Austin City Limits Music Festival
This is an annual festival held at the end of the summer and during the early fall in Austin. It is held in Zilker Park for two consecutive three-day weekends. There are eight stages where over 100 music groups perform in all genres from rock to country, hip-hop, and even some folk. The festival started in 2002 as just a weekend event and over the years has grown. There is a festival good court known as Austin Eats with food from all of the best restaurants around Austin, and an Art Market with the work from local artists. The festival runs from September 30th through October 2, and October 7 through October 9 in 2016.
State Fair of Texas
The annual State Fair of Texas is a three-week event filled with music, rides, food, and entertainment. The fair starts September 30 and runs through October 23 in 2016 and takes place at Fair Park in Dallas. There are many events throughout the Fair including the popular Starlight Parade which occurs every day at 7:15 and the Texas-OU football game. The fair is also known for the music with a variety of musical performances and concerts which are free to see with admission to the fair. You can buy a season pass for access to the fair throughout the three weeks, or you can get daily passes.
Texas Rose Festival
Tyler, Texas, also known as the Rose Capital of America is home to the annual Rose Festival. From October 13-16, the area celebrates the flower with the Rose Festival. The events include the Rose Parade, a Coronation Ball, and a concert in the park put on by the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. You can also visit the Rose Museum while visiting Tyler for the festival and take in the Rose Show where there are thousands of roses arranged and on display.
Houston Italian Festival
The Houston Italian Festival is one of the most popular fall events in the Houston area. This three-day festival features fun activities for the whole family including a grape stomp, live entertainment, and a pasta-eating contest. It is held on the St. Thomas University campus and admission is just $6 for adults. There is also wine tasting, and Italian beer tasting along with plenty of Italian food to eat. The event runs from October 13 through October 16th, and parking is just $2.
These are just a few of the many festivals and events in the fall around the state of Texas. This is also a great time to go to a football game no matter where you are in the state whether it is a high school game, college ball, or the NFL.
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