6 Events Happening in Austin this Month
November in Austin, Texas, is a magical time when the scorching summer heat starts to wane, and the city comes alive with an array of events. From studio tours and cultural festivals to family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve compiled six exciting events happening in Austin this November that you won’t want to miss!
Wurstfest 11/3 – 11/12: An annual festival held in the charming town of New Braunfels, is a beloved event that celebrates the best of German culture, food, and tradition. Wurstfest offers a unique and unforgettable cultural experience, from the mouthwatering array of sausages to the lively polka music and spirited beer gardens. Discover the rich history, delicious foods, and lively entertainment that make Wurstfest a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic taste of Germany in the heart of Texas.
Austin Food + Wine Festival 11/4 – 11/5: The Austin Food + Wine Festival is an annual celebration that excites taste buds and raises a glass to the finest culinary experiences. This locals’ favorite event showcases the best of Austin’s food scene and the world of wine in a captivating setting. Attendees can indulge in a diverse array of gourmet dishes, sample exquisite wines, and enjoy engaging culinary demonstrations and entertainment. This festival is a must-visit for food lovers, wine enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a delightful blend of flavors and experiences in the Texas capital.
Austin Fashion Week 11/10 – 11/12: The annual Austin Fashion Week, hosted by Fashion by Texas, returns this November for an in-person, outdoor show at The Domain. AFW is a dynamic and trendsetting event that converges fashion, art, and culture in the heart of Texas. This annual showcase celebrates local and national talent, providing a platform for emerging designers, models, and fashion enthusiasts to shine. With a diverse lineup of runway shows, fashion exhibits, and style-related events, Austin Fashion Week captures the city’s unique sense of style and creativity. It’s a must-attend for those who appreciate the fusion of innovation and fashion, making it a key cultural highlight in Austin’s social calendar.
Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 11/4 – 11/5: Texas Monthly hosts the annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival just south of Austin in historic Downtown Lockhart, Texas. This two-day event features live music, an artisan market, live cooking demos and some of the best BBQ in the state. Hosted annually, this festival gathers the most esteemed pitmasters from across Texas to serve up a mouthwatering array of smoked meats. Visitors can try brisket, ribs, sausages, and more, all prepared with exceptional craftsmanship. With live music and a festive atmosphere, it’s a one-of-a-kind celebration of Texas’ smoky culinary tradition that no BBQ enthusiast should miss.
Austin Studio Tour 11/4 – 11/19: The Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided art event that takes place over three weekends and combines the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour. The tour provides opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect with each other and for the public to experience art in person.
Texas Book Festival 11/11 – 11/12: The 28th annual Texas Book Festival is set to unfold at the Texas State Capitol grounds, inviting the public to enjoy over 300 authors and 200+ sessions tailored for adults, young adults, middle-grade readers, and children. The festival promises a delightful array of events suitable for readers of all ages and tastes. The 2023 lineup includes luminaries such as New York Times Best Selling Author Stacey Abrams, PEN/Faulkner award recipient Ann Patchett, Pulitzer Prize laureate Andrew Sean, and more!