Cattleman’s Ball, October 20

On October 20, grab your boots and get ready for some good old fashioned cowboy fun at the 7th Annual Cattleman’s Ball honoring Gail “Big Boy” Hester, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center! Enjoy dinner with beer and wine, then shop the auctions, play some poker and dance the night away while supporting The Williamson Museum’s educational programs. For more information and to get your tickets, please go to Catleman’s Ball.

Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House

Nightmare on Jail Hill sign - photo credit Crystal KoonceHistoric Williamson County Jail
312 Main St.

If you’re looking for a scary haunted house, this is it! Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House takes place on October 12-13 & 19-20 at the Old Williamson County Jail at 312 Main Street. This rumored haunted jailhouse, which held prisoners from 1889 through 1990, has been featured on the popular show, “Ghost Hunters.” (No children under 8 allowed). The event runs from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. each night. Fast Pass tickets are $25, adult tickets are $15 and child tickets are $5 (ages 8-12). All proceeds benefit the Brown Santa program. *The historic jail is NOT handicap accessible.

 

Halloween Festival

October 25, 2018 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Georgetown Community Center, San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the 24th Annual Halloween Festival. This fun-filled family event will definitely get you into the spirit of Halloween, so get dressed up and come on out!

Georgetown Halloween-34Carnival – 25¢ per ticket
1 or more tickets for each game, activity or concession

Trick-Or-Treat Village – Free

Pumpkin Painting – $2 (8 tickets)

Due to the Phase 2 construction in San Gabriel Park, we will not be holding a hayride this year.

CASH ONLY! Please bring quarters and small bills.

Costume Contest – Free
0–2 years at 5:45 p.m.
3–5 years at 6:15 p.m.
6–8 years at 6:45 p.m.
9–10 years at 7:15 p.m.


Georgetown Halloween-22

  • Carnival Booths
    Make some extra cash for your organization and have some fun! Carnival booths will be located inside the Community Center and can consist of a game, contest, food sales, or any other great idea you might have. Please plan your booth around the interests and abilities of children. Booths accept tickets, which participants will buy from the Parks and Recreation Department for 25¢ each. Games/activities/refreshments cost 1 or more tickets. Your organization will be paid full value for each ticket you collect at the end of the event. There is a $35 fee for food/refreshment booths and a $25 fee for all other booths.
  • Trick or Treat Village Georgetown Halloween-1
    Back again this year is a Trick-or-Treat Village, a free activity for children and families. Businesses set up stations outside the Community Center. There is a $15 fee to host a station, plus the cost of providing 2,000-3,000 pieces of candy for trick-or-treaters. Send a maximum of 4 representatives (over the age of 18, please) for the entire event (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm). Decorate your table and your staff for Halloween, put out displays and information, and distribute promotional items to event-goers, along with the candy. The Trick-or-Treat Village is extremely popular and a great way to gain exposure for your business!

Downtown Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours downtown with Palace Theater in background - photo credit Williamson MuseumGhosts on the Square Tours are hosted by the Williamson Museum on October 12-13 & 26-27. Tour times: 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. for both weekends. Tours held at 9 p.m. will be scarier than the earlier tours tours. Purchase tickets at the Williamson Museum at 716 S. Austin Ave. Georgetown 78626, or by phone at 512- 943-1670. Tickets are $20 for non-museum members and $15 for members and students. For more tickets, go to Williamson Museum.

Annual Lighting of the Square

On November 23, come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! Sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes! Join Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross as we help Santa countdown and flip on the holiday lights on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! The downtown shops will be open late, so plan to get in some unique holiday shopping. This is a free event. Also, stop by The Williamson Museum and let the children make a free craft! You can have your photo taken with Santa inside the courthouse from 6:30 – 8 p.m. (photo fee proceeds benefit Brown Santa Program). For questions, please call (800) 436-8696 or email cvb@georgetown.org.

Swim with Santa

Friday, December 14, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Georgetown Recreation Center Indoor Pool

Free for members!

  • Infant 0-3: Free
  • Youth 4-18: $2
  • Adult 19-54: $3
  • Senior 55 and up: $2

Join us as we dive into the holiday season with Santa at the Georgetown Recreation Center Indoor Pool. Grab your suits and your camera and bring the entire family for a chance to swim with the big man himself! Hot chocolate and candy canes will be provided.

This event is presented by Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Georgetown Fire Department.


All ages are welcome, but please note the chaperone requirements.

Age Limits
Ages 1-6: A chaperone (age 16+) must be in the water with and within arms’ reach of the child at all times.
Ages 7-11: A chaperone (age 16+) must be in the pool area with the child at all times.
Ages 12 and up: Full use of aquatics facilities without a chaperone.

For more information, please contact Melissa Trahan-Pecorino at 512-930-8459 or melissa.pecorino@georgetown.org.

Boo Bash on the Square

On October 28 from 1 – 4 p.m., come down to the Georgetown Square in costume, bring your candy bags and enjoy trunk or treating on Main Street! Boo Bash is a great time for goblins of all ages to take time out to enjoy The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas and its unique shopping and dining. This is a free event. Boo Bash is sponsored by The Downtown Georgetown Association. For more information, please go to thegeorgetownsquare.com/Boo-Bash.

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Festival

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm is a beautiful peach orchard located on the San Gabriel River with many farm activities nestled under 100+ year old pecan trees. They will have usual farm activities: pony rides, petting zoo, hay maze, bouncy pad, face painting, and obstacle course. The Fall Festival will include a large pumpkin patch, many Fall photo opportunities, hay rides, live music, local food trucks, and adult beverages. Admission $12/child, $10/adult. Children under 2 are FREE. Weekends from September 22 through November 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

GET DIRECTIONS TO SWEET EATS

Whether you go to pick fruit, enjoy live music, attend a special event, or just have a great time with your family, Sweet Eats Farm has plenty to offer to keep you entertained. There’s pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, live music, beer & wine, and special events! Most families typically spend 3-5 hours there. Sweet Eats is located at 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, TX. See their website for more information: sweeteats.com.

Historic Courthouse Tours

Historic Williamson County Courthouse ToursDowntown Square
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, (512) 943-1670.

38th Annual Christmas Stroll

Come to the 38th Annual Christmas Stroll on Friday, November 30 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Watch a hometown holiday parade, visit Bethlehem Village, enjoy live entertainment, sample tempting treats in the food court and browse over 100 arts and crafts booths!  Children will love the various activities and rides! Have a chat with Santa!  Free admission.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – 5:00 – 9:00PM

* Bethlehem Village
* Early Shopping with 150+ Vendors
* Downtown Restaurants & Bistro Food Court
* Dessert with the Grinch at 5 p.m., followed by a showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 6 p.m. and free popcorn for the children (bring chairs and blankets) (Friday Night ONLY.)
* Live Entertainment on two stages

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 – 10:00AM – 8:00PM

* Parade Kicks off at 10:00am
* Shopping from 150+ Vendors
* Downtown Restaurants & Bistro Food Court
* Bethlehem Village
* Winter Wonderland, Ice skating, Swing carousel, Candyland obstacle course, Home Depot Workshop
* Santa’s Village & Photo Opportunity (11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
* Live Entertainment on two stages

To see a map of the parade route, please click here: Christmas Stroll Parade Route

For more information, please go to TheGeorgetownSquare.com/Christmas-Stroll

Market Days on The Square

Georgetown Market Days on the Square

Downtown Square
(512) 868-8675
TheGeorgetownSquare.com
The downtown Square comes features booths with featuring arts & crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, woodcrafts, ironworks, festive foods, collectables, stained glass, along with music all day! Find an eclectic array of new items as well as live music by local musicians. Market Days are the Second Saturday of each month, March through November, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You’ll also want to pop into some of the unique shops on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Sponsored by The Downtown Georgetown Association.

Small Business Saturday

Meet us in Georgetown on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shoppers will have the chance to Shop Small with local merchants during the annual Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, Nov. 24. This year’s theme celebrates how you can be a hero to a small business, by shopping local this holiday season! The day will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Georgetown Visitors Center on the Square at 103 W. 7th Street, where shoppers can pick up shopping bags, giveaways and compete for prizes. Shoppers are encouraged to dress the part and have fun while shopping small.

This event is a collaborative effort between Downtown Georgetown Association, Main Street Program and Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (512) 930-2027.

2019 Red Poppy Festival

Join us for a very special Red Poppy Festival, our 20th Anniversary, April 26-28 on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Featuring over 120 artisans from across the nation, a Parade, Car Show, Kids Zone, Weekend Long Live Entertainment and Saturday Night Concert! Friday Night Kickoff Concert! Free admission! Vendors open Friday night at 6 p.m. CONCERT HEADLINERS and more information coming soon at RedPoppyFestival.com!