October Annual Events In Austin
Annual events, runs and festivals in Austin, Texas in the month of October.
Art Outside is family friendly avant-garde art and music event featuring artwork, multimedia, large scale art installations, yoga, aerial acrobatics, fire spinning, music and workshops along the banks of the San Gabriel River northeast of Austin, Texas. Workshops and camping are included with the price of admission. Art Outside began in 2005 at at the Enchanted Forest, a 3.5 acre plot of land at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and Oltorf Street in the heart of Austin. Logistical problems with the City of Austin led to the event being moved to Apache Pass in 2009. Though Apache Pass Festival Grounds in Rockdale, Texas is approximately a 90 minute drive from Austin, Art Outside remains a quintessential union of the Austin music scene and the Austin art scene. Apache Pass Festival Grounds consists of hundreds of acres of grassy camping areas shaded by large pecan trees and access to the San Gabriel River. There are facilities for showering, bathrooms, potable water, communal commons and access to charging stations for electronic devices. The dates for the 2012 Art Outside music and art festival are Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, 2012.
Set in downtown Austin Zilker Park, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is annual three-day music and art festival that has become one of the United States premier rock festivals. Approximately 130 bands on eight stages attract crowds of around 65,000 fans to listen to music including rock, country, folk, indie, Americana, hip-hop, reggae and bluegrass. Named after the public television show Austin City Limits produced at the KLRU studios at the University of Texas since 1977, C3 Presents licenses the “Austin City Limits” name for the annual festival. There is usually a brief and competitive pre-sale of discount price three-day passes about six months before the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The regular sale starts a few months later with gradual price increases as Austin City Limits Music Festival gets closer. Single day tickets go on sale about a month before Austin City Limits Music Festival. The best way to get tickets is to sign up for the ACL Fest email list for notifications on ticket sale dates and discounts. The dates for the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival are Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2012. The lineup for 2012 includes Jack White; Neil Young and Crazy Horse; The Shins; The Roots; The Avett Brothers, Iggy Pop and the Stooges; Willis Earl Beale; M83; M. Ward; The Afghan Whigs; Tegan and Sara; Metric; Andrew Bird; Delta Spirit; The War on Drugs; The Black Keys; Weezer; Thievery Corporation; Steve Earle; The Shins; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. C3 Presents recently announced that the Austin City Limits Fest plans to expand to a two weekend format in 2013 with the 2013 Austin City Limits Festival taking place on October 4 through 6 and October 11 though 13, 2013.
The dates for the 2012 Austin Comic Con are Friday October 26, Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2012.Austin Comic Con is one of the annual three day pop culture conventions produced by online publication Wizard World Digital showcasing graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. Austin Comic Con features costume contest, celebrity appearances including actors, artists and writers, autograph booths, vendors and special exhibits. The 2012 Austin Comic Con features a 25th reunion appearance of cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation including Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard); LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge); Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi); Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data);Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher); Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker); and Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf). Other celebrity appearances at the 2012 Austin Comic Con include Dean Cain (Superman); Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk); CM Punk (WWE Superstar); Anthony Michael Hall (Batman); James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Torchwood); Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis, Star Trek; The X-Files); Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints); David Della Rocco (The Boondock Saints); Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints); Kai Owen (Torchwood); Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who); Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel); Sofia Milos (CSI: Miami, The Sopranos); Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood); and Craig Parker (The Lord of the Rings).
A celebration of all styles of yoga, the Austin Yoga Festival features yoga classes, informational yogi health sessions, music, chanting, healthy food and beverages and vendors. The dates for the second annual Austin Yoga Festival are Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2012. The 2012 Austin Yoga Festival will take place at the Palmer Events Center. Many events will take place under the outdoor canopy overlooking downtown Austin and will be free to the public, including the vendor marketplace, children's yoga classes, yoga demonstrations, yoga for beginners, yoga information, wellness discussions, qi gong demonstrations, free health screenings, free acupuncture treatments, nutritional information, cooking demonstrations, alternative medicine experts, live music and other fun family activities. In-depth yoga workshops will also be offered in Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Dharma Yoga, Rasa Yoga and Gong Yoga. To participate in the yoga sessions, attendees need to bring a yoga mat or plan to purchase one from a vendor.
Central Texas Paranormal Conference brings together speakers, researchers, panels and vendors related to ghosts and other paranormal phenomena with vendor booths, raffles, para-celebrity speakers, paranormal seminars and on site paranormal investigations. The dates for the 2012 Central Texas Paranormal Conference are Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2012. Guest speakers for 2012 include Britt Griffith, cast member of the SyFy show Ghost Hunters; Josh Gates, star of the SyFy show Destination Truth; and the Klinge Brothers, Brad and Barry, founders of Everyday Paranormal and stars of the upcoming show The Dead Truth.
The dates for the 2012 Texas Book Festival at the Texas State Capital Building and Capital grounds are Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2012. The Texas Book Festival was created in 1996 under the guidance of then Texas First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian who has made it one of her life’s missions to promote literacy and the love of reading. The goal of the Texas Book Festival is to honor Texas authors and to benefit public libraries in the State of Texas. The Texas Book Festival hosts more than 200 Texas and nationally known authors every Fall and more than 40,000 visitors enjoy author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, activities for children and musical entertainment at the State Capitol in Austin as well as in other venue locations around downtown Austin including the Paramount Theatre and United Methodist Church. The Texas Book Festival is free and open to the public.