Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Banger's Oktoberfest (Thu. 26 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 11:00 pm)

bangersBanger's Oktoberfest

Thur., October 26th—Sat., October 28th

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, home to Austin’s widest selection of handmade sausages and craft beer, celebrates Oktoberfest with German-influenced food, beer and live music, followed by their regular Big Band Brunch on Sunday, October 29th. In addition to the regular menu, Chef Ted will serve up a special menu of bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. A keg will be tapped in the beer garden daily and given away (free) a pint at a time to Banger’s guests until it’s gone. This year’s free keg is an Oaktoberfest ceremonial firkin of Live Oak.

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Cheese-y Bus Tour (Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

antonellis2Cheese-y Bus Tour

Saturday, October 28th

We are so excited to announce another Cheese-y Bus Tour! The trip will be 6 hours long and will consist of 5 different experiences. First, we'll meet at the Cheese House; hitch a ride on a chartered bus that includes a sensory tasting, bubbles tasting, and cheese tasting; we'll visit Pure Luck Farm & Dairy for a farm tour to see the goats and the cheesemaking, as well as eat their cheese; we'll head to Jester King Brewery for artisanal sandwiches, followed by a cheese and beer pairing, and then a brewery tour; and then we'll head home to the Cheese House for a chocolate tasting to finish the day.

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Herb Gardening Basics (Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

natural gardenerHerb Gardening Basics

Saturday, October 28th

Stacie Primeaux presents “Herb Gardening Basics.” Learn the fundamentals of herb gardening from soil and nutrient requirements, how and when to harvest, to preservation and storage. Fresh herbs make the house and garden smell fantastic and bright while also making any dish instantly more complex and flavorful. Every garden should have herbs!

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Viva la Vida (Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

day of the deadViva la Vida

Saturday, October 28th

Mexic-Arte Museum is host to Austin’s largest and longest-running Dia de Los Muertos event and this 34th annual festival and parade features various activities for the whole family and special highlights. Make plans to spend the afternoon and early evening taking pictures with parade props that include large-scale moving sculptures and “mojigangas” or finding a special place along the parade route to view the grand procession from noon to 1 p.m. All the while, the street festival will feature artist vendors, live music, food trucks, a costume contest, an Austin Low-rider exhibition and showcase, casket artwork, plus a Dia de Los Muertos Mercado, from noon through 8 p.m..

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Spooky Cellar Tours (Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm)

Messina HofSpooky Cellar Tours

Fri., October 28th & Sat., October 29th

Grab your best Ghoul-friends and head to Messina Hof this Halloween for the Spooky Cellar Tour! Your night begins with a glass of Sparkling Ghost Wine as you stroll around the estate while hearing the history of the winery, including tales and lore of the area. After your spirited costumed guides introduce you to the how Messina Hof grows, ferments and produces grapes into our award-winning wines. You will taste 4 different varieties directly from the tanks and barrels in our Spooky Cellar Room. Afterwards, you will finish off the tour with a spellbinding Papa Paulo Port chocolate truffle. 

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