Fall in Houston means crunching leaves, warm smells, cooler weather, and fun activities for every age. Some of the city’s best entertainment, festivals, pumpkin patches, and more are waiting for you to explore and enjoy. Peruse our special curated list below.

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Pumpkin Patches: Here in Houston we love pumpkin patches! We’ve even written an entire article on the blog about our favorite pumpkin patches around town. Get off your rump and check out where to get your pumpkin here.

Haunted Houses: With one of the most robust and unexpected art scenes outside of New York, Houston boasts an incredible assortment of haunted houses from artists sure to surprise and terrify you. For a list of our favorites, click here if you dare.

Fall Festivals: Nobody throws a fall festival like Houston. With our mild climate and breezy days, you’re sure to have the perfect weather waiting for you as you peruse craft and food booths, marvel at live entertainment, and shoot for the stars on a carnival ride. Check out our top fall festival picks here.

Fall Concerts: As the hometown of music legends such as Beyonce and ZZ Top, you know Houston’s music scene is bound to be on fire. Here’s some of the top headliners coming our way this fall:

  • Oct. 18: Bastille
  • Oct. 23: Chance the Rapper
  • Oct. 27-28: TOOL
  • Nov. 2-3: The Chainsmokers
  • Nov. 12: The Black Keys
  • Nov. 18-19: Willie Nelson

Nutcracker Market: Each November the Nutcracker Market kicks off the holiday season bringing in hundreds of merchants from all across the country offering unique items for the entire family, including home decor, gourmet food, apparel, accessories, toys, gifts and much more! Proceeds from each admission and special event ticket purchased, plus 11% of all the merchandise purchased benefits Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy, and scholarship programs. Nov. 14-17.

Wings Over Houston Airshow: Aviation lovers rejoice! Gather your brethren and prepare to admire historical and modern civilian and military aircraft up close and personal. Daring aeronotics await you around every corner. Oct. 19-20.


No fall in Houston is complete without experiencing at least a few things from this list. Earmark your favorites and get to gettin’! For additional articles, offers, and ideas for your time in Houston, visit travel.hilton.com/houston.

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