The annual PumpkinFest at Cornelius Nursery offers families a day of fun, free, fall-inspired activities. Photo courtesy of Cornelius Garden Center & Nursery.
The annual PumpkinFest at Cornelius Nursery offers families a day of fun, free, fall-inspired activities. Photo courtesy of Cornelius Garden Center & Nursery.

Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Pumpkin Fest, The Original Greek Festival

Can we all say a little hooray for the (slightly) cooler weather we've been enjoying? Even a marginal break in the heat means that outdoor activities are infinitely more enjoyable, which is why we think now is the perfect time to take the kids to the Renaissance Festival, which is kicking off this weekend! We also highly recommend going on a family camping trip... OR you could even combine the two and camp at RenFest. Let's celebrate the change in seasons with all the outdoor activities! 

Speaking of activities, there are no shortage of amazing events happening this weekend. Some highlights include the 40th Annual Festival Chicano, Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society, and the Fort Bend County Fair. It's guaranteed to be a good weekend no matter what you pick, that's for sure!

If you have an event or activity coming up that you want to share, we want to share it too! Submit your event to our event calendar and we'll add it to our ever-growing list of awesome happenings around town. The start of a new month also means we have a brand new October GoList up, so be sure to stop by and check out some of the best events that are going on throughout the month so you can plan out your weekends with the kids and GO! 

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Without any further delay, let's check out what this lovely first weekend in October has in store for us.


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565

Pearland Town Center
11200 Broadway
Pearland, TX 77584

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
3471 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027

National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, TX 77090

Marilyn Edgar Park
26531 Hillside Dr
Oak Ridge North, TX 77386

Rustic Oaks Park
5101 Orange Blossom
League City, TX 77573

The Fire Museum of Texas
400 Walnut St
Beaumont, TX 77701

Cornelius Garden Center & Nursery
2233 South Voss Rd
Houston, TX 77057

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

Bellaire Town Square Center
7008 S Rice Ave.
Bellaire, TX 77401

Bay Area Park
8500 Bay Area Blvd
Pasadena, TX 77057

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

Pearland Town Center
11200 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77584
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 8:00 AM Pick
Fishing at Orchard Lake
Linvilla Orchard - 9:00 AM Pick
Virtual Fete Day
Elfreth’s Alley Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
Car Hop Cinema and Dining at Coach Meeting House
Coach Meeting House - 8:00 PM Pick
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