November 2 - 11
This self-proclaimed 10-day salute to sausage is a classic central Texas fall event. Music and food and dancing and German heritage, crazy hats and carnival rides and fairground games, stacks of beer pitchers, and new best friends. Grab oma and opa and ze kiddos, and head out to New Braunfels.
Travis County Expo Center
Unless you’ve been to this before, you’ve probably never seen anything like it. Hundreds of Native American dancers, singers, storytellers, and performers come together to share traditions. There are competitions, a native market, a food court with traditional Native American foods, and an interactive program from Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Explore your Celtic roots at this annual festival celebrating all things Celt -- even if you haven't got any Celtic roots. There'll be music, dance, Highland games, and history demonstrations and workshops (e.g., Scottish country dance, Irish guitar), as well as food and drink (including a scotch tasting) along with jewelry, crafts, textiles, and art.
Camp Ben McCulloch
This homegrown celebration of Spanish culture started off as a small cook-off among friends, and has since grown into an annual event with over 30 contestants, official judges, and hundreds of attendees on the hunt for the perfect paella.
Cost: $57 ($20 for kids)
November 10 – 11, 17 – 18
Turns out we have some creative people in Austin -- who knew? This free, annual, self-guided tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists around the city; often hosted in small galleries or even in peoples’ home studios, it’s an up-close-and-personal window into the work of our creative artisans.
The Austin Food and Wine Alliance knows how to throw a party. Their annual Wine & Swine event is an all-star lineup of the best chefs in the city serving pork-based bites, plus wine -- lots and lots of wine. If you just can’t wait, hit up their Wine and Dine dinners with Chefs Lidia Bastianich and Alon Shaya for a real treat.