Fall is here and if you’re looking for things to do in Houston this October, look no further than these great events and festivals taking place in and around the Houston Metro area. From wine tasting to the Renaissance Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Houston.

Things to do in Houston this October

Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival
When: October 1st & 2nd, 2016
Where: Old Town Spring
123 F Midway
Spring, TX

October is Texas Wine Month and we encourage you to come out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art at the Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival. – our newest wine event in Old Town Spring. Come out. Taste wines from around the great Lone Star State. View great original art by talented Texas artists. Also, grab a glass of wine, stroll along our beautiful tree-lined streets and visit any of our 150 quaint shops.

Buffalo Bayou Park’s 6th Birthday
When: October 4th, 2016
Where: Sabine Promenade
150 Sabine Street
Houston, TX

Join in the fun with a birthday party for Buffalo Bayou Park (turning 1) and BBP (turning 30) on Thursday, October 6 from 4 to 8 pm at The Water Works. Enjoy tasty food truck fare, birthday cake, beer and lawn games. Bring the kiddos to play in the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area.

Bayou City Art Festival
When: October 8th & 9th, 2016
Where: 901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX

Art Colony Association provides unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston community by bringing diverse artists to urban Bayou City Art Festivals and supports local non-profit organizations.

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo
When: Now through October 8th, 2016
Where: 7601 Red Bluff Rd
Pasadena, TX

The Pasadena livestock show and rodeo hosts a variety of events including: rodeo parade, trail ride, the 34th annual barbeque cook-off, dance, auction, 5K fun run/walk, rodeo contests, musical entertainment, 4D jackpot barrel racing, beauty competitions, talent contest, horse show, mule and donkey show, kids chili cook-off, kids adventure zone, golf tournament and even a bowling tournament.

Texas Renaissance Festival
When: October 8th – November 27th (weekends)
Where: 21778 FM 1774
Todd Mission, TX

The Texas Renaissance Festival presents an enchanted world full of Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, Knights, Nobles, Fairies, Elves, Pirates, Barbarians and other fanciful interactive characters.  Unique performers include: musicians, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, dancers with over 200 daily performances on over 20 stages throughout the village.

Over 400 shoppes featuring some of the finest works of artists, artisans, and merchants as well as live demonstrations by craftspeople skilled in the arts of glass blowing, weaving, pottery making, blacksmithing, and more.  Finally, there are foods and drinks from all over the world to please every palate and quench every thirst.

Festa Italiana
When: October 13th – 16th , 2016
Where: 3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX

Experience Italy in the Heart of Houston at Festa Italiana! There will be three days of music and live entertainment including the popular Grape Stomp, Pasta Eating Contest, Wine Tasting and Culinary experiences on Taste of Italy Pavilion and the I Madonnari High School sidewalk chalk art competition. Come and enjoy the delicious Italian food.

Fire Fest 2016
When: October 15th, 2016
Where: HFD’s Val Jahnke Training Facility
8030 Braniff
Houston, TX

Houston Fire Fest is a “Free” Annual Public Event. The purpose of this event is to help raise awareness among Children & Parents on Fire and Life Safety. Houston Fire Fest focuses on the fire service and fire safety.

Wings Over Houston Airshow
When: October 22nd & 23rd, 2016
Where: Ellington Airport
510 Ellington Field
Houston, TX

The 32nd annual Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow takes flight Saturday, October 22 and Sunday October 23, 2016 at Ellington Airport with thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics, demonstrations and displays. A great event for the entire family!

Houston Zombie Walk: Halloween Fest
When: October 29th, 2016
Where: 2811 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX

The Houston Zombie Walk is a Halloween themed charity, raising monies for our selected scholarships and charity partners. The scholarships include the Visual Arts and Vet Tech grants. We are a model for giving back to the community while having the most fun. By bringing the idea of Halloween into the community through concerts, pub crawls, and festivals, we attract a wide variety of followers. Essentially the coolest way ever to support your community!