Fall Dog-Friendly Guide to Austin 2023 

September 22, 2023

Yorkie puppy in red fall leaves

Experience all Austin has to offer with these dog-friendly things to do this fall 2023!

Golden retriever in down stay by pumpkins at a store

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

When: 10/7/2023 – 10/29/2023 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Where: 120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX 78621

For $10 per person, explore one of Austin’s only dog-friendly pumpkin patches full of photo ops and plenty of attractions for the kids. End the day with a picnic full of carnival-style food and cold drinks while enjoying each other’s company. On your way out, check out their shop full of carving kits to get your freshly picked pumpkins ready for Halloween. 


When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park at 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Black lab mix in the fall leaves smiling looking happy

Support a fantastic cause while burning some energy with your pup at Central Texas SPCA’s annual festival and 1-mile dog walk. At the festival, your dog can participate in the coolest trick contest and a peanut butter-eating contest! There will be multiple costume contests as well as a silent auction, food, and more. Registration costs $25 for either the 3k or the 5k runs and a t-shirt is included. 

Barton Creek Farmer’s Market

When: Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, Texas 78746

Voted one of the top 10 farmers markets in the US multiple times, Barton Creek Farmer’s Market is an amazing place to shop local with your dog. Support Austin farmers this fall with seasonal items such as tomatoes, squashes, peppers, apples, pears, figs, pumpkins, and more! 

The 20th Annual Lake Travis Lions Club Dog Walk & Costume Contest

When: Saturday, October 28th, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Labrador retriever with fall leaves by a lake

Where: Lakeway City Park at 502 Hurst Creek Road Lakeway, TX 78734

Walk around Lake Travis with your dog in your spookiest costumes at The 20th Annual Lake Travis Lions Club Dog Walk & Costume Contest. This is a great way to meet other dog owners in the Austin community. Tickets are $25 and one winner of the costume contest will be crowned. 

Austin Fall Photo Shoot 

There’s no better way to celebrate fall than a colorful photo shoot with your dog. We have several dog-friendly hiking spots we love but we also recommend the 360 Bridge, Zilker Park, and McKinney Falls State Park for some stunning photos.  

We hope you have the best fall ever with these dog-friendly things to do in Austin! Does your dog need some extra obedience practice before attending these events? Schedule a free training consultation with our Co-Founder Sean Savage to start your Austin dog training journey today.