Austin is home to award-winning cuisine, stunning outdoor spaces and Hill Country views. And as the Live Music Capital of the World®, you can find killer live music around town seven nights a week. All of these things make Austin a great place to visit year-round, but the fall season boasts an especially stellar lineup of events and activities for visitors to enjoy.
October is a busy month in Austin with two renowned events taking over the city. Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place on the first two weekends of October in the city’s beloved Zilker Park. This six-day festival hosts over 100 performers and major headlining acts across multiple stages throughout the park. At the end of October, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix makes its stop in Austin at the specially designed Circuit of the Americas track. Fans will enjoy 3-days of non-stop, heart-pounding motorsports and world-class entertainment.
The heavy German influence in Central Texas and the Hill Country means there are plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place around Austin. Spend the day at the annual Oktoberfest festival hosted by the German-Texan Heritage Society and enjoy authentic German music and cuisine. Or, stop by Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden and enjoy German-inspired brats, sausages and craft beer on the large outdoor patio.
In addition to the notable events taking place in the city during the fall time, there are countless other things to do throughout the fall season. Guests can explore Austin’s notorious haunts in a variety of ghost tours, take advantage of cooler weather and explore the surrounding Hill Country on a hiking trail, or sip on a seasonal craft beer at one of Austin’s many local breweries.
Ready to plan your fall getaway? Learn more about what to do this fall in Austin at VisitAustin.org.
Photos by Charles Lanzieri and Charles Reagan