This annual self-guided tour showcases 11 Austin locations featuring new construction, renovation, and preservation projects. Go out, gawk, and try not to get too jealous. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3, 10am-6pm. $40 ($35, advance).
Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the sounds, tastes, and sights or Ireland and Scotland highlighted by the Highland Games where unwieldy objects are thrown. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3, noon-7:30pm. $15 ($12, advance).
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/431-6290
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..
Santa's tired of waiting for global warming to catch up at the North Pole. He's spending most of his pre-Christmastime on the 12 acres surrounded by the 1.5 million lights of Santa's Ranch. Why not join him? Through Jan. 4, 6-10pm. $28 per car ($56 for a season pass).
9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels (two miles south of Tanger Outlet Mall)
Sixty-plus trailers around town compete for food truck dominance and a $10,000 prize. Pick up your TXTW badge and map at Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center on Oct. 29. Oct. 29-Nov. 3. $20 for a tasting badge (advance); $30 at door.
Believing the ChildrenIn 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution