With fall underway, there are a variety of events in the Katy area—from trunk-or-treating to getting some holiday shopping done.
Oct. 23: Go trunk-or-treating
Cane Island is hosting a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event. The festival will feature a variety of fall-themed activities, such as pumpkin painting and caramel apple making. The event will also host local boutiques as vendors, a corn maze and a petting zoo. trunk-or-treating will take place in the pool parking lot, whereas all of the fall festival activities will take place at the amenity village. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, $10 (pie eating contest). Cane Island, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-800-5360. www.caneisland.com/events
Oct. 30: Find gifts for the holidays
Home for the Holidays Gift Market is hosting its 14th annual Wonderland Market. The event will offer a wide selection of unique, handcrafted items from local businesses. The event will include vendors in food, fashion, accessories and home decor. Food trucks will also be available onsite. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com
Oct. 30: Do some spooky shopping
The Houston Horror Film Festival is hosting an outdoor Halloween market. The event will host a wide selection of vendors, local artists, filmmakers and horror celebrity guests, including Ken Sagoes from “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”, Ari Lehman of “Friday the 13th”, “V/H/S” star Hannah Fierman and more. Noon-7 p.m. Free (age 12 and under), $5 (age 13 and older). The WildCatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.houstonhorrorfilmfest.com/popupmarket.html
Nov. 6: Attend a cook-off
Giving Tuesday Katy will launch its 2021 activities with a family-friendly chili cook-off event. The event will also feature fire safety demonstrations, Santa photos, music, games, vendor booths and other activities. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Westlake Volunteer Fire Station, 19636 Saums Road, Katy. www.givingtuesdaykaty.org
Nov. 6: Sip and stroll
The 22nd edition of Katy Sip and Stroll will feature premium wine collections, a wide selection of craft beer, food, vendors and live music. Proceeds will benefit The Ballard House, which provides no-cost housing for patients being treated for life-threatening illnesses and their families. 6-9 p.m. $65. The Ark by Norris, 21402 Merchants Way, Katy. 713-557-5732. www.sipandstroll.com
Nov. 11-13: Enjoy a beer
Wild West Brewfest 2021 will take place over three days in November. The event, which benefits local nonprofits, features more than 80 brewers and more than 600 styles of beer with food trucks and music. 6-9 p.m. (Nov. 11), 7-10 p.m. (Nov. 12), 3-9 p.m. (Nov. 13). $9-$550. Katy Mills, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. 713-502-0328. www.wildwestbrewfest.com
Nov. 13: Run for freedom
Properties Group is sponsoring a 5K to benefit Future Operations Base, which provides workshops for veterans and first responders to help them learn news skills, sharpen old skills and find comradery. 7 a.m. $30. The Hive, 25807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. www.madforvets.org
Find more or submit Katy-area events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.