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Fall Favorites in Houston We Can’t Wait To Visit

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Can you beLEAF September is almost over!? Feels like this year went by like…  Januarrryyyyy, Februaryyy, Marchh, Apr-August! Well, GREAT news — it’s officially fall, y’all! There are so many traditional fall festivities happening in Houston. like OktoberFest, pumpkin patches, farmers’ markets, and more family-friendly fun! We’re sharing our fall favorites in Houston for (fingers crossed) cooler temperatures this season. What is first on your list for fall in Houston?

Fall in Houston hasn’t officially begun until pumpkin patches pop up everywhere around town and pumpkin spice lattes become the ultimate drink of choice. Embrace the fall season by visiting one of these great Pumpkin Patches with the kiddos or friends. From insta-worthy pics, unique attractions, good grub, cornfield mazes, and pick your own pumpkins, you can’t go wrong!

An annual traditional just a short drive outside of Houston, the Texas Renaissance Festival (aka RenFest) is a must-visit event that we look forward to every fall. It’s an excuse to dress up in costumes, walk around eating turkey legs and interacting with all the characters as if you’re living in medieval times.

Pro Tip: Every weekend has a special theme so be sure to check out the UNATION app before you go!

October 9 – November 28
9am – 8pm

📍21778 Farm to Market 1774
Todd Mission, TX 77363

Fall, food, and football; our favorite three ‘F’ words! Houston is known for its strong pride in sports and what better way to bring in the season than cheering on our teams! Whether you’re rooting for the Houston Texans or just want to be surrounded by sports fans, you definitely need a spot with good food, plenty of TVs, and a rowdy crowd. Check out these Sports Bars Downtown to catch your favorite team this season!

Football Season
September 9 – January 9

OktoberFest

Beer lovers,  this one is for you! OktoberFest Houston is back for the 9th year and better than ever. With a mix of Texan and German culture, this event is always so much fun and is full of music, games, and of course BEER! Be sure to get your tickets early to take advantage of early purchase pricing, $10 off GA tickets, and $30 off  VIP! VIP ticket holders receive free beer,  food, and covered seating,  which is great for our warm fall weather. 

Put on your lederhosen and head out for a beer-y good time!

October 22 | 5:00pm–10:00pm

October 23 | 12:00pm–10:00pm

📍 The Water Works | Buffalo Bayou Park

Need a thrill and some chills to spice up your fall to-do list? These haunted houses in Houston are here to give you the fright of your life! For the Stuff to Do crew, it’s not Fall in Houston until we hit at least one of these terrifying spots. Purgatory Scream Park even has a spooky Selfie Saloon to get your IG feed ready for Halloween.  Each house is unique, so we suggest you visit them all… if you dare. 

Fall Drinks

Tis’ the season for pumpkin spiced everythinggg! We can close our eyes and taste it now–that first sip of a Pumpkin Spiced latte! Houston has a vibrant coffee shop scene in any neighborhood you explore. Take advantage of all the specialty fall flavors the season. Check out this read for some coffee spots you gotta try in the Heights.

Explore more Fun This Fall in Houston

We hope you loved the list of our fall faves. Check out our City Guide for a ton of great content covering Houston and other areas surrounding Houston. Find the best restaurants, shopping, happy hours and so much more.

Want to follow along on our adventures?  Follow the Stuff to Do in HTX team on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook. Send us a tweet on Twitter or get pinspired with us on Pinterest

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Kelci Wallace

Kelci Wallace

Kelci is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Houston City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Houston area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinHouston on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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