With a population of close to one million people, and over 10 colleges and universities, Austin, Texas can be a little overwhelming to new residents.

That being said, don’t let a little crowd stop you from enjoying all of the fall fun this city has to offer. Check out our list of the Top 10 Fall Activities in Austin.

  • Boo at the Zoo
    October 6th – 28th. This is a great idea for a Halloween date night that won’t break the bank. See the creatures and animals that fill the zoo with so much life at night for a whole new perspective. Click here.
  • Fall Family Fun Festival
    October 10th -31st. Filled with activities such as apple cider making, corn shucking, and sheep shearing. This festival is ideal for those who want to do all of the fall basics without making a mess at home. Click here.
  • Haunted Halloween Trails
    October 15th -28th. Haunted trails, scary stories, food trucks and live music make this outdoor experience one of a kind. Plus tickets are a steal at only $14 if you buy them beforehand. Click here.
  • Austin Beer Walk
    October 27th – November 5th. It’s beer, fall weather, and good company. With a focus on craft beer, you’ll get to enjoy flavors special to Austin and take in some local culture. Click here.
  • Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival
    October 28th. With traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances, this is not the event to skip. The focus of this year’s festival is Frida Kahlo, so expect bright colors, large flowers, and high spirits. Click here.
  • Banger’s Oktoberfest
    October 26th – 28th. For 3 days and nights, you get to enjoy sausage and beer. What better way to meet your neighbors and get comfortable in your new surroundings? Enjoy the fresh air, you can even bring your pup. Click here.
  • Helloween 2: Demons Night
    October 28th. Not for the faint of heart, this event is made to scare you and also offers dancing. 18+, and packed with performances from different dance groups. Costumes are allowed, so have some fun and let loose. Click here.
  • Hey Sugar! Austin Dessert Fest
    October 29th. This is the first dessert festival to be held in Austin. Make yourself feel at home by being there for its opening year. Tickets are sold online and at the door but they close once capacity is reached. This is perfect for those who crave pie, cookies, and sweets in general. Click here.
  • Ironman 70.3 Austin
    October 29th. Fit and ready to explore this beautiful city? Why not bike, swim and run around? Spend the day getting some exercise and meeting new people with this action-packed event. Click here.
  • Friday the 13th Tattoo Extravaganza
    October 13th. Offering 100’s of different designs for only $13 plus a $7 tip, this is the place to be. Get some spooky new ink and a chance to socialize with Austin residents at the same time. Offered at the Austin Tattoo Co., this special runs from 12am-12pm. Click here.

Austin is a big city and that can be intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. Enjoy fall and all it has to offer.
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