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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Growing Milkweed (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am)

natural gardenerGrowing Milkweed

Tuesday, October 23rd

Have you ever wanted to grow milkweed for monarchs but didn’t know where to start? Milkweed species can range from very easy to very difficult to grow. This class will give you everything you need to know to start raising milkweed and monarchs.

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School Garden Classroom Training (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm)

sustainablefoodcenterSchool Garden Classroom Training

Tuesday, October 23rd - Wednesday, October 24th

Help make lessons and concepts come alive in the garden! This 2-part training is for teachers, parents, and community members who would like to build their skills in using the school garden as an outdoor classroom using garden-themed lessons. Each night will cover different content, so please plan to attend both nights.

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Cheese 201 (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

antonellis2Cheese 201: Meet the Cheesemaker Featuring Stuart Veldhuizen

Tuesday, October 23

This class features a guest cheesemaker who, alongside Antonelli's, will walk you through a tasting of their cheeses. The cheese tasting will be accompanied by olives, nuts, and Easy Tiger bread. They will also bring out a number of additional pairings like jams and chutneys, depending on that evening's cheese selection. Expect to not only taste some excellent cheese but to learn about the history of the cheesemaker and his/her operation, see a simplified cheesemaking demonstration, and hear about other hot topics affecting the glorious world of cheese!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

School Garden Classroom Training (Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm)

sustainablefoodcenterSchool Garden Classroom Training

Tuesday, October 23rd - Wednesday, October 24th

Help make lessons and concepts come alive in the garden! This 2-part training is for teachers, parents, and community members who would like to build their skills in using the school garden as an outdoor classroom using garden-themed lessons. Each night will cover different content, so please plan to attend both nights.

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From Maggie's Farm Market Tasting Tour (Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

From Maggie's Farm Market Tasting Tour

Wednesday, October 24

Join market chef and local cooking instructor Maggie Perkins at the TFM Mueller Wednesday market, learning its vendors’ products and processes, and discovering the best practices for shopping, preparing, and eating economically procured and wholesome meals for one or many, every day of the week. Wind your way through a sea of tasty, seasonal plants, proteins, and prepared food, and learn how to spot market bargains, worthy splurges, local gems, unsung culinary heroes, and more in this fun, informative, and tasty exploration of the Wednesday edition of the market Austin Chronicle readers have chosen best farmers market in Austin, four years running.

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Wednesday Night Flix: What We Do In The Shadows (Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

craft prideWednesday Night Flix: What We Do In The Shadows

Wednesday, October 24

For October WNF is bringing you some of the best of Comedic Horror. Movies so scary funny that you won't want to miss any of them. The guys from Flight of the Conchords star in a tour de farse in What We Do In The Shadows. Living with roommates has never been scarier. Beer, movies, and pizza means date night is all figured out for you!

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Healthy Holiday Baking Class (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

ConfiturasHealthy Holiday Baking Class

Thursday, October 25

This is a hands on class where you will be making amazing pastries that taste better than traditional recipes. Learn how to bake with alternative natural flours and sweeteners. Paleo, gluten free and vegan options.

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Texas Brewers Panel at Cookbook Café (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Cookbook Bar CafeTexas Brewers Panel and Meet the Maker Event

Thursday, October 25

Cookbook Café is hosting a panel of local brewers featuring Real Ale Brewing Company and St Elmo Brewing Company with more brewers to come. After the panel, there will be a meet the maker event with complimentary beer samples while supplies last.

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2018 Jester King Funk n' Sour Fest (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

jester king2018 Jester King Funk n' Sour Fest

Thursday, October 25

For those unfamiliar, Funk n' Sour Fest is the night when Jester King pairs some of the best restaurants in and around Austin with some of our favorite producers of beer, wine and cider. Each restaurant prepares two small plate dishes paired with a different beer, wine or cider. The result is an incredibly unique, uber-enjoyable, frankly overwhelming sensory experience not to be missed.

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Party with a Purpose (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

whole planetParty with a Purpose: Annual Benefit and Celebration

Thursday, October 25

Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market, is holding their second annual benefit to mark Poverty is Unnecessary Day and their continued mission to alleviate poverty around the world. Join the fun on October 25 — your $50 ticket gives you access to internationally-inspired food, drinks and the opportunity to bid on more than 100 local and global silent auction items.

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The Winery Comedy Tour (Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Infinite Monkey TheoremThe Winery Comedy Tour

Thursday, October 25

Herron Entertainment's deep roster of nationally touring comedians have been captivating audiences across the country for the last several months during "The Brewery Comedy Tour"; and it's only getting better, because Herron Entertainment has added wineries, and created "The Winery Comedy Tour."

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Rise Dinner & Wine Auction (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

RiseSchoolTravel the Vine for Rise Dinner & Wine Auction

Friday, October 26

Travel the Vine for Rise is a wonderful evening of fine wine, delicious food, entertainment, and a live and silent auction benefiting the students of The Rise School of Austin. Travel the Vine's sophisticated gothic ambiance is the perfect way to kick off your Halloween weekend in style. This is an event you do not want to miss!

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Fright Night! (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

growler expressFright Night!

Friday, October 26

Fright Night Halloween party with local guests breweries and cidery (Argus Cidery, Zilker Brewing, and Big Bend). There will be a costume contest and more!

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An Antonelli's Cheese Date Night (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

antonellis2An Antonelli's Cheese Date Night

Friday, October 26

Cheese lovers unite! Bring a special guest to enjoy an evening of cheeses, meats, and desserts, all hosted by Antonelli's cheesemongers. Each ticket will reserve seating for two guests. You and your date will enjoy shared composed cheese plates, charcuterie boards, and assorted craft chocolates and other sweets! While Antonelli's staff will be on-hand to guide you through your tasting, this is a Date Night, so they will introduce all the delicious products and then be around if you want more information.

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Gaia Gaja Wine Dinner (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

jeffreysGaia Gaja Wine Dinner

Friday, October 26

Please join Jeffery’s for an evening with co-host Gaia Gaja, eldest of the fifth generation and currently Gaja’s director, as she pours iconic wines spanning all of the Gaja Estates in Italy.  Jeffrey’s Executive Chef, Mark McCain, will pair a delicious five course fall prix-fixe dinner.

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Lick's Nothing But '90s Birthday Bash (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 9:00 pm - Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 12:00 am)

Lick nothing but 90sLick's Nothing But '90s Birthday Bash

Friday, October 26

The ‘90s were da bomb! Grab your homies and revel in this totally sweet decade with Lick Honest Ice Creams and The Austin Chronicle as they celebrate seven delicious years in business. All proceeds from the event will be donated to AIDS Services of Austin, so mad props to y'all for helping support the cause with us! Dress as your favorite '90s celeb or character to compete for a prize in the costume contest, or just because you want a reason to bust out your Doc Martens and JNCO Jeans. They’ve got a full docket of hella cool '90s activities to bring you back to the good old days.

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All Hallows' Eve (Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm)

the studioAll Hallows' Eve

Friday, October 26

Join Studio ATX on Friday night October 26th for an unforgettable night filled with great music and great vibes! There will be 5 of the best House and Techno DJ's from Austin and surrounding areas performing all night long! Costumes are encouraged!

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

2018 Texas Mead Fest (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

tx mead fest7th Annual Texas Mead Fest

Saturday, October 27

The Texas Mead Association has just announced their Seventh Annual Texas Mead Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Seguin, Texas. If you’re not too familiar with mead, it is a versatile alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water along with various fruits, hops, spices or grains. The fest will feature samples from seven meaderies and wineries from all over the state.

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Halloween Celebration & Pet Costume Contest (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

tfm lakelineHalloween Celebration & Pet Costume Contest

Saturday, October 27

Join the Farmers' Market in costume to celebrate All Hallows' Eve at the market. Vote on the best dressed pets parade and watch the strut their stuff around the market. There will be tons of fun activities including a pet parade, costume contest, typewriter rodeo, kids activities and more!

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Civil Artisan Market (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Civil GoatCivil Artisan Market

Saturday, October 27

The last Saturday of each month come shop local with neighborhood vendors and artisans for handmade goods, art, and more hosted in the outdoor field at Civil Goat Coffee Co. They will be jamming with some live music performed by local Cuernavaca musicians. Remember it's not a party unless there are local musicians from Cuernavaca there! Feel Good Foods will have their stellar food menu that includes delicious brunch toasts, waffles, and açaí bowls. Grab a bite to go along with your classic cup of coffee while you shop, mingle, and hang with your favorite local Austin community!

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A Cosmic Howloween (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Cosmic coffeeA Cosmic Howloween

Saturday, October 27

Guests are invited to bring their pups to play in a cosmic pumpkin patch. The first 100 dogs on site will receive complimentary treat bags from Poochie Trends Pet Boutique and Bakery. The afternoon will feature pumpkin patch portraits with your pups, a dog costume contest at 1 p.m., Vodka for Dog People giveaways, and a "build your own adult lemonade" stand with Tito's Handmade Vodka that will benefit Austin Wildlife Rescue.

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Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Fredericksburg FWfestFredericksburg Food & Wine Fest

Saturday, October 27

Held in historic, downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, on Marktplatz. It is a full-course celebration of Texas food, wine, beer, music, specialty booths, food court and fun for all! Plus fabulous events: Thursday's Go Texan! Dinner, Friday's Celebration of Texas Food & Wine and Saturday's Patron Party on Marktplatz. Sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg, the proceeds go to the Market Square Improvement Project.

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Fermentation Fest Sechs (All day)

abgbFermentation Fest Sechs

Saturday, October 27

A Celebration Of Live Culture And Everything Fermented. Join us for a day of Fall revelry. PIG ROAST! BRATS, BRATS & BRATS! FEST BIER! WHOA! HOLY KEEPSAKE! BEER IN BOOTS! BREWERS IN LEDERHOSEN! AUSTIN POLKA BAND! FUN WITH ABGB PARTNERS!

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Viva la Vida Festival and Parade (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

MexicarteViva la Vida Festival and Parade

Saturday, October 27

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Festival and Parade is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. This year's festival theme is alebrijes, fantastical creatures of Mexican folklore!

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3rd Annual Honey Fest (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

texas keeper cider3rd Annual Honey Fest

Saturday, October 27

Texas Keeper Cider and Two Hives Honey are teaming up once again for the 3rd Annual Honey Festival! Come on out to the Cidery to celebrate all things bees and honey for a day. Live music will accompany a day filled with delicious honey inspired dishes and drinks. Local honey purveyors will be offering honey for purchase, and other honey and bee-inspired vendors will be on site. Plus, Texas Keeper will once again release their limited cider made with honey.

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Johnson's Backyard Garden's Fall Open House (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

jbgJohnson's Backyard Garden's Fall Open house

Saturday, October 27

This event celebrates the fall harvest and the change in seasons on JGB’s 200 acre organic vegetable farm - located just along the Colorado River about 25 minutes from downtown Austin. They will be be relishing in the autumnal weather and giving tours of the farm from 4:30-dark. Bring your family and maybe a picnic! JBG staff will be on site giving farm tours, plus there will be ample tractors and a gigantic sand-pile for the young (or young at heart). Tiny Tails to You will be on site with some critters, and there will be some spooky art projects, too. Want to get a little excercise? Forego the tractor-tour, and peruse our fields with a self-guided walking tour instead.

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Halloweird: A Candy Beer Celebration (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

craft prideHalloweird: A Candy Beer Collection

Saturday, October 27

Come get Halloweird with Craft Pride for their first ever candy beer tap takeover. They have reached out to a few of their most creative brewery partners to bring you some unique candy inspired beers. With music all day, feel free to drop by early for brunch or at 6:00 pm when they will put out some of the candies that inspired the celebration.

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Saturday Night Date Night at Cookbook (Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Cookbook Bar CafeSaturday Night Date Night at Cookbook

Saturday, October 27

Cookbook Café is hosting a date night dinner with a Prix-fixe menu and a half bottle of wine for $50 per person or $40 per person without wine. Reservations can be amde at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

4th Annual Straw Fest (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

umlauf4th Annual Straw Fest

Sunday, October 28

The UMLAUF's 4th annual Straw Fest is a community-wide event centered on family fun. Straw Fest will feature a number of family friendly interactive activities! For the first time in the UMLAUF's history, we have created Austin's first family and pet fall fashion show for this year's event. The UMLAUF will be at capacity with over 2,000 kids and families for this popular community-wide day of family fun.

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Drifters & Seekers Market (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Cosmic coffeeDrifters & Seekers Market

Sunday, October 28

Welcome to the third Drifters & Seekers Market! The fabulous vendors will be bringing you vintage and import goods, beeswax candles, herbal body and skincare, eco-chic bags and accessories, uniquely-curated vintage wear, fiber art jewelry and so much more! Also featuring henna art by Viviane Mitchell.

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Grow Locally Cook Globally Fall Festival (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

GreenCornProjectLogo20th Annual "Grow Locally Cook Globally" Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28

Help Green Corn Project celebrate two decades of growing and cooking good food in Austin at the 20th annual “Grow Locally Cook Globally” Fall Festival. This year’s event will feature delicious food from more than 20 local food and drink artisans, an eclectic lineup of Austin musicians performing on the back porch, and a fabulous silent auction.

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Halloween Puppy Costume Contest (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

StillWhiskeyHalloween Puppy Costume Contest

Sunday, October 28

Bring your pup dressed in costume Sunday, Oct. 28th, from noon - 6pm, and enjoy Happy Hour pricing! Don't miss the Annual Puppy Costume Contest from 3-5pm - WIN PRIZES! (Extra points if humans dress up, too)

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Grow Locally Cook Globally Fall Festival (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

GreenCornProjectLogoGrow Locally Cook Globally Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28

This year’s event will include delicious food from more than 20 food and drink artisans and an eclectic lineup of Austin musicians performing on the back porch. A silent auction will feature an assortment of goodies from local artists and businesses and children can visit the the Kid’s Corner for face painting and hands-on activities.

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Twilight on the Trail (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

four seasonsTwilight on the Trail

Sunday, October 28

Twilight on the Trail is a one-time special event that will close out The Trail Foundation's 15th anniversary celebrations and help raise critical funds for projects on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Twilight on the Trail will begin with cocktails live music from Woode Wood on the outdoor patio overlooking the Trail and Lady Bird Lake.

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Sunday Sessions at Watertrade (Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

southcongresshotelSunday Sessions at Watertrade

Sunday, October 28

Join Watertrade for a monthly event that features local artists in an intimate, acoustic setting. Free + open to all, guests are invited to experience omakase cocktails and sui generis sets in a one-of-a-kind venue. Artists include Kendra Smalls/Blu Moon, Brian Scartocci and Jai Malano

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Hopsimath Beer School: Adjuncts & Wood (Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

the brewers tableHopsimath Beer School: Adjuncts & Wood

Monday, October 29

Join Laura Christie, Certified Cicerone® and owner of Hopsimath beer education, for a 4-week Monday evening class series at The Brewer's Table. Explore the elements of beer with an interactive experience to build sensory memory and vocabulary. Find new ways to appreciate this ancient beverage and its intimate relationship with food.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Native Grasses (Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 10:00 am)

natural gardenerNative Grasses

Tuesday, October 30th

Learn how to identify, cultivate and propagate some of the most common native grasses in Central Texas. As well as which species are non- native invasives. Grasses can be daunting and overwhelming with the endless variety and number of species. Look through the sea of green and notice the beauty of diversity!

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Butchery 3: Grinding Meat & Using Ground Meat (Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

sustainablefoodcenterButchery 3: Grinding Meat & Using Ground Meat

Tuesday, October 30th

Cooking with meat you ground yourself means a big improvement in flavor. It also means you always know exactly what you’re eating! In this class, you will learn step-by-step how to choose, prep and grind a variety of meats. Then, you will transform them into the best burgers, meatballs and sausage patties you’ve ever tasted.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat at the Market (Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

texasfarmersmarketTrick or Treat at the Market

Wednesday, October 31

Join the Farmers' Market in costume to celebrate All Hallows' Eve at the market. Vote on the best dressed pets parade and watch them strut their stuff around the market. There will be tons of fun activities including kids trick or treating, pet parade, costume contest, typewriter rodeo and more!

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Movies in the Wild: Coco (Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

lbj wildflower newMovies in the Wild: Coco

Wednesday, October 31

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Wildflower Center are coming together to transform the Family Garden into a theater! Spread your blanket or set up chairs on the Play Lawn and enjoy “Coco,” a vibrant, adventurous family film from Pixar inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. Costumes are welcome! Come early for crafts, treats and surprises.

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Spooky Pairings: Halloween Candy & Cheese! (Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

antonellis2Spooky Pairings: Halloween Candy & Cheese!

Wednesday, October 31

Trick or cheese, ghouls and gals! It's time for the spookiest day of the year here at Antonelli's! For one witchy night of the year, they put aside all of their craft, artisanal chocolates and instead pair their cheeses from around the world with some classic Halloween candies. Gorgonzola and Goobers? Red Hawk and Reese's? Bucheron and Butterfingers? Sounds scary, we know, but trust us, you'll be "goblin" up every pairing! If you come dressed up in your best costume, there'll be some extra frights and delights awaiting you!

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Motel Monster Mash (Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Joanns fine foodMotel Monster Mash

Wednesday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween at the Austin Motel and Joann's Fine Foods! Get spooky with them and enjoy cocktails, scary tunes and costumes. Kids trick-or-treat at the motel from 6-7pm. 

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7th Annual Halloween Party (Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

hopsandgrainHops & Grain 7th Annual Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 31

As always, Hops & Grain’s Halloween party will be held ON Halloween! It's always a great time, with quality cold beers being poured, tasty food, and plenty of awesome costumes! Start planning that costume now as they will host their costume contest party with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! Save the date, mark your calendar and they will update you with details as they add them! 21+ only

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