Things to do in Houston this weekend, October 14 | Whuff News

Pumpkin patch at Houston Arboretum. ArBOOretum on October 15. (Photo by Christine Mansfield, Houston Arboretum)

Head to Houston and beyond this weekend for fall festivals, Halloween fun, live music and more.

Here’s a look at some of the things to do in the Houston area this weekend!


Conroe Catfish Cajun Festival

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is back for its 33rd year. There will be live entertainment on two stages, Cajun food and souvenirs, vendors, a game, a kids’ zone and more. The special event includes Dos Borrachos featuring Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager, Josh Ward, Mike Ryan, Jon Stork, Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners, and Wayne Toups.

When: October 14, 6pm to midnight; October 15, 11 a.m. to midnight; October 16, noon to 6 p.m

Where: Downtown Conroe; entrance at Davis Street and San Jacinto Street, or Main Street and Pacific Street

Cost: $15 general advance, or $20 at the door; $30 weekend pass (purchased separately)

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Hocus Pocus Pops

Put on your costume and have some Halloween fun at this Houston Symphony performance. The whole family is invited to enjoy some great songs as well as some surprising twists on other songs. During the Goblin Parade, costumed children will dance on stage while the band plays.

When: October 14, doors at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Cost: $25 per band; There is no fee for the lawn and chairs on the site

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Carnivale Spooktacular

Shop from over 50 vendors around the country, get your palm or card read, or enjoy the beauty and entertainment of Cirque la Vie at this festival. pop-up channel by Thorn & Moon. There will also be food trucks, music, and a Halloween costume contest. You can also trick out the nearby bars and restaurants that have great food and grown-ups to serve.

When: October 14, 5pm to 10pm

Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

Price: Free

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League City Harvest Festival

This annual event is fun for the whole family. There will be games, hayrides, arts and crafts vendors, pumpkin carving, children’s costume contests and more. Food will also be available for purchase from food trucks.

When: October 15, 9 am to 2 pm

Where: League Park, 512 2nd St, League City, TX 77573

Price: Free

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This is the 20th year of this fall festival at the Houston Arboretum. The event is filled with family fun including the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail, pumpkin patching, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, train rides and a Halloween market. Clothing and good walking shoes are encouraged.

Root: October 15, 10 am to 4 pm (last entry 3 pm)

Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center; guest entrance at 120 West Loop North Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

Cost: Free for members and children under 3; $15 before noon Oct. 14; $20 day of event

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Pumpkin carving at Houston Arboretum (Photo by Christine Mansfield, Houston Arboretum)

Houston Indian Film Festival

This year, the 14th Indian Film Festival of Houston celebrates the work of Satyajit Ray. The evening begins with a screening of Charulata (The Lonely Wife), followed by a reception and entertainment, followed by a screening of Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players).

When: October 15, 4pm to 9pm

Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004

Cost: $20 for one test; $50 daily pass includes all screening and admission

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Tacolandia Festival

Dig into unlimited taco samples from local restaurants at this outdoor festival. You can wash them down with beer, wine and cocktails from the cash register. There will also be a DJ, a local flea market, a playground and a card eating contest and other activities.

When: October 15, 4pm to 7pm (VIP one hour earlier)

Where: Water Works at Buffalo Bayou, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

Cost: $35 advance general admission; $75 VIP first

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Pumpkin Pie Celebration

Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take a fall photo, or meet the animals at this family-friendly festival. There will also be games, crafts and food. Organizers say there are tens of thousands of pounds of pumpkins this year.

When: October 15 & 16, 11am to 4pm

Where: Nature Discovery Center, Russ Pitman Park, 7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire, TX 77401

Cost: free entry; actions, permissions, pumpkins, etc. have a value

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Concert this weekend in the Houston area

Fuerza Regida at Smart Financial Center, 8 pm, October 14; click here

Drowning at The Wilkcatter Saloon in Katy, 7 p.m., Oct. 14; click here

AP Dhillon at 713 Music Hall, 8 pm, October 14; click here

Lost Path in Stereo Live, 10 pm, October 14; click here

The Black Keys at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, 7 pm Oct. 15; click here

Travis Tritt & Chris Janson at 713 Music Hall 7:30 pm, October 15; click here

Christian Nodal at Toyota Center, 8 pm, October 16; click here

Jessie Reyez at the House of Blues, 7 pm October 16; click here

Drama, music & dance

Aureum from Halcyon Shows at the Hobby Center, multiple performances October 13 through October 16; click here

Edward Albee’s Seascape at Alley Theatre, multiple performances Oct. 14 through Nov. 13; click here

Out of the Ordinary Production presents To Feel Loved at MATCH, 4pm October 16; click here

Main Street Theater presents Last Stop on Market Street at MATCH; many events now through October 22; click here

Troubled Mind at Main Street Theater in Rice Village, Thursdays – Sundays now through October 16; click here

The Thin Place at 4th Wall Theater Company, multiple performances Oct. 13 through Nov. 5; click here

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