It’s October in Austin and that means it’s time for Oktoberfest and Halloween. If you’re looking for fun fall events in Austin this October, you’ll find something everyone will enjoy with these events and festivals taking place this October.

Events in Austin this October

Austin City Limits Music Festival
When: October 6th – 8th, 13th – 15th, 2017
Where: Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX

It’s that time of year again! Back for its 16th year, Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 6 – 8, 2017 and October 13 – 15, 2017) brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park. ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with 8 stages, more than 140 bands – and best of all, two weekends.

When: October 14th, 2017
Where: German Free School
Building 507 E. 10th Street
Austin, TX

Come and enjoy our Biergarten, German Food, Live Music on Stage and Kids Entertainment at our Annual Authentic German Oktoberfest, on October 14th, 2017.
Bring your Lederhosen and Dirndel!

This is a family oriented Oktoberfest held at the German-Texan Heritage Society from 11:00 am til 7:00pm. For those of you with extra stamina, we’d like to invite you to join Mohawks, our neighbors, for a more “adult” version of Oktoberfest.

FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
When: October 20th – 22nd, 2017
Where: Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
Austin, TX

International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. This event promises three days of racing, camping, live music events and more – including headlining performances by Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder for ticketholders.

Austin Film Festival
When: October 26th – November 2nd, 2017
Where: Various Theaters in Austin

There are a plethora of terrific films to be seen and consumed at AFF, many that will be on the verge of release, and that you’ll later discover are Oscar® nominees.  (You can tell your friends, “I saw it before it opened at Austin Film Festival, sucka!”)  You’ll look at our eight-day film schedule and feel like an eight-year-old at an Amy’s Ice Cream counter.  So many movies, so little room!  Lordy, what on earth do I choose?  AFF will be screening film and television premieres galore, plus competition films, documentaries, script readings, etc. with all-star line-ups and Q&As by your favorite writers, actors and filmmakers.

Ironman Austin
When: October 29th, 2017
Where: Various Austin Locations
Austin, TX

Ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country, Austin not only provides the perfect landscape for swimming, cycling and running, but serves as the perfect tourist destination. From shopping and entertainment to sporting events and history, Austin is packed with choices for both athletes and spectators.

The athlete’s day starts with a 1.2-mile, one-loop swim in Decker Lake, a recreational freshwater lake located at Walter E. Long Park with average water temperatures typically between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
When: October 31st, 2017
Where: Kreig Baseball Field
515 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX

Ooh and aah to spectacular fireworks display celebrating Dia de los Muertos. The Texas skies looked bright, as we celebrated in Austin on Halloween and in San Antonio on the Day of the Dead. If you were able to get out to either event we have, you will remember the feeling of the rumble as the

When: October 26th – 28th, 2017
Where: Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden
79 & 81 Rainey Street
Austin, TX

It is our favorite time of year: Oktoberfest!! This year we’ll be doing a 3-day festival featuring live music every day, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers we can find.

We’ll have all of our regular favorites on the menu, plus:
Spaetzle (Traditional German flour dumpling browned in butter)
Schnitzel (Pork cutlet, stuffed with bacon lardons and sauerkraut dusted with panko bread crumbs and served over spaetzle with a side of spicy mustard)
Weisswurst (Veal and pork white sausage, poached in beef broth, served with a side of spicy mustard)
German Potato Cakes (with house made apple sauce and sour cream)