Escape to the Highland Lakes area for a Texas-style artisanal picnic overlooking Lake Marble Falls; food samples, area wines, cocktails, cooking demos, and a winemakers panel plus live music. Tickets online. 4-8pm. $45.
Sure, the live music, pumpkin painting, farm animals, and 2,000 square foot jumping pillow are cool, but we're really just in it for the 5 acre, Willie Nelson-themed corn maze. We're not sure what that entails, but if we're not high by the end we're asking for our money back. Saturdays & Sundays through Nov. 10, 10am. $10 ($7, kids).
Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24..
Haunted Houses in town (and possibly in the world) don't get any bigger or badder than this. House of Torment gives you the option of three houses of horror. There should be enough zombies, pirates, reapers, clones, and tortured souls to keep the adrenaline pumping and the vocal chords screaming. Through Nov. 2, 7:30-11pm (longer on the weekend). $25-35.
This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of the stage with one of the many handheld food options and enjoy a performance from the likes of Nakia and White Ghost Shivers. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted or petting a zoo animal. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 28-29. Free.