Things To Do In San Antonio This Weekend, Oct 6th – Oct 8th, 2017

First Friday – 2nd Birthday

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio.

Email: info@hemisfair.org

Phone: (210) 709-4750

We all know that Fridays over at Hemisfair are super fun, but this event will be even more entertaining than usual! They will bring you a fun night of music, movement, and culinary experiences to kick off your weekend, but this one is extra special: it’s Yanaguana Garden’s 2nd Birthday! The MishMash Band is performing from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, the San Antonio Dance Umbrella will be there with Dance in the Park, and Message In A Garden will have a special message on the lawn for photo ops. Sweet Chela’s will be providing the birthday cake and Alamo Beer will be on-site. The event is free and open to the public.

6th Annual Burton Ball

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6:00 npm to 2:00 am at The Korova, 107 E Martin St, San Antonio.

Email: thekorova2010@gmail.com

Phone: (210) 226-5070

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate all things TIM BURTON! The Burton Ball is complete with spooky dance music, creepy décor, film projections, food trucks, live Burton themed art, vendors, themed drinks for adults & kids and of course, and a costume contest for the best Burton inspired looks of the night with over $500 in prizes & cash! All ages are welcome, and tickets are $5.00 per person.

Annual Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 6th, 2017 through Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Windcrest United Methodist Church, 8101 Midcrown Dr, San Antonio.

Email: l.scott@windcrestumc.org

Phone: (210) 654-0404

Be sure to mark this on your calendar! WUMC has a lot of fun events planned during this great festival, including a pick your own pumpkin patch, and pumpkin painting! When you purchase your pumpkin, all proceeds go to WUMC Children and Youth Ministry. Everything else is free! Bring your camera, there will be many photo friendly areas for the kids or the whole family. This event is free to attend.

Paws n’ Punkins

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Garden Center, 10682 Bandera Rd, San Antonio.

Email: wayne@thegardencenter.com

Phone: (210) 647-7900

It’s time for Paws n’ Punkins at The Garden Center! Kick off the fall season and get first pick of the best pumpkins in San Antonio. Don’t forget to bring the camera! Take your fall pics with the pets or kiddos in the beautifully decorated pumpkin patch. Heart of Texas SPCA will be here with animals in need of a good home for an adoption event. Adopt, foster or just donate to a great cause! They will also have complimentary refreshments and live music by Gypsy Caravan from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event is free to attend.

Intro to Blacksmithing Class

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 through Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Cooper’s Forge, 428 Arbor Place, San Antonio.

Email: j.ccooper@yahoo.com

Phone: (214) 803-2974

This incredible two-day Blacksmithing class is going to be the highlight of your weekend! This class is designed to make basic tools that are the foundation of the craft, and there will be a one hour lunch at noon. The class is interactive and you will work on items that are yours to keep. You will hammer, forge, and do a great deal of the work yourself. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. You don’t need to bring much to class–safety glasses and work gloves are provided. It is advised to wear closed toe shoes, preferably leather, and natural fiber clothes such as cotton. Synthetic fibers can catch sparks more easily. As we are in Texas and it’s already hot before the forges are fired up, please bring water to stay hydrated. This class is for ages 16 and above and will run you a cool $375.00.

Japan Festival

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio.

Email: events@jas-sa.org

Phone: (210) 357-1900

Come discover everything that you’ve ever wondered about the beautiful Japanese culture at this discovery festival! This year will be all about showcasing Japanese culture, art, and music – something we all love and adore! Don’t miss out on cultural performances, delicious foods, educational opportunities, and all sorts of great festival fun. Witte is admission is not required to attend the festival. There will be a separate outside entrance with appropriate signage. Tickets range from $5.00 to $8.00.

Rocky Creek Maze

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Chaloupka Farm, 784 CR 251, Moulton.

Email: fun@rockycreekmaze.com

Phone: (361) 798-6131

Rocky Creek’s  unique brand of good farmin’ fun has an appeal that is perhaps most obvious to families. This is the perfect fall activity for kids, parents, and grandparents. There are wonderful bonding moments that take place as families work together to navigate their way to the exit. Believe it or not, it’s the kids who usually take the prize for the best sense of direction! For those guests who are truly worried about “Getting Lost,” we’ll give you a little help with our “passports” that quiz you as you wander the paths and help you along to the exit. General Admission includes unlimited access to the cornfield maze, mini mazes, slides, hayrides, barrel train rides, and butterfly garden and is $15.00 per person.

Traders Village Sixth Annual Haunted Attraction

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Traders Village-San Antonio, 9333 Southwest Loop 410, San Antonio.

Email: sanantonioinfo@tradersvillage.com

Phone: (210) 623-8383

Get ready for a spooky maze of scary characters and chilling sounds. Besides the great shopping, there’s always something fun happening at the market – and this weekend will feature The Fear Factory Haunted Experience, a chilling haunted house full of frightful delights. Admission is free – just pay a $4.00 parking fee per vehicle and enjoy Halloween at Traders Village. Come join the fun!

Boy Scout – Environmental Science Tour

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos.

Email: SpringLakeTours@txstate.edu

Phone: (512) 245-9200

Do you have a Boy Scout? The Boy Scout Environmental Science program will help scouts understand the importance of critical habitats, with an up-close look at the San Marcos Springs! The Boy Scout Environmental Science program will help scouts understand the importance of critical habitats, with an up-close look at the San Marcos Springs. Scouts will explore various environmental science concepts while learning about the endangered species of Spring Lake. This program is inspired by the Environmental Science Merit Badge, but is not an official badge program and does not meet all badge requirements. It is the responsibility of the troop leader to check current Boy Scouts of America’s current badge requirements and have scouts complete the remainder of the program in accordance with them. This event is free to attend.

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Texas Hwy 16 & Phil’s Road, Pipe Creek.

Email: jimhingst@earthlink.net

Phone: (830) 510-6006

Join the fun at the PUMPKIN PATCH located at Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm! This awesome festival includes a hayride, haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, visiting farm animals, a large sandbox, pumpkin painting (with purchase of a pumpkin), photo ops and strolling through 6000 Christmas trees, a kiddie barrel train, duck race, and face painting are also available at an additional charge. From the Snack Bar, you can enjoy hot dogs, sausage wraps, soft drinks, lemonade, marshmallows (for toasting), chips, bottled water. The onsite Farmer’s Market also has all of your decorating needs: pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks, and hay bales! The Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch started in 2010 and is owned and operated by the same people who have run the Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm since 1994. The Pumpkin Patch is located at the Christmas tree Farm in the beautiful Hill Country near Bandera. The drive is only 30 minutes from NW San Antonio and 20 minutes from Boerne. Admission is $6.00 per person and ages 2 and under are free.

First Saturday at the Alamo

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Alamo Cenotaph, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio.

Email: alamoinfo@glo.texas.gov

Phone: (210) 225-1391

Living in San Antonio, you surely enjoy a little bit of history, don’t you? This Saturday, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join us for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. This is a wonderful way to spend a nice fall day outdoors at this beautiful, historic landmark. This event is free to attend.

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, San Antonio.

Email: info@briscoemuseum.org

Phone: (210) 299-4499

The Briscoe Western Art Museum will host its fourth annual Yanaguana Indian Arts Market—the only one of its kind in Texas this weekend! Over 40 of the most respected Native American artists will showcase and sell their handmade works of art including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. Storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations—as well as Native American-inspired food—offer visitors a glimpse into tribal tradition and contemporary Native culture. This event is free to attend.

Art Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 6698, San Antonio.

Email: BlueLotusArtShows@icloud.com

Phone: (281) 222.6820

This is San Antonio’s premiere fine art festival! The Shops At La Cantera Art Festival is a juried art festival featuring 75 fine artists in 14 media categories. This is the perfect opportunity to find that one-of-kind piece you’ve been hoping to find. This is a boutique art festival in a elegantly landscaped, tranquil environment and features the works of carefully selected local, regional, and national artists. Meet the artists, take care of some holiday shopping in advance, and stay and enjoy the delightful shops, restaurants, and nightlife! This event is free to attend.

BOOtanica Days

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio.

Email: candrews@sabot.org

Phone: (210) 207-3250

BOOtanica Days, sponsored by H-E-B, celebrates the fall season at the Garden with a variety of hands-on activities and presentations for the whole family. Trek the Scarecrow Trail and explore the world of other creatures in the Garden. Dress up in your favorite costume and join a parade in the Garden at 12:00 pm. This event is included with general admission, which is $12.00 for adults, $9.00 for kids ages 3 through 13. Members enjoy this exhibit for free!

Early Ford V8 Car Show

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Texas Transportation Museum, 11731 Wetmore Rd, San Antonio.

Form: http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/contact-us-chairman.php

Phone: (210) 394-0483

These vehicles are some of the most handsome ever made. Their ‘art-deco’ styling takes us back to both a glamorous yet difficult time in American history. The drop-off in sales caused by the Great Depression in the 1930s inspired automobile manufacturers to up the style of their vehicles and add all kinds of new features including, of course, Ford’s revolutionary V8 engines, at a price point no other manufacturer could compete with. As such these vehicles have stood the test of time in ways that few others have, and speak of the greatness that can be inspired by hardship. The car show begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. The event will feature early V8 Fords owned by people in San Antonio and the surrounding region. The museum will have snacks available at a very reasonable cost. Admission to the ‘Early Ford V8 Show’ is free and includes parking. Admission to the museum itself is optional.


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