This weekend you can head to the races as Formula 1 comes to COTA and brings Bruno Mars and Britney Spears along for the ride, spend a day exploring Barton Hill Farms’ Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch, celebrate the spooky season at the BeeWitching Hour featuring a Staci Gray concert, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and more! — and more. Here’s our list of Top 10 Family Events…FamTopPicks-OnSite_header-1Other stuff:

Top Austin Family Weekend Events…

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— This event is being rescheduled to Oct. 26 because of rain. Austin’s own KUTX 98.9 presents Rock the Park, a FREE family friendly concert series at the Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater. Catch Ants Ants Ants tonight at 6:30 p.m., followed by Jackie Venson at 7:15 p.m. There will be food trucks, face painting, and more. (If weather is questionable, please click here for updates.)

— Pollyanna Theatre Company’s new play, Dog’s Job, is perfect for children ages 2-4. The play focuses on Dog, an ambitious pup who wants to advance in his career but has no idea what he might be good at doing. Bring the kiddos to find out what happens at The Long Center’s AT&T Education Room today & tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.! For tickets, call 512-743-7966.

— Find new-to-you items at the Twice Loved Fall Children’s Consignment Sale. Save 75% or more off retail prices for top-quality clothes, toys, décor, and more! The sale takes place at the Austin Sports Center today from 7 – 9 p.m. with an $8 entry fee, as well as tomorrow from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a $1 entry fee.

— Start your engines! With exciting races to the championship, star-studded performances from Bruno Mars and Britney Spears, and plenty of family friendly fun, Formula 1 at the Circuit of the Americas is back and better than ever. Click here for ticket info on this event held all weekend long.

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— Head on up to Round Rock for a FREE Touch a Truck event from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on at Rock n’ River Water Park. Children will be able to learn about different vehicles and climb aboard a fire truck, big rig or bulldozer in a safe, supervised environment. There will also be a Kids Fun Zone and food/beverage vendors on site! Click here for any weather updates.

— UT’s Texas Archeological Research Lab will be hosting the Texas Archeology Month Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Meet professional and avocational archaeologists with plenty of fun and educational activities for all ages.

— Visit Downtown Pflugerville for their 11th Annual Pfall Chili Pfest from 12 – 5 p.m. for a delicious day! The festival features a cook-off, live music, a kid’s area, and plenty of yummy chili to go around. Click here for a schedule of events. Click here for any weather updates.

— Get ready to celebrate the spooky season at the The Hive’s BeeWitching Hour at 4 – 8 p.m. Bring the kiddos out for a concert from Staci Gray, trick or treating, face painting, a costume contest, and more!

— Take the little ones to experience an interactive theatrical show from ZACH Theatre. Wake Up, Brother Bear!, is a super adorable play about the four seasons. See it today at the ZACH North Campus at and find tickets ($12) here!

— Head to the Paramount Theatre for Tomás and the Library Lady, a play about how reading and education can make anything possible. Activities begin in the lobby at 1 p.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. Find tickets ($10-$18) online here!


WAIT, THERE’S MORE: There’s actually quite a lot more going on around Austin this weekend. You can browse our full list of Top Picks for Weekend Events for even more listings!

Have a great weekend!

*Cover Photo from Round Rock Parks & Rec Facebook page