Four Fall Festivals for San Antonio FamiliesPosted by Sarah W on October 12, 2012
What’s next on the to-do list for having a fabulous fall? Taking the family to a fantastic fall festival. There are tons of fun events to help get your family into the Halloween spirit, and we’ve found a few to share with you. Here’s what’s happening in and around San Antonio this October:
The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is hosting a free fall festival that promises a fun day of nature activities for all ages. On Saturday, October 20, from 9 am – 3 pm get your fill of fall with hay rides, kids crafts, a raptor show, and you can pick up some plants for the garden. Plus, SAWS will have an Autumn Bloom Giveaway. Spend some time enjoying the beautiful fall weather at the Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road.
Join the community at the Circle School for some fall fun from 4 pm – 8 pm on Saturday, October 27. Enjoy live bands, great food, kids activities, and a silent auction. And everyone is invited to take a journey through the Pumpkin Path, visiting storytellers who will share their own special legends and folktales about fall. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids, at 217 Pershing Ave.
Craving a spooky evening that will give you the creepy crawlies? Government Canyon invites creatures, ghouls, and kids of all ages to join them for a ghostly good time on Saturday, October 27 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Bring your own pumpkin to carve, wear your creepiest or cutest costume, and get ready to hear some scary ghost stories. It’ll be a howling good time, but you must RSVP in advance to reserve your spot. On or before October 26 at noon, e-mail email@example.com and include the name of everyone attending, their age if under 18, your e-mail address and phone number. Free with park admission.
Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden for the annual BOOtanica! Fall Festival and Plant Sale on Sunday, October 28 from 10 am – 2 pm. For this fun, festive day, guests get $2 off regular garden admission which includes activities like pumpkin decorating, making seed cookies, face painting, Dino discovery wagons, and making Milberger’s Gak slime. Be sure to wear your costume, because you won’t want to miss the children’s costume parades happening at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Plus, delicious food and drinks will be available at the Chipotle Taco Bar and Anne Marie’s Carriage House Bistro. They’ve got all your fall festival needs covered at 555 Funston.
Be on the lookout for more Halloween fun on SA Busy Kids, and your guide to family-friendly Trick-or-Treat alternatives in the city.