October 2019

With fall upon us in full force, we're making the most of every minute of festive fun. Here's everything to know and everywhere to go this month!

Top 10 Pumpkin Patches Around Austin

Bring on the pumpkins! Here’s a round-up of the best pumpkin patches around Austin!

Real Estate in the News

Deep-pocketed Co-living Company Wants to Make a Splash in Austin

This latest offering aimed at working adults is from a global company that raised $300 million in January. It wants to build thousands of units across the U.S., including in the Texas capital. Learn more here.

Austin Is Getting a Village of 3D-Printed Affordable Homes - and They Look Incredible

Six new 3D-printed homes will be added to the village by the end of this year—and ICON says that they can be built at significantly less cost than conventional homes.

September Market Stats

Local Events

Austin City Limits

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, this two weekend, six-day festival features more than 150 musical acts will take over eight stages along with local food vendors, brewers, artists and pop-up shops and art. The event spans October 4-6 & October 11-13. The lineup can be found here

Austin Lobster Festival

Held October 26th from 12-8PM, the festival provides Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection. You can dance to a variety of popular artists, enjoy tasty eats in the food tent, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, sip on adult beverages, and play lawn games. More information about the event can be found here

Gruene Music + Wine Festival

This Americana event is held October 10-13th in Gruene, TX. It benefits the United Way of Comal County and features the best in live music alongside award-winning Texas wines and craft beer at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. Featuring vintner and music events, wine, food & beer samplings, and the Great Guitar Auction.

Fortlandia Exhibit at the Wildflower Center

Explore a new exhibition of 10 forts custom designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Stop and build your own fort at Fort Build too. This exhibit opens October 5th and runs until January!

Tips + Tricks

Cutting-edge Designs with a Net-positive Environmental Impact 

Green design has come a long way over the past few decades—we have been moving from less impact to no impact at all. But now we have the technology to realize a world in which buildings can actually produce more energy than they use. Browse these design breakthroughs, courtesy of Architectural Digest, that can actually improve both built and natural environments.

21 Fall Party Ideas for a Festive Event

While we mourn the last weeks of sunny summer air, dreams of autumn offer a bit of solace—from apple picking to pumpkin carving, and of course, fall hosting. From a boozy fall brunch to DIY wreath-making, there’s an idea out there for everyone to enjoy. Read on to discover Elle Decor's list of inspiration here.

30 Fall Decorating Ideas for a Cozy Home

While it may be easy to settle for kitchy autumn decor, why not take it up a notch this year? Elle Decor checked in with some of their favorite designers and tastemakers to get their take on the best fall decorating ideas—from eye-catching wreaths to floral patterned throw pillows. Usethesepractical tips as inspiration to celebrate the beauty of the season with chic decor. 

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