Oktoberfest Oct. 7-8 at Beethoven Maennerchor Hall, 422 Peredia St.
For authentic German fare, music by the Beethoven choirs and a great reason to drink brews in the Biergarten, Oktoberfest is the place to be.
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Texas Renaissance Festival
Oct. 8-Nov. 17, 21778 Farm to Market 1774, Todd Mission
Ok, the Texas Renaissance Festival might not actually be all that close to San Antonio, but anyone who has have ever been will tell you that it's certainly worth the drive. With more shows than you'll actually have time for and all the festival fare you could imagine, it's best to book a stay for a weekend.
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Texas Clay Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Oct. 23, held in the Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels
Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, the Texas Clay Festival promises a work of art for every taste.
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DiwaliSA 5-11 p.m. Nov. 5 at La Villita, 418 Villita St.
Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated Indian Festivals, and San Antonio's celebration draws several thousands of folks every year. Expect North Indian folk dances, Bollywood dances and other performing artists to take the stage.
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4th Annual Tango of the Vines7-11 p.m. Fri. Nov. 4 at Lambert Events, 950 E. Grayson St. Tango of the Vines showcases some of the tastiest wine from the Texas Hill Country (Yeah, we can make wine too, California!). This festival takes place at the Lambermont Castle. Relax in the outdoor gardens, sample food from local restaurants and sip on the nectar of the gods. Proceeds from the event benefit the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation.
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Luminaria Nov. 9-12
The week-long contemporary arts festival presents works of varying mediums and spotlights the arts as an important part of city life. Proposed in 2008 by Phil Hardberger, Luminaria has grown to include theatrical and dance performances, film screenings and creative demonstrations.
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Wurstfest Nov. 4-13, 178 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels
This annual celebration of German culture brings together folks from all over the Lone Star State for 10 days of food, dance, beer and of course, lots and lots of wurst.
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