October 2018 Festivals: Fan Boys and Girls Celebrate, Veggies Are Your Friends, and Films in the State Capital

Here is your round up of October 2018 festivals: try the best brews in Plano, take a trip out of town for movie night and go meatless on a Saturday.


Celebrate outstanding beer, greet German-style cuisine, and live music at Steinfest in downtown Plano along with fun activities like a wiener dog fashion show and keg bowling.

When: Oct. 19-20
Where: Downtown Plano Haggard Park

Dallas Fan Days

Dallas Fan Days returns to the Irving Convention Center with  an array of celebrity guests from various genres of entertainment and special guests including Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Karl Urban (Star Trek/LOTR) and Kevin Sorbo (Hercules).

When: Oct. 19-21
Where: Irving Convention Center

Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest

Hosted by America’s “First Resort” and held on the doorstep of a national park, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is a culturally diverse and intergenerational event coming up on its 27th anniversary as the oldest all-documentary festival in North America and one of the longest running non-fiction festivals in the world.

When: Oct. 19-27
Where: Arlington Hotel Resorts & Spa

Best Little Brewfest in Texas 

The Best Little Brewfest provides fans an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles while making a big impact through Cloud 9 Charities. Your ticket gets you access to 80+ breweries, wineries and distilleries plus food trucks, local bands and vendors.

When: Oct. 20
Where: Old Town Lewisville

Water Lantern Festival

Come experience the magic of the floating lanterns as the soft glow reflects upon the water at this family-friendly festival.

Where: Globe Life Park


ArtsGoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of Fort Worth. This free public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ that are as diverse as the neighborhood itself.

When: Oct. 20
Where: Near Southside (Fort Worth)

Park & Palate Grand Taste

Klyde Warren Park will be teeming with tastemakers who have exclusive access to a special Grand Taste event. The city’s hottest chefs will provide bites paired with premier wines, spirits and locally-brewed beers, while one-of-a-kind activities and the cool tunes of DJ S.O.U.L.JAH round out the day.

When: Oct. 27
Where: Klyde Warren Park

Austin Film Festival 

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of film-making by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

When: Oct. 25 - Nov. 1
Where: Various Venues

Texas State Veggie Fair

Texas Veggie Fair is a statewide celebration of plant-based living. It is a free event, open to the public. Vegans, Vegetarians, Omnivores and everything in between are welcome- see you there!

When: Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Reverchon Park

Harambee Festival

Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning unity and also the oldest and largest African American cultural event in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, with over 15,000 in attendance.​The festival is a community-based educational and cultural event that was created in the early 1970s as an alternative to Halloween.

When: Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Texas County Reporter Festival

The 23rd Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival is a one-day arts and music festival that takes place around the historic courthouse square in downtown Waxahachie. Visit more than 250 booths with artists, craftspeople, food, live entertainment and some of the people who have been featured on Texas Country Reporter over the years.

When: Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Waxahachie