Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing challenging and thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices and new stories from around the world and supporting new filmmakers. We work with various other festivals, archives, cinematheques and individuals to spotlight lesser-known film regions, luminaries and more in an ongoing effort to expand the general knowledge and appreciation of cinema. Each year we bring together fans, guests, industry, press and others in an inclusive and fun environment for a week long celebration of film in all its forms through carefully curated screenings and events, both in and outside of the theaters.
Take a 25 minute ride on a vintage steam train, listen to music, get an Engineer Certificate and participate in the attendant led activities all within that 25 minute ride. Then head over to the Burnet Community Center for a whole "car" full of fun activities including photo opportunities with Thomas the Train and Sir Topham Hatt!
Saturday, September 28
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am,
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm,
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm,
4:00pm, 4:50pm, 5:40pm
Sunday, September 29
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm
4:00pm, 4:50pm, 5:40pm
Weekend 1: October 4-6th
Weekend 2: 11-13th
Hours: 11 A.M - 10 P.M
If the rumbling of engines gets your heart racing and high speeds get your adrenaline pumping, then Grand Prix is right up your alley! This year, you will also be entertained by the musical sounds of Imagine Dragons on Friday night, November 1, while Pink takes the stage on Saturday night, November 2. So, rev up your engines and prepare to to cheer on your favorite driver during this high-octane auto racing adventure!
Step back into time and experience Bethlehem with all it's sites and sounds preparing for the arrival of a newborn baby, Christ. This live production includes performers posing as soldiers, peddlers, gypsies, the aged and crippled. No reenactment would be complete without animals...be amazed as camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves line the streets and stalls.
2018 Dates: December 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th, 14th and 15th
6:00 – 9:00 pm each evening
Burnet is considered one of the best places in Texas for viewing wildflowers. The town officially gained recognition to the well-known fact in 1981, when the Texas State Legislature officially designated Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas". There is no match in beauty when it comes to Texas Bonnets! Come to our site and book a spot so you can witness the true beauty of Texas first hand!
Enjoy the awe inspiring nature of the Texas Blue Bonnets and check out the Texas hill country. Shopping, antiques & classic cars, demolition derby, biergarden, kids bicycle decorating, live bands with Mike Ryan as the headliner, air show, pet parade, carnival, games and a 5k & 10k run and the great Mighty Thomas Train!
Where: Burnet, TX
When: April 12-14
Start the joy of Christmas giving early with a brisk but fun run in May. The proceeds are used to purchase items on children's Christmas list of Williamson County, TX that won't have a lot this season. Make sure you are not afraid of ghosts because the run starts at the Haunted Jail on 4th and Main in Georgetown.
Foodies far and wide, sample your way through this festival and support The Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Learn how to master your own kitchen or grill at the Cooking Demo Tent or Grillin'&Chillin' Event. You can't be at an Austin Food Festival without a Taco competition at the Rock Your Taco Showdown. Naturally, since this is Austin, music will be your regular companion. Bring your appetite, you will need it!
ATX - A Television eXperience - not just your traditional film festival. Do you love independent films just as much as the classics? Or have you ever wished a TV series that you fell in love with, but got canceled, would come back? Or do you want the insider scoop on the premiers of new television series? If you answered yes to any of these, then broadcast yourself over to this fabulous Austin Texas eXperience!.
1) Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E. 6th St
2) Google Fiber Space, 201 Colorado St
3) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave
4) Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin, 701 Congress Ave
5) Paramount & Stat Theatre 719 Congress Ave
6) Trinity Hall 311 E. 5th St.
As far as the eye can see....54 square blocks of pure shiny metal and rubber..motorcycles of every shape, size and color dazzling parade onlookers. Come one, come all HOGs, Hamsters and everything in between. Walk the isles of the Kustom Kulture - Artisan Bike Show, participate in the father/daughter duos at the Daughters of Custom Build Off or register for the Military Bike Giveaway if you served or are serving. Simply ride into town and head to the Travis County Expo Center and speed into action.
Picture yourself standing next to....Tony Todd, Johnny Yong Bosch, Livvy Stubenraunch, Sam Jones or 7 others as you get your photo-op with one of these stars. Run into cosplay artists and graphic artists galore at the artist alley or get VIP experiences with a Flash, Power Rangers, Doug Jones, or Dragonball Z flare. Not to mention....there is plenty of comic CONtent to buy and see including a super hero theme car show. Superheros and civilians are all welcome! If you are weird, wacky and geeky, this is the place for you!
Free your mind from prejudice or keep it free and celebrate Juneteenth, when Texas finally adopted an abolishment of slavery, 2 1/2 years after it had been declared by President Abraham Lincoln. That day was June19th,1865. The Miss Juneteenth Austin Pageant celebrates beauty and is held a week before the festival on June 9th at 6pm so she can proudly participate in the historical parade on June 16th at 9am, afterwards head over to park to celebrate with music and food.
Dress up as a bat and come to this festival celebrating the emergence of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats who come out at dusk to stretch their wings. You don't need the hearing of a bat to enjoy the music at any of the 3 stages or the food for every type of creature and the fun arts and crafts for the kids and adults too. See you there and may the best bat costume wow us all!
Oatmeal Texas has it's story about being taken off the map back in 1977, so, as a protest, they started the Oatmeal Festival, sponsored by Three Minutes Brand Oats company. It's known locally for it's zany country style games and it starts off in Oatmeal on Friday and moves to Bertram, with a trail-ride on Saturday. Don't miss the parade, but remember, it will "rain" oatmeal while you are there!
If you missed this in the Spring, have no fear it is back in the fall! The bi-yearly festival is held in downtown Austin's Sixth Street Historic District and draws local and national artists offering original handcrafted creations from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, stone and even repurposed materials. As you look for your next treasure, make sure to fill your stomach with local offerings along the way and make time to catch the live music throughout the day.
It takes place the first Saturday & Sunday in May and the last Saturday & Sunday in September.
September 21: 11am-10pm
September 22: 11am-8pm
Dust off the banjo and go to the Bluegrass Festival in Leander. There is sure to be some foot stopin' fun, good old home town cookin' and plenty of lookin' at the different vendor wares and food. This FREE ADMISSION event features live music, concessions, kids zone, and a variety of vendors.Coolers are allowed, but NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Friendly, leashed pets are also welcome.
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