After a year of the events business taking a hit all over the world, 2021 is the year of bouncing back and creating memorable experiences for those who are itching to get back to some semblance of “normal.” This fall, Beaumont, Texas has one heck of an event lineup ready for any traveler wanting to experience some Cajun fun and Texas hospitality.
Beaumont Craft Beer Festival – September 18
The 6th Annual Beaumont Craft Beer Fest is an indoor/outdoor event that takes place at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont. Attendees can sample several selections from a variety of brewers, meet brewers and brewery staff, and more. This year, Beer Fest ticketholders will gain FREE entry to the adjacent Jazz + Blues Fest. (Beaumont Craft Beer Fest is SOLD OUT)
Jazz + Blues Fest – September 18
The Beaumont Jazz + Blues Fest boasts an incredible lineup this year, featuring live performances by The Suffers, Mike Zito, Theresa Grayson and other local musicians. The outdoor festival will include specialty beer, food trucks, and fun for the entire family. The event will take place at the hills by the Lake at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont.
Dogtoberfest – October 9
Dogtoberfest is an annual event each year that give visitors and their canine best friend a memorable day of great food, music, and furry fun for Beaumont. Included in the festivities are a Strut Your Mutt Competition, PAW Readings, Puppy Kissing Booth, PAW-traitures, and other dog-themed activities. Dog paraphernalia is available for purchase from local vendors and awards are given throughout the day for Master/Dog Look Alike, Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Dog, Best Tail Waggin’, Most Talented Dog, and many others.
Oktoberfest – October 16
Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic polka and live music, food trucks, beverages, and more. There will be a large beer garden offering a selection of craft and German Oktoberfest style beers. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the live entertainment.
Scarecrow Festival – October 12 – November 6
The festival features dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and autumn decorations displayed throughout Shangri La Gardens. Created by talented people from community organizations, businesses, schools, churches and families, scarecrow designs range from funny to clever to wacky and weird! For sure, no two scarecrows are ever the same! In this friendly competition, visitors are asked to vote for their favorite Scarecrow.
John Jay French Museum Pumpkin Walk – October 23
Get ready for the annual Beaumont Heritage Society Pumpkin Walk and Haunted Halloween Tour taking place on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum. Use your creativity to decorate or carve a pumpkin and enter it in our contest. The “Best” pumpkin in several categories will be selected by ballot and prizes will be awarded, so gather your friends and family to come vote on your favorites! This event also includes a “haunted” tour of the 1845 French home with costumed actors portraying departed French family members, a haunted hay ride on the grounds, and a pumpkin craft for the kids (while they last).