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Texas Craft Brewers Festival and More Events in Austin This Weekend

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Another week is in the books and we have another bright one ahead of us. Let’s send September off with the best stuff to do in Austin this weekend!

From the ultimate Austin Oktoberfest to the ultimate Craft Beer Festival, I’ve got the inside scoop on this weekend and I’m sharing it with YOU!

Plus, since it’s the final weekend of the month, it’s time to look ahead at the best events in October.

We all know ACL Music Festival takes over the first two weekends but there is SO much more going on those two weekends as well. I have just what you need if you are looking to escape town while all the visitors are here or the perfect ACL pregame if you’re looking to mix things up a bit before hitting up the festival. 

📷 Jason Youngblood

If you live in Austin, you know how much Austinites love their craft beer. You can find a different brewery on nearly every corner and it seems a new one is opening every week. It would take me ages to list off all of the breweries located around Austin and even longer to try and visit them all (although that is on the bucket list). Lucky for us, all the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is this Saturday and they are bringing together several of our favorites for us to try. Some of the featured breweries include 512 Brewing Company, 4th Tap Brewing, Austin Beer Garden, Hops & Grain Brewing, The Brewtorium, Vista Brewing, and so many more. With over 50 participating breweries on-site for the festival, you’re sure to be introduced to new beers–even those of you who are beer snobs are sure to find something new. You can view the entire beer list here. Tickets for the festival are going fast and have sold out prior to the festival for the last five years in a row. VIP is already sold out so be sure to snag your ticket soon if you would like to attend! Event Details 🗓 SEP 28 | 2PM–6:30PM 📍 Fiesta Gardens

Just north of Austin and slightly further than Round Rock sits Georgetown, Texas, a town known for its downtown historic district.

The last Saturday of every September for the last 11 years, Georgetown has hosted their annual Wine and Music Festival. Back for the 12th year, the city of Georgetown is bringing together wineries from around Texas to their beautiful Town Square.

Texas wineries bring their best wines for you to sample as well as bottles you are able to purchase and take home. Food trucks and vendors will be on-site for you to purchase food and explore local goods. Carefully curated artists will be rocking the stage throughout the entire festival to keep guests entertained.

There are two types of tickets available for purchase: general admission and VIP. GA includes a souvenir wine glass and 12 tastings while the VIP ticket includes a glass, 12 tastings, access to the VIP sitting area, front of the line access at wine tasting tents, and a barbeque plate.

Event Details
🗓 SEP 28 | 12PM–18PM
📍 The Georgetown Square

Asian cuisine is one of my all-time favorites and if you feel the same way, then our ultimate dream is coming true this weekend. 

The first of its kind here in Austin, the Asian Night Market is modeled after the open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come together to eat, drink, and socialize. 

With more than 50 vendors, arts and crafts, music, games, plus more entertainment, this event is perfect for a family outing or a date night!

The market spans over two nights which allows you to try as many different vendors as you can. Tickets are available online and children under 12 years old are free. 

Event Details
🗓 SEP 27 | 5PM–11PM
🗓 SEP 28 | 5PM–11PM
📍 Austin American-Statesman

Speaking to you families out there with young kiddos, this one is for y’all! Touch-A-Truck is back again and bringing out all the stops to make sure you and the little ones have the best afternoon interacting with different vehicles and learning about how each helps the community in a different way. 

In addition to their usual lineup of trucks, they will have live music, food trucks on-site, and a kids zone full of fun activities such as face painting, barrel train rides, a petting zoo, and so much more.

Proceeds for Touch-A-Truck go toward The SAFE Alliance, a non-profit focused on providing survivors of child abuse and domestic violence with resources they otherwise would not have access to. Last year the event helped raise over $125,000 and this year we want to make sure they top it!

Event Details
🗓 SEP 28 | 9AM–3PM 
📍 Camp Mabry

Fall is officially here which can only mean one thing…it’s Oktoberfest season! What does Austin plus Oktoberfest equal? Austoberfest and it’s happening this weekend!

Enjoy an evening filled with delicious beer, tasty sausage, and live music brought to you by the Austin Polka Band. 

Beer vendors include Alstadt Brewery located in Fredericksburg (their Lager is one of my top five favorite beers), Bell’s Brewery located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Community Beer Company located in Dallas, Texas, and Karbach Brewery located in Houston, Texas. The sausage will be brought to you by a handful of local vendors including Miller’s Smokehouse, Southside Market & Barbeque, Scholz Garten, Black’s Barbeque, and more!

Tickets include all you can eat sausage, drink tickets, specialty glassware, access to bowling, plus more. 

Come out and celebrate central Texas German heritage the best way we know how!

Event Details
🗓 SEP 27 | 5PM–11PM
📍 Scholz Garten & Saengerrunde Halle

Looking Ahead

Another month has come and gone and now we welcome the next. Hello October! 

I actually cannot believe I’m saying this but I am. Who is ready for ACL, Oktoberfests, Halloween, Wurstfest, and so much more? I know I am. With all the fun that is going down this month, you better buckle up now because it will be over before you know it.

In the meantime here is a list of events that you must check out in October!

ACL Music Festival

Coffee and Cordials – this is your chance to meet me and the other faces behind Stuff to Do in Austin. We will be here passing out goodies! So come check out the festival and come say hi, we would LOVE to meet y’all!

Sip.Shop.Savor.

CraftHER Market

All the Halloween events!!

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.

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