The fun starts Thursday night at Battlehops Brewing in the City of Katy, and continues with the Rice Festival in downtown Katy and a special event at the Houston Zoo that will be fun for children. There are even three fire houses that will have open houses on Saturday, and music on the patio in Cross Creek Ranch.

BREW AND BINGO - CITY OF KATY

It’s bingo night at Battlehops Brewing! Join them for five rounds of  bingo fun and prizes. It's free to play. The fun is Thursday, October 8, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 6801 Highway Blvd., Katy, 77494.

RICE FESTIVAL - DOWNTOWN KATY

The 2019 Katy Rice Festival is this weekend October 11-13 in Downtown Historic Katy. Friday’s event will be “Octoberfest” with live music, carnival, food trucks and beer garden from 6-11 PM (free); Saturday will kick-off with the parade at 9 AM (free) and the festival will be from 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday gates will be open from 12-6 PM. Come enjoy quality arts & craft vendors, fun carnival, great live music, excellent food and drinks - fun for the whole family! Tickets to the festival on Saturday and Sunday are only $5 per adults and children 12 and under are free.

Visit https://www.katyricefestival.com/ for more information.

ZOO BOO - HOUSTON ZOO

Celebrate your fall festivities and join us for Zoo Boo presented by LyondellBasell. Activities will include the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, Monster Mural, spooky stamp station, plenty of photo ops, Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, DJ, and kids will receive a stamp at our Candy Corn Maze stations! All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for all Members. 

MUSIC ON THE PATIO

Two local musicians will close out Italian Maid Café’s popular Music on the Patio series, 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays throughout October at Cross Creek Ranch. Singer Mitch Marcoulier returns on Oct. 11 with an encore performance on Oct. 25. Guitarist and Cross Creek Ranch resident Josue Thesis performs Oct. 18. A special menu will be available accompanied by specialty cocktails, craft beer on tap and lake views.  To reserve a table, visit www.IMCafe.us or call 281-341-1587.

For more information on Cross Creek Ranch, visit https://www.crosscreektexas.com.

 

FIREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE X 3

Kids always like fire trucks so why not stop by the Willowfork Fire Department's Open House this weekend and bring the little ones. It's free. The Willowfork Fire Department will hold open houses at all 3 of its fire stations on Saturday, October 12th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Willowfork Station #1 is located at 24655 Westheimer Parkway, Willowfork Station #2 is located at 26950 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, and Willowfork Station 3 is located at 2700 Spring Green Blvd.

The public is invited to tour the stations, view the firefighting equipment and apparatus, and meet their local firefighters. There will also be activities for the younger visitors, including a Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course and fun fire safety giveaways. In addition, information will be provided on the theme for this year’s nationwide Fire Safety Week, “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.”

This year, they will also be hosting a blood drive to benefit the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center at Station 2 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Click to schedule a time to give https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/280029.

Use the Covering Katy Events Calendar to find more things to do this weekend and in the weeks ahead. https://www.coveringkaty.com/calendar/

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