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These are the 2022 fall festivals around Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Caller Times logo The Corpus Christi Caller Times 9/23/2022 Allison Ehrlich, Corpus Christi Caller Times

Fall is nearly here, and with it come the fun community festivals for the whole family to enjoy. Find an event for you in the Corpus Christi area with this list.

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Rockin’ K Farms

What: Explore the huge corn maze and pick out the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Enjoy the many attractions, such as slides, backyard games, farm animals, cow train, apple blaster, and much more! Don't forget your camera, so you can capture all the fall photo ops around the farm. Hungry? Enjoy concessions around the farm that serve drinks and delicious foods like burgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese, lemonade, ice-cold water, soda, and more.

When: Weekends Sept. 24 through Nov. 6; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays

Where: 5385 County Road 52, Robstown

Cost: $24.95 general admission, $34.95 for a super pass (children 2 and younger are free). All tickets are redeemable once during the 2022 season.

Contact: 361-537-3308 |

‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ at Rockport Little Theatre

What: The Rockport Little Theatre presents the classic black comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," about the only thing more deadly than poison: family. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him.

When: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; Sept. 9-25

Where: Rockport Little Theatre, 99 N. Austin St., Rockport

Cost: $20 general admission

Contact: 361-450-1465 |

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Aurora Arts Theatre

What: Aurora Arts Theatre presents Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.” This musical satire pays tribute to the era of B-movie horrors and science fiction. A flat tire in a storm strands the innocent and newly engaged Brad and Janet. They seek shelter in the eerie mansion of a transvestite scientist by the name of Dr. Frank-n-Furter. Through elaborate dancing and singing, he reveals his ultimate creation. Recommended for ages 17 and older.

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays; Sept. 16 through Oct. 29. Special Halloween performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Where: Aurora Arts Theatre, 5635 Everhart Road

Cost: $20 general admission

Contact: 361-851-9700 |

‘I'll Be Back Before Midnight’ at Port Aransas Community Theatre

What: Port Aransas Community Theatres presents “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” a psychological thriller in the best tradition of Alfred Hitchcock. Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of a vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? Is someone trying to drive her mad?

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Sept. 22 through Oct. 9

Where: Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas

Cost: $22 general admission

Contact: 361-749-6036 |

RJA Walking Ghost Tours of Corpus Christi

What: Experience the paranormal on this historical ghost tour, a 2-hour walking tour through downtown Corpus Christi. Learn about different types of hauntings and manifestations. Visit haunted locations and hear the history, legend, and folklore attached to each site. Dive deep into the past of Old Corpus Christi and listen to ghost stories that will make your spine tingle. (Tours do not go inside buildings).

When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in September and October

Where: Meet in the parking lot of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, 1900 N Chaparral St.

Cost: $29.99 adults, $24.99 children (3-11 years old); discount for first responders/military


One-time events

Lazy Oktoberfest

What: Lazy Beach Brewing invites you to celebrate Oktoberfest the LAZY way: By bringing your stein and appetite. Celebrate the change of the season the German style with a two-week party! Bring your stein or get a new Lazy Beach Stein. Come as you are, bring the pups, kiddos, and the stein and celebrate autumn.

When: Sept. 21 through Oct. 2; 5-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Lazy Beach Brewing Company, 7522 Bichon Drive, Suite 100

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase


TAMUK Tamalada Festival

What: Join Texas A&M University Kingsville for the inaugural TAmalada Festival! Enjoy tamale tasting from Hillcrest Tortillas in Hebbronville, aguas frescas, margaritas, conjunto performance, and family-friendly activities: children's coloring station, corn husk crafts, narratives, and best boots contest.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

Where: Conner Museum Grounds, 905 W. Santa Gertrudis St., Kingsville

Cost: Free


Oktoberfest at Nueces Brewing Co.

What: Oktoberfest 2022 is sure to be the best of all Oktoberfest! This year Nueces Brewing is planning polka bands all day, huge outdoor tent, commemorative steins, sausage, kraut, pretzels, beer cheese and Märzenbier! And don’t miss the keg Toss and masskrug (stein holding) contest!

When: noon Saturday, Sept. 24

Where: Nueces Brewing Co., 401 S. Water Street

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase


Oktobluffest 2022

What: Oktobluffest returns for its third year at Bluff’s Landing. Join a weekend packed full of great food and drinks, Oktoberfest-style games, competitions, live music, markets and more.

When: noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Bluff's Landing Marina and Lodge, 4242 Laguna Shores Road

Cost: TBD


Czechfest at St. Thomas Church and 5k/10k race

What: Join St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for its 38th Annual Czechfest and 5k/10K race! Back for its in-person festival, this year’s Czechfest features food, children's games, bingo, live and silent auctions, a raffle, a cake walk, a country store, craft booths and a car show. And be sure to join the inaugural 5k/10k race at Water’s Edge Park on Saturday morning hosted by VFit Productions.

When: 5k/10K race 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1; Czechfest 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Race is at Water’s Edge Park, 402 S. Shoreline Blvd. and Czechfest at 16602 Farm-to-Market 624, Robstown

Cost: Free admission for Czechfest, items available for purchase. 5k is $25 fee and 10K $35 fee

Contact: 361-387-1312 |

October Heritage Park Market Days

What: CaTS Market's mission is to support small businesses and promote shopping local. This market is family and pet friendly, with a little something for everyone. Come spend the day in beautiful Heritage Park and meet some of the friendliest people in South Texas. Find that unique item you just can’t live without.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St.

Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase


CC Movie Nights at Whataburger Field

What: The Corpus Christi Hooks and Reliant Energy are back for a third year with CC Movie Nights at Whataburger Field. Movies are back on the big screen at 7 p.m. Saturdays in October with four blockbuster films on the docket. Up first, get your vocals ready for “Sing 2” on Saturday, Oct. 1. Next, Disney favorite “Encanto” follows on Saturday, Oct. 8. Then, Marvel fans won’t want to miss “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on Saturday, Oct. 15. To wrap up the movie series and on the same day as Halloween with the Hooks, “Hotel Transylvania” debuts at the ballpark on Thursday, Oct. 27. All movies are free and doors open at 6 p.m. with seating in the outfield and seating bowl. Traditional ballpark food and beverages will be available for purchase,

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, and Oct. 27

Where: Whataburger Field, 734 E. Port Ave.

Cost: Free, food available for purchase


Harvest Market at Island Presbyterian

What: Come and join a Harvest Market this October, enjoy some community time and shop island-style at the Padre Island Market! Enjoy this outdoor market and shop, eat, and play; fun for the whole family. Shop fresh produce, meat, handmade products and other goods. Visitors will find a variety of artisans as well as food trucks.

When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Island Presbyterian Church, 14030 Fortuna Bay Drive

Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase


47th annual Rockport-Fulton Seafair

What: From delicious gumbo to the hilarious live crab races, this family-oriented event has become a favorite for all of South Texas. The arts and crafts and Seafair market vendors will host more than 120 vendors. Friday night headliner is the ever-popular Cory Morrow Band. Do you like adventure on the water? Sign up for the fun and crazy cardboard boat races. There is a competition for all ages. Not to be missed are the hilarious crab races on a wooden racetrack, join in on the fun or just be a spectator. The carnival is back and will have a special opening night on Thursday, Oct. 6. And don’t miss the food, with Gumbo Alley serving up 7,200 cups of gumbo, the Saturday gumbo cooking competition or the salsa and dessert competition on Sunday.

When: Oct. 7-9; 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St., Rockport

Cost: $10 admission adults, Free kids 12 and younger 6; $20 for 3-day weekend wristband; $40 VIP passes


Peoples Street Music & Film Festival

What: Join the inaugural Peoples Street Music and Film Festival presented by 361 Wellness Oct. 7-9 at a variety of venues in downtown Corpus Christi to showcase all the creative talent that Corpus Christi. This event is totally free to attend, but will also feature artists, food trucks, and other venues as a part of the festivities, so bring some spending money if you can to support your local makers!

When: Oct. 7-9; Times to be announced

Where: Venues around downtown Corpus Christi

Cost: Free admission; items available for purchase


October ArtWalk Block Parties

What: The Downtown Management District presents the September ArtWalk block parties for all things local! You’ll find block parties on Lomax Street and Peoples Street, plus in La Retama Park, all alongside our downtown businesses.

When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7

Where: Downtown Corpus Christi, Lomax and Peoples Street and La Retama Park

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase


Corpus Christi VegFest 2022

What: Celebrate healthy living and eating by way of plant-based lifestyles. Back for another year, this festival serves as a time to celebrate and promote plant-based foods, animal rights, and environmental sustainability. There will be lots of vendors. Lots of plant-based foods. And lots of fun! Enjoy music, speakers and cooking demonstrations.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St.

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase

Contact: 361-739-5573 |

St. Pius X Fall Market

What: St. Pius X Catholic School invites everyone to their Fall Market. There will be lots of local vendors offering crafts, jewelry, clothing, food, and so much more.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: St. Pius X Catholic School, 737 St. Pius Drive

Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase


Sea Turtle Festival

What: Join the Texas Sealife Center for the inaugural Sea Turtle Festival. Guests will enjoy live music, food trucks, kids’ activities and vendors along with education ambassadors. Come shellabrate sea turtles.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: Briscoe King Pavilion in Padre Balli Park, 15820 Park Road 22

Cost: Free admission


2022 Bark in the Park Pet Costume Contest

What: The 11th annual Thomas J. Henry Bark in the Park Costume Contest and Expo is back. This fun, festive event brings together pet owners, local pet businesses, pet rescue organizations, and no-kill pet shelters in an attempt to raise money and awareness for pet initiatives in the community, with family-friendly entertainment and activities including a kid’s zone, pet expo, adoption drive, and of course the main event -- the Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest for cash prizes. Local organization supported by the event are PeeWee’s Pet Adoption, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Mission Pawsible, and Shelteramutt.

When: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

Where: Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend; registration fee required to participate in pet costume contest

Contact: |

Horror Movies at Port Aransas Community Theatre

What: Enjoy horror movies on two nights at PACT. On Thursday, Oct. 13, catch the 2017 feature film “IT.” Rated R, In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids’ band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town. On Friday, Oct. 12 is the PG-13 “Arachnophobia.” A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14

Where: Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas

Cost: Free admission, reservations required and donations are appreciated

Contact: 361-749- 4158 |

61st annual Texas Jazz Festival

What: The Texas Jazz Festival is the longest, largest, free running festival in the world! Come out to this free annual event and enjoy some of the BEST jazz musicians around, delicious food from vendors and pick up some fun and creative gifts from all the market vendors.

When: Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St.

Cost: Free admission

Contact: 361-688-1296 |

October Market in the Park

What: CaTS Market's mission is to support small businesses and promote shopping local. This market is family and pet friendly, with a little something for everyone so come on out to the island and enjoy a day filled with shopping with friends and family. There is a playground, basketball court, and volleyball area to keep the kids busy while you shop.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Don & Sandy Billish Park, 15601 Gypsy St.

Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase


Flour Fest 2022

What: The Flour Bluff Business Association presents its annual Flour Fest with live music, food trucks, vendor booths, kids’ zone, and much more.

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Parker Park, 654 Graham Road

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase


St. Patrick’s 60th annual Halloween Carnival

What: Eat, drink and be batty at the 60th annual Halloween Carnival! Calling all witches, goblins, wizards, and ghosts; St. Patrick's students and staff are your hosts for lots of

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21

Where: St. Patrick Catholic School, 3340 S. Alameda St.

Cost: Free admission; tickets available to purchase food, games and rides

Contact: 361-852-1211 |

Sand Pumpkin Patch

What: Port Aransas resident and sand sculptor Mark Landrum will create a centerpiece sand sculpture of a sand pumpkin patch on Friday evening and the following day kids are invited to come carve a faces on sand pumpkin heads.

When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: Port Aransas beach, near Ave. G

Cost: Free

Contact: 361-749- 4158 |

Boo! In the Blue at the Texas State Aquarium

What: The Texas State Aquarium presents Boo! In the Blue annual Halloween celebration. This unique event will include a variety of not-so-scary, family-friendly activities, including spooky décor throughout the Aquarium, fun photo backgrounds, a virtual costume contest, diver pumpkin carving contests, animal enrichment and encounters, and of course... candy! A virtual costume contest will be held during the weekend of the event. Photos with the hashtag #txstateaquarium will be automatically entered in the contest, and a prize will be given on Oct. 31 for the three best costumes.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23

Where: Texas State Aquarium, 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Cost: Children (ages 3 to 12) in costume will get a 50% admission discount with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission. Membership admission is not applicable for child discounts.

Contact: 361-881-1230 |

Third annual South Texas Food Truck Festival 2022

What: South Texas Food Truck Festival is celebrating its largest event @ Whataburger Field with 50 food trucks serving up wonderful dishes and food creations for everyone to enjoy. Attendees will also enjoy live music, arts & craft alley, petting zoo, face painting and plenty of kid activities at the Kid’s Field Zone.

When: noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: Whataburger Field, 734 E. Port Ave.

Cost: $5 parking; Free event admission, items available for purchase

Contact: 361-444-9566 |

Surftoberfest 2022

What: Surftoberfest is upon us! Join the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 22, benefiting the Texas Surf Museum. This is an outdoor fall festival that features, food, live music, fun for all ages, and of course, lots and lots of beer. Activities will include a stein-holding contest, costume contests, arts and crafts activities for the kids, and so much more.

When: noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: Water Street Market, 309 N. Water Street

Cost: Free admission

Information: |

Halloween Party at Ben F. McDonald Library

What: Ben F. McDonald Public Library invites everyone out for a family-friendly Halloween party with games, snacks and crafts. Costumes encouraged!

When: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: Ben F. McDonald Public Library, 4044 Greenwood Drive

Cost: Free


Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic School Halloween Carnival

What: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic School present the 2022 Halloween Carnival. Calling all ghouls for music, food, games, rides and lots of family fun.

When: 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic School, 5002 Kostoryz Road

Cost: Free admission; items available for purchase

Contact: 361-853-9392 |

Monster Mash at La Retama Central Library

What: Boogie on down to the La Retama Central Library for a Monster Mash party featuring dancing, costume contest, games, and more. Music by DJ EZ. For ages 16 and up.

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22

Where: La Retama Central Library, 805 Comanche St.

Cost: Free


Paranormal Port Haunted Hayrides

What: If you enjoy macabre stories, then this spooky hayride tour is for you! Enjoy stories about murder, mystery, unrequited love, and, of course, ghosts! Nearly every street corner in Port Aransas has a story to tell; you just need to be with the proper guide. Listen to an audio tour as you unearth the hidden horrors of Port Aransas' history atop a ghostly hay wagon. It's an eerily good ghost tour

When: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 through Wednesday, Oct. 26

Where: Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas

Cost: Free

Information: 361-749- 4158 |

Port Aransas Trunk or Treat

What: The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation host their annual Trunk or Treat in the Chili Field across from the large pavilion at Roberts Point Park. This is open to all ages and community members are encouraged to serve as a trunk or treat host with a table or booth, or even interactive games. Reserve a spot at

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27

Where: Roberts Point Park, 301 JC Barr Blvd., Port Aransas

Cost: Free

Contact: 361-749- 4158 |

Camp Aranza-BOO

What: Aranza-BOO will be an opportunity for our families in our community to celebrate with some free, outdoor Halloween fun. Families will enjoy an afternoon full of crafts, trick-or-treating, self-guided walking tours of Camp Aranzazu and MORE.

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Camp Aranzazu, 5420 Loop 1781, Rockport

Cost: Free

Contact: 361-727-0800 |

15th annual Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

What: Mark your calendars, the annual Dia de los Muertos street festival in Corpus Christi is BACK! Now in its 15th year, the Dia de los Muertos Festival has become one of Corpus Christi’s most popular events. Featuring live music and dance both traditional and contemporary, made-by-hand arts and crafts expo, kids activities, fine art exhibitions and demonstrations, community altar displays and more.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: downtown Corpus Christi at Starr, Mesquite, Peoples, Chaparral and Taylor streets

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase

Contact: 361-887-6834 |

2022 Portland Boo Bash festival

What: The Portland Boo Bash is back!  Join the fun with games, live music and trick-or-treat trail.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Portland Municipal Park, 1815 Memorial Parkway, Portland

Cost: Free

Contact: 361-777-4670 |

St. Joseph's 2022 Fall Festival

What: St. Joseph's Catholic Church presents its 2022 Fall Festival. Come enjoy live music, silent auction, best-carved pumpkin contest, delicious food, and so much more!

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 710 S. 19th St.

Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase

Contact: 361-882-7912 |

31st annual Ranch Hand Breakfast at King Ranch

What: Come enjoy an authentic, hearty, cowboy breakfast cooked and served outdoors on the historic King Ranch. Local volunteers will be serving up heaping plates of eggs, refried beans, biscuits n’ gravy, sausage, tortillas, coffee and orange juice. Team roping, historical exhibits and old-time cow camp cooking demonstrations will be part of the morning’s activities, along with cowboy poetry, storytelling and musical entertainment. Come get a taste of cowboy life.

When: 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Where: King Ranch, State Highway 141, Kingsville

Cost: $6 per person; Free kids age 3 and under

Contact: 361-592-6411 |

Corpus Christi Wine Festival

What: Join the annual Corpus Christi Wine Festival for 2022! Enjoy live music, food trucks, shopping, live art, over 100 varieties of wine, and all your favorite local breweries as well.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 19

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral St.

Cost: $25 general admission; starter packs with tasting tickets start at $40


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