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School may be back in session for kids, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had across Texas this September. Can’t decide where to take a quick vacation, road trip, or local stay? Here are 11 events, fairs, special celebrations and hotel events around the state to help plan your Labor Day weekend getaway or any weekend trip in September.

along the Gulf Coast

This luxury vacation community in Port Aransas is offering some special discounts in time for Labor Day and beyond. for the long weekend, Cinnamon Shore It offers discounted rates for a three-night minimum stay, with four weekend homes at different price points. Don’t forget to check out our Labor Day Weekend fun schedule highlighting special family-friendly events like movies under the stars, community cookouts or live music, and yoga classes for adults. From September 5 to October 4, guests can also enjoy 50 percent off their third night at a Cinnamon Shore rental property after booking a minimum two-night stay using code Fall2023. Prices for a one-bedroom home range from $940 to $1,600, and prices for five- to eight-bedroom homes range from $4,050 to $7,550.

For a more comprehensive look at all the coastal options along the Texas coast for Labor Day weekend, from Galveston to South Padre Island (including Cinnamon Shore), check out these Gulf Coast vacations.

In East Texas

Knights Court, a vintage-inspired boutique hotel in College Station, has all the amenities for a perfect fall weekend: a resort-style pool with private cabanas, live music, the signature Canteen Bar and Grill, and an outdoor pavilion. The hotel is also less than 10 miles from the famous Messina Hof Estate Winery for further exploration of the city. Rates start at $149 per night.

If the Piney Woods region of East Texas is calling your name, this resort community is the place for you: Hi Hill It boasts luxurious experiences with rental properties spread over 200 acres of land. You can choose between a bungalow, a private bungalow, or a multi-bedroom vacation home. There are also on-site vineyards, a relaxing spa, and a quality farm-to-table Côte restaurant. Starting rates are $295 for a queen double room and $275 for a king room.

In West Texas

One of Texas’ best steakhouses is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new historic art installation. Award winning Perini Ranch Steak House In Buffalo Gap, a small town located about a half-hour southwest of Abilene, will commemorate this historic anniversary with a new outdoor exhibit showcasing the history of the town and restaurant through photography, while also serving as a “love letter” to the American West. The set will include several images of Buffalo Gap from Lisa and Tom Perini’s private collection. The exhibition, which will take place from September 28 to October 28, will be open to the public, and restaurant reservations can be made on its website.

In Austin

thePecan Street FestivalThe biannual arts festival returns to downtown Austin September 16-17. More than 300 local artisans and vendors will be selling their handcrafted artwork, crafts, clothing and more at booths lining 6th Street between Brazos Avenue and I-35 this weekend. Live performances by local musicians are also scheduled throughout the weekend. The festival is free.

The gorgeous new exhibition of fine old books on display at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin is a book lover’s dream. “The long life of very old books” He shares the history of fifteenth- to seventeenth-century books through their physical attributes and their treatment in the hands of time. Both notable headlines and esoteric discoveries are highlighted. The exhibition runs until December 30. Free admission.

In the hill country

San Antonio Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa He has a special lineup of Labor Day events for families looking for a weekend getaway. On Saturday, September 2, the resort will host a Texas-style barbecue and country music event. On Sunday, September 3, guests can enjoy a holiday-themed buffet with mariachi music. Along with excellent guest service and luxurious experiences, this newly renovated, award-winning resort also prioritized its convenient location to many San Antonio attractions, such as SeaWorld and the downtown Riverwalk. Rates start at $394 per night.

If bringing in the fall months with a glass of wine is more your thing, consider visiting Pedernales cellars at Stonewall, a winery less than a half hour from Fredericksburg. Three special events will help customers embrace September: a six-winery tasting tour, dubbed The Heroic Hye Wine Hunt, on September 2; and the launch of the 2020 GSM Mélange wine on September 8. Additionally, visitors can celebrate International Port Wine Day with a Texas Ruby Port-style dessert wine tasting on September 10. Tickets for the wine hunt are $30, and tastings are reserved. It can be made via Tock or by email at

For six weekends from September 23rd to October 29th, it’s family-friendly Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival It returns home to the historic Dr. Pound Farm for its third and final year before moving to a new location. Each weekend has a festive theme and special events, and costumes are encouraged. Of course, no pumpkin festival is complete without a special pumpkin patch. Tickets are $15, and admission is free for children under 3 and seniors 65 and older.

In North Texas

The great wolf descended The Grapevine Hotel is celebrating the return of fall with additional special pumpkin spice-themed suites that will make travelers forget all about the summer heat. From September 28 to October 31, guests can enjoy a stunning fall scene complete with perfectly arranged pumpkin pillows, fake flowers, wreaths, and more. The Pumpkin Spice Suite sleeps up to four people, and rates start at $399 per night.

The city of Fort Worth is celebrating its long aviation history with a brand-new exhibit at a gallery Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. “Cowtown Takes Flight” features a collection of photographs and artifacts focusing on people from several pivotal eras, such as the aviator, the record maker and others. The exhibit is included with the price of admission, which is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors ages 66 and older, $12 for children ages 3-11, and free for children under 2.

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