If you're looking for one of those gorgeous weekends, we're getting the second one in a row. If you haven't had a chance to hit the pumpkin patch, some of the area's bests are still open through this weekends. We also have several fests including Celtic Fest and Fossil Fest.
Here are some of our favorites for families:
Thinkery. Namaste & Play. Explore our senses. 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, $20 each class. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Thinkery. Parent's Night Out. For ages 4 and older. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. $40 first child, $20 each additional child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
Toybrary Austin. Messy Art Class. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick-your-own-pumpkin patches and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com
Pictures with Santa. Through Dec. 24, Barton Creek Square. Reserve your time slot ahead of time at simon.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 Wednesday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com
We Are Girls. Girls Empowerment Network’s conference for girls in third through eighth grade and the people who love them. It’s the 10th year of this conference. Expect a birthday party extravaganza. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Anderson High School, 8403 Mesa Drive. $30. girlsempowermentnetwork.org
Passport to the World. From Austin Sister Cities International and Austin Community College, a fall festival with international music and more. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Building 8500.
Mexican American Cultural Center: Dia de la Familia. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with altars on display, pinatas, face painting and more. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. austintexas.gov
Carver Museum. First Saturdays. Enjoy family events. Free. Noon Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov
Toybrary. Nature Play with a City of Austin Park Ranger. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Toybrary. Date Night Child Care. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $25, $10 extra sibling. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com
Alamo Drafthouse events. "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" Family Ball. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mueller. drafthouse.com
Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 learn about exploring our senses this month. 9 a.m. Saturday. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
Thinkery. Owl Pellet Dissection. Workshop for ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org
“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org
Celtic Fest. Music, dance, animals and Highland games. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $15 adults, kids 12 and younger free. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. austincelticfestival.com
The Paleontological Society of Austin’s 28th Annual Fossil Fest. See and touch fossils as well as dig in a fossil pit. $3 adults, $2 students, free children 5 and younger. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Old Settler's Heritage Association in Round Rock, next to the Dell Diamond. austinpaleo.org/fest
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. Saturday and Sunday. Free, but pay for each activities and pumpkins, or get a $10 wristband for everything. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. therobinsonfamilyfarm.com
Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin-picking. 10 a.m.-7 pm. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $15.95, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com
Alamo Drafthouse events. PBS Kids at the Alamo: "Let's go Luna." 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday Lakeline. 10:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Slaughter Lane.
Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday. Free family fun around American Indian Heritage. Noon Sunday. Little Texans: Family. 10 a.m. Thursday.Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.co
Austin Film Society: Sunday School. "The Last Unicorn." Noon Sunday. $9 adults; $5 kids younger than 18. AFS Theater, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org
"Wake Up, Brother Bear!" This show for children 6 and younger tells the story of Brother Bear and Sister Bear as they go through the seasons. $12. 2 p.m. Sundays. Zach North, 12129 N. RM 620. zachtheatre.org