walk through, but they do collect canned goods so bring a donation!
Bethpage Dr. Lights: another street in Round Rock that does awesome lawn decorations for the holidays!
Movie Night: Hocus Pocus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Curious George, A Halloween Boo Fest, Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, The Young Frankenstein, Disney Trick or Treat (1956), and Mickey’s House of Villains are some of my favorites! When else are you going to eat the whole bag of Halloween candy before Halloween? Hahaha! Some years we have set up the projector on our garage door and watched a movie outside with neighbors! Kids love this!
Events in Round Rock
October 6 and 7: The Round Rock Arts and Chalk Walk is a big, free festival with tons of vendors, artists, performers, musicians, food and drinks!
October 14, 7:30pm-8:50pm: Fall Fest at Prete Plaza; you and your family can enjoy a free concert with the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra!
October 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm: Trunk or Treat Halloween at Seton Medical Center Williamson located at 201 Seton Parkway. This event is for individuals with disabilities and their families!
October 21, 7:30pm: Bring a blanket or chairs to Yonders Point and enjoy a free outdoor screening of the classic vampire film, Nosferatu! The music soundtrack is played live by the Central Texas Philharmonic!
October 31, 9:00am: Fall Fun Festival; There will be a petting zoo, hayrides, snacks, and fun activities for all to enjoy! Bring a canned good to donate to the Round Rock Food Pantry.
Located at Old Settlers Park at 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665. Don’t forget to come in costume!
October 31: Hometown Halloween will take place in the afternoon; come in costume to Trick or Treat on Main Street!
November 10, 3:00pm-9:00pm: Veterans Day Celebration event at Yonders Point at Old Settlers Park.
November 11, 9:00am-4:00pm: Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show at the Clay Madsen Center; a free event but please bring a canned good to donate! Enjoy vendors and live music while you shop for the holidays!
We definitely do not attend ALL of these events, but I love that there is such a wide variety of fun things to do in our hometown in the Fall!