The Austin City Limits Festival continues to invade Austin with swarms of music fanatics. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, there’s plenty of other options to party. Get in the halloween spirit with equal opportunity burlesque shows or a comedy double feature. Or, simply go to another music festival out of town.


Music Fan


Gruene Music and Wine Festival

October 6-9th 
Gruene Historic District

If you’d prefer a smaller crowd, head down to New Braunfels for the 30th annual music and wine festival. The lineup of blues and folk artists includes the Dirty River Boys, Seth James Band and Curtis Grimes. Come thirsty for wine selections from over 30 wineries plus craft beer tastings. Check out the craft market and try some local BBQ. Tickets start at $15 per day/event and proceeds from benefit United Way.


Party Lover


Monster Mash Booty Bash

Friday, October 7th

Start celebrating Halloween early with a petrifying party of pasties. The event features performers paying tribute to classic movie monsters and creepy characters. Experience performances by nine Frisky Business Burlesque dancers including Aetheria LovecraftSabor Insanity and FiFi Switchblade. Enter the Scream Queen Contest if you’ve got the pipes or the Costume Contest if you’ve got the threads. Tickets start at $10.




Boylesque: Fall Edition

Friday, October 7th
SpiderHouse Ballroom

If you’re more into man candy, feast your eyes on the follies of Danger Zone: Boylesque. The fall show features tantalizing performances by seven male dancers including Blindy McGrindy, Doobie Dave and Barack O’ Donga. Enjoy jokes from Comedian Chris Tellez and drink specials all night. Tickets are $5 at the door.


Movie Buff


Halloween Month at the Drive-In

Friday, October 7th
Blue Starlite Mini Drive-in

Who ya gonna call for night of comedy fun? Blue Starlite! The drive-in kicks off the October series with a Charlie Brown Holiday Pre-show and double feature presentation. Go classic with the original, 1984 Ghostbusters and then a screening of The Monster Squad. The fantasy follows a young group of monster fanatics attempting to save their hometown from Dracula. Tickets start at $15.


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