Every year fall in Texas brings with it somewhat cooler temperatures…at least in the early mornings. While Texas is not the first place you would think of to visit during the fall, we do have some lovely foliage and fun family-friendly fall Festivals. That’s why we have compiled a list of some of our favorite places to see Texas foliage, and our top 5 family-friendly festivals to get you outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Texas fall weather!
FALL FOLIAGE IN CENTRAL TEXAS
ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATIONAL PARK
Enchanted Rock is a must-see any time of year in Texas. Hiking up to the top of the granite rock gives you the most magical views while allowing you to sit back and soak them up when you get to the top.
While hiking Enchanted Rock is breathtaking all year round, there is something special about hiking to the top and looking out of the majestic fall colors ranging from reds to yellows and everything in between.
With around nine miles of hiking trails, you can lose yourself in the rugged beauty that McKinney State Falls offers all year long, but the fall brings out a special kind of beauty.
With giant Bald Cypress trees and Red Oaks lining Onion Creek they paint the creek with reflections of reds, oranges and yellows.
Our beloved capital of Texas is home to an incredible amount of color, the catch is that it doesn’t last long!
For a few amazing weeks, Austin’s trails are lit up with the brilliant colors of fall. A couple of our favorites are Lady Bird Lake, Johnson Wildflower Center and the Zilker Botanical Garden.
Want to branch out and make it a day trip? Check out this guide for the best fall Foliage destinations in Texas!
5 FUN FALL FESTIVALS IN CENTRAL TEXAS
Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, outdoor adventures and more! There is something for everyone to enjoy, we have our top 5 festive fall things to do in the Austin area.
- Sweet Berry Farms (Marble Falls)
- Texas Pumpkin Patch (Leander)
- Sweet Eats Farm (Austin)
- Barton Hills Farms (Bastrop)
- Round Rock Chalk Walk Art Festival (Round Rock)