Expect a Number of Family-Friendly & Fall-Focused October Events at Pearl

Sunday 13th, October 2019 / 14:02 Written by
Expect a Number of Family-Friendly & Fall-Focused October Events at Pearl

Pearl in October: Pumpkin Patch, New Bottling Department Specials, Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival & More

Pearl is delighted to announce its campus-wide programming throughout October. The property will host numerous family-friendly and fall-focused events including the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, San Antonio Herb Market, Pumpkin Patch and more.

“All October long, Pearl is offering locals a place to take advantage of autumn activities,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, chief marketing officer of Pearl. “Our range of programming will embrace everything from seasonal harvests to fall fashion.”

October programming includes:

Bottling Department Two Dollar Tuesdays – begins October 1 all day 

The Bottling Department is excited to launch Two Dollar Tuesdays which kick off on October 1. The following $2 specials will run all day every Tuesday at the food hall:

  • Maybelle’s: $2 soft serve cones
  • Bud’s Rotisserie: $2 jambo  
  • Tenko Ramen: $2 edamame
  • The Good Kind: $2 corn in a cup
  • Fletcher’s Hamburgers: $2 large fry
  • Bar at the Bottling Department: $2 Pearl beer
Pearl in October

First Thursday Night Market – Thursday, October 3 from 4 to 8 p.m.

First Thursday Night Market continues at Pearl for the fall. Visitors can continue to shop at their favorite local Farmers Market vendors and artisans while enjoying music and food from Pearl restaurants. Various music artists will perform at the night market this summer at Pearl Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m and at Pearl Parkito from 4 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The artist schedule at Pearl includes:

  • Thursday, October 3
    • Pearl Parkito – Beau Rodriguez 
    • Pearl Park – Jose Amador & Terra Nova 

San Antonio Herb Market – October 19 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m

The 28th annual San Antonio Herb Market kicks off on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m during Pearl Farmers Market. The featured herb of the year is Agastache Foeniculum (Giant Blue Hyssop), a perennial plant that belongs to the mint family. From 12 to 1 p.m., there will be a cooking demo held outside of Pearl Stable conducted by La Botanica Chef/Owner Rebel Mariposa. Pearl patrons can stop by to try recipes that use the highlighted herb.

Pearl in October

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival – Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Pearl in October
Photo Credit: Matt Buikema

Pearl and The Texas Butterfly Ranch are proud to host the fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival on Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Promising a weekend of science, education, and fun, the festival will celebrate the Monarch Butterfly’s majestic migration through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter. The event will include a people for pollinators parade, monarch butterfly tagging, educational demonstrations, live music, and the world debut of the Waggle Dance at noon. Costumes are encouraged! To view the events taking place around the city, visit the website at https://texasbutterflyranch.com/festival/ .

Pumpkin Patch at Pearl Farmers Market – Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A weekend pumpkin patch provided by Braune Farms will be held right before Halloween and occupy Pearl Farmers Market on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual Teal Pumpkin Project initiative will also be on site offering teal pumpkin painting to help grow awareness of a worldwide initiative that aims to cultivate inclusiveness of all children, especially those with food allergies, during the fall season/Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin project is a non-profit initiative organized by the group, FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). Paint, brushes, and decorations are provided and families are encouraged to purchase small pumpkins from the patch to participate. 

Pearl in October

Pop-Ups at Pearl 

Pearl is excited to continue its pop-up experiences during October at Pearl’s Dielmann Building. The Dielmann Building, located in the old Il Sogno space, will host retail shops Miron Crosby and Period Modern. Miron Crosby, a bespoke boot brand from Dallas, occupies the space in the beginning of the month, followed by Period Modern, a brand offering hand-selected vintage and authentic Danish mid-century furniture. Period Modern regularly features the work of makers such as Knoll and Herman Miller, as well as designers Milo Baughman, Paul McCobb, and many of the Danish masters. Their vast collection of original vintage art pieces, fixtures and decor is updated daily. Period Modern often collaborates with other San Antonio business owners to sponsor live music shows and art exhibitions both in-house and off-premises. The October schedule includes:

Pearl in October


Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with environmentally sustainable buildings mixed with historic architecture.

The 22-acre Pearl site is home to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, the year-round Pearl Farmers Market, Hotel Emma and its restaurant Supper. Pearl restaurants include La Gloria by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; Savor from The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio; Blue Box Bar; Botika; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary; Cured; Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery; Bakery Lorraine; Local Coffee; Jazz, TX; Lick Honest Ice Creams, Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and High Street Wine Co. The Bottling Department, San Antonio’s first food hall, includes restaurants Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher’s Hamburgers, Maybelle’s Donuts, Tenko Ramen, and The Good Kind.

Pearl is also known for its shops, including The Sporting District, The Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, Ten Thousand Villages, LeeLee, Dos Carolinas, Leighelena, Niche at Pearl, Feliz Modern POP, and Bike World.Notable office tenants at Pearl include San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, The CE Group, Inc., WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas, and The San Antonio Business Journal. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. The Cellars are luxury apartments offering hospitality and culinary excellence, extraordinary living spaces, concierge-curated services, and more. Event spaces include the historic Pearl Stable. For more information, visit atpearl.com.

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