Weekend Top 5 Family Events in Austin: October 14-16, 2016

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Celebrate fall, Halloween and Oktoberfest at these fun, family-friendly events happening this weekend in Austin!

Boo at the Zoo

When: Friday and Saturday, October 14 &15 from 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail

Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy this Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, nocturnal animals, unlimited trips through the Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride. Cost: $15

Oktoberfest at the German-Texas Heritage Society

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: German Free School, 507 East 10th Street

Take a stroll through the beautiful historic gardens while listening to live music, sipping German beers and tasting German food! Kids of all ages will be entertained with a magic show, balloon art, storytime and more. Great food from Frank’s  and Pfeifers’s Bakery and outstanding German Beer are also at your fingertips during this fun filled event. Admission: $7 in advance, $10 at the door, 12 and under are free.

Red Barn’s PumpkinFest 2016

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Red Barn Garden Center, 12881 Pond Springs Road

Kids of all ages will have fun at this annual festival with a bounce house, petting zoo and pumpkins, too! FREE!

North by Northwest Oktoberfest

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, 2016

Where: North by Northwest, 10010 Capital Texas Highway, Austin

Enjoy authentic German food and beer, live music, activities for kids including: bounce houses, face painting, Nate the Great Balloon Artist, and a bratwurst eating contest and a wiener dog costume contest, plus more at this event that gives back to local charities. Admission: $2 donation.

Rosita y Conchita at Austin Scottish Rite Theater

When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11 am

Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street

Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images. Cost: $12 adults, $8 children.

Looking for more family fun this weekend?