If there’s one thing about this city, it’s that there is always something going on. So, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Austin with kids this weekend of October 7, 2022, there’s plenty of fun to be had, including Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, 3rd Annual Hogtoberfest, Texas Pumpkin Fest 2022, and more!
Deal Alert – Big discount on Vanishing Texas River Cruises
Guests can go on a private adventure, exploring the Lake Buchanan and Colorado River areas on rented kayaks
- Kayak rental and paddle
- Life jackets
- Basic instructions
- Kayak rental for two includes a choice of double kayak or a canoe
Get more information and book your Kayak Cruise TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin with kids this Weekend – Friday, October 7, 2022
Pumpkin season is everywhere! Enjoy the best of it all at the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival. There will be over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions for you to enjoy. And in addition, there will also be live music on the weekends, a courtyard marketplace offering a variety of kids-focused products, and a selection of seasonal foods and beverages for both children and adults. Also, don’t forget your cameras because the photo opportunities are endless.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 7 – 9, 2022, 10 a.m. | Runs until end of October 2022
How much: $5 – $10
Get ready to see something magical! This Friday, the Texas Arboretum at the Wildflower Center will be debuting British artist Bruce Munro’s amazing Field of Light. Illuminating 16 acres, Field of Light is a stunning display of 28,000 vibrant solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods that showcase the intersection of art, technology, and nature. The installation becomes one with the outdoors and the natural topography of the area creating an immersive and emotional experience for visitors. The exhibit will run from September 9 until December.
When: Friday, October 7 | 6:45 p.m.
How much: $45
Get ready to feel Halloween all around you at the Bat City Scaregrounds! Featuring three highly detailed haunted houses, live music, Vegas-style performances, seasonal food, and more, there will surely be plenty for you and the kids to enjoy during the Halloween season. Don’t get too spooked!
When: Friday, October 7 | 7:30 p.m.
How much: $30 – $40
Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin at the lowest price – guaranteed!
Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin.
Austin-style breakfast taco
Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
Our delicious Secret Dish
Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin with kids this Weekend – Saturday, October 8, 2022
Enjoy the best of pumpkin season at Pumpkin Nights on Pioneer Farms! Walk the half-mile walking path and explore fantastical places like Forbidden City and a Pirate’s Cove built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. There is also more to the celebration with entertainment and games at The Village, the festival area.
When: Saturday to Sunday, October 8 – 9, 2022, 6 p.m. | Runs until end of October 2022
How Much: Free – $26
Cheese, cheese, and more cheese! Get your cheese fills to your heart’s delight at the Quesoff 2022. The event will be featuring restaurants, chefs, hotels, and a whole host of home cooks vying for glory. They’ll all be going head to head in four categories – Meaty, Spicy, Veggie, and Wild Card. A Best in Show will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish. So don’t miss out on all this cheesiness!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
How Much: $20
Head out for the 3rd annual Hogtoberfest at the Roughhouse Brewing this weekend! A whole hog will be roasting over the fire all day long then BBQ plates will be served up around 4 p.m. It’s first come first serve though so hurry up before they run out! This year’s fest will also mark the return of the brewery’s Honeycrumb, a malty ale with rye bread and honey for the adults. Enjoy all this with live music.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How Much: Free
Calling all Hello Kitty lovers out there! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is continuing its tour and this weekend, it’s making a stop in Austin. Grab exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles, including a Glass Mug with Sprinkle Handle; a Hello Kitty Cafe Coin Bank; a Hello Kitty Cafe Lunchbox; a Hello Kitty Cafe Lavender T-Shirt; a Hello Kitty Cafe Canvas Tote; a Hello Kitty Cafe Rainbow Thermos; Hand-decorated cookie sets; and Enamel Pin Sets and Madeleine Cookie Sets. Other best sellers include Hello Kitty Cafe Plush Toys and Giant Hello Kitty Cafe Chef Cookies. Catch the truck on Century Oaks Terrace & Rogers Road across the way from Starbucks from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
How Much: Free
Grab the family and head out to enjoy the fall festival at the St. Mary Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish. There will be plenty of food and drinks, games and activities for the kids, a country store, and a raffle! Winners will be announced at the end of the event so stay tuned.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
How Much: Free
There’s still time to take the family to Sea World in San Antonio! Check out discounted admission!
What: One Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio: Valid Through 01/03/2023. Attractions include roller coasters, up-close sea life interactions, and world-class shows at one San Antonio’s largest amusement parks.
Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Interesting Events this Weekend – Sunday, October 9, 2022
It’s a carnival and pumpkin land all in one! Besides having a ridiculous number of pumpkins and gourds, the Texas Pumpkin Fest has tons of fun in store for you. You could enjoy the games and rides, get spooked in the tent of terror, race down the 65′ super slide, get lost in the hay maze, get dizzy in the giant pumpkin spinner and so much more. There will also be tons of food trucks serving Mexican food, Caribbean food, funnier cakes, shaved ice, fried Oreos, and so much more!
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
How Much: $10
Head out for a lovely weekend stroll and catch your favorite vendors at the 512 Market Days at Moontower Saloon. There will be plenty of local vendors offering local products and produce so make sure to keep your eyes open. And there will also be plenty of food trucks for you to get yummy treats from. The market is open every first Sunday and the third Saturday of the month.
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
How Much: Free
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