6 Annual Events to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

September 20, 2023

By: Annie Kinnison, Avery Frazier & Maggi Gallaspy

As the vibrant colors of autumn begin to paint the landscape, it’s time to embrace the charm of the fall season in Lubbock. From crisp, cool breezes to pumpkin-spiced delights, there’s no shortage of exciting activities to add to your fall bucket list. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a foodie or a fan of festive events, Lubbock has something to offer everyone. Join us as we explore the best experiences and must-visit locations in Lubbock that will make your fall unforgettable.

Texas Tech Football Game | 2526 Mac Davis Ln. 

At the Jones AT&T Stadium, the Texas Tech Red Raiders will start the 2023 football season off by playing the University of Oregon. You can feel the excitement and energy all day throughout the city before a home game. Join in as Texas Tech Fans look forward to the many different pre game traditions such as the tortilla toss and seeing the masked rider lead the players onto the field. With six home games this season, there are plenty of opportunities to fill the Jones for another great year of Football and good times. 

For more information, check out the Texas Tech website for pricing and available seats. 

Pumpkin Trail | 4111 University Ave

A free event for visitors and guests, the City of Lubbock hosts an annual community-built trail of jack-o-lanterns around Clapp Park, featuring a spooky and creative fall display of carved pumpkins. Open day and night, you won’t want to miss this spook-tacular walking trail that takes place on the fourth weekend of October at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum.

At’l Do Farms | 6323 FM 1294

Immerse yourself in the enchanting autumn atmosphere with the scent of warm apple cider, the crunch of fresh Elote corn on the cob and the cool breeze, creating a picturesque setting to savor the joys of the harvest season. At At’l Do Farms, there is a wide array of engaging activities. The farm offers something for everyone, including the Corn Maze, Barnyard, Cow Train, Hayride Pumpkin Patch, campfires, Fairy Tale Trail and more! The fall season takes place from September 17th to November 5th.

Visit the At’l Do Farms website for information on activity prices, special rates, hours of operation and other additional information.  

Nightmare on 19th Street | 602 East 19th Street

Nightmare on 19th Street is a popular haunted house that brings terrors and thrills to visitors during the Halloween season. It features a variety of haunted houses, eerie mazes and intense scare zones that are sure to invoke fear and suspense. It attracts both locals and tourists looking for a heart-pounding adventure and is renowned for its ability to provide unforgettable scares. The grand opening for Nightmare on 19th Street is September 30th.

Admission prices for Nightmare on 19th Street are $20 on Thursdays and Sundays, $25 on Fridays and Saturdays and $25 on Halloween. 

Check out their Facebook page for the hours of operation this fall! 

Grape Day | 3426 E FM 1585

To celebrate the conclusion of the grape crush, Llano Estacado Winery hosts an immersive day at the vineyard! Fun for the whole family, art booths, wine tours, food trucks and local vendors make up the largest festival hosted at Llano Estacado. Plus, you’ll get your very own souvenir wine glass to continue the celebration at home. 

Stay updated on details regarding this year’s Grape Day Festival at https://visitlubbock.org/events/

Doktoberfest at Two Docs Brew Co. | 502 Texas Ave.

Drink, dance, eat and enjoy live music at this free annual festival. For the fifth year in a row, Two Docs Brewing Company is hosting Doktoberfest. With competitions, German-style food trucks and several vendors, spend the day on the patio or in the Biergarten for a fun-filled fall festivity. 

Keep an eye out for updated information about this annual festival at https://visitlubbock.org/events/


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