The Best Halloween Events in Austin

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I can feel it lurking in the shadows, haunting us all. Halloween has crept up and will be here before you know it!

This is the time to pick out your costume, make your plans, and prepare for a spooktacular Halloween. 

Now that you have your costume, what are you wearing it to? A party, trick or treating, at home while watching scary movies? No need to worry if you are still looking for something to do, we bring you the best events all year long so you don’t have to worry about getting ghosted. Not by us at least. With Halloween just around the corner, we are here to make sure you know all about the best Halloween events in Austin

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals, Oh My!

It’s the most beautiful time of the year! The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing colors, but most importantly, fall festivals and pumpkin patches are in full swing for the season.

Check out some places you can explore around Austin this year to snag the perfect pumpkin picture!

1. Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms

Enjoy a day with family and friends picking pumpkins, wandering through corn mazes, snagging fall photos in front of their fun photo ops, listening to live music, and more. They offer a variety of games as well! 

With so many activities you are sure to work up quite the appetite and who knows, you may become a bit parched as well. Barton Hill Farms has you covered! Try out their 100% beef hotdogs or hamburgers, snack on some kettle corn, cool down with frozen lemonade, and if you are really hungry, try out their pulled pork sandwich! For drinks, you can enjoy Lavell’s Lemonade, cold beer, frozen sangria, and other refreshing sips. 

Check out the extra precautions they are taking to keep everyone safe during this time.

📍 Barton Hill Farms

2. Sweet Eats Fall Festival | Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Just north of Austin, in Georgetown, you can find Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, and every year during this time they host their annual fall festival. The festival is complete with a pumpkin patch for you to pick out your own pumpkin to take home and a corn maze to get lost in.

📍 Sweet Eats Fruit Farm

Sweet Berry Farms (pictured above) is one of our favorite spots to spend the afternoon celebrating everything FALL!

Entrance to the fall festival is free, you only pay for the activities you would like to participate in. Activities include hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, flower picking, sand art, barrel train ride, the berry bounce, pony rides, and more!

📍 Sweet Berry Farm


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What better way to spend Halloween than with the family? Lucky for us Austinites there are tons of family-friendly events happening around town.

Check out some of the best happening around Austin!

With so many incredible craft breweries around Austin, you better get a jump start on trying all of their seasonal beers. Check out our guide to Austin breweries and see how many you can hit up this fall!

Why is this under family-friendly you ask? Most of the breweries around Austin are extremely family-friendly and encourage you to bring your little one along.

To get started here is a handful of our favorite seasonal beers:
  • Adelbert’s October Rust: Oktoberfest style Marzen
  • Austin Beerworks Montecore Oktoberfest 
  • Circle Brewing’s Perfekt Pils
  • Live Oak Oktoberfest

2. Boo at the Zoo

The annual Boo at the Zoo is returning this year but making a few changes to stay COVID friendly. Stroll through the haunted zoo for a spooky evening with your family dressed in your best costume. 

To keep everyone safe they are requiring that all guests wear masks while in the zoo.

🗓 OCT 30 & 31 | 6:30PM–8:30PM
📍 Austin Zoo | 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736

Join our friends down at Berkeley Farm for a family-friendly Halloween get together on the farm. This socially distanced gathering will feature Campfires, s’mores, hot chocolate, lawn games, and cute farm animals!

Kiddos are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and the adults are encouraged to bring their favorite adult beverage and picnic foods for the evening. Berkeley Farm is ready to supply all your family’s Halloween fun this year!

🗓 OCT 31 | 5PM–8:30PM
📍 Berkeley Farm | 1914 Berkeley Ave, Austin, TX 78745

Pet-Friendly​ Halloween Pawties

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Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about all you dog parents out there. With Austin being such a dog-friendly city, you better believe there will be some woofing good pawties that are sure to make you howl!

1. Dog Halloween Photo Booth

Time to break out that adorably hilarious costume you got for your dog months ago (no judgments) for a Howl-o-ween photo booth for your four-legged friend! Let’s face it, your Instagram followers want to see pictures of your dogs, not of you. Can you blame them? 

They will have costumes for you to choose from for your pups if you don’t already have one so no excuses. This pawesome puparazzi is ready  to take your pups pictures every Saturday this month!

🗓 Every Saturday in October | 10AM–5PM
📍 Work and Woof | 4930 S Congress Ave building a, Austin, TX 78745

More spooktacular Halloween events coming your way!

Check out the UNATION app or website to find more stuff to do in Austin this Halloween!

Tag us on Facebook and Instagram @StuffToDoInAustin to share all your spooky costumes with us! 

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

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