With a gorgeous lagoon, amazing Amenity Village and special events, Balmoral residents don’t lack for things to do inside our community. But sometimes it’s fun to explore outside the entrance — especially in the fall. Where do they go? Fall festivals! Here’s a list of our favorites:
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18
Pickles, pickles and even more pickles will help raise money for the Hunter Syndrome Foundation. There will be a pickle-eating contest, pickle-drinking contest and a pickle-canning contest. Local crafters will offer at least one pickle-related item for sale. In addition, there will be a Stein-holding competition, parade, food, entertainment and more.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9
Atascocita Lutheran Church is hosting its 40th annual fall festival. Come out for live music, raffles, food trucks, kids’ zone, book nook, craft vendors, baked goods and more. Proceeds from the event benefit local charities.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16
$5 adults, $1 children
The fourth annual Kingwood Oktoberfest returns to Holy Comforter Lutheran Church with German cuisine, giant pretzels, polka music from The Texas Sound Check Band, beer from Back Pew Brewing Company, a DJ, games and activities for all ages.
Good Shepherd Church Fall Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23
It’s a fall extravaganza unlike any other with live music, moonwalks, obstacle courses, face painting, a bake sale, Shortcakes the Clown, games, trackless train, petting zoo, food trucks, model train display, craft vendors, silent auction and pumpkins galore!
4-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30
Kingwood Town Center Park will host “gourd” chills and thrills for all ages. Costumed revelers can pick up free candy, explore the mini pumpkin patch and ride the trackless train while enjoying music and opportunities to shop.
The Woodlands Wildflower Festival
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6
Wildflowers here, wildflowers there, wildflowers everywhere at The Woodlands Wildflower Festival. Come out for free wildflower seed packets, bluebonnet-planting ceremony, wildflower crafts, bounce houses, face painting, DJ, food trucks and more.