Check out our September agenda from our favorite local insiders.
“What’s better than celebrating Texas’ German heritage with German-style sauce, lots of beer and live music at the fifth annual AustOberfest? I can’t wait to chow down on unlimited sausage and sides from LeRoy and Lewis, Stiles Switch and Micklethwait Craft Meats.”
Sept. 30, 5 to 11 p.m. | Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
austoberfest.com| General-admission tickets are $50.
Jane Ko, @atasteofkoko
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
“Thirsty for something really unique? This is a festival dedicated entirely to the Texas craft-beer community, featuring more than 65 Texas craft breweries and nearly 200 handcrafted beers on tap for sampling.”
Sept. 30, 2 to 6:30 p.m. | Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.
eventbrite.com/e/2017-texas-craft-brewers-festival-tickets-35445721106 General-admission tickets are $35.
Kristy Owen, @365thingsaustin
Passport 2 Africa Fashion Show Extravaganza
“I love the idea of mixing fashion with Africa, and it’s something I’ve done in the past and hope to do more of in the future. After three collections with genocide survivors in Rwanda, I am hosting entrepreneurs from Rwanda this month who are working on their own businesses. The inspiration in Africa knows no bounds, and the colors and spirit of the continent never cease to amaze me.”
Sept. 16, 4 to 8 p.m. | Jabito Events Center, 900 East Braker Ln, suite 125
eventbrite.com/e/passport-2-africa-fashion-show-extravaganza-tickets-36162180054?/aff=erellivmlt | Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Katie Kime, @katie_kime
“Remember track-and-field day as a kid? Well, now you can relive it with your best buds in this relay race! Ten miles, four 2.5-mile legs. Think fitness meets festival. I’m so there.”
Sept. 8, 6 p.m. | Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road
zilkerrelays.com | Registration starts at $50.
Adriene Mishler, @yogawithadriene
Fall Pecan Street Festival
“One of Austin’s most cherished and oldest events, this free two-day arts festival is ripe with, if nothing else, spectacular people watching. Stroll East Sixth Street—formerly known as Pecan Street—and, tent after tent, peruse the crafty, artisan wares from both local and national vendors. More than 60 musical acts provide live music for the moseying crowd, and family-friendly activities—from magicians to a petting zoo—line the street. Pro tip: Grab a bag of kettle corn from one of the many food-vendor booths and enjoy the occasional breeze that signals fall in Austin.” – April Cumming
Sept. 23 and 24, 11 a.m. | Sixth Street
pecanstreetfestival.org | Registration starts at $50.
Austin Woman, @austinwoman