Fall is officially here, Austin! Take advantage of the – admittedly brief – brisk weather while taking part in all the autumnal, spooky, and pumpkin-based things to do this October in Austin!
1-3. Experience Magical Candlelight Concerts
You can still experience an absolutely magical spring here in Austin, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to beautiful open-air venues for the season.
4. Dine in the Dark: Halloween Edition
Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Eminent psychologists have been advocating dining in the dark as the ultimate taste experience for many years. Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes; with that sense eliminated, the theory is that the other senses—namely taste and smell—take over to elevate your meal to a whole new level. After donning your blindfold in the darkened, candlelit room, you’ll soon realize that focusing on taste and smell alone can be a truly enlightening experience—provided you’re not afraid of the dark!
5. Go Down the Rabbit Hole at this Wonderland Gin and Tea Party
Let a little storybook magic into your life at this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Gin and Tea party in Austin. At this tipsy tea party extravaganza, you’ll join the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and The March Hare, in a 90-minute long, cocktail-crafting session. Indulge in Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin cocktails as you enjoy an extravagant tea party in a curious setting! Why not try The Smoking Caterpillar. A sophisticated, smokin’ drink, served up with a Rosemary infused smoke bubble. With limited seats at the Mad Hatter’s table, make sure to book your tickets soon!
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6. Trick or Drink at this Halloween Bar Crawl
Get ready to experience the best bars that Austin has to offer—all in one night! Go back to the good old days of trick or treating with an adult twist. The treat is a bev! You’ll be able to enjoy drink specials all night for an incredible time without breaking the bank. You’ll receive a wristband that’ll grant you entry into all of the participating bars and clubs around Austin, so you don’t have to worry about paying for entrance. Feel free to let your freak flag fly and get dressed up for the frightful occasion!
7. Get your Groove on at this Silent Disco Party
Join us as we hold it down this Halloween at The Belmont. Grab some drinks, put on your headphones and get ready to party all night to a selection of the hottest Dance hits, throwbacks, Hip Hop and R&B as the three DJs battle it out for your attention. Though not essential, costumes are highly recommended and add a whole lot of fun!
8. Snag Your Tickets to This Magical Cocktail Experience
The Haunted Tavern is an immersive cocktail experience run by the descendants of Ichabod Crane. You will visit one of the most haunted locations in Austin as the tavern keeper guides you through a 4-part interactive cocktail journey. Hear the chilling and dark tales that haunt the venue, and beware the ghost that never left… Your night will be filled with surprises—the ghost tends to sit in on the experience and scare those brave enough (or filled with enough liquid courage) to enter!
9. Go Chasing Waterfalls
There’s no understating the natural beauty of the Lone Star State. This season, head the call to adventure and venture out to the state’s most gorgeous waterfalls and the hiking trails that take you there.
10-11. Walk Around Austin’s Most Haunted Sites
If you are drawn to stories of the macabre, then this night tour is for you! Enjoy tales of murder, mystery, unrequited love, and many, many ghosts while taking a leisurely stroll. In Austin, nearly every street corner has a story to tell; with the right guide, you’ll uncover the hidden stories that can’t be found in textbooks. Don’t miss this walking experience under the cover of darkness—you’ll find that expert storytellers combined with the weirdness of Austin make for a hauntingly good tour!
- Gather around the campfire, folks, for Halloween season is here. Ushering in the celebration of all that is spooky, we’ve compiled a list of the most haunted places in and around Texas as well as the grim tales that beseech them.
12. Visit the Museum of Ice Cream
Let your imagination run wild this fall in the state capital as Museum of Ice Cream has brought their stunning and whimsical experiums to Austin. MOIC, based in New York City, crafts surreal and saturated landscapes splashed with dazzling installations through which visitors are invited to connect with themselves and the environment around them.
13. Enjoy this Artsy Fiesta
Come and enjoy an enriching experience of Latin culture like you never have before. Arte Agave Grand Fiesta is a unique experience celebrating fine agave spirits, arts and entertainment. With over 20 tasting stations, with more than 100 varieties of agave spirits to sample including Tanteo, Santera, Volcan de mi Tierra, Del Maguey, and Tequila Ocho. You can also learn the art of making agave inspired cocktails, as well as eating authentic Latin cuisine. Don’t forget to visit the Mexican marketplace for a chance to shop for exclusive handmade artisan goods from featured makers such as Plaza Las Rosas, Las Ofrendas, and Chisholm Trail Crafts.