Our Top Picks For October Events, Concerts and More

Posted by Turnquist Partners on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 6:59am.

We have compiled a list of all the best Austin has to offer this October from ACL Weekend two to Formula 1 Austin Grand Prix.  Fall is the busiest time in Austin with cooling temperatures finally on the way now is the best time to experience all that makes Austin great.  Below are all of our favorite events in October including Film, Music, Food and of course Pumpkin Patches!

October 7th - 9th:


ACL 2016 Late Night Shows
Happening throughout Austin's iconic music venues many of the the weekends best bands will play local venues.  Check out our top picks here.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Weekends - October 10 - November 29
Another long drive from Austin (about 2 and a half hours).  But this is a fun event that every family should try at least once!

3RD ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH 10/10/16 - 10/31/16
Austin Oaks Church

From Oct. 10-31, come enjoy our patch of over 1500 pumpkins. Take pictures, have a picnic and buy your favorite pumpkins and gourds to go.

All proceeds benefit The Refuge, providing restoration and healing for girls rescued out of human trafficking. Click here for more about this amazing ministry.

Banger's Oktoberfest
Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in town, spanning four days (and nights). Eat, drink, dance and play to your heart's desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street.

Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre & Various Locations
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. 

Dia de los Muertos Music Festival
Fiesta Gardens
The festival will feature renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. The festival will offer food and beverages, cultural performances, altar contest as well as Kids Zone activities for kids.

Texas Book Festival
October 17 - 18
The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. 

FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The AmericasTM
International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. This event promises three days of racing, camping, live music events and more - including a headlining performance by Taylor Swift for ticketholders. 

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
City Terrace at The Long Center
Now in its fourth year, this tasty festival only has four rules: muster as many of Texas' best BBQ joints as possible; have them serve up their specialties, side-by-side; let smoke and sauce fly for five intoxicating hours; and finally, let The People decide who made the best goods.

Ironman 70.3 Austin
Various Locations
Race in Texas's capital of cool with one of the only indoor finishes on the Ironman circuit. The swim will begin in Lake Walter E. Long, the bike ride will loop through rolling Texas farmlands, and final run will end inside Luedecke Arena.

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