Southwest Austin - Dripping Springs Edition - October 2021


October & November events


NOV. 25


The annual Turkey Trot event will return in person and virtually after only oering a virtual option in 2020. Races include a 5-mile run, 1-mile walk and a kids run. Registration is available online. $10+. The race benets Caritas of Austin and starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. (Courtesy ThunderCloud Subs)


dogs. There will be local food, ciders and beer available. Doors open at noon. $15 (general admission). 13551 FM 150 Driftwood. 512-766-1842. NOVEMBER 02 VOTE ON ELECTIONDAY Austin voters have the opportunity to weigh in on two city ballot propositions this fall pertaining to public safety and parkland maintenance as well as several state propositions. Early voting runs through Oct. 29. Polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. and during early voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) or noon-6 p.m. (Sun.). Polling locations are available on the Travis County clerk’s website, Learn more at voter-guide-2021. 02 GET A LIL’ BIT COUNTRY The Hill Country Ramblers will play at Dreamland in the beer garden. The all- acoustic band features ddles, harmonica, mandolins and other instruments. The show will be free to attend, and there is no need to RSVP. The band will also return Dec. 7. 5-7 p.m. Dreamland, 2770 W. Hwy. 290. 512-827-1279 05 THROUGH07 CHECKOUT AUSTIN’S FOOD SCENE Austin’s annual Food & Wine Festival will present three days of food and drink oerings as well as cooking and grilling demonstrations from notable chefs, including Andrea Juarez and Helene

Henderson. Local restaurants, including Aba, La Vacher, Suerte and Uchi, will be represented. Times vary. $275 and up. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St., Austin. 13 THROUGH 14 TAKE A TOUR Circle C Creatives, a group of 20 artists, will host a studio tour at the Circle C Community Center. This will be the rst year such an event will be hosted in South Austin. In the past, large studio tour events have been in East and West Austin. The event will be open to the public and will have art, jewelry and other items for sale as well as food trucks. Noon-6 p.m. 7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 11 HONOR LOCAL VETERANS The Rotary Club of Dripping Springs will host a dinner and dance to honor veterans. The event will be free to attend. Sponsorships are available starting at $250. Hot Texas Swing Band will perform. 6 p.m. Mercer Street Dance Hall, 23490 RR 12, Driftwood. 12 ENJOY BREAKFAST AND BOOZEWITHAVIEW Austin’s Underground Pop-Up Art Show will take place at the Far Out Lounge after a brief hiatus during the pandemic. The event will feature more than 75 local artists and over 300 pieces of art, free pancakes and two musical stages. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 (presale), $15 (at the door). Far Out Lounge, 8504 S. Congress Ave., Austin.

Pick pumpkins, run through a hay maze and play outdoor games at the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival. The inaugural kid-focused event is hosted at the 5-acre Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead. There will be food trucks, balloon artists, a petting zoo and other events. Free (Mon.), $5 (Tue.-Fri.), $10 (Sat.-Sun.). 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 419 Founders Park Road, Dripping Springs. 512-643-5533. 24 LISTEN TO THE SEASON The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Halloween Children’s Concert featuring “frightfully fun symphonic music” for ages 2-10. Families are encouraged to dress in costume for the one-hour concert and the hall will be decorated. 3 p.m. $10 and up. Long Center for the Performing Arts Dell Hall, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-476-6064. 28 TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Trivia bus and spooky movie fans can test their skills at the Tim Burton trivia night. The questions will cover “Beetlejuice to Batman, Skellington to Scissorhands.” 7 p.m. Free. Still Whiskey Co., 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Unit F, Austin. 512-276-2700. 30 DANCE TOADIFFERENT TUNE Outside the City Limits will host its third annual festival—after missing 2020—at Vista Brewing. Bands include a mix of folk, bluegrass and more. The event will be family-friendly, including

The 17,000-square-foot Marktplatz building hosts Wurstfest. (Community Impact Newspaper sta) WORTH THE TRIP Nov. 0514 Wurstfest Visit New Braunfels for the annual festival. Visitors will nd German food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, special events and entertainment. German, Texan and domestic beer will be available. 11 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. (Sun.), 5-10 p.m. (Mon.- Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.). $18 (online). $20 (at gate) 120 Landa St., New Braunfels 830-625-9167




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