The fall season in Downtown San Marcos means wearing that new outfit, seeing old friends, and exploring local businesses. From strolling through a pumpkin patch and sipping on spiced lattes to finding the best deals at local boutiques and discovering vintage treasures – find your new fall favorites in Downtown San Marcos.

A happy couple visiting the pumpkin patch in Downtown San Marcos, Texas


Is a pumpkin patch the perfect selfie spot? We think so! This Fall, explore all the family-friendly events Downtown SMTX has to offer. From the pumpkin patch at the First United Methodist Church and Art Scared in October to Bubble Fest SMTX and the Holiday Lighting Ceremony in November, it’s easy to feel festive in Downtown San Marcos.

Lost River Film Fest Oct 17

For a 8th year, Lost River Film Fest returns to Hays County from Oct 17-20, 2024 with a robust offering of new, independent cinema – culled from across the planet – with screenings & adjacent events throughout Downtown San Marcos!

Art Squared Sep 14

Art Squared Arts Market is a juried arts and fine crafts market that brings the best local artists together in one place. You'll find great art of all kinds, live music, free kid's arts and crafts booth, live art demonstrations and more.

Art Scared Oct 19

The temporary Halloween public art installation is open to area children, K-12. Participants are invited to paint a section of a designated window with a fall or Halloween-theme d image. Painted windows will remain on display for the public to enjoy through early November…

Local Coffee Shops

Not just your average Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL), San Marcos’ local coffee shops get really creative with their seasonal offerings. From an Apple Pie Latte at The Coffee Bar to a Team Edward mocha (for the Twilight fans) at Stellar Coffee Co., you never know what fun and tasty creation you’ll find.

Specialty Boutiques

Ah, fall shopping! Really, who doesn’t love buying cozy sweaters, chunky scarves and pants with stretch in them? Shop in Downtown San Marcos to find the season’s latest trends at a local boutique or get a head start on holiday shopping with unique gifts around every corner.

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