Foodie Happenings, Halloween Edition, Part I

Happy Friday! Hope you are enjoying this fall weather and looking forward to Halloween as much as I am! Here are a few events to check out:

First, let’s start w/ a few non-Halloween events to check out:

Looking to capitalize on the last few days of October, the month celebrating all things beer? This weekend marks the tail end of Austin Beer Week, and there are plenty of events happening now until Sunday to quench your thirst for craft beer. Check out the full schedule here: Cheers!

This weekend the Texas Book Festival takes place on the Capitol grounds Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 AM.  There are over 250 writers featured at this year’s festival, including a who’s who list of renowned culinary stars including former Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespie, Houston-based Chef Hugo Ortega, and Austin’s very own Jesse Griffith. More info here:

And now…


Get out your fairy wings: Halloween regulars Galatic return to Austin Saturday night. The funk/jazz band will be joined by JJ & Grey and Mofro at Stubb’s. Tickets are available here.

This Saturday Save Austin Cemeteries will present the 6th Annual ‘Murder, Mayhem, and Misadventure’ cemetery walking tour at Oakwood Cemetery. From 10am-4pm, organizers will host tours throughout the cemetery grounds while sharing chilling tales of some of Austin’s oldest and most notorious murders and untimely deaths. Each tour lasts about an hour and the event is open to the public. For more information, please visit here. The event is free and open to the public, but donations benefiting the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Restoration Project are recommended and appreciated.

Zed’s will host their annual Halloween party this Saturday, October 27 featuring music from Susan Arbuckle and a costume contest with $1000 in cash and prizes. The party takes place from 6-10pm and will feature drink and appetizer specials throughout the night. More details here.

The W Austin is teaming up with The Sessions to host a special Halloween-themed edition of “Living Room Live” on Monday, October 29. The evening will feature musical performances from Les RAV and the Tontons beginning at 8:00pm. The W will offer their happy hour S.I.P. menu with $5 drinks specials. The event is free and open to those 21 and up. Costumes are encouraged! More details here.

Head to the notoriously haunted Driskill Hotel on Saturday from 4-9pm for the second installment of the Travelling Psychic Supper Club. Cost is $35/pp. More details here:

Just in case this whole vampire craze turns out to be more reality than fiction, you can prepare for a real vampire attack with this weekend’s Vampire Slaying 101 class at Pease Park (1100 Kingsbury) on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Hosted by a group trained in the Historic European Martial Arts, the event is free and open to the public.


Tuesday is the 4th Tuesday of the month, meaning it is time once again for October’s installment of Trailer Food Tuesday. As it is also All Hallow’s Eve Eve, this month’s event has a special Halloween theme including a costume contest for both kids and adults. The evening kicks off at 5:00 PM on the Long Center of Performing Arts Lawn. More information here.

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1 comment to Foodie Happenings, Halloween Edition, Part I

  • Hey Ginny – Thanks for the shout out about the Driskill dinner. It was a real blast – and we have plenty of stories to share – unearthly happenings and captured some interesting things on the voice recorder. Just wanted to let you know our next dinner is this Saturday at Gloria’s – Psychics and Salsa. We’re having drinks, dinner then staying for salsa lessons and dancing. This Saturday, November 17th at 7:oopm – You should join us sometime! We have lots of fun, and definitely never boring…if you want send me an email and I’ll add you to our invite list! 🙂 Deborah