Katy Area events calendar for October 2021

By R. Hans Miller, News Editor and Susan Rovegno, Publisher
Posted 9/30/21

Through NOV. 21

Fall on the Farm

Blessington Farms invites the public to come out for pumpkin season each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick your own fresh produce, participate in …

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Katy Area events calendar for October 2021

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Through NOV. 21

Fall on the Farm

Blessington Farms invites the public to come out for pumpkin season each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick your own fresh produce, participate in carnival activities and find a gem or two at the farm’s family-friendly location at 510 Chisolm Trail in Wallis – a short hop west of Fulshear and Simonton. Admission for children and adults is $24 per person and includes all activities on the farm except animal feedings and flower picking. Children under 2 enter free and senior citizens may enter for $18. First responders, military and veterans enter free with ID.

SEPT. 26 to NOV. 14

Dewberry Farm Fall Festival

Dewberry Farm starts its fall season at the end of September and carries it through early November with its annual Fall Festival. This enormous event occurs just south of Morrison Road on FM 362 north of Pattison. The carnival includes a barnyard, ferris wheel, carnival rides, pig races, a pumpkin patch and other family-friendly events. Please note that all attractions inside the park are now cashless though cash is accepted at the gate and can be used to purchase gift cards. Open Fridays 4-10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fall Season Pass: $59.95. Dew it All Reservation: $19.95. Friday Fun Days: $19.95. Twilight Pass: $22.95. Fire Pit Rental: Starts at $100. For more information visit Dewberryfarm.com.

OCT. 2

Katy Rice Festival Parade

This annual Katy tradition takes place in the heart of Katy beginning at the Katy Church of Christ on East Avenue, then roaming west on Fifth Street, south on Avenue A, west again on Second Street, then traveling north on Avenue C to Parkway Fellowship Church. Related street closures start at 8 a.m. and go through 11 a.m. Parade begins at 9 a.m. For more information visit KatyRiceFestival.com/parade.

Paws Fest Pup Crawl

EDITOR'S NOTE: Organizers of the Paws Fest event have postponed it to Oct. 30 due to inclement weather.

Take the pups out to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for Paws Fest 2021. The event features a variety of interactive booths, dog competitions, an obedience demo at Central Green Park and a doggie costume contest. The event also features a Pup Crawl – that’s a pub crawl with your four-footed family member – sponsored by World of Beer. The event is free, though participation in the pup crawl is $10. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2ZuZoLa (Paws Fest) and https://bit.ly/3F3aMOW (Pup Crawl). Paws Fest runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Pup Crawl begins at 11:30 a.m.

OCT. 3

MKT Becomes a ‘Threenager’

MKT Distillery opened its doors three years ago in October and is celebrating its third year with a birthday party. The event will feature axe throwing from Epic Axe of Houston from 2-6 p.m., Ty Hymel’s NASCAR race car, Coleton Black performing live music from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and other attractions. MKT keeps their events pet and child-friendly. The distillery is located under Katy’s historic rice dryers at 5373 First Street in Katy. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2WiAmh5

OCT. 5

National Night out with KPD

Join the Katy Police Department for a fun night in the park on a Tuesday evening. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and runs until the movie (6:30 p.m. showtime) is done. The free event includes food hot dogs, beverages, giveaways, music, balloon animals, face painting and a chance to meet local first responders, including K-9 officers. This year’s movie is Disney’s “Onward.” For more information, follow Katy PD on Facebook at  bit.ly/KatyPDFB.

OCT. 8

Breakfast for a Blessing

Have a great meal and support a good cause with Christ Clinic’s annual Breakfast for a Blessing event at Crosspoint Community Church. The event will feature a keynote address by Julie Aftab, the survivor of an acid attack in Pakistan as she discusses her story of persecution, recovery and forgiveness through faith. This event is the nonprofit clinic’s largest fundraiser and this year’s goal is to raise $100,000. Individual tickets are $75 and sponsorships are available from $500 to $15,000. For more information, visit www.christclinickaty.org/bfab2021

Katy Wine Fest

Support The Brookwood Community, an area nonprofit that helps adults with various disabilities find jobs, find a sense of belonging and preserve their dignity, by stepping out to the Katy Wine Fest. The festival will be held at the Gallery Furniture store located at 7227 W. Grand Parkway S. in Richmond. Enjoy a wide variety of wines as well as a craft beer garden, food and wine sampling, a wine pull, live music and silent and live auctions. Designated drivers: $25. Advanced General Admission: $50. Day of Event: $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.katywinefest.com

OCT. 8-10

Katy Rice Festival

This annual festival runs for three days the second weekend in October in Katy’s Harvest Plaza at 5701 Third Street in downtown Katy. Friday, Oct. 8 offers free admission for all with live music, food trucks and more. Saturday and Sunday offer more live music, food trucks, crafts and vendors, as well as a kids/teen zone with plenty of activities for attendees of all ages. Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under receive free entry after Friday evening. Proceeds benefit The Rotary Club of Katy which uses the money for scholarships and other Katy-area programs. For more information visit www.katyricefestival.com

OCT. 9

Tamarron Farmers Market

Not an early riser but still like fresh produce and fun? Head to the Tamarron Clubhouse at the intersection of Tamarron Trace and Tamarron Parkway for a farmers market. Enjoy farm-fresh produce, pasture-raised eggs, organic poultry, grass-fed beef and more at this event. Starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs through 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3uhYvkn

OCT. 9 & 23

Brookshire Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market

The second and fourth Saturday of each month, craft aficionados can enjoy this event at 505 Bains Street in Brookshire. Arts and crafts items come alongside baked goods, wine, spirits and even a touch of bling from jewelry vendors alongside traditional farmer’s market items. Event begins at noon and runs through 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit www.facebook.com/BrookshireFarmersMarket

OCT. 12

Breast Cancer Prevention Seminar

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the MD Anderson Cancer Center invite the public to this free online seminar. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, attendees can learn about how to mitigate their chances of getting breast cancer and how to obtain an early diagnosis for more successful treatment. M.D. Anderson’s Dr. Laura De La Rosa will lead the online discussion. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3F2I5kQ

OCT. 12 & 13

Dress My Table

Join the staff at Carriage Inn Katy for Dress My Table 2021, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants may sponsor a table for 8 guests that they can decorate with a theme and then have guests join them for Wednesday’s lunch and a silent auction. The Tuesday evening reception and dinner runs from 5-7 p.m. Table sponsorships are $300. All silent auction items at the event start with a minimum $25 bid. For more information, contact Carriage Inn Katy at 281-392-2800 or 713-705-3743 (ask for Rebecca Borrello).  

OCT. 14

Birdies and Brew at Topgolf

Swing a club to support The Source Houston’s mission to provide whole-person health care services to thousands of women in Katy and the rest of Greater Houston. The nonprofit clinic is hoping to raise $100,000 to assist clients with their medical needs. The event begins at 5 p.m. Guest tickets for those wanting to socialize and enjoy entertainment are $50. Individual Player $125. Sponsorships available from $500 through $15,000. For more information visit www.bit.ly/TheSourceGolf

Fireflies and Food Trucks

Join the Katy ISD Education Foundation for a good time at No Label Brewery in downtown Katy under the rice dryers. This event features Hayden Baker performing live country music with a touch of rock inspiration. Proceeds support the foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program which has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants for innovative classroom instruction since its founding. General Admission is $60 and an eight pack of tickets is $440. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/39HBQoh or email foundation@katyisd.org

OCT. 16

Vintage Carnival

Join the Katy Heritage Society to support their efforts to preserve the Katy area’s history at this festival at Katy Heritage Park at 5990 George Bush Drive in Katy. The event will feature classic carnival games, food and festivities in the shade of beautiful trees and Katy’s historic homes. Food and drinks are available including hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and other snacks. Event runs from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free, but each game will cost $1 to play. Petting zoo: $1. Cake walk: $2. For more information visit katyheritagesociety.com/events or follow the society on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KatyHeritageSociety

30th Annual Pick-A-Dilly Craft Fair

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church hosts this craft fair to support the church’s various missions. The event features a wide selection of handmade items including jewelry, cards, candles, soaps, ornaments, knits and wood carvings. A variety of other holiday fare will be available as well. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. at 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3lXmL7C or email the church at pick-a-dillycraftfair@gmail.com

OCT. 17

Sanamos benefit at MKT Distillery

MKT Distillery is hosting a fundraiser to support cancer patient Kamryn Sanamos from noon to 6 p.m. Help Sanamos kick cancer’s bum and deal with the medical bills associated with her treatment. The Bayou Boys will be providing lunch plates for $10 at the event and donations to the cause are appreciated. For more information and to order a plate in advance, visit www.bit.ly/SupportSanamos

OCT. 21

Poker Night with KBA

Step out for a night of fun to help make sure breast cancer is the one to fold at the Katy Business Association’s Poker Night. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Angels Surviving Cancer, Inc., a nonprofit helping women battle breast cancer. The fun includes door prizes and first, second and third place poker tournament prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the poker tournament begins at 6 p.m. Entry is $50. $150 tournament buy-in at the event. For more information visit www.thekba.org

OCT. 23

Relay for Life Katy

Help the Katy community kick cancer’s backside at this year’s Relay for Life event at Katy City Park. The event features a carnival atmosphere that celebrates cancer survivors, their caregivers and others in the fight against the deadly disease. The walkathon includes fun activities in a festival-like setting and an opportunity to purchase luminarias in remembrance of cancer victims. Start your own team or join one at https://bit.ly/3orGMGD.

OCT. 25

Hope Impacts Golf Tournament

If you enjoy helping others and swinging a golf club, this event is the way to go. Hope Impacts will hold its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament & Auction on Monday, Oct. 25. Proceeds go to help the Katy area nonprofit help those facing homelessness find housing and stability while ensuring dignity. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $30 nonplayer dinner. $175 per individual player. $700 for a team of four. This event will be held at 32611 FM 1093 in Fulshear. For more information visit www.hopeimpacts.org

OCT. 27

Scarecrow Festival

Head to Fulshear for the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Halloween bash. The event will be held in downtown Fulshear and offers family-friendly activities to help celebrate the ghoulish holiday. Chamber President Don McCoy said he and his team are working hard to set up an attraction for area children. The event will feature trunk-or-treating, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, vendor booths, a pumpkin patch, a costume contest, a petting zoo and a DJ providing music. The scary fun runs 4:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free, though food and attractions may have a cost.

OCT. 28

KCM’s Silent Witness Event

Katy Christian Ministries hosts this annual event at Westland Baptist Church – 1407 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy – to honor survivors of and raise awareness regarding domestic violence. This year’s free event features keynote speaker Chad Bridges of the Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office and speaker Denise Gruwell, a crime victims services liaison with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Dinner is provided and an RSVP is required. For more information visit www.ktcm.org/silentwitness

OCT. 31

CrossPoint Fall Fest

CrossPoint Community Church invites the community to visit them at 700 Westgreen Blvd. in Katy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family-friendly festival will feature a petting zoo, bounce house, root beer, axe throwing, live music, balloon animals and other activities for attendees to enjoy. A variety of sponsorships are available through Oct. 1 and costs at the festival will vary. For more information visit www.facebook.com/crosspointkaty

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