Katy, Texas – October 26,2015
As the fall season arrives, Katyites can enjoy spending more time outdoors in the cooler weather. From pumpkin patches to Howl-O-Ween, these nearby festivals will get you into the spirit of the season.
Texas Renaissance Festival
October 11 – November 29 (weekends)
Todd Mission, Texas
Be prepared to see people dressed up as pirates, fairies, lords and ladies, kings, queens, and more and don’t be too shy to dress up yourself. Music can be heard throughout and stage performances are available with free seating. Try a variety of cultural foods found at every corner. There will be Renaissance-inspired craft making, amusement rides, and shops at the festival. Admission is free for kids under 4 and kids ages 12 and under on Sundays. Kids 12 and under are $14 and adult admission is $26.
A variety of cultural diversity will be seen, shared, and celebrated at this lively festival. Different cultures will have showcase booths, and attendees can visit each booth to learn about the different cultures. Student groups and local organizations will provide musical and dance performances. International cuisine will be available. Admission is free.
Children’s Festival Woodlands
November 14 – 15
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, Texas
In past years, attendees have enjoyed performances from Choo-Choo Soul, Junie B. Jones, sing-a-long with Barney, Kidz Bob kids, and more. Mascots such as Scooby Doo, Clutch from Houston Rockets, and more have also made an appearance. Outdoor activities like kite making and flying, parachute races, panning for gold, rock walls, and bumper boats will keep the kids busy. Admission is $8 for adults purchased in advance or $10 at the gate. Admission is free for children 2 years old and under.
November 21 – 22
Downtown at Hermann Square
Take the whole family to see unique street paintings created with pastel chalks. For a $10 donation, you can create your own street painting. Kids will be able to enjoy chalk games such as hop-scotch, four square, and tic-tac-throw. A scavenger hunt and an activity to construct musical instruments are some fun activities to look forward to. Rain or shine, the event will still go on. Food vendors will be available. Admission is free. KM
WENDY TENG is a freelance writer with an MHA degree. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and trying new restaurants. Children can enjoy activities at the Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Festival at the Oil Ranch
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