“I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats”– James Patterson, The Christmas Wedding
October is hands down my favorite month! I love that there is a touch of adventure in the air. The energy surrounding October is like no other. It’s also the time of year that it’s cool enough to once again venture outside!
Top 5 Things to Do in October
- Texas Renaissance Festival
- Full Moon Hike Enchanted Rock State Park
- Round Top Antique Antiques Fair
- Pumpkin Patch
- Dia De Los Muertos
One of my go to events in October is the Texas Renaissance Festival. I’ve been enjoying the jousting, mud-slinging, cookie ice cream sandwiches, and wild costumes since the 90s. Officially the Ren Fest runs all the way to the first weekend in December so you have plenty of time to enjoy the themed weekends. If you are up for the full experience, consider camping at the Fields of New Market campgrounds. There are wild nights energized by the bonfire complete with a drum circle and fire dancers. If you still desire a camping experience but want a more family friendly environment, there is plenty of room on the 200 acre campground to accommodate all. Check website for more information. Ticket information
Enchanted Rock State Park is an amazing day trip that my family hits up at least once a year. Add that perfect summit view to a moonlit sky and you have a night of magic! Visit Enchanted Rock anytime but if you want to have your hike illuminated by the full moon, venture out to the park October 13th. Make sure to attain Day Pass Reservations online before you go.
If you like quaint little towns with tons of spunk, this is the event for you! We happened upon Round Top on our journey home from the Renaissance Fair a few years ago and we were enthralled. This cool escape is for the treasure hunter in all of us. Spend the day, or weekend, visiting the various vendors and searching for that special find.
Grab the family and head down to the local pumpkin patch! It’s a guaranteed good time and you are sure to come away with photo memories that last a lifetime. We have been visiting the same pumpkin patch for the last two years. Our boy loves it. You can take advantage of the sea of orange to use as a backdrop for beautiful fall photos. Some of the listed pumpkin patches have petting zoos, corn mazes, hay rides, and other fun family activities.
Dia de Los Muertos is the Day of the Dead celebration that has a very long history dating all the way back to the Aztecs. San Antonio has its share of events dedicated to the tradition of honoring those that have passed. You have options to view altars at the Mission San Jose or stroll through La Villita for the 7th annual Muertos Fest.