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GOT AUSTIN: Autumn in Austin

By November 10, 2021 No Comments

The weather is finally starting to cool down and it is one of the best times to be in Austin. From wine tours to patio dining, take full advantage of this beautiful season with our guide to having the best autumn in Austin!


Autumn in Austin: Events

Mark your calendars! Here are a few events happening in Austin this fall.

Wurstfest, New Braunfels
November 5 – November 14

Enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan, and domestic beer, special events, and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest!

Austin Studio Tour
November 6 – November 21

A free, self-guided art event that combines the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour where Austin artists can connect and the public can experience art safely both in person and virtually.

A Christmas Affair
November 17 – November 21

A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin. The annual event hosts 200+ retail merchants and attracts 25,000+ patrons. You can also shop the event online at A Christmas Affair Virtual Marketplace.

Austin Area Jazz Festival
November 26 – November 27

Join the Austin Area Jazz Fest for a celebration of music, culture, and the arts. Enjoy entertainment from top-tier local and national jazz musicians, be wowed by talented visual artists, and enjoy an extraordinary weekend of live music and fun.

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
November 25

ThunderCloud Subs’ annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. This year, compete with the best of Austin or join virtually and head outside with the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog.

Chuy’s Christmas Parade
Postponed until 2022

Due to the current circumstances, this spirited holiday parade has made the difficult decision to postpone until 2022. However, they’re continuing their 2021 fundraising efforts and toy drive collection for Operation Blue Santa.

Autumn in Austin: Activities

From enjoying a Texas Hill Country wine tour to exploring the great outdoors, celebrate fall in Austin with some seasonal activities.

Enjoy A Texas Hill Country Wine Tour 

Spend a day exploring sprawling vineyards and sipping your way through a lineup of award-winning wines throughout the greater Fredericksburg area with either Creekstreet Wine Tours or Texas Wine Tours.

Experience Austin’s Outdoor Art

Enjoy the fall foliage while also experiencing Austin’s outdoor art. Both The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden showcase outdoor sculptures framed by nature. Or take a self-guided tour of Austin’s amazing street art.

Enjoy Dining Alfresco

In Austin, autumn days can provide gorgeous weather perfect for outdoor dining. Enjoy brunch at the new north location of Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden, dine on fresh fish at Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, one of Austin’s original high-end patio dining experiences, or try a new cocktail on Bar Peached’s shaded patio.

Get Out On The Water

Make the most of Austin’s fall weather with an excursion on Lady Bird Lake, where you can rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes from the Rowing DockGreenbelt Outdoors, and Texas Rowing Center. For an insider’s perspective, take a guided kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour of downtown Austin with Austin City Kayak Tours.

Sign Up For A Workshop

From a fall floral arrangement workshop with Margot Blair Floral to seasonal pasta-making classes with Pasta Social Club or welcoming the autumn season with a tea and chocolate tasting with Delysia Chocolatier, enjoy one of Austin’s fabulous local workshops this fall.

Take A Hike

From downtown Austin to the nearby Texas Hill Country, you’ll find no shortage of places to explore. Take in the scenic city views along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, or follow the nature trails of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area or discover a new trail with the outdoor recreational app AllTrails.

Autumn in Austin: Prepared Foods

Below are a few of our favorite local restaurants where you can grab some of those Thanksgiving essentials from. 

Counter Culture

For a completely vegan holiday meal down to the sides and dessert.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.524.1540

Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon

Get everything in one stop! A roasted turkey with gravy, chorizo stuffing, spicy citrus-serrano cranberry sauce, and choice of sides.

1703 S 1st St | 512.992.2946

Lee’s Meat Market

Order a Thanksgiving gift box that can be picked up in-store or delivered. Boxes range from the prime filet box to a twice-baked potato one, with an option to build-your-own box. 

1601 W 38th St #12 | 512.467.6700

Little Ola’s Biscuits

The famed biscuits are available by the dozen, need we say more?

14735 Bratton Ln #310

Mongers Market + Kitchen

Order seafood platters, smoked salmon, crab cakes, and pints of chowder, and more for a seafood-focused dinner.

4119 Guadalupe St | 512.215.8972

Salt & Time

Visit the meat counter for an array of different meat options for your Thanksgiving table. 

1912 E 7th St | 512.524.1383

Texas Honey Ham

This Westlake favorite is the perfect spot to grab your holiday feast of honey-glazed ham, roasted turkey breast, and an array of side dishes.

3736 Bee Caves Rd #6 | 512.330.9888

Tiny Pies

Grab an assortment of these individually-sized pies, baked fresh daily from scratch with the highest quality, natural ingredients sourced from local farms.

Various Locations

Vespaio Ristorante

Do not forget the beverages! This neighborhood Italian eatery offers a curated list of boutique wines ready for pickup.

1610 S Congress Ave | 512.441.6100

Autumn in Austin: Agent Recommendations

We asked a few of our agents what they are looking forward to the most this fall. See what they had to say below.

“From concerts to festivals, Austin’s fall roster has fun things to do just about every weekend. It’s the perfect way to get out and enjoy Austin this time of year.”

“I enjoy taking weekend drives out to the Hill Country. The temperature is always a little cooler than in the city and I love seeing all of the fall colors covering the hills.”

“I love taking my children to local pumpkin patches, decorating for fall, and visiting local favorite patios. Anything outside enjoying the cooler weather!”

“My favorite thing to do in the fall is to enjoy my home and garden with the windows and doors open! And then exercising any time of the day that it is convenient, rather than only in the morning to beat the heat.”

“On weekends we enjoy visiting one of Austin’s many farmer’s markets. A couple of our favorites are SFC Farmers Market Downtown and the Texas Farmers Market at Mueller.”

“My dog, Gracie, and I love enjoying some patio time as Austin has a strong selection of outdoor spaces built perfectly for al fresco dining and drinking.”