As the temperatures drop, the days shorten, and the humidity releases its grip on Texas Hill Country, we at I Love Dripping Springs can’t help but get a little excited about the new season! There is so much to do in the fall, and as we get outside more the beauty of the season enhances whatever adventures we are enjoying and if your fall journey brings you to our doorstep, we are even more excited to share this list of fall attractions with you. From festivals to trick-or-treating, hikes through the Hill Country to simply relaxing in the comfort of our I Love Dripping Springs seasonal sanctuaries, there is always some wonderful Dripping Springs attractions to do in the fall!
It’s Festival Season!
With the cooler temps, (Early fall will still feel like summer, but by October and November, we will drop to 80 and under!) we want to get outside as much as possible, making fall the perfect time for festivals. Foxtoberfest & Artisan Festival takes place the last weekend of Saturday, offering live music, cold beer, hot food at the food trucks, and a happy selection of arts and crafts created by local artisans. There will be games for the kiddos, beer for the adults, and so much fun crammed into a single weekend, you will look forward to heading home and recuperating in your seasonal sanctuary after. During the middle of October, we celebrate songwriters with our Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, honoring the most talented musicians over three days. You can watch them perform their very best songs during the festival! The festival that your entire family will love the most, however, is the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival, held over six weekends from September through the end of October. This “fallapalooza” of fun will take place at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead and offers fall-themed games, activities, foods, and marketplace arts and crafts and will be accompanied by live music as well! Held under the oak trees that will be vibrantly alive with color, this is the perfect time to pick up a pumpkin to decorate your I Love Dripping Springs autumn abode, and as you search the fields for the perfect gourd, we think you may start to consider a fall journey to Dripping Springs as an annual tradition!
Hell Country Haunts Haunted House and Hayride Attraction at Dripping Springs Ranch Park
The last two weekends of October are for the spookier attractions, and as your children are looking forward to costumes and candy, moms and dads have a little something to look forward to as well! Every year features a different theme, in 2023 they are honoring Santa Claws, bloody leprechauns, and a particularly deranged Easter Bunny, so if it’s not too late when you read this, it may be the ideal time to start planning your fall vacation to Dripping Springs. Proceeds go to a local children’s charity, so you will be doing a good deed while enjoying a spooktacular time!
Dripping Springs Attractions: Road Trippin’ to Austin
Of course, some of our I Love Dripping Springs fall rentals are actually located in Austin, so it really won’t be much of a road trip if you choose to participate in these fall events in town, but you will still have fun! Boo at the Zoo, taking place on Saturdays and Sundays in October at the Austin Zoo, is an exciting annual event that lets visitors explore the zoo at night while riding a spooky train that will take you to a haunted house on the grounds. Halloween decorations enhance the spooky and exciting atmosphere, and visitors can join in the seasonal fun by wearing their scariest costumes. The House of Torment is billed as the Scariest Haunted House in America and may not be appropriate for younger children, but we can promise your teens will get into the spirit with a visit to this scary attraction located at 2632 Ridgepoint in Austin. And finally, although, it is nearing the end of the season, checking out the bats of Congress Avenue Bridge is still an awesome and fun thing to do at sunset every day of your stay. They don’t like the cold, so we can’t precisely determine a stopping point, but on average, they fly from March through the end of October!
Warm and Welcoming
No matter how you spend your days in Austin or Dripping Springs, coming home to the cozy comforts offered in our I Love Dripping Springs seasonal sanctuaries promises to be the highlight of your day. Warm, welcoming, and with many providing fireplaces inside and firepits outside, your fall adventures will be comfortable ones. Reserve your favorite escape today and enjoy an escape full of fall attractions in Dripping Springs!