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Fun Things to Do in Austin This Weekend

Take a Trip to the Bastrop Music Festival 

Thirty miles southeast of Austin on the Colorado River is the charming country town of Bastrop, and the location of a four-day music festival starting on Thursday. The Bastrop Music Festival will feature more than 40 shows at 10 downtown venues, and attendees will hear a range of genres all weekend, including blues, country, soul, folk, and Latin. Wristbands, a full calendar of shows, and details about free shows for the public are all available hereThursday-Sunday, 809 Main St., Bastrop

Prost All Weekend Long at Easy Tiger’s Oktoberfest

All three of Easy Tiger’s locations have a full weekend of beer drinking, pretzel eating, and live music planned as part of their Oktoberfest activities, and we only have one word to describe our excitement: Prost! You’ll want to make sure to dust off the old lederhosen before the stein hoisting contests hosted by St. Elmo Brewing, Austin Beerworks, and Real Ale Brewing. The East location is hosting Dogtoberfest on Saturday and Twin City Trivia’s Oktoberfest edition will close out the weekend at Easy Tiger South. To view the full calendar of events for each location, click hereThrough Sunday, (North) 6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd., Ste. 1100; (South) 3508 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste 200; (East) 1501 E. 7th St.  

Catch a Comic (or 100) at Moontower Comedy Festival

Celebrating the 10th year of the four-day humor binge, Moontower Comedy Festival returns with over 100 comedians at 10 Austin venues through its finale on Saturday night. Midnight shows at the Paramount Theatre will return with Bob The Drag Queen, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and other headliners include Dave Attell, Leanne Morgan, and Your Mom’s House, which will be a live podcast taping. For the full schedule and badge options, visit hereThrough Saturday, multiple locations

Sip Spirits at Fierce Whiskers Distillery’s Grand Opening

Out to prove that a great American whiskey can come from a truly unexpected place, Fierce Whiskers Distillery is finally opening near McKinney Falls State Park on Saturday. The distillery has been in the works since 2015, and whiskey novices and connoisseurs can come see the tasting room and sample the brand’s Texas Tight Cut. A new food truck, Char, and Austin Oyster Co. will provide bites and there will be live music by Jake Harrell and the Nick Swift Band. Register for the free event here to receive event programming and enter the $1,000 Barrel Club Membership raffle. Saturday, 5333 Fleming Court

Welcome Fall at Barton Hill Farms

Hello, first day of autumn! Barton Hill Farms’ annual fall festival is returning this weekend with a “Hey Elon!” Space X-themed corn maze, pumpkin patch, and u-pick sunflowers and zinnias. Plenty of other family activities are on-site—a hayride trail, archery, and farm animals, to name a few—and the biergarten’s beverages (frozen sangria, anyone?) will be waiting for the parents. Buy your tickets in advance hereSaturday & Sunday, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop 

Support Austin’s Reuse Artists 

Shoppers can peruse recycled creations from over 40 community artists at Austin Creative Reuse’s Market Days this weekend. Things like 3D art, refurbished home goods, and upcycled clothing and jewelry will all be on display for purchase outside in the side lot. Make sure to grab an upcycled cactus planter at the board of directors table, where shoppers can also make their own quilted square to contribute to a community quilt project. For a full list of participating reuse artists, click hereSaturday & Sunday, 2005 Wheless Lane

Cheer on Austin FC

Enjoy an evening at the new Q2 Stadium while Austin FC faces LA Galaxy. The game starts Sunday at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets hereSunday, 10414 Mc Kalla Place

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