Top 10 fall activities Texas residents will love

September 21, 2021

Discover 10 fall activities Texas residents will not want to miss in 2021

Mother and daughter decorating pumpkins - fall activities in Texas 
With cooler weather just around the corner, it's the perfect time for Texans to get out of the house and enjoy the fall season. What better way to celebrate autumn than to participate in fun fall activities with a Texas twist?

We’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite fall activities Texas residents will not want to miss this year - read on!

1. South Texas Maize

Find food and fun for the whole family at the South Texas Maize in Hondo, TX. Included in your fall admission is access to a 7-acre corn maze, hayride, barrel train, Cowboy Ken’s Kiddie Korral, Hay Bale Jump, and more. The fall season opens on September 18, 2021 and closes on November 21, 2021.

2. Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. in downtown Houston, TX. One of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country, the H-E-B parade brings in several hundreds of thousands of people to cheer on the participants. The parade features elaborate floats, fun marching bands, high-flying balloons and more over the course of 20 city blocks.

3. State Fair of Texas

It wouldn’t be fall in Texas without the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX. Taking place from September 24 - October 17, 2021, the state fair features games, food, rides, shows, attractions, and more. While you’re there, don’t forget to snap a picture with the iconic 55-foot tall cowboy, Big Tex.

4. Oktoberfest

Once October is here, it’s time for Oktoberfest, a celebration of German tradition that includes food, wine, beer, parades, games, and other attractions. Find a family-friendly event or get a babysitter for some adult time at a local brewery. Check out our blog post to learn everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Texas! 

5. Big Bend National Park

Fall is the best time of the year to visit Big Bend National Park in Far West Texas with its beautiful scenery and gorgeous views. Reserve a campsite so you can take in the fall foliage and mountain views during your stay. There are a variety of outdoor activities you can enjoy during your visit like hiking, scenic drives, and more!

6. Haunted tours

Nothing says fall like scary stories. Celebrate the spookiest time of the year with a haunted tour in your favorite Texas city. These tours often take place in haunted areas, buildings, or cemeteries where ghosts are rumored to haunt. Check out some of the top Texas ghost tours and find one near you… if you dare.

7. Texas Renaissance Festival

For a change of pace, you can visit the Texas Renaissance Festival, which kicks off on October 9, 2021. Located in Todd Mission, TX, the 47th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival features entertainment, food, drink, and shops to keep you busy all day. It also has kid-friendly games and events as well as camping facilities where you can stay during your time at the Ren fest.

8. Festival of Pumpkins

Mark your calendars because October 23, 2021 is 2021 Festival of Pumpkins in Paris, TX. At the festival, you can listen to live music, shop downtown stores, and eat all kinds of fun fall festival foods. There are plenty of free activities, a costume contest, and pumpkin decorating events with cash prizes for the best costume and best decorated pumpkin.

9. Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool, TX is well known for its fall colors, which come from the Uvalde bigtooth maples that the area protects. They start posting their Fall Foliage report in mid-October, which provides photos and details of what the trees look like so you can visit at just the right time.

10. Zoo Boo

The Houston Zoo is celebrating fall with Zoo Boo 2021, a month-long family event where costumes are encouraged. From October 1 - 31, 2021, families can come to the Houston Zoo in their spookiest costumes to visit the giant pumpkin, ride on the Scary-Go-Round, and snap pictures at photo ops across the zoo.

A bunch of pumpkins for fall activities in Texas 
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by Geoff Ullrich

About the Author

Geoff Ullrich is a writer and Content Marketing Specialist at Germania Insurance.