This weekend you can make your way through a corn maze, browse the Pecan Street Festival, go camping in Old Settler’s Park, skip around Mueller Lake for a great cause, enjoy a kid-friendly symphony, and much more. Here’s our top 10 picks for family fun…
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— Journey to the land of Narnia in ZACH Theatre‘s new family show, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe at 7 p.m. tonight with a cookie reception. (Also showing matinees Sat. & Sun.) You can get your tickets online here or by phone at 512-476- 0541 x1. Prices are: $18 for youth and $24 for adults. Recommended for ages 5 & up. (You can also click here for a chance to win tickets to this show on Oct. 21.)
— Take off your shoes, spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy family friendly music at the KUTX Live at Mueller fall concert starting at 7 p.m. at the Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater. Enjoy free shows from Saul Paul and Sarah Jaffe.
— Gather your family and friends for the annual Outdoor Family Campout beginning at 3:30 p.m. You’ll pop your tent around the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settler’s Park, eat dinner provided by Fuddruckers, play games, sit around the campfire eating s’mores and then head off to sleep under the stars. There are plenty of morning activities planned, too. The registration fee is $10 through September 21 and then increases to $15.
— It’s opening weekend of Barton Hill Farms! Set among 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River in Bastrop, TX, this is the perfect setting for fall fun. The Fall Festival & Corn Maze is open today from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (and open weekends through Nov. 5). General admission is $14 and includes all of the activities (except face painting & pumpkins). Children ages 2 and under are free. SAVE $1 by ordering tickets in advance online here. Click here to read about all there is to see & do on the farm!
— Skip around Mueller Lake Park for a great cause! Take part in The Austin Skipathon where you’ll get to enjoy live music, food trucks and skipping to raise funds for over 6,300 children in the Central Texas foster care system. Check-in and onsite registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the skipping beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is $30 for ages 10 & up; $15 for ages 4-10; and free for kids under 3. Please click here to register.
— Music, art, shopping, food, games for kids — what a fun way to spend a day outdoors entertaining everyone in the family. Check out the 37th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival in Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District on today from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (and tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Free event!
— Head to an Oktoberfest block party in the Domain NORTHSIDE from 3-9 p.m. The Sam Adam’s Rocktoberfest Benefitting Austin Pets Alive features live music, food, beer, and stein hoisting! Enjoy beer from Sam Adams and food tents with traditional bratwurst, soft pretzels, and shepherd’s pie. This kid & dog-friendly event is free to attend, but they are encouraging donations for Austin Pets Alive.
— Muggles and wizards alike can enjoy a truly magical Harry Potter fan experience! See a full showing of the film at 7:30 p.m. while the score is performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra at Bass Concert Hall. Tickets start at $36.50 and can be purchased online here.
–It’s time again to belt out some songs with the kids in Barrel O’Fun at 1 p.m. Bring the Sing Karaoke invites families to come show off their vocal talents and just have a good old time. Free! (Kids 13 & under must be accompanied by a parent, but teens are welcome to go solo.)
— Take the kids to an exciting “whodunit” show from the Austin Civic Orchestra at 4 p.m. at the AISD Performing Arts Center. In The Composer Is Dead you’ll hear music by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, and Aaron Copland. This fun program along with a pre-concert instrument petting zoo, which begins at 3:15 p.m. in the lobby, is the perfect family outing for all ages. RSVP here. Free!
For MUCH MORE, browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events! Have a great weekend!
*Cover photo from Barton Hill Farms