In Lubbock, Fall can be pretty unpredictable. Lucky for you, we provided a variety of activities for any type of weather the South Plains throws at you.
1. First Friday Art Trail
This Lubbock time-honored tradition is held the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. Grab your family of all ages and head over to the arts district downtown for music, food trucks, trade show stations, and more. With the weather cooling down, this would be an excellent opportunity to spend an evening outdoors.
2. At‘l Do Corn Maze
At’l Do Farms is one of the most popular destinations for visitors in the Fall. Why? It’s only open for about two months out of the year. The corn maze is absolutely the main attraction and not something to miss, especially this year’s pattern spotlighting our nation’s veterans! In addition to the famous maze, there is something for everyone of all ages. Hayrides, barrel rides pulled by tractors, a corn cannon, and many more fun activities are available on this farm. Click on the link above to purchase tickets and find out which family members receive a discount!
3. Game Day at Jones AT&T Stadium
Game Day is a West Texas staple, inside or outside of Lubbock. Have you ever noticed that the mall, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. are super quiet on Saturdays during the fall. It’s because the majority of the Lubbock population is filling up the Jones AT&T Stadium to watch some Red Raider football! Win or lose, Game Day is just what Lubbockites do!
4. The Orchard
We all know the benefits regarding buying produce locally, but why not go pick it yourself as well? At The Orchard (in Idalou just outside of Lubbock), you can pick and choose the apples you bring home. The Orchard guarantees them to be as fresh as they can get. Check out their website for a list of the best picking dates for certain types of apples!
5. Nightmare on 19th Street
Unlike the options stated above, this option isn’t as kid-friendly. However, we believe that it makes for a spooky night out with friends! Prepare yourself for quite the thrill as you make your way through this year’s house, “Voodoo Alley.”
6. The Lubbock Symphony
Since 1946, the Lubbock Symphony has been inspiring audiences with their incredible tone and musicality. Under the direction of David Cho, The Lubbock Symphony will perform alongside world-touring cellist Maja Bogdanović on October 26th and 27th. The ensemble’s repertoire will include pieces from Brahms and Schumann.
7. McPherson Wine Cellars
Grab your six closest friends and make a reservation for a wine tasting! Tastings and tours of the cellar and vineyard and available all days except for Sunday. Enjoy a glass in the tasting room or soak up some sun (and wine) on the patio!
8. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum- St. Paul of the Plains Church
We understand that it can get pretty chilly in October. Therefore, we know that walking outside for extended periods of time is not always ideal. However, we have provided a place you must visit to engulf yourself into some of Lubbock’s rich history. Take a stroll around the chapel and admire the architecture and carpentry of the early 20th century.