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2023 Fall Activities Near Texas Hill Country You Need to Know

A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Hill Country, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Texas Hill Country campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Our campground is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country which offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in the Texas Hill Country!

A family watching a hippo at the San Antonio Zoo.

Photo by San Antonio Zoo

Zoo Boo: Sept 16 - Oct 31, 2023

Get ready for the best fall event in Texas Hill Country! This non-scary Halloween event will be open daily from September 16 – October 31 with zoolightful activations like live music, costume parties, multiple realms of Halloween fun, daily FREE trick-or-treating hour, and exciting interactions for little ghouls, goblins, and of course, your boo. Head over to their website for ticket pricing.


Pumpkin Nights are fun for everyone in the family!

Photo by Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nights: Sept 21 - Oct 30, 2023

Next on our things to do in Texas Hill Country list is Pumpkin Nights! This event is located at Pioneer Farms in Austin, and ticket prices range from $20-$28/person. During the event, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you will discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate's Cove, and more lands built using over 7,500 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins.

The petting zoo is one of the main attractions during the Sundrop Springs Fall Festival.

Photo by Sundrop Springs

Sundrop Springs Fall Festival: Sept 29 - Oct 31, 2023

One of the best fall events to attend in the Texas Hill Country is the Sundrop Springs Fall Festival! This 22-acre farm on the north side of New Braunfels offers a unique fall package that includes fun attractions, a haunted trail, pumpkins, and farm animals! Hours vary between weekday and weekends but admission price is $20/adult and $12/kid (4-10). 


Dia de los muertos is a family-fun event that celebrates life and death.

Photo by Mexic-Arte Museum

40 Years of Día de los Muertos: Oct 28, 2023

Día de los Muertos is an observance and embrace of the cycle of life and death. It includes unique festivities, commemorating family and friends, while also celebrating the Mexican and Mexican American Culture. For 40 years Mexic-Arte Museum has collaborated with Austin to create traditions and celebrations. This year they celebrate 40 years of those festivities that include a grand processions, arts & crafts, traditional foods, local artist booths, and live performances throughout the day! Admission is free but head to their website to check the schedule and more information.

Pumpkin placed at the pumpkin patch in New Braunfels.

The Pumpkin Patch at Float In: Sept 30 - Oct 29, 2023

With our fall events list, pumpkin patches are a must to mention. The Pumpkin Patch at Float In is an annual patch that includes kid games, music, contests, fall drinks and treats, face painting, patch bag creation, vendors, and more! It is open Thur - Sun, and is $15/adult and free for kids 3-11 years old. Check out more information on their website.

The annual wurstfest celebrates German heritage.

Photo by Wustfest

Wurstfest: Nov 4-13, 2023

One of the top things to do in Texas Hill Country is attend Wurstfest in New Braunfels! During the 10 day celebration, guests can expect to eat delicious foods, have a wide selection of German and Domestic beers, the best music, shopping, and so much more! Plus, admission is free during the week! Learn more about this 61-year tradition on their website and plan your visit now.


Texas Book Festival celebrates everything for book readers and is great for families to attend!

Photo by Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival: November 11-12, 2023

Love to read? Head to downtown Austin for the annual Texas Book Festival! This event includes a diverse lineup of established, emerging, and debut literary talent for readers of all ages! There will also be food vendors, family activities, and opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers. Check out all the information here.


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Hill Country, there are always exciting activities and events in Texas Hill Country that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Texas Hill Country are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Texas Hill Country camping resort to see all the events Texas Hill Country has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.