Celebrate Fall in the Texas Hill Country!

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Celebrate Fall in the Texas Hill Country!

Autumn, a beloved season full of crisp temperatures, hot cider, campfires, and vivid foliage dotting the hilly landscape. There’s lots of autumnal fun to be had in the Dripping Springs area including seasonal activities like pumpkin patches, festivals and amazing outdoor adventures in the scenic Texas Hill Country.

Reasons to visit Dripping Springs this Fall:

It’s the Perfect Time to Explore the Great Outdoors!

Fall is the perfect time to soak in natural panoramas, as the various shades of orange, yellow, and reds only enhance the experience. Hiking, biking, birding, or just a casual walk at an area park are all possibilities in Dripping Springs during this time of the year. Popular scenic destinations in Dripping Springs like Hamilton Pool, Pedernales Falls State Park, and Westcave Preserve do require reservations and must be made online beforehand.

Parks & Nature

pumpkins in various shapes and sizes.


Dripping Springs Pumpkin Fest is a kids-focused, family-friendly event hosted at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, a beautiful, 5-acre rustic property with majestic Heritage Oak trees. Bring out the family and enjoy a wide range of fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Be sure to bring your camera, because there are plenty of photo ops all over the property. DSPF is taking place from September 25th - October 31st.

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Fest

Visit a winery

Celebrate Texas Wine Month in Dripping Springs this October. Enjoy an afternoon on a winery patio encompassed by the grape vines (which also will be changing colors!) surrounded by the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. The more than 12 wineries and tasting rooms, and the fall foliage provide the perfect backdrop for sipping a glass of fine Texas wine.

Dripping Springs Area Wineries


Dripping Springs is home to more than 30 restaurants, many of which offer outdoor seating. Dining in Dripping Springs is a treat for the senses where you can taste a variety of cuisines ranging from BBQ to Tex-Mex and upscale nouveau American. Add in a little live music and a great selection of craft beer, local wine, and original cocktails and you can have a memorable foodie fall in Dripping Springs.

Dripping Springs Restaurants

Attend a Fall event in Dripping Springs, TX

One of the most highly anticipated events taking place this fall is the 7th annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, October 15-17, 2021 in downtown Dripping Springs. The Festival offers music lovers the up-close and personal chance to see, hear and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep passion for the art of songwriting.

45+ extremely talented songwriters, coming from two countries and twelve states, will play “in-the-round”, Nashville-style, on seven intimate stages located at The Barber Shop, Mazama Coffee Co., Acopon Brewing, Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s on Mercer Street, Dog ‘N’ Bone and the courtyard at The Warehouse District. The majority of the stages are outdoor and open-air, and all are within a safe, easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic Districts of downtown Dripping Springs. The stages are sponsored by Estes Audiology, Crowdmouth, 6 String Ranch, Pilot Moon Films, Destination Dripping Springs, Sun Radio, Wedding Capital of Texas™, and Dripping with Taste Trail. The event co-sponsor this year is Dreamland.: DSSF

Check out some of the other fun fall events taking place in Dripping Springs, TX:

  • Foxtberfest - September 24th weekend, October 1st weekend and October 9th weekend at 12 Fox Beer Co - Food, beer, Polka! Join us at our 3rd Annual Foxtoberfest (Oktoberfest) Celebration! This year enjoy THREE weekends featuring themed fare from local food truck favorites along with live polka music, competitive games (Sat & Sun), seasonal snacks, and their special release of Foxtoberfest beer! Foxtoberfest
  • Octoberfest at Suds Monkey Brewing - September 25th - Come enjoy a day of fun with live music, fun competitions, stein painting with goats, vendors market, and Name That Tune Bingo. Fun for the whole family. Seasonal snacks, special souvenirs, and cool prizes! Suds Monkey Octoberfest
  • Hill Country Harvest Market - October 9-10th at Dripping Springs Ranch Park - The HCHM is back for the 9th annual show with a great selection of unique and unusual items! Harvest Market
  • Hill Country Rally for Kids Car Show - October 16th at Dreamland - Show off your car or motorcycle and compete in the Hill Country Rally for Kids Car Show! There are professional and kids judges with several entries! Car Show
  • 5K Beer Run - October 23rd at 12 Fox Brew Co - The course starts and finishes at 12 Fox Beer Co. in Dripping Springs. All runners receive a beer tasting with finisher glass, tech shirt and awesome awards! Register now to compete in the 12 Fox 5k Beer Run: Beer Run
There are many more fun and seasonal events taking place in Dripping Springs. Make sure to check out the event calendar on the Destination Dripping Springs website:
Event Calendar
As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/attraction, place of business is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, and tip well.
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