Looking for upcoming Fall Festivals in Houston? We got you covered!

Fall in Houston means amazing weather that will make you want to get out of the house and get social! Celebrate the harvest, take a hayride, go dipping for apples, and get your selfies in the pumpkin patch- the Greater Houston area has plenty of ways to take part.

Best of Houston Fall Festivals For 2021

From a Greek festival to a Renaissance festival to a BBQ cook-off, there’s something every fall month in Houston to help you enjoy and energize yourself. Take a look at all the festivals and events that we have curated for you to participate in, this Fall 2021.

Fall Festivals in Houston – October 2021

Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion

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The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is thrilled to host this year’s Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion event. Come out and enjoy shopping, live music, food trucks and more! “Art & Crafts on the Pavilion is an open-air event and a great opportunity to enjoy the start of the fall season while shopping for handmade works of art,” said Tracy Rohrbacher, executive director of the Pearland CVB. “After missing out on this show in 2020, we’re glad to present it this year.”

When: Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pearland Town Center

Boo on the Boardwalk

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The Kemah Boardwalk is hosting an event for Halloween, their annual Boo On The Boardwalk! Admission to the Boardwalk is always free, just purchase tickets for rides. Every weekend in October, you can wear a costume and go trick-or-treating, catch live shows, watch movies, enjoy live DJs and balloon formers, and much more. Each night has a different theme and celebrations.
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah TX 77565

The Original Greek Festival

This year’s festival will again be held at the Annunciation Green Orthodox Cathedral, running from Thursday to Saturday. Enjoy three full days of live entertainment, the Athenian Playground, Agora, and authentic cuisine from local Greek restaurants.
When: 7 October to 9 October 2021
Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | 3511 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006

Bayou City Arts Festival 

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For two days, the biggest art festival in Texas will descend on Downtown Houston. The festival surrounds City Hall, Hermann Square, the Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, and side streets. You will shop a huge variety of local, national, and international artists including works by local high school students! There will also be live music, vendors, and more. Admission is $5 for kids aged 6 – 12, $18 online. They will also offer two-day and family passes. 
When: 9 and 10 October 2021
Where: 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite #281, Houston, TX 77024

Annual Texas Renaissance Festival

One of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Texas is all about ye olden times! The world famous festival, party, and camp out has dozens of games, plays, live performances, craft vendors, costumes, and more. Not to mention, all the turkey legs you can stomach! Children aged 12 and under are half-price on Saturdays and free on Sundays. General admission tickets begin at $12.50.
When: 9 October to 28 November 2021
Where: 21778 Farm to Market 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363

Katy Rice Festival

This annual rice harvest celebration in Katy includes live music, carnival rides and games, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. Tickets are $5 for adults and children over 12. Children 12 and under are free.
When: 8 October to 10 October 2021
Where: City of Katy, 901 Avenue C, Katy, TX 77493

Houston Michelada Festival

This tomato-ey drink is perfect for all seasons. The festival is held at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds from 11 am to 8 pm. Kids 6 and under are free, everyone else is $15 pre-sale. 
When: 3 October 2021
Where: 2525 South Farm-to-Market 565 Road, Baytown, TX 77523

International Gem & Jewelry Show

NRG Park is once again hosting the most beautiful festival of the year from! Gems, minerals, and jewelry from around the world with one-of-a-kind and exotic specialties. Admission is $6 when you purchase online and $8 at the door. No children younger than 9, including infants, will be allowed.
When: 15 October to 17 October 2021
Where: NRG Center At NRG Park (Hall E) | 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054

5th Ward Fall Fest

From 11 am to 5 pm at Lyons Unity Mission Baptist Church, enjoy a motorcycle show, car show, live music, a moonwalk, and even more family fun. Admission is free, just bring cash for your food and fun!
When: 30 October 2021
Where: 3215 Lyons Ave Houston, TX 77020

Annual Galveston ARToberFEST

Live entertainment, a kids creative zone, food and fun, and plenty of art! Head to beautiful, historic downtown Galveston for their annaul ARToberFEST. Admission is just $5.
When: 16 October & 17 October 2021
Where: 2109 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550

Wings Over Houston

Held annually at Ellington Field, this is the most soaring festival around! Watch the battle reenactments, tour a variety of aircraft, and chow down on delicious eats. There will also be attractions like a kids carnival, merchandise booths, and more. General admission starts at $42.50 with Prime Viewing and other packages available. 
When: 9 October to 10 October 2021
Where: 11210 Blume Ave, Houston, TX 77034

Texian Market Days

Join the staff at George Ranch Historical Park for Cowboys, Cannons, and Fun! You will enjoy a vintage car show, historical game, food vendors, craft vendors, and much more. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for kids aged 4 – 12, and free for kids under 4.
When: 23 October 2021
Where: 10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX 77469

Annual Galveston County Fall Fest & BBQ Cook Off 

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General admission to this festival is totally free, admission to the cook off is just $10! The event is going down at Walter Hall Park with vendors, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.
When: 2 October 2021
Where: Highway 3 N 807, League City, TX 77573

Buffalo Bayou Fantastic Fall

This celebration is in fact a line-up of exciting activities organized for fall 2021 which includes everything from canoeing and kayaking to music, DJs and a study of the biodiversity of the bayou. Walk the trails with some experts and knowledgeable guides and groove to the tunes of some of Houston’s talented DJs and musicians.
When: October and November 2021
Where: 1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77002

International Quilt Festival

The show is going on again this year at the George R. Brown Convention Center with booths open and quilts on display! There will be classes, open studios, shopping, movies, lectures, and more. Admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 10 and under.
When: 28 October to 31 October 2021
Where: 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Tomball Bluegrass Festival

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Admission and parking to this music festival in Tomball are totally free! Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs so you can get comfy! There will be food trucks and other vendors on site so no need for a picnic basket! Kids will enjoy the kidz zone, adults will love the bluegrass!
When: 16 October 2021
Where: 201 S Elm, Tomball, TX 77375

 

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Fall is a great time to enjoy the Downtown Aquarium with your family! Dine alongside a 150,000-gallon floor-to-ceiling aquarium after exploring five themed exhibits teeming with fish, gators, snakes, and sharks. $50 Landry’s eGift Card Plus Four All-Day Aquarium Adventure Exhibit Passes. Check out this fabulous deal!!!

 

Fall Festivals in Houston – November 2021

Sugar Plum Market 

This annual shopping extravaganza is held in Fort Bend County at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts & Convention Center. There will be more than 100 fabulous vendors ready to fill all of your gifting needs! Admission is discounted when you purchase online before October 31st, just $12 per person. Purchase tickets at the door for $15.
When: 3 November to 6 November 2021
Where: 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford, TX 77477

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

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The countdown is on for Houston’s favorite winter-themed market! There will be a fashion show, preview party, hundreds of vendors, and more. Admission is $20 cash at the door or you can purchase online for $2 less.
When: 11 November to 14 November 2021
Where: NRG Park, 1, Houston, TX 77054

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

This year’s theme is The Third Coast, which will provide a lens through which to celebrate and explore the Gulf Coast region! This festival is dedicated to presenting innovative films, media installations, and live performances celebrating Houston’s culture and urban vitality. Passes and tickets are available for purchase online now.
When: 12 November to 22 November 2021
Where: Virtual and in-person at 4200 Montrose Blvd Suite 110, Houston, TX 77006

72nd Annual HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade

Starting at 9 am in Downtown Houston, this free parade has great viewing spots all over the route. There is general seating available for purchase online. 
When: 25 November 2021
Where: Downtown Houston

Fall Festivals in Houston – December 2021

Holly Jolly Jingle

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts this annual free event highlighting the best and brightest orchestras and musicians from across Conroe ISD. Leave the lawn chairs at home- there are ticketed seats and park chairs available for rent.
When: 5 December 2021
Where: The Pavilion | 7525 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77016

Dickens on the Strand

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For more than four decades, Galveston’s Strand has hosted the most Dickensian event in the world! Continue the tradition with a parade, live entertainment, carolers, rolling vendors, jugglers, and old school traditions. Dress up in your best Dickens-area cosplay and bring the kids!
When: 3 December to 5 December 2021
Where: 2002 Strand, Galveston, TX 77550

Tomball German Christmas Market

Free admission, parking, and shuttle to guarantee you’ll make it out! This event features a petting zoo, live music, arts and crafts, antiques, live performances, a heritage center, and much more. Bring cash or card for your food, shopping, and fun! 
When: 10 December to 12 December 2021
Where: 200 Market St, Tomball, TX 77375

 

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