Fall is a time for breezy weather, cozy sweaters, and a hot cup of coffee, but how can you spend the autumn season outside of the house doing something exciting? Temple, and its regional surroundings, has an abundance of activities and events happening throughout the autumn months. Take some time to explore Temple and make this Autumn the best season yet!  Discover Temple has put together the Ultimate Bucket List of fall activities that you won’t want to miss!

West Temple Oktoberfest

The West Temple Oktoberfest event hosts a variety of activities like the local farmers market, live music, face painting, access to a bounce house, and plenty of food trucks. There will also be over thirty wine and beer brews and flavors. The best part? Entry is free! This family and dog-friendly event takes place on October 16th from 12pm to 8 pm.

Spend a Day at The Robinson Family Farm

This local attraction is one of the biggest hits of the fall season. Grab the family or a couple of friends and head out to this farm for an incredible fall experience!  The Robinson Family Farm has a barrage of activities including a corn maze, corn canon, pumpkin patch, concession stand, hayride, and more!

Enjoy a Seasonal Coffee at Atrium Coffee Co.

Atrium Coffee Co. has a new fall menu of delicious and decadent coffee flavors.  Stop by this lovely coffee stop for a taste of fall!

Visit a Local Farmers Market

Temple has several farmers markets that take place throughout each month.  Stop by one of the events and see a community of local farmers and vendors with all kinds of goods and produce to choose from. There will be items from jams and jellies to produce, home goods, and more!

Pick A Pumpkin at a Pumpkin Patch

Throughout the city of Temple, you can find pumpkin patches of all sizes.  An autumn must-do activity is to go with your loved ones to pick out the very best, most vibrant pumpkin.  Head to one of the local pumpkin patches to pick out the perfect pumpkin for you! Walker Honey Farm is a great place to pick a pumpkin and is a must-see! Stop by Walker Honey Farm for a perfect pick of the crop! After you’ve picked the best pumpkin, you and the family can have a pumpkin painting/carving competition!

Attend November First Friday

First Friday events are a local favorite!  These events take place in the downtown district and always have all kinds of activities and specials going on between all the various businesses located downtown!  The upcoming November First Friday event will be one to remember! Whether you’re here to shop, dine, or find a place to hang out with friends, this event is a lot of fun! Stop by and explore the scene!

Take a Trip Through the Silo of Screams

The Silo of Screams is open for the spooky season! Silo of Screams has four main attractions and over 30,000 square feet of horror. The attractions include a funhouse full of creepy clowns, the Van Winkle Memorial Hospital, Her Wicked Way,  and a Post-Apocalyptic Incinerator. General admission is $29, with fast pass admission costs set at $39.  You can buy tickets online or at the gate.  These haunted house attractions are not for the faint of heart.  Looking for thrills and a good scare?  Head to Silo of Screams for the spookiest event of the season!

Watch a Spooky Holiday Movie at the Beltonian Theater

The Beltonian Theater located in Belton will be featuring a few Halloween movies through the month of October.  From the 11th to the 17th, you can buy tickets to watch Hocus Pocus on the big screen. The Rocky Horror Picture Show will have showtimes from the 18th to the 23rd, and the Nightmare Before Christmas will be playing on November 11th through the 14th. But that’s not all! This theater will be hosting a Haunted House event! There are separate times for the spooky version and a kid-friendly version.  The Beltonian Theater Haunted House will run from the 25th to the 31st. The child-friendly version will take place on the 30th and 31st.

Listen to Live Music at Barrow Brewing Co. in Salado

Barrow Brewing Co. hosts jam sessions and live music nights throughout the months! Check their Facebook page for information about live music and new events! This brewing company is located just a short drive away in Salado!

Attend a Trivia Night Event at Fire Base Brewing Co.

Fire Base Brewing Co. has trivia night every Thursday!  Check out the trivia themes and bring your team to win the competition! Or attend the Name that Tune Bingo: Halloween night for another spooky treat!

Take a Ride On The Haunted Hayride

The Temple Parks and Recreation department's special Halloween event is returning this year!  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at templeparks.com! Tickets must be purchased online! Tickets are $7.00 per person. The 8th Annual Haunted Hayride takes place at the Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River Ranch on Saturday, October 23rd.  Don't miss out on this exciting, haunted hayride!

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

One of the best things about Autumn is having the opportunity to decorate your home!  Stop by the Parlour Antiques, The Hub, Relics Antiques, 2nd St Emporium, or Darling Décor & More to find some incredible fall décor!

Listen to a Concert Featuring the Temple Symphony Orchestra

The Temple Symphony Orchestra is open for its 28th season! Tickets are $25.00 for each event.  The next event coming up is the Van Cliburn Recital held at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center on October 16th. For more information on the concerts held throughout the year, check the Temple Symphony website!

Explore The Downtown District

Temple’s downtown district is full of life and always evolving!  Take a moment to explore the area with its many restaurants, shops, and nightlife!

Attend Fright Fest and Monster Mash

The Fright Fest and Monster Mash event takes place on October 30th at the Santa Fe Plaza and is family-friendly! Wear your costumes and get ready for lots of candy!

Attend a Trunk Or Treat/Trick or Treating Event

It’s not fall without a proper Halloween extravaganza!  With so many local attractions, churches, and neighborhoods hosting trick or treating events, there’s a lot of options to check out! Score lots of candy and enjoy dressing up as your favorite characters this Halloween!

Participate in the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving 5K

The annual Turkey Trot is a 5k race hosted by the Carlson Law Firm.  Register and get a t-shirt included in the registration fees.  The race takes place at Pepper Creek Trail in late November and is a great way to start exploring one of Temple’s most popular trails!