Fall is officially here, so it's time to plan your autumn outings. From pumpkin patches to festivals galore, here's a list of the top things to do this fall in San Antonio and beyond.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is celebrating the season with Bootanica Days. The event, which will happen twice in October, is family-friendly with fall-themed activities involving pumpkins, scare crows, and more. Bootanica is on October 7 and 28 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
Dia de los Muertos is one of our city's most vibrant festivals. On October 28-29, festivalgoers can indulge in traditional Mexican music, dances, art, altars, and more to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
Gruene Music & Wine Festival
With Gruene being less than an hour away from San Antoniom it's certainly worth the day-trip, especially for its Music & Wine Festival. From October 5-8, Gruene will celebrate music and wine with wine tastings, food, concerts, crafts, and more at the 31st annual festival. This four-day event is not to be missed.
Mala Luna Music Festival
On October 28 and 29, music fans will flock to the Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium for back-to-back live performances by Lil Wayne, Future, Khalid, Whiz Khalifa, and other burgeoning artists.
Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch
Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch has hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, plus scare crows hay mazes and other and kids activities, including a slide, petting zoo, and pony rides. It's open from September 29 to October 29 on Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm and Sundays from 10 am-6 pm.
There are several Oktoberfests in the area. The two that top our list are Oktoberfest Fredericksburg, October 6-8; and Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor, October 6-7 and October 13-14. Both festivals showcase beer, beer, more beer, plus music and German fare.
San Antonio Beer Festival
On October 21, San Antonio will celebrate its 12th annual beer festival at Dignowity and Lockwood parks. Think more than 400 beers from more than 120 breweries around the world. There will be plenty of samples and tasty food to help soak up the brews.