By: Camille Hughes
Our enchanting bucket list of activities will have you falling for fall here in Lubbock, Texas. I think we can all agree one of the best fall experiences is the initial feeling of the crisp air. There is something magical about the turn of the season in the “Hub City.” There is nothing more hygge than the changing leaves, football weekends and cozying up in our favorite sweaters for a night out at the corn maze or fair. Whether you are with your friends, families, or your boo (let’s not get too corny with all of the fall puns), there is something for everyone to enjoy this season.
6323 FM 1294 | September 11 – November 6
Enjoy that fall feeling as you make your way through the corn maze at At’l Do Farms. At’l Do has a beautiful barn venue that doubles as the perfect backdrop for fall pictures by the windmill and haystacks. Enjoy hayrides for the kids, a barnyard petting zoo, campfires, corn cannons, and of course, the corn maze! This is a MUST when experiencing a Lubbock, Texas autumn. This local favorite also boasts a pumpkin patch for guests to pick their own gourds for carving!
Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds | 105 East Broadway Street | September 24 – October 2
With rich West Texas history and roots, the Panhandle South Plains Fair is the grandaddy of West Texas fairs. As the second largest fair in the state, just behind the Texas State Fair, people from all over West Texas come to enjoy a night of stock shows, animals, various booths of arts and crafts, concerts, amusement rides, and more! We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the food! From fried snickers to turkey legs, you will have endless options of delicious fair fare we all wait months to devour. This is a fall favorite of mine and a great tradition for the Lubbock community!
602 East 19th Street | Thursday – Sunday until Halloween
Being one of the only West Texas screamparks, Nightmare on 19th has been spooking the community and claimed its place as a local favorite during the spooky season. Grab a cuddle buddy (or someone to use as a shield) and walk through the haunted houses. This year’s attractions are: Blood Moon Manor, KarnEVIL, Dead Doll Island, and Krampus 3D.
Two Docs Brewing Co. | 502 Texas Avenue | October 2
Grab your lederhosen and dirndl! If there is one fall tradition we can all get behind, it’s a festive beer event. At Two Docs Brewing Co., Doktoberfest makes its way back for the third year in a row. See what’s been brewing at the brewery and enjoy live music from local favorite musicians including Kam Stanaland, Dave Martinez, Deanna Deathridge and Brandi Behlen. Pair this year’s festbier with a plate of delicious food from one of the many food trucks who will be featured on the patio such as Marley Meats, Los Vegas Tacos and E&J Smokehouse. This event is free to the public and dog-friendly. Cheers to beer!
Depot District | 602 E 19th Street | October 15 – 16
Mark your calendars for a Lubbock staple, JAB Fest. Hosted at the Lonestar Amphitheater, music lovers can look forward to performances from Flatland Cavalry, Kolby Cooper, Randall King, Pecos & the Rooftops, of course Josh Abbott Band, and more. Put on your dancing boots and two-step the night away while you enjoy the country music of many Texas favorites.
5110 29th Street | Every weekend in October
Adventure Park’s Haunted Woods is a thrill-seeker’s dream (or nightmare)! Get your blood pumping as you make your way through the 20-acres of wooded area. But don’t scream too loud as you don’t want to let them know where to find you. Open every weekend in October, be sure to book your tickets today!
5101 Clovis Highway | Thursday – Sunday
Whether you want to sit inside your car and watch through the windshield or grab a blanket and sit outside, Stars & Stripes offers a picture-perfect way to spend a fall night with your loved ones. Order snacks and enjoy hot chocolate from the concessions as you watch a film on one of the three screens, or let the kids play on the playground by the dining area. With various movie selections, there will be a movie option for all ages and preferences. Stay updated with their schedule as they will play old films and halloween favorites throughout the Halloween season!
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue | Every Saturday until October 16
While the fall harvest is upon us, take advantage of our local downtown farmers market. Get your morning coffee fix and wander around the market to see all of the local booths where you can find jams, fresh produce and flowers, crafts, pastries, and more! This is not only a great way to support the community, but also to start off your Saturday morning.
As the leaves change and the weather gets colder, don’t miss your opportunity to cross a few things off of the 806 fall bucket list! Make it a fall to remember and share your favorite activities with us on social media by tagging @visitlubbock and using #LiveLoveLubbock!
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