5 things to do this weekend in Round Rock, October 8-10


The Bluebonnet Beer Company in Round Rock is having their 6th annual Oktoberfest on Sunday. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan / Community Impact Journal)

Looking for things to do in your community this weekend? Whether you want to drink beer in the park while watching football or drink wine in an art gallery while listening to classical music, there are plenty of local activities on the schedule to keep you entertained. Add as much joy to your weekend as possible by incorporating one or all of these events into your schedule.

October 8

American music live at Cork & Barrel

Nashville-based American duo My One And Only gives a free concert for customers of Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery. The inviting ambience of this pub makes it the perfect place to unwind after a long week. Sit in a barrel booth with a group of friends for a drink and a meal, and listen to the narration, harmonies, vintage acoustic guitars and the suitcase bass drum of this authentic musical performance.

6 p.m. October 8. Free (entry). Cork and Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery, 4000 East Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-582-0155. https://corkandbarrelpub.com/

October 9

Outdoor BBQ Fundraiser for People & Parks Fund

Eat a barbecue, listen to live music, and watch football on the jumbotron while enjoying the outdoors at Yonders Point in Old Settlers Park for the Parks and Recreation Department’s last event of the season. Barbecue plates include brisket, sausage and all fixings. Enter to win a raffle prize, then grab a cold beer and a friend to join you in the cornhole tournament.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on October 9. Donation of $ 15 for a barbecue plate. Yonders Point, Old Settlers Park, 3103 Aten Loop, Round Rock. 512-218-5400.


October 10

Nitro Circus at the Dell Diamond

Prepare to be surprised! A traveling show of freestyle motocross, bike motocross, skate and scooter arrives at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Known as Nitro Circus, the 24-runner action sports collective was founded in 2003. Led by X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, daredevils and athletes will perform incredible tricks on off-road motorcycles and will try wild stunts and basic jumps.

5 pm-7:30pm $ 35- $ 79. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. www.nitrocircus.com

Bluebonnet Beer Company’s 6th Annual Oktoberfest

Bring your camping chairs to this beer garden to drink locally made German-style beer, buy lunch from local food vendors, shop from local artisans, and take the kids to the playground Kinder Park. The event features live polka music, contests, a barrel tasting ceremony and prizes to keep you entertained throughout the day.

12 pm-6pm, Oct 10 Free (admission). Bluebonnet Beer Company, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-774-4258. https://bluebonnetbeerco.com/

Concert of his classic “Soul of the Cello”

It’s not every day that the opportunity presents itself to listen to renowned classical musicians perform together while being surrounded by original works of art. Have a glass of wine before enjoying the melodies of Toby Blumenthal on grand piano and Douglas Harvey on cello. If you like to listen to live music in an intimate setting, this event is for you.

4-6 p.m., October 10. $ 35- $ 45 per person. Tiemann Art Gallery, 1706 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-551-9774. https://tagroundrock.com/events

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