Markets & bazaars
Barton Creek Farmers Markets. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Parking lot of Barton Creek Square Mall, intersection of South Loop 1 and South Capital of Texas Highway.www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org.
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Gruene Music & Wine Festival
Four-day festival with wine tasting, live music, door prizes, and food on sale. Music includes Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cody Canada, Stoney La Rue, Micky & the Motorcars, Band of Heathens, Sons of Fathers, the Trishas and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Concerts 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, gospel brunch 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org.
Independence Brewing Co. Anniversary Party
The brewery celebrates nine years in Austin with rare beers, commemorative glasses, music, food and more. 4:20 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 3913 Todd Lane No. 607. www.independencebrewing.com.
Keep Austin Well 5k
Total Wellness Austin hosts a 5k for Lyme disease awareness, education and research.Early registration $25, day of $35. 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Arbor Trails, 4301 W William Cannon Drive. www.totalwellnessaustin.com.
A series promoting health and wellness. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-1206, www.bluehoneyyoga.com.
Walk for Victims of Domestic Violence
LeeLee’s Lighthouse foundation hosts a walk to and from New Light Ebeneezer Baptist Church through Givens Park. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Free, donations accepted. 4703 Reyes. 512-339-0722, www.leeleeslighthousefoundation.org.
Family events this week
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp
“Paranorman.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Alamo Lakeline. “Zathura.” 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Alamo Village. “Hotel Transylvania.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Alamo Slaughter Lane. Free. Visit the Alamo’s website for more information and for theater addresses. www.drafthouse.com.
“The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas”
Children’s theatre company Pollyanna Theatre presents a play by Jonathan Graham for audiences ages 5 and up. Opens Saturday. 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20. $9-$11. Rollins Studio Theatre, the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, www.thelongcenter.org.
Fall Festival & Corn Maze
Pumpkin patch, farm animals, face painting, a 2,000-square-foot jumping pillow, a train and food from Cindy’s Gone Hog Wild restaurant. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. Free-$10. Barton Hill Farms, 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. www.bartonhillfarms.com.
Flying Theater Machine
Interactive improv for kids. 2 p.m. Sundays. $8. The Hideout Theatre, 617 N. Congress Ave. 512-476-0473, www.hideouttheatre.com.
Play giant chess outside. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Brush Square Park, 409 E. 5th St. 512-974-6700, www.austinparks.org/childrens-programs.
Kid-related activities, arts, crafts and learning about healthy eating. Noon Sundays. Free. Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill County Blvd, Bee Cave. 512-206-2730, www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
Ruta Maya Kids Show
Music, dancing and more. 10 a.m. Sundays. Free. Ruta Maya eSpress Trailer, 1209 S. First St. 512-573-8707, www.rutamaya.net/cafe.
“Salt & Pepper”
A bilingual play exploring family and friendship. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 2 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $10-$12. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org.
“What’s the Story, Steve?”
Improvised, interactive theater for kids featuring Steve the poodle. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Pay what you wish. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-814-8696, www.coldtownetheater.com.
House of Torment
Trio of haunted houses. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2 and on Halloween; and 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays through Oct. 30th $24.99-$34.99. Highland Mall, 523 E. Highland Mall Blvd. www.thehouseoftorment.com.
Night Terrors Haunted House
A “realism” haunted house. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Halloween. $20-$34. 13096 N. Highway 183. 512-736-2718, www.txnightterrors.com.
Scare For A Cure
A 45-minute fright-filled interactive experience. Visitors should wear clothing for walking, running, crawling and getting dirty. Not recommended for children under 12. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays and 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween. $30-$35. 14219 Littig Road, Manor. www.scareforacure.org.
Halls of Horror Haunted House
In Heritage Park’s Green Red Barn, benefitting local food pantries. 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 18, 25 and 26. $2 or donation of canned goods. 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6400, www.pflugervilletx.gov.
Haunted Halloween: The Quest
Travel in groups along trails to save a village from the forces of evil. Opens Oct. 18. 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26. $12. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. 512-837-1215, www.pioneerfarms.org.
Halloween Spook House
Tricks and treats for younger fans including a monster garden, pumpkin patch, hayrides and pony rides. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Opens Oct. 25. 5 to 10 p.m. nightly through Halloween. $17.99-$25.99. 5511 Colton Road. www.halloweenranch.com.