When you want to escape for the weekend to try great food, listen to amazing music or catch up on the latest and greatest in pop culture, Central Texas always has the answer with a yearly lineup of great festivals. It was hard for us at Patten Title to pick our favorites, but for locals and tourists alike, these 20 are the best of the best.
Where: Zilker Park, Austin
Dates: Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 2022
This sprawling festival features multiple stages, a food festival, activities for kids, and so much more. The ACL Fest organizers have packed in so much that they couldn’t contain it to one weekend! View Patten Title’s Guide to ACL Fest.
Where: Auditorium Shores, Austin
Dates: Nov. 4-6, 2022
Cost: $250 to $625
Whether you want to try something new, hobnob with some top chefs or taste a few of the hundreds of wines, festival-goers can enjoy some great food that ranges from barbecue to tacos to brats.
Where: Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Dates: Sep. 24-25, 2022
Make your way through the hundred-foot wine tent with local, national and international wines for sale. This festival also features a full bar and a culinary village with tunes provided by local bands.
Where: Camp Kubena, Ledbetter
Dates: Oct. 29, 2022
Rev up for a combo car show and music festival! Attendees can also play disc golf and get some good food.
Where: Circuit of Americas, Austin
Dates: Nov. 11-13, 2022
The future is now at the largest electric vehicle exhibit in America. Check out electric scooters, cars, trucks, bikes, skateboards, motorcycles and more.
Where: Downtown Fredericksburg
Dates: Oct. 22, 2022
Did you know that October is Texas Wine Month? Eat, drink and shop at this one-of-a-kind wine festival, which features a cooking school and some of the best wines from Texas.
Where: River Star Arts and Events Park, Kerrville
Dates: Jan. 21-22, 28-29, Feb. 4-5, 2023
Lords and Ladies, rejoice! Dress in costume (or not) to enjoy demonstrations of medieval fighting, glass blowing, storytelling, food and more.
Where: 912 Red River St., Austin
Dates: Oct. 27-30, 2022
Roll in for four days of alternative, Indie and rock festivities with a Halloween theme.
Where: 1616 FM 3158, Dale
Dates: April 20-23, 2023
This is an old-fashioned bluegrass festival for campers or just day visitors. The fun includes activities for families plus workshops and talent competitions.
Where: Sixth Street between Brazos and IH 35, Austin
Dates: Sep. 17-18, 2022
One of the longest-running and biggest free arts and crafts festivals in Texas, this street festival features music and arts and crafts with more than 200 vendors.
Where: 1100 East Fifth St., Austin
Dates: Nov. 26-27, 2022
Cost: Contribution of up to $12 suggested
Shop for jewelry, art, apparel, and accessories at this late fall event.