Free Fall Festivals in San Antonio 2016

Fall temperatures are just around the corner (Aren’t they? Please say they are!), so it’s the perfect time to enjoy free festivals in San Antonio in the beautiful outdoors with your family. San Antonio Mom Blogs has your list of free festivals in San Antonio this fall! Check back often as we’ll add more free fall festivals as we find them.

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities may make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them first before visiting to be sure that their free offerings are still available.

 

OCTOBER

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market

Saturday, November 17, 10 am- 4 pm
This annual market showcases more than 40 of the most respected Native American artists who sell their handmade art and items, including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. The market also offers storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations, and food.

74th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival

Tuesday, October 9 – Saturday, October 13
Floresville’s annual peanut festival is free to attend. Additional charges may apply for food, rides, and other activities. Enjoy sack races, peanut pond, face painting, peanut toss, fun bounce, live music, food booths, arts and crafts booths, Kiddie Parade, Grand Parade, Washer Tournament, a street dance, and more.

Chalk it Up
Saturday, October 13, East Houston Street between North Presa and North Flores streets, 78205, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
For one day, every October, Artpace closes Houston Street to cars so San Antonians can play in the street – with chalk! Grab a piece and create your own master work. Or, stroll along, viewing the incredible sidewalk art created by professional artists and local organizations. Kids can create in Make Zones, designed to make their imaginations take flight.

Fall Festival at Rainbow Gardens

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8516 Bandera Rd., SATX, 78250
Join us for face painting, pumpkin decorating, scavenger hunt, chickens, petting zoo and more!

The Circle School Circle Fest
Saturday, October 20, 217 Pershing Ave., 78209 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Circle Fest offers kids activities, live music, delicious food and a raffle. The event also features a unique Pumpkin Path, where children hear stories from costumed characters on a path lined with pumpkins and luminaries during a fun-filled experience for the whole family. Plus, a tween- friendly haunted house! Costumes are encouraged. Free for kids under 15. Adults are $5 each.

Texas A&M University- San Antonio Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20, 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.
One University Way; Central Academic Building Suite 103, 78224
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.

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
Friday, October 19- Sunday, October 21
The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkwy, 78215
Celebrate the beauty of Monarch butterflies as they migrate through San Antonio. The festival kicks off on Friday at 11:30 am for a lively discussion about pollinators, native plants, and pesticides. Saturday, head to the Southwest School of Art for an art show featuring butterfly- inspired works. You can also get a load of a photography collection of bats, birds, whales, and more, along with sips of Mezcal at Confluence Park. The celebration ends with the free festival from 10 am- 2 pm on Sunday.

Texas Clay Festival (RAIN OR SHINE)
Saturday, October 27 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 28 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels
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.

Dia de los Muertos at La Villita
Saturday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
418 Villita St., 78205
Día de los Muertos at La Villita is a two-day, free, family-friendly event that combines traditional culture with the best in contemporary Latino music. Full details at www.muertosfest.com

Ridin’ the River Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival

Saturday, October 27, 5- 7 pm

Games, prizes, face painting, a cake walk, and candy are just a few of the things on the agenda this year.

 

NOVEMBER

Diwali San Antonio
Saturday, November 3: 34 S. Alamo St., 5 pm-midnight

Diwali San Antonio. This free event celebrates the Indian festival of lights which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Live entertainment will be provided, along with “Diya Floats,” a firework display, and vendors, including some selling traditional Indian cuisine.

Luminaria
Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11, various events in Downtown East, San Antonio
San Antonio’s popular multi-arts festival is back! Night festivals take place on Friday, November 9 (from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, November 11 (from 8:00 p.m. – midnight). Be sure to check back on Luminaria’s website for more details and info on exhibits, locations, and times as they are announced.

Dickens on Main

Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24, Main Street, Boerne, Texas
Taking place on Thanksgiving weekend each year this year’s 19th annual Dickens on Main invites you and your family to welcome the holiday season in downtown Boerne with a free, family-friendly festival full of the sights, sounds, tastes, wonder, and delight of Christmas. Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, trackless train, pony rides, vintage ornament making, writing letters to Santa, and sliding down a 60-foot snow slide. Adults will love the festive food and drink, live music, watching a live ice sculpting show, carriage rides, and shopping along the Hill Country Mile.

Which San Antonio fall festivals are you most excited about attending? Let us know by commenting below.