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6 Reasons to Visit Texas in the Fall

September 15th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Fall brings cooler temperatures, football season and plenty of reasons to visit Texas. Take advantage of the events in Brenham or make the short trip to Houston and Austin for unique markets and festivals that celebrate the music, history and culture of Texas!

Six Reasons to Visit Texas in the Fall

  1. Brenham Flea Market
    Brenham, Texas
    Open every third weekend in September, October and November
    Visit the Brenham Flea Market located at the Washington County Fair and Rodeo for antiques, arts and crafts, clothing, and more. From furniture to signs and novelties, there’s no end to the variety of unique finds available at this local market.
  2. Old Pecan Street Festival
    Austin, Texas
    The Pecan Street Festival is the nation’s largest arts and music festival. This free festival in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District includes art and crafts made from all types of materials like metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone. Local bands will play from three stages and over thirty food vendors will be serving delicious fare – everything from healthy choices to typical festival snacks. Face painting, a petting zoo, magicians and more will be on hand for the kids.
  3. Texas Renaissance Festival
    Todd Mission, Texas
    Every Saturday & Sunday, October – November
    The Texas Renaissance Festival is a 55-acre interactive theme park where guests are transported back to a 16-century English township. For eight weekends in the fall over 500,000 guests are entertained by kings, queens, lords, ladies, magicians, jugglers, dancers and more costumed performers. Over 400 shops where craftspeople demonstrate skills like glass blowing, weaving, and blacksmithing are located along cobblestone walkways. Shops offer arts and crafts made by the artisans and plenty of food and beverages. At the end of each day is a fireworks show.
  4. Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall and the Old Washington Townsite
    Washington, Texas
    Select Saturdays in September, October and November
    Travel back to the 1800s to a time of when soldiers fought for the independence of Texas at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site in Washington, TX. Along the Brazos River is the Barrington Living History Farm where Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas, once lived. On the third Saturday of each month visitors get an opportunity to see how early Texans lived in handcrafted reproduction log buildings and how they worked on the farm where costumed artisans demonstrate daily life. Traditional guided tours of Independence Hall will not be offered these days and the event is free to park visitors.
  5. Annual Texian Market Days Festival
    Richmond, Texas
    The Annual Texian Market Days Festival at the George Ranch Historical Park gives visitors a chance to relives 150 years of Texas heritage. Costumed interpreters display historic weaponry, frontier survival and cattle roping demonstrations, home tours, culinary delights, livestock, cowboys, battle reenactments, and more. There will be plenty of good food available so no one goes hungry. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages five to 15. Children ages four and under are free. George Ranch Historical Park is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  6. Austin City Limits Music Festival
    Austin, Texas
    ACL Festival is a two-day festival on the first and second weekend of October that draws over 75,000 people a day. Over 130 acts will perform on eight stages in Zilker Park. The line-up includes rock, indie, country, folk, hip-hop, electronic and more. Local artists, food vendors and kid-friendly activities will also be on-site. Tickets include three-day passes, one-day passes, and weekend passes.

Start Planning Your Fall Trip to Texas!

For more reasons to visit Texas in the fall, download our free Washington County Vacation Guide. After you spend your day reliving Texas history, enjoying musical talents, or shopping for special mementos, return to your quiet, rustic room at Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast and unwind with a glass of wine on your private porch or read a book in your cedar tall king-size bed.

Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek


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