Things to do in the Houston area this weekend: September 30

Pumpkins hang from a tunnel at the Houston Zoo.

Step out into the refreshing fall air and usher in October with a food and drink festival, seasonal photo op or Halloween-themed entertainment.

Here are some of the things to check out in the Greater Houston Area this weekend.


Music for my beers

Head to Pearland for two days of live music, family entertainment, food and, of course, beer.

It kicks off Friday with a craft market to sip and stroll, Oktoberfest food, entertainment and more.

Come back on Saturday to sample beer from regional breweries, feast on local food trucks and enjoy even more live music.

When: September 30, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; October 1, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584

Cost: free entry; Friday Kitchen wristbands and Saturday Brewhouse tickets can be purchased on site

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Kemah Boardwalk Boo

Halloween is coming to the Boardwalk! There is a full range of family activities starting on September 30 and continuing on the weekends in October. On Friday evening, watch a Halloween movie. Saturdays and Sundays feature live music and events that vary by weekend like costume contests, kids’ crafts, and quirky food contests.

When: September 30 to October 31

Where: Kemah Promenade, 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565

Cost: Admission to the boardwalk is free, but some activities may incur an additional charge

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A taste of Cy-Fair

A Taste of Cy-Fair is back for its fourth year! Come hungry and sample the food from restaurants in Cy-Fair and the Houston area. You can also sip a range of wines or craft beers. There will be live music, entertainment and a silent auction.

Where: Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Road, Cypress, TX 77433

When: October 1, VIP entry at 4 p.m., GA at 5 p.m.; ends at 8 p.m.

Cost: VIP tickets sold out; GA tickets $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12; 2 and under free

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Fall Festival Begins at P-6 Farms

Head to the Pumpkin Patch – or Pumpkin House – and get into the spirit of the season during the Fall Festival at P-6 Farms. Along with the photo ops, there’s also a corn maze, farm animals, hay ride, sunflower field, and more.

When: October 1 to November 6, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 9963 Poole‘s Road, Montgomery, Texas 77356

Cost: $21.95 online

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Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo

Get ready for Halloween with a spooky trip to the Houston Zoo. During the month of October, visitors can find themed photo ops, a Scary-Go-Round, and a Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel amid the fall festivities. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged.

Every Friday in October (starting October 7), hours are extended until 8:30 p.m. for Zoo Boo After Hours.

When: October 1 to 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Cost: Prices vary depending on the day

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Oktoberfest at Sugar Land Town Square

It’s Sugar Land Town Square’s first Oktoberfest! You can sample some of the 50 different beers, shop for vintage and artisan products from local makers, dine on traditional German fare, or join in a game. Live entertainment on the main stage includes performances by Electric Circus, d Eurofest and Dance Houston.

When: October 1, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: City Walk Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Cost: free admission; Flying Saucer Biergarten Tasting Packages $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event

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Chefs for Farmers Food and Wine Festival

More than 20 of Houston’s top chefs will partner with regional farms to create dishes for the inaugural Houston Festival of Chefs for Farmers.

The ticket is all-inclusive and includes unlimited bites, shows, and drinks at wineries, distilleries, and breweries.

When: October 2, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (VIP access one hour earlier)

Where: Autry Park, 3737 Cogdell St., Houston, TX 77019

Cost: VIP exhausted; general admission $115

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