Fall & Halloween Fun In The Texas Hill Country
Texas may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a fall or Halloween-themed getaway, but the Texas Hill Country has plenty of exciting autumnal adventures in store for you! Plus, you can enjoy some fall activities in mild summer weather, what could be better? Here are some of the fun and interesting things you can do in and around Wimberley to enjoy Fall and Halloween in the Texas Hill Country.
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Travel + Leisure has mentioned that Texas is a great place to see fall foliage and get away for a great autumn vacation. But if the changing leaves of the Texas Hill Country aren’t enough to persuade you, we found a bunch of cool things that are happening in September and October that you don’t want to miss.
If you love animals, the outdoors, and a good time, then the Wings Over Wimberley event is perfect for you! Wings Over Wimberley “is a city-wide cultural event with music, art, food, and fun, celebrating the thousands of free-tailed Mexican bats that call Wimberley home.” This event is a fun mix of nature and culture, where you can learn about the importance of having bats in an ecosystem, and get some delicious food and drinks, too! Wings Over Wimberley is scheduled for October 1 & 2, 2021.
You don’t want to miss the annual Seed Stomp at the LBJ State Park in Stonewall (just an hour northwest of Wimberley). They provide the seeds, you provide the stomp! It’s a fun way for you and your family to partake in some outdoor fun by helping the park reseed their wildflowers. And then you can come back in the spring and watch your handy work (or your footwork) bloom! The Seed Stomp is Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 10 am to 3 pm.
If you’re looking for unique events to go to in the Texas Hill Country, we’ve got you! Just a 30-minute drive from Wimberley, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is a great choice. You’ll get to hear more than 45 songwriters perform in the round on seven different stages! They recently released their lineup and you can check out the venues online, which are within walking distance of each other. The event even has a complimentary shuttle if don’t feel like walking! This music festival runs from October 15-17.
If you like art, you don’t want to miss the Texas Clay Festival in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels on October 23 and 24. The work of more than 80 Texas potters and clay artists will be featured and for sale, and you can watch demonstrations every day!
For a unique cultural experience, you’ll want to come to visit October 23-30, so you can go to the Texas Marigold Festival in Blanco (less than 30 minutes from Wimberley). It’s a full week of multi-cultural celebrations that includes movies, music, food, drinks, fresh-cut flowers, and a Marigold Dance event.
Spooky Season Sights
If your autumn isn’t complete without some creepy Halloween fun, we’ve got some great sights and events you’ll want to check out.
On October 29, 30, and 31, 7A Ranch and the Wimberley Players are partnering to bring you a haunted train ride and pioneer town.
For more interesting haunts and spooky stories about Wimberley, you can check out the Haunted Wimberley Facebook group – find inspiration for ghost hunting spots, and check out some of the darker events and landmarks in the area.
You can find ghosts and spirits (of the alcoholic variety) when you take a cruise down the Devil’s Backbone, the most haunted stretch of Texas highway.
Spend Some Time This Fall and Halloween in the Texas Hill Country!
Cypress Creek Cottages is located right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, which means you’re surrounded by fall colors and gorgeous views in every direction. Have a festive fall or Halloween adventure in mild weather and a private cabin!
Choose one of our 12 private cottages – each with a private deck/patio, grill, and hot tub. Take a look at our availability to book your holiday stay! All cottages offer access to Cypress Creek with several cottages located directly on the creek.