Fall Activities in Houston + Link up

Happy fall, y’all!

Today I am linking up with four other amazing ladies across the US to share different fall activities to do this year in our respective cities.  I have seriously had this link up on my mind since early July when I started working on the behind the scenes stuff for this blog and I am so glad that the first day of fall is finally here for us to share it with y’all!

Make sure to check out Morning Coffee with Dee, My Little Box of Tricks, Latitude & Lattes, and Savvy Southern Belle’s posts linked at the bottom of this post.


  • September 30 at The Water Works
  • According to Oktoberfest Houston’s website, it’s “a beer fest with a German twist!”
  • General Admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate; everyone under 15 are free
  • For more info, visit their website here

Dewberry Farm

  • Open September 30 – November 12 (weekends only)
  • They’ve “got acres and acres of fun at Dewberry Farm! 40+ attractions, 8 acres of cornfield maze to explore, and heaps of pumpkins to pick! Add in 11 eatin’ spots with larruping good food. Sizzle that with fireworks shows, live entertainment, and music on KDEW radio.”
  • Tickets are $29.95 for everyone 3+.  They offer special military and senior pricing, too!
  • For more information, click here

Texas Renaissance Festival

  • Open September 30 – November 26 (weekends only)
  • “The nation’s largest, most acclaimed Renaissance themed park. Each year, over 500,000 guests pass through the Festival’s gates and enter the magic of New Market Village, an authentically recreated 55 acre 16th century English township located 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.”
  • General Admission starts at $23.95 for adults and $11.95 for children online; prices increase when you pay at the gate
  • For more information, visit the Ren Fest site

Nutcracker Market

  • November 9 – 12
  • “Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has become the signature holiday fundraising shopping event in Texas that kicks off all the holiday shopping frenzy! It is a one-stop giant pop-up shop featuring over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping! It is the best way to shop and give back during the holidays, as proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that is purchased, plus 10% of all the merchandise bought, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation.”
  • Early Bird tickets for Thursday and Friday are $50 each; visit your local Randalls for discounted tickets
  • For more information, click here

Zoo Lights

  • November – January (exact dates are TBA)
  • “Stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Enjoy festive carols, sip hot chocolate, and take in the more than 2 million lights! Fifteen miles of eco-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.”
  • Ticket information has yet to be released for the 2017 season, but you can expect to pay about $20
  • More info to come on their website here

None of that sound interesting to you?  Don’t worry!  Houston has so much more to offer such as…

  • Astros games at Minutemaid Park — we’re division champs, what what!
  • Texans games at NRG Stadium, or any kind of football game really.  Football = fall in my book.
  • Go on a ghost tour!  I hear there are some pretty creepy ones down in Galveston and Downtown Houston.
  • Pub crawls are a pretty frequented event on my Facebook feed.  I Googled and found a Harry Potty themed one that happens on October 7.  Best believe if I drank, I’d be all on that like white on rice.

Don’t forget to check out Dee @ Morning Coffee with Dee, Kristine @ My Little Box of Tricks, Sarah @ Latitude & Lattes, and Tiffani @ Savvy Southern Belle’s posts in this link up as well!


What are some of your favorite things to do in the fall?
Do you have a bucket list for this season?