As the Halloween haze begins to give way to Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas carols, one thing’s certain: autumn has arrived in Austin. Whether you live right in town or in one of the beautiful surrounding suburbs, there are always plenty of things to do, especially during the fall and winter months. We’ve compiled a few of our top picks so you and your friends and family can make every weekend (or weekday!) memorable!
Visit a the Barton Hills Farms Corn Maze
Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are synonymous with fall and the city of Austin has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to fun outdoor activities for the entire family.
Barton Hills Farms is currently holding its 10th Annual Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms. Open Saturdays and Sundays, from September 25th through November 7th, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Barton Hills Farms is the perfect place to get your autumnal fix. Visit them to experience their 5-acre corn maze and find out why Barton Hills Farms has been named the best pumpkin patch in Central Texas! This being Austin, there will be live music on Saturday, November 6th, and Sunday, November 7th to close out the festival. Bring your family this weekend to welcome fall in style!
Watch a Classic Movie at Doc’s Drive-In Theater
Although temperatures have yet to get truly cold, you and your family may not want to spend too much time outdoors, especially since it tends to get a bit chillier at night.
If you’re looking for something to do without having to leave the comfort of your vehicle, then Doc’s Drive-In Theater is your best bet! Screening classics (The Princess Bride, Wayne’s World, Back to the Future, The Goonies) and modern favorites (A Star is Born, Step Brothers, The Hangover, A Quiet Place), Doc’s boasts great ticket prices and fun for the whole family.
Whether you’ve been to a drive-thru theater before or not, you can expect an exciting and memorable experience when you visit Doc’s!
Immerse Yourself in Art at Wonderspaces
Known as “a new home for extraordinary art,” Wonderspaces is a truly unique art experience for people of all ages. Boasting dozens of artwork exhibits and installations, Wonderspaces takes art and places you right in the middle of it all!
Take part in interactive art experiences such as “Body Paint,” wherein the body movements of visitors are interpreted into “evolving compositions.” Or become immersed in installations such as “Submerge,” which is described as “an immersive installation comprised of 8,064 individual points of light visitors walkthrough. The lights continually change colors in correspondence to music.” There are other virtual reality experiences such as the hauntingly beautiful “Transition,” which is described as “A metaphor for death, Transition takes visitors on a journey from one world into the next.” Simply put, Wonderspaces provides many unique, original artworks that you will undoubtedly remember for years to come.
Wonderspaces is open from Wednesday through Sunday, with hours that vary for each day. According to the website, popular entry times often sell out so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance online!
Time for a Memorable Fall Season!
Whether you’re just visiting or have lived in the area for decades, odds are there are some new things you’ve yet to partake in. There’s always something new to do in Austin and the many surrounding towns. This is just a small sampling of what our beautiful region has to offer. Make sure to stay safe and warm whenever you go out! By partaking in one (or all three) of the events listed here, you’ll make Autumn 2021 one of the most memorable seasons in ages!