Fall festivals

Crowe's Nest Farm Family Fun Fest. Pumpkins, music and a carnival.  11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults, $7 children, $3 2-year-olds, free younger than 2. 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor. crowesnestfarm.org.

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Walk through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch, Bertram. Pick out itty bitty and gigantic pumpkins and every size in between while enjoying hay rides, pumpkin painting, feeding the farm animals, Friday morning story times in this Burnet County pumpkin patch followed by crafts and more. Open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28. Free, but pay for activities. 4625 E. Texas 29, Bertram. facebook.com/TexasBigWormPumpkinPatch/

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin-picking. 10 a.m.-7 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4. $15.95, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick-your-own-pumpkin patches and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 4. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt. Chuck a pumpkin, race with a pumpkin, take a train ride, go golfing, jump in the bounce house and pick a pumpkin. Activities $2.50-$5 each. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Evergreen Farms, 242 Monkey Road, Elgin. http://evergreen-farms.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Fun. Mazes, animals, pumpkin decorating, train ride, hay ride and more. $8 admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. Pumpkin Festival Sunday, Saturday and Oct. 21. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House. 25-cent game tickets, $1 haunted house, plus a costume contest with prizes and trunk-or-treating. 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. austintexas.gov

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Reserve tickets early. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

Museums

Bullock Museum. Science Thursdays. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about Fall on the Farm this month. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Art Start: Nature as our Canvas workshop. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesdays, through Oct. 24. $20 per class. Namaste & Play: Get into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays, through Oct. 26. $20 per class. Whisks & Wizards workshop for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Oct. 21. $8. Spark Shop Scribble Bots for ages 4 and older. Learn to use a robot to draw. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $6 for a kit. Community Night Spotlight: Disabilities Awareness. Explore the tools and technologies that empower people of all disabilities. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Sensory Friendly Hours. 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Paint a Landscape Scene. Go outside with your paints and paintbrushes. 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.  Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Drop-in Dance Class. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Music Class with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Theater Class for Littles. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $10. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Make a Halloween Ghost. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. $7. Halloween Slime Day. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $10. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Movie on the Lawn: "Monster House." Free. 8 p.m. Friday. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. austintexas.gov

Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids: "Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures." 10 a.m. Saturday. Lakeline and Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Theater

 “Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and older. 2 p.m. Saturday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Pollyanna Theatre presents “Dog's Job.” This show is ideal for kids ages 2 to 4 and their families. Follow the adventures of Dog as he tries a different jobs. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 27. $6.75. The Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $10-$8. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 21. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley. emilyann.org 

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.

"The Ugly Duckling." Ballet Austin II presents this show for ages 3-10. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. $15. AustinVentures StudioTheater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Music

Austin Kiddie Limits. Hear kids' music, build things, make art and dance. Free for kids 10 and younger with parent with a wristband. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Zilker Park. aclfestival.com/kids.

Books

BookPeople events: Don Zolidis reads "The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig," 2 p.m. Sunday.  Spooky Story Celebration, Saturday. Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser read "Grow Grateful," 2 p.m. Saturday. Kids Book Club with Austin Allies, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Armstrong Community Music School, Tuesday. Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, Wednesday. Monsters Are Our Friends, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: Kids' Book Hangout. 2 p.m. Saturday, Round Rock; 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: "Featuring Elbow Grease," Saturday. barnesandnoble.com

Little Seedlings Story Time: Korea. Learn about Korea while making a paper fan and hearing a story. 10 a.m. Friday. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. austintexas.gov

At the library

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Mondays, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Ruiz Branch. 4:30 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch.

Literature Live presents "Tales from Graves." 6:30 p.m. Monday, Old Quarry Branch.

Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Milwood Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Manchaca Road Branch. 6 p.m. Monday, Milwood Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Twin Oaks Branch.

Rubik's Cubing Club for ages 8-18. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Healthy Bodies for Healthy Kids. 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Story time and Movement with Ballet Austin. (Reservation Required). 1 p.m. Wednesdays Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Roo the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch. With Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.

Thursday Night Teen Writers Room. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Central Library.

Dia de los Muertos. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Carver Branch. 4 p.m. Thursday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Club "Posted." 6 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch. "She Loves You." 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Thursday Matinee: "Ghostbusters." 1 p.m. Thursday.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Oct. 11, St. John Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Fridays Ruiz Branch.

Austin Ukestra Ukulele Group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Book Store.

Teen Book Club: "Alanna." 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

Walking on Sunshine Early Literacy Sing-along Adventure. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Central Library.