While the 100-degree weather in Houston might have you thinking otherwise, it’s officially fall. In preparation of the most gorgeous time of year, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fall things to do this season!
Let’s be real, the only way you can see fall colors in Houston is through filters and photoshop. Those that seek the upmost fall experience with breathtaking sights of blazen, changing leaves, will have to take their PSL to-go on a state-bound road trip.
Is there anything more representative of the fall season (outside leaves) than the pumpkin? Whether it’s sipping on a pumpkin spice late, digging into pumpkin pie, or re-reading instructions on how to properly carve a jack-o-lantern, the pumpkin is (literally, in the latter case) the face of autumn. Get your hands on one of your own at one of these bountiful pumpkin patches around Houston!
Beyond the Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts of the world, awaits a cornucopia of local bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops that know how to enrich your autumn experience in Houston with all the season’s best flavors. (Trick or) treat yourself to 10 of our favorite spots to get fall treats in the city!
4-10. Experience these fabulous fall festivals
Fall is here, and we’re ready to celebrate. This season, Houston’s calendar is full of fun festivals to enjoy ranging from wickedly sweet equinox celebrations, Oktoberfest festivities, and full-scale parades.
- Día de los Muertos: The thousands-of-years-old Aztec-originated tradition is celebrated throughout Latin America every year with feasts, costumes, and sugar skulls. Once again, Houston is holding a spectacular Día de los Muertos festival to honor the tradition!
- Southern Smoke Food Festival: Indulge your carnivorous cravings at the Southern Smoke Food Festival for a cause in Houston this fall. The three-day festival is your chance to raise funds for food and beverage workers and meet the makers – of the best barbecue the Lone Star State has to offer, that is.
- Tokyo Night Festival: The two-day festival slated for this November touts itself as “the largest Japanese festival the nation has seen” and promises sumo wrestling, live performances, endless eats, and much more!
- Bayou City Art Festival: The Bayou City Art Festival, a colorful two-day celebration of arts, culture, performance, food, philanthropy, and more, is coming back to Sam Houston Park this fall from October 8 to 9.
- P-6 Farms Festival: On Saturdays and Sundays running from October 1 to November 6, P-6 Farms in Montgomery is putting on their annual Fall Festival – fit with a smorgasboard of fun for the whole family.
- Oktoberfest: Oktoberfest at King’s Bier Haus takes place from October 14 – 16 with massive tents, live German music, exclusive themed beers, competitions, and much more. Find tickets here.