13 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Visit this Fall 

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Ah, fall. It's doubt the best season of the year, and it's right around the corner, bringing several food, drink and cultural festivals with it.
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Balloona Palooza Hot Air Balloon Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Road
For many, Balloona Palooza is a dream come true. Gaze at the donzens of hot air balloons as they light up the night sky.
Photo via Facebook, Balloonapalooza Tour
Gruene Music and Wine Festival
Oct. 6-9 in the Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels.
Enjoy four days of copious amounts of wine, delicious food and performances by Margo Price, Jack Ingram, The Marshall Tucker Band and more.
Photo via Facebook, Gruene Music and Wine Fest
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.
Photo by Gabby Mata
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.
Photo via Instagram, texasrenaissancefestival
11th annual San Antonio Beer Festival
1:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks
With over 400 beers from 150+ local, regional and worldwide breweries, SABF offers something for every palette. For a full list of brews, sanantoniobeerfestival.com/beers
Photo by SABF
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
9 a.m. -2 p.m. Sat. Oct. 22 at the Pearl
Organized by the Texas Butterfly Ranch
this festival will celebrate the Monarch butterfly migration and honor San Antonio's unique geographic location on the Monarch flyway.
Photo via Facebook, Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
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.
Photo via Instagram, clairesommersbuck
Día de Los Muertos
10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. Oct. 29 and noon-10 p.m. Sun. Oct. 30 at La Villita Historic Arts Village
Presented by La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio's Día de Los Muertos celebration brings together traditional art, food and live music for a two-day festival.
Photo via Facebook, Día de Los Muertos
Mala Luna Music Festival
Oct. 29-30 at the Lone Star Brewery
Featuring Kaskade, Travis Scott, G-Eazy, Steve Aoki and several more.
Photo via Facebook, Mala Luna Music Festival
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.
Photo via Facebook, DiwaliSA
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4th Annual Tango of the Vines 7-11 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.
Photo via Facebook, Tango of the Vines
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.
Photo via Instagram, pompart_
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. Photo via Facebook, Wurstfest
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Balloona Palooza Hot Air Balloon Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Helotes Festival Grounds, 12210 Leslie Road
For many, Balloona Palooza is a dream come true. Gaze at the donzens of hot air balloons as they light up the night sky.
Photo via Facebook, Balloonapalooza Tour