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    The Austin Facial Hair Club's Dog Beard and Moustache Competition

    Show off your dog's beard (or make them one) for the big competition, with prizes going to Best Groomed, Sweetest Stache, and more. There's also a lookalike contest. Proceeds benefit Bully Ranch, a refuge for pit bulls and mixed breeds.
    Sat., Oct. 20, 2-10pm. $5 suggested donation (free to watch).
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      House of Torment

      Step into your worst nightmare at this fright farm in North Austin. Known for its high production values and immersive scare tactics, this is one up from watching horror movies all month. New this year is an on-site tavern in case you need some liquid courage in order to face the ghoulies.
      Through Nov. 10. $20 and up.  
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      DOGPOP Market and Pup Party

      Come out for pet costume contests, a doggie play area, local vendors, drinks from Independence Brewery, food trucks, and music by DJ Breezuh. Birds Barbershop will also offer a photo booth station and other goodies.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 5-9pm. Free ($5 suggested donation).
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      Miranda Bennett Studio Nail Polish Launch

      Enjoy custom nail art or color application by Lacquer, complimentary with the purchase of two or more MBS Nail Colors. Sip cocktails while shopping a poolside pop-up of Miranda Bennett Studio's apparel, Zero Waste Collection, and MBS Home.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 1-4pm  
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      Mod Bikes Grand Opening Block Party

      Test drive an e-bike and make some new friends. Enjoy drinks, ice cream, vendor booths, and giveaways. Kid- and dog-friendly!
      Sat., Oct. 20, 3-7pm. Free.
      Mod Bikes, 1632 S. First
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      A Very 90's Halloween Dance Party

      Test drive your Halloween costume.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 9pm. Free.  
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      Arts & Craft Festival

      Shop local vendor booths.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 10am-4pm. Free.
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      Austin Under the Stars

      Telescopes are set up for guests to view the moon, planets, star clusters, nebula, and even a few galaxies far, far away.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 6-10pm. Free.  
      St. Stephen’s Phipps Field, 6500 St. Stephens Dr
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      Banger's Oktoberfest

      Don the lederhosen for a three-day German celebration with opening and closing ceremonial gun salutes, eating contests, a stein hoist, a game where you drive nails into a wooden stump, a special food menu, live music, and of course beer.
      Thu.-Sat., Oct. 18-20. Free.
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      Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch

      Tis the season to take a stroll through the pumpkin patch. Leave time to explore the photo ops, storytelling sessions, and activity stations.
      Daily, Oct. 12-31. Free.
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      Bluebonnet Horse Expo

      Includes the Rescue Horse Training Challenge, clinics & demonstrations, horses available for adoption, silent & live auctions, vendor booths, and an art sale and benefits the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 9am-7pm. $10.
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      Circle of Soul Block Party

      An all-day party with local funk & soul bands, market vendors, and food. The first 50 guests will receive a bomber of the Archetype Historical IPA, a pint glass, sticker, and button.
      Sat., Oct. 20, noon-10pm. Free.
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      Demonstration Garden Open House and Plant Sale

      Travis County Master Gardener Specialists will host informal discussions on a variety of topics, such as rainwater harvesting, composting, herbs, vegetables, and more.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 9am-1pm. Free.  
      Travis County AgriLife Extension Service, 1600-B Smith
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      Drees Custom Homes Pumpkin Patch

      Enjoy free family fun including pumpkin decorating, food trucks, and live music. Take a tour of Deer Haven's model and quick move-in homes.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 11am-2pm. Free.  
      Deer Haven, 105 Axis Loop, Georgetown
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      Eat Like Your ORIJEN Dog

      Saturday brunch where you'll "eat like your dog," courtesy of ORIJEN dog food.
      Sat., Oct. 20, noon-2pm. Free with RSVP.  
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      Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm

      Get down to the farm for deals on pumpkins & gourds, free hayrides, a corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, and more.
      Sept. 22-Nov. 4. Free.
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      Free Portraits for First Responders

      This afternoon, Precision Camera and The Imaging Alliance offers the families of local active-duty first responders (police, firefighters, and EMTs) a free family portrait session conducted by professional photographers.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 1-5pm
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      Friends of Riverside ATX Block Party

      An afternoon of pumpkin carving, face-painting, henna tattoos, a bouncy house, a petting zoo, beer, food trucks, and more.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 1-5pm. Free.  
      2015 E. Riverside
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      Gem Capers

      The theme is copper minerals at this year's gem & mineral show featuring jewelry, beads, crystals, fossils, spheres, and other rocks. There's also a silent auction, demos, and door prizes.
      Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21. $7-8, adults; $2, ages 13-18; free for 12 and under.
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      Ghost Walk Austin

      Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
      Thursdays-Saturdays (and some Wednesdays), 8pm. $20, adults; $10, kids 10 and under.  
      242 W. Second
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      Haunted Ghost Trails

      This year's theme is Victorian Gothic Trails of Terror – expect the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe reading from "The Raven." Choose from three spooky trails; stick around for ghost stories, fortune tellers, and food & drink.
      Fri.-Sat., Oct. 26-27, 7-11pm. $15.  
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      Howl-o-ween Pawty

      BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) connects dog-lovers to the city's best dog-friendly deals, events, and recreational activities. Canines and their humans are invited for drinks & treats, dance tunes, a costume contest, and raffle prizes.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 2-4pm. $10 (free for BYOD members).
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      Indian Roller 4-Year Anniversary

      Live music, drink specials, no cover. Lineup includes Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, Octopus Project, and Scott Reynolds of ALL!
      Sat., Oct. 20, 3pm. Free.  
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      Mobile Loaves & Fishes' 20th Birthday Celebration

      Explore the village, and enjoy some live music and activities for the kids. At dusk, there's a viewing of a family-friendly movie as part of their Community Cinema film series (happening all year long). It might just be Hocus Pocus!
      Sat., Oct. 20, 4-7pm. Free.
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      Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

      The two-and-a-half-hour tours begin at the upstairs bar of the paranormal-laden Buffalo Billiards and visit three more ghostly pubs: Russian House, the Gatsby, and Waller Creek.
      Fridays & Saturdays, 8:30pm (plus Halloween night, 7:30pm). $25.  
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      Nightmare on Gibson Street

      Stay spooked all month long at Gibson Street Bar, with DJ sets and special cocktails, including a dry ice punchbowl.
      Fridays & Saturdays in October
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      Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House

      The Georgetown jailhouse (operating from 1889-1990) has been featured on Ghost Hunters and is probably really haunted because, as we know, nothing good happens in those places. All proceeds benefit the Brown Santa program.
      Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13 & 19-20, 7-11pm. $5-25.
      Georgetown Main Street
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      Pfall Chili Pfest

      pfeaturing the chili cook-off and tasting, live music from Belle and the Beasts, vendors, food & drink, a jalapeño eating contest, a kids' area, and the Heat Wave Car Show.
      Sat., Oct. 20, noon-5pm. Free.
      Downtown Pflugerville, 100 E Main St., Pflugerville
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      Phydeaux & Friends' Pet-Toberfest

      At 9am there's a 1k dogtrot around the block – all 2-legged & 4-legged companions are invited to join. Other events include a doggie costume contest, photo booths, a petting zoo, yappy hours, a silent auction, and more.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 10am-4pm. Free.
      Domain Phase 2 (between Dillards and Dick's Sporting Goods)
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      Poker & Purses Casino Night & Designer Purse Bingo

      All proceeds benefit the Cares Alliance.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 6-10pm. $25 (VIP table, $250).
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      QL for Young Adults

      Recommended for young people age 18-24, this one-day course is meant to enlighten those with entrepreneurial pursuits.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 8:30am-4:30pm. $25 suggested donation.  
      1221 S. MoPac
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      Samuel Adams Rocktoberfest

      Special beer and food offerings, plus live music, a dunking booth, cornhole toss, a stein-hoisting competition, a bratwurst-eating contest, live graffiti mural art painting for auction, and prizes.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 3-10pm. Free.  
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      Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park

      Romp around some spooky woods at one of the largest Halloween attractions in the state. Sitting on 20 acres, the campus includes four haunted houses, along with a cafe, beers on tap, space for live music, vendors, fortune tellers, a witches' bonfire, and more.
      Weekends, Sept. 15-Nov. 2  
      149 Split Rail Ln., Smithville
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      SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

      Because you like it local, because you like it good.
      Saturdays, 11am-5pm
      1511 S. Congress
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      Texas Archeology Month Fair

      This event, sponsored by UT's Texas Archeological Research Lab, the Texas Historical Commission, and others, brings together dozens of professional and avocational archeologists to offer fun and educational activities and displays about Texas archeology.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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      The Boozery: Haunted Bar Takeover

      It's prime spoopy time at the bungalow bar with a pop-up haunted house and drink specials named after local ghosts.
      Oct. 17-31
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      The Wandering Vegan Market

      The vegan market has wandered all the way to Round Rock.
      Sat., Oct. 20, 11am-3pm. Free.
      Pie Jacked, 1105 S. Mays St. #200, Round Rock
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      VOLUME

      In an effort to preserve women's histories in Texas, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club will accept donations of vinyl, zines, and prints from the community. Drop off items at any upcoming #bossbabesATX event between now and Nov. 15. You can also schedule a drop-off by emailing thebabes@bossbabes.org.
      Through Nov. 15. Free.
      605 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos
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