While we may not have autumn in the traditional sense, this time of year in Austin is still something special. From Longhorn football to Austin City Limits Festival, the city is buzzing with activity. Of course, as a local, you get to enjoy the things that aren’t on the typical tourist listicle. There are plenty of events and happenings that give you that unique Austin experience that doesn’t feature massive crowds and overpriced beer. So gather up the family and enjoy one or more of our top fall activities for Austin locals!
The Austin Flea
Inspired by that one in Brooklyn, The Austin Flea is the ultimate destination for those only interested in the one-of-a-kind. Local vendors sell handmade items as well as vintage finds all gathered at some of the city’s hippest restaurants, bars, and breweries. Hunt through the best of Austin’s vintage clothing, jewelry, handmade bath and body products, paper goods, textiles and more. Throughout the season the Flea will be held at various locations including:
- Jester King Brewery
- Celis Brewery
- The ABGB
- Craft Pride
- Whole Foods Arbor Trails
- Radio Coffee & Beer
- Austin Beerworks
- Oskar Blues Brewery
- St. Elmo Brewing
- Quickie Pickie Cesar Chavez
- Zilker Brewing Company
- Hops & Grain
Entrance is free to all events and open to all ages. Each of the locations features its own menu or local food trailer to enjoy along with drinks and local brews. Check out their website for a complete list of dates, times, and locations.
ZACH Theatre presents Singin’ in the Rain
Hey, when it rains in Austin it’s certainly an occasion to sing and dance. And while we can’t say anything about this season’s forecast, we can still find some precipitation joy in the ZACH Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain! To celebrate its 85th anniversary, the ZACH Theatre company is putting on this classic musical for the first time in our city.
The golden age musical features memorable tunes like Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, and–of course– Singin’ in the Rain. The whole family can enjoy the extravaganza accompanied by ZACH’s full orchestra. Singin’ in the Rain will be running until October 29th with the champagne opening on October 5th. See showtimes and purchase tickets here.
All Things Wild Rehabilitation presents WildFest
Texas wildlife is so uniquely extraordinary, even French fashion house La Maison des Carrés Hermès has saluted it with one of their iconic scarves. Despite their beauty, various mammals, birds, and more are endangered due to factors such as habitat destruction. All Things Wild Rehabilitation is a nonprofit devoted towards helping Texas wildlife thrive in the wild.
On Saturday, October 7th, All Things Wild is hosting WildFest 2017— a family-friendly outdoor event where all proceeds go towards helping preserve our local fauna. Kids and parents can enjoy wildlife-themed activities, face painting, raffle prizes, a pumpkin patch, and live animal ambassadors! Join All Things Wild Rehabilitation at Brushy Creek Lake Park from 9 am until 1 pm for the festivities.
Second Annual Butcher’s Ball
No matter the season, Texans love their meat. The Second Annual Butcher’s Ball celebrates this love of all things carne as forty Texan chefs, butchers, and culinary tastemakers join in Austin. The Butcher’s Ball features competitions, demonstrations, and discussions with a focus on responsible farming and ranching. As we move into the future, the importance of ethical food production is paramount. Benefits from the Butcher’s Ball help fund nonprofits Urban Harvest and Foodways Texas, which both promote healthy, sustainable and diverse food cultures within Texan communities.
Programming for this year’s Butcher’s Ball includes live music headlined by Dale Watson, cocktails curated by Julep’s Alba Huerta, and The Golden Cleaver showdown– a people’s choice award for the best chef at the event. The Butcher’s Ball will be held October 15th at Rockin’ Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. Get tickets and more information on their website.
2017 Austin Film Festival
As far as cinema goes, Austinites embrace the small, the weird, and, most of all, the creative. Since 1994, the AFF has brought together professional and amateur screenwriters to celebrate the soul of all films– the writing. The Screenplay Competition receives more entries than any other of its kind in the world. It’s a hotspot for up-and-coming talent as much as well as movie buffs of all kinds.
The AFF features 4 days of panels and workshops as well as 8 nights of films and parties. This year it will be held October 26th through November 2nd. You can get more information on films, tickets, entries, and events on their website.
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