Host a micro-marathon, visit art studios and 6 more events to discover in Northwest Austin



The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns to Auditorium Shores in November. (Iain Oldman / Community Impact Journal)

OCT. 29-30

Celebrate the farmers and local chefs

The inaugural Field Guide Festival is a two-day event featuring farm-to-table food and drink. The festival includes a 5k morning run, a local farmers market, a dinner run by women, a pop-up urban farm and more. Times vary. $ 125 and more. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin. https://fieldguidefest.com

NOV. 3

Watch the last game of 2021 at Q2 Stadium

Austin FC ends its inaugural season at Q2 Stadium with a weekday game against Sporting Kansas City. The new Major League Soccer franchise will end its regular season in Portland the following weekend. Kick-off at 8 p.m. $ 34 and more. Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Place, Austin. www.ausinfc.com

NOV. 5-6

Raising funds for high school students

The Balcones Country Club Women’s Association is holding its 19th annual Market Days to raise money for scholarships for seniors at Westwood and McNeil High Schools in Northwest Austin. The fundraising event will feature vendor booths, raffle, silent auction, and baked goods sales. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (November 5); 10 am-4pm (Nov 6). Free to attend. Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Drive, Austin. http://bccwa.org

NOV. 5-7

Taste your way through Austin

The annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns with in-person programming this year. This year’s festival features bites from Northwest Austin restaurants such as Interstellar BBQ and Salty Cargo, as well as demonstrations from notable Austin chefs. Times vary. $ 275 to $ 625. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake, 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

NOV. 6-7, NOV. 13-14 and NOV. 20-21

Visit Austin Art Galleries

For the first time, Big Medium has expanded its borders for its Austin Studio Tour. This year, the tour includes several studios and galleries in Northwest Austin. A list of all participants is available on the Big Medium website. Studio hours vary. Free to attend. Several locations. 512-939-6665. www.bigmedium.org

NOV. 13

Take part in a “micro marathon”

North Austin craft beer maker Circle Brewing Co. is bringing back its 0.5 mile running event. Held in person this year, this 1,640-foot micro marathon takes place in the brewery’s parking lot. Each runner is given two pints of beer to hold while running without spilling the beer. 12 pm-4pm $ 25- $ 35. Circle Brewing Co., 2340 W. Braker Lane, Ste. B, Austin. www.circlebrewing.com

NOV. 14

Catch hoops at Cedar Park

The Austin Spurs, the minor league affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, announce their home opener at Cedar Park in November. The team welcomes the Capitanes de la Ciudad de México. 5:00 p.m. Ticket prices to be determined. HEB Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-236-8333. https://austin.gleague.nba.com

NOV. 19-DEC. 24

Shop for products from local artists

Now in its 21st year, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar features works by over 170 local artists and artisans with jewelry, artwork and more available for purchase. Buyers can browse the market in person or online. Every day 10 am-6pm Free. Blue Genie Big Top, 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin. 512-222-7303. www.bluegenieartbazaar.com


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