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Fall Festivals & Events in Dripping Springs, TX

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Happy fall, y'all! While the cooler temps are taking their sweet time to get here, we still firmly believe that Autumn is hands down the most amazing time of the year in the Texas Hill Country. The trees are changing colors, the scent of pumpkin spice is literally everywhere and fall themed festivals and events in Dripping Springs, TX are happening every weekend. If you're looking for things to do in Dripping Springs this fall, we've got all the events right here!

Beginning this weekend, fall fun will be in full swing! Check out all the amazing events in and around Dripping Springs and Driftwood and let us know if we missed any of your favorite fall fests!

Dripping with Taste Passport - OCTOBER 1- 31

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The Dripping with Taste Passport is a self-guided event taking place October 1-31 in the scenic Dripping Springs area. With the purchase of a Passport, receive one complimentary tasting (determined by each establishment) at all 25 participating wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

With your Dripping With Taste Passport, visit as many as 4 of our 25 participating wineries, breweries, and distilleries in a day, all month long. Enjoy a complimentary flight or tasting at fabulous destinations like Treaty Oak Distilling , Last Stand Brewing, Revolution Spirits and Bell Springs Winery. And the next day, visit another 4 destinations like Family Business Beer Company , Desert Door Sotol, Westcave Cellars or Acopon Brewing in the heart of downtown Dripping Springs. And you can do that everyday, all month long.

For $50 per person or $90 per couple, receive complimentary tastings at participating establishments, discounts at participating restaurants, lodging, transportation and local shops. Get your October passport tickets!

Boo at the Zoo

OCTOBER 4TH, 5TH, 11TH, 12TH, 18TH, 19TH, 25TH, 26TH

This annual event is family friendly complete with a haunted train ride and a haunted house. This is a truly spooky experience where you can enjoy the Zoo's lights and decorations while visiting the animals at night. Pack a picnic supper to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. Come wearing a costume but the Zoo asks that adult's don't wear masks please. Tickets are $17.50 per person ages 2 and up. There's also a new interactive musical puppet and comedy show by Scotty Roo and Christini for an additional $3 per person. This event does sell out so it is highly recommended to purchase tickets for the trainride in advance. Call 512-288-1490 or go to the Gift Shop to purchase your tickets.

Boo-tiquing - OCT 9th

Ready for the Ultimate Girls Night Out? Grab the best gal pals & head to downtown Dripping Springs on October 9th from 5-9 PM in the Historic Districts of Mercer Street & Old Fitzhugh Road for some fantastic retail therapy & inspired cocktails. Tickets are $5 and you may purchase on the evening of the event at any of the participating boutiques. Your ticket & wristband unlock awesome incentives and grant you access to some spook-tacular sales!

The boutiques of Dripping Springs have come together to bring you this awesome event and you won't want to miss it. Boo-tiquing is brought to you by these amazing boutiques: Fresh Native JAM Mom Baby Kids, Revel WILDE Dripping Springs, Texas, Starrs on Mercer, Vintage Soul TX ,The Rural Home, and Drippin' Pickin's .


For the 5th year in a row, Homespun Kitchen and Bar is putting on their Okoberfest MusikFest benefiting the Helping Hands Foundation. Either bring 10 canned food items or $10. Enjoy live music from 10 different bands and solo acts all weekend long at the restaurant located on east Mercer Street. All donated items benefit Helping Hands, a 100% volunteer organization focused on providing the community of Dripping Springs, Texas with a framework of compassionate care designed to assist neighbors in time of need, regardless of their age, creed, or ethnic origin.

several big orange pumpkins

Hill Country Harvest Market - Oct 12-13th

Looking to get a head start on Christmas shopping? Find gifts, decor, art and just about everything in between at the Hill Country Harvest Market!

For the 7th year in a row, the Texas Market Guide - Harvest Market will be returning to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. They will have a great selection of unique and unusual items including gourmet food, clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, western art, gift items and much, much more! Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person and kiddos 12 and under are FREE! Admission is good for both days. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Helping Hands Food Bank and receive a $1.00 discount on your admission!

Proof & Cooper Pumpkin Patch - OCT 12-13th

Proof & Cooper is hosting for the 5th year in a row the best small town pumpkin patch around! Get into the fall and Halloween spirit by visiting Proof & Cooper for all kinds of fun games and activities!

Throughout the weekend, partake in carnival games, indulge in homemade sweet treats like caramel apples, hot chocolate and apple cider. There even will be adult versions available. You can even put your 'kin carvin' skills to the test by entering the pumpkin carving contest! A winner for the contest will be chosen on Oct. 28th at 12 pm 🏆.

There will also be a Fall Photo area for family pictures! It's never too early to get a picture for the annual holiday card, and this just might be the perfect opportunity.

AutumnFest at 12 Fox Beer Company - OCT 19-20th

AutumnFest Day One! Grab your costume and lets PARTY! Boogie with back to back music sets with Homer Whisenant followed by The Texas Troublemakers Band. While 12 Fox will be family friendly during the day on Saturday we want to have an adult only shindig well into the night! So get festive and dress for the occasion! Best costume will win a prize! *Extended hours Noon to 10pm.

And on Sunday October 20th, bring the pack! This is going to be a fun and festive day for the entire family! Get your face painted by Face Painting by Arvis and kids & adults alike prepare to be amazed by Hootie The Magician! Kiddos can get creative with seasonal craft projects, play games, and win cool prizes.

Do a little shopping at the Keepin' It Weird Pop-Up Market!

Dripping Springs Songwriters Fest. - Oct 18-20th

4 musicians with guitars sitting on stools with one musician strumming his guitar
This is one of the most exciting weekends in Dripping Springs where you will be serenaded by phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. The 6th annual event is an “industry-opposite” change from the typical “Austin-palooza-music-fest” that everyone is familiar with.

The festival offers people the up-close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting. In its essence, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is all about finely-crafted SONGS, and the talented folks who have written them.

Highlighted by a list of esteemed local and national talent, the festival features more than 30 shows a day. Audiences are treated to a wide variety of amazing songs and the people and stories behind them as groups of local, national and international songwriters perform “in-the-round”, Nashville-style.

Event stages are hosted by Dripping Springs’ most popular live music venues: The Barber Shop Bar, Mazama Coffee Company,Acopon Brewing Company, The Sidecar Tasting Room, Hudson’s On Mercer and Milton’s Lodging all located within safe, easy walking distance of each other in historic downtown Dripping Springs. These performances run all day and all night long and are absolutely FREE for everyone! Complimentary shuttle service between Venues runs throughout the event and is provided by Golf Cars of Austin.

Monstronomus Booriffic Spooktacular- OCT 25th

Suds Monkey Brewing loves to brew up more than just beer: they love supporting local and providing fun, exciting events for the whole family.

For the 3rd year in a row, Suds Monkey invites you and the family to eat, drink, treat and get scary!
Enjoy entertainment from Carly's Creepy Critters and spooky tunes by Tommy Mojica. There will also be a jump house, an adult and kids costume contest and treats galore as well as a kids maler market where the kiddos will have the opportunity to take part in crafting face paint, slime, toys and more. Tap Room Opens at 3 p.m. - Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

This will be a wicked good time!

Fall Festival with the Flea at FBBC - Nov. 2-3rd

Head out to Family Business Beer Company for their Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd (from 12-5 each day) for a rip-roarin’ good time! The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, ceramics, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!

Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!

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