Fall Festivals in San Antonio

Fall in San Antonio means festival season! There are plenty of festivals to choose from, all across town. We’ve searched for the best events with the best prices and the most family fun.

Here is our list of the best Fall Festivals in San Antonio:



Cannon Fest {September 28}
Head out to The Alamo for their annual festival exploring the Texas Revolution. There will be interactive displays and demonstrations for all ages. Admission is free!

Yanaguana Fest {September 28}
This free family event includes artists, food, crafts, local vendors, live music, live painting, and more! The event is going down at the Mission Marquee Plaza from 3 – 10 pm.

JSLA Fall Fest {September 28}
This inaugural festival at Hemisfair is free and open to the public. There will be pumpkin decorating, balloon art, face painting, football throws, a Touch-A-Truck, and more.

Shertzfest {September 30}
This annual festival in Shertz features live entertainment, a BBQ cook-off, food trucks, and more. Admission is free, just pay for your food and fun!



Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch {October 5 – 28}
This festival for children and their caregivers has unlimited hayrides, a maze, petting zoo, instrument petting zoo, and much more. Admission is free but some activities have an added fee.

Floresville Peanut Festival {October 8, 10 – 12}
Come here and go nuts! This even features free, all day entertainment, a free dance on Friday night, the Spazmatics in concert, a parade, coronation, arts and crafts, games, a washer tournament, beer garden, food booths, and more.

Chalk It Up {October 12}
Hosted by ArtSpace, this festival includes sidewalk art, food trucks, live music, a freestyle section, and more. This event is free and family-friendly.

Fall Festival at Rainbow Gardens {October 12}
Join the staff at Rainbow Gardens for face painting, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, chickens, petting zoo and more!

Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church Market Days & 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off {October 19}
This open market and cook-off also features a quilt raffle, bake-off, local vendors, and more. Admission is free, just bring cash or card for your food and shopping!

Texas A&M University- San Antonio Fall Festival {October 19}
Be Part of the Tradition! Fall Fest is an annual event put together by Campus Activities Board. Free Admission, Free Parking, Live Music, Inflatables and MORE! Open to the Public. Student Organizations and outside vendors will be selling a variety of foods and merchandise.

Texas Clay Festival {October 26 & 27}
The works of more than 60 Texas potters and clay artists are featured for purchase at this annual festival, along with demonstrations of wheel throwing, sculpture, hand-building and surface decoration techniques throughout the weekend. The festival is going down in Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels.



Dia de los Muertos at La Villita {November 1 & 2}
The Village honors our ancestors with a day of fun! There will be community altars, live bands, local vendors, and more. Admission is free!

Diwali San Antonio {November 2}
This evening celebration hails from India and includes food, drinks, vendors, live entertainment, and beautiful candles alight over the water.

Dragon Boat Festival {November 2}
A full day of dragon boats, vendors, live entertainment, and more. This festival is free and open to the public!

Luminaria: Contemporary Arts Festival {November 7 – 9}
This free, after-dark festival includes visual art from all styles, including spoken word, dance, and more. Admission on Saturday evening is free!

BBQ Showdown at Traders Village {November 16 – 17}
Traders Village is hosting a bbq festival with some of the best local restaurants. Admission is free and parking is just $4 per vehicle! There will also be shopping, a carnival, and more.

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market {November 23 & 24}
This is the only festival in Texas of its kind and it happens only once a year! Admission is free, just bring cash or card for your food, drinks, and shopping!

Dickens on Main {November 29 – 30}
This free festival celebrates all things Dickens with costumes, theatrical performances, a petting zoo, shopping, Santa, and more.


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