In the October issue of Texas Highways
This month's trips explore fall color, lush gardens, Panhandle history, and the life and art of a famous El Pasoan.
Pause for Fall
Yes, we do have fall color in Texas! An autumn road trip on the forested byways of East Texas rewards wanderers with a vibrant palette of gold and crimson.
My Lunch with Tom Lea
Artist, journalist, and desert devotee Tom Lea made El Paso his longtime home. Fellow artist Tom Russell reflects on Lea's wit, wisdom, and love of peppermint ice cream.
Welcome to Shangri La
Inspired by author James Hilton's version of paradise in his 1933 novel Lost Horizon, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange showcases nature's beauty with a haven of flowers and forest.
Walking Woody's Road 2012
A yearlong international celebration of the artist's birth 100 years ago includes concerts in Washington, D.C., and even Vienna, but the real party will be Woody Guthrie Days in Pampa, October 5 and 6.
Rhapsody in Brew
Texas brewpubs offer hand-crafted beer along with local foods and chef-driven menus. Make it! Try out a beer-onion quiche recipe.
More on tap: The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is held in Austin on October 6.
Experience the art of sand at South Padre Island's Sandcastle Days on October 5-7, or pick your favorite October festival in Fredericksburg. So much to see and do!
For a searchable list of all Texas happenings, go to the TH Events page.