October 31 – November 2, 2014

Trick or Treat
FRI

LaConner Arts Alive
FRI-SUN Exhibitions by local artists in picturesque LaConner. Map
(www.lovelaconner.com)

Mexican Dia de Muertos
SAT-SUN A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed featuring live performances, spectacular sand paintings, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Northwest Historical Miniatures Gaming Society Exhibition
SUN Hobby demonstrations combining the challenges of fine model-making and sophisticated strategy game-playing. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Daylight Savings Ends
SUN Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night

October 24-26, 2014

Best of the Northwest Art Show
FRI-SUN Northwest Art Alliance presents arts and fine crafts by 110 local artists. In hagar 30 at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Map Map
(www.nwartalliance.com)

Trick or Treating at Seattle Waterfront
SUN Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Downtown’s Waterfront and trick-or-treat at participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Map
(www.downtownseattle.com)

Halloween at the Seattle Aquarium
SAT-SUN creepy games and activities, face painting, fun treats and two kinds of pumpkin carving demonstrations – on land and underwater! Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Museum of Fright
SUN Halloween treats, games, ghosts from aviation’s past and more at the Museum of Flight. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash
SAT Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Healthfest
SAT-SUN Discover Health and Wellness Options for You and Your Family 10am – 5pm, Seattle Center Armory Map
(seattlecenter.org)

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
WED-SUN Holiday shopping for decorations, gifts, arts & crafts plus Santa, entertainment and local chefs at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.holidaygiftshows.com)

October 17-19, 2014

Seattle Auto Show
WED-SUN See and compare hundreds of new 2014’s including new electrics & hybrids, exotics and classic muscle cars. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Map
(www.seattleautoshow.com)

MEHVA Fall Foliage Tour
SUN A scenic 4-hour trip through the Cascade foothills along the quiet back roads of east King County as the autumn leaves are turning color. Tour stops for photos and lunch. Buses depart at 11 a.m. from 2nd Ave. S. and S. Main St., across from the Seattle Fire Department Headquarters. Map
(www.mehva.org)

Bothell Beer Festival
SAT Local breweries, food and live music. In downtown Bothell. Map
(www.explorebothell.com)

Seattle TurkFest
SAT-SUN Celebration of Turkish culture with a variety of traditional and contemporary music and dance performances, art and textile exhibitions, films, youth activities, cuisine, and workshops.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Remodeled Home Tour
SAT-SUN Homeowners throughout the greater Seattle area are opening their doors to showcase their professionally remodeled homes, including whole-house remodels, master bedroom suites, kitchen transformations and more!
(remodeltour.com)

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash
SAT-SUN Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Camp Korey Fall Festival
FRI-SUN Kids activites, farm animals, cooking demonstrations, farmer’s market and more. Camp Korey is located at Carnation Farm. Map
(campkorey.org/fallfestival)

Pt. Defiance Zoo Boo
SAT-SUN The popular event features indoor and outdoor games, treats and more. Everyone in costume will receive a discount off the general zoo admission rate. At Tacoma’s Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Map
(www.pdza.org)

October 10-12, 2014

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
FRI-SUN Crab, chowder cook-off, arts, crafts and more. In Port Angeles. Map
(www.crabfestival.org)

Seattle Greek Festival
FRI-SUN Greek food, folk dancing, music and more at St. Demetrios Hall & Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.seattlegreekfestival.com)

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
SAT Entertainment, heritage demonstrations and activities, farm animals, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food vendors, Kid’s Corral activities, pumpkin patch and decorating at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. Map
(www.myparksandrecreation.com)

Seattle Reptile Expo
SAT-SUN Sale of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals plus vendors at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup Map
(www.beanfarm.com/nwcbe/)

Suncadia Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN Live music, kids activities, wagon rides, arts & crafts, giant straw maze and more. At Suncadia Resort in CleElum. Map
(www.suncadiaresort.com)

Sammamish Arts Fair
SAT-SUN Display and sale by juried local artists including painting, mixed media, glass, jewelry, wood, textiles, photography and ceramics, art demos, activities, arts encounters at Sammamish City Hall. Map
(sammamishartsfair.wordpress.com)

Vashon Cider Fest
SAT Apple pressing, food and activities, cider tastings, kids’ activities in downtown Vashon. Map
(www.vashonchamber.com)

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
SAT-SUN Thousands of rare books, prints, maps, photos and more at Seattle Center Exhbition Hall. Map
(www.seattlebookfair.com)

October 3-5, 2014

Northwest Chocolate Festival
FRI-SUN The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.
Video At the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.nwchocolate.com)

Oktoberfest Northwest
FRI-SUN The 9th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.oktoberfestnw.com)

Everett Sausage Festival
FRI-SUN Food booths, children’s games, Family Entertainment Stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian Beer Garden, Map
(www.everettsausagefest.com)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
FRI-SAT Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich!
Map
(www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com/)

Seattle Home Show 2
FRI-SUN The Seattle Home Show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show with everything for the home – indoors and out – with hundreds of exhibits including builders, remodelers, the latest appliances and fixtures, seminars and wine tasting. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Map
(http://seattlehomeshow.com/)

OysterFest
SAT-SUN Seafood cook-off and Iron Chef competitions, entertainment, wine tasting, oyster-shucking competition and more at Mason County Fairgrounds in Shelton. Map
(www.oysterfest.org)

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, salmon exhibits and more in downtown Issaquah. Kids love watching the salmon jumping in the stream near the hatchery. Map
(http://www.salmondays.org/)

Children’s Story Program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library
SAT Programs are presented one Saturday a month for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. 10:30 AM at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Northwest Tea Festival
SAT-SUN Fun and educational event about the multifaceted world of tea with authors, experts, retailers, artists and enthusiasts at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. Map
(www.nwteafestival.com)

Croatia Fest
SUN Continuous live music and dance performances, food demonstrations and vendors of Croatian merchandise.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

September 26-28, 2014

National Parks Free Entrance Day
SAT Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(http://www.nps.gov/index.htm)

Free Museum Day
SAT Free admission to many museums including EMP, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight.
(www.smithsonianmag.com)

Italian Festival
SAT-SUN Food Court & Vendor Market, Celebrity Chef cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry, and a Grape Stomping competition.
At the Seattle Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

The Bite of Broadview
FRI-SUN Carnival rides, live music and entertainment including Caspar Babypants, arts, crafts and food vendors, beer/wine garden, Kids’ Zone, car show. At Christ the King school in Seattle. Map
(www.biteofbroadview.com)

Burlington Harvest Festival
SAT Pumpkin hurl, pie eating contest, bouncy house, food vendors and more at the Skagit River Park in Burlington. Map
(www.burlington-chamber.com)

Duvall Heritage Festival
SAT Celebrate the “good old days” by bringing the whole family to Duvall for a day of fun, learning, and reminiscing at the Duvall Heritage Festival at the historic Dougherty Farmstead in Duvall. Map
(duvallhistoricalsociety.org)

Port Gamble Old Mill Days
SAT-SUN Carnival, arts and crafts vendors, beer garden, chainsaw speed carving, carvers auction, Forest Festival exhibits, classic car show, Lumberjack Competition in Port Gamble. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.oldmilldays.com)

Emerald Downs Fan Appreciation Day
SUN Emerald Downs thanks fans on closing day with discounts on admissions, parking, beer, gift shop and more. At Emerald Downs in Auburn. Map
(www.emeralddowns.com)

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair
SUN Music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, display vegetable garden, 4-H petting zoo, sheep shearing, apple cider pressing (bring your own apples), wagon rides, pie contest, scarecrow contest, farming exhibits at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. Map Ferry Schedule
(friendsofthefarms.org/)

September 19-21, 2014

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 21 Final weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Fremont Oktoberfest
FRI-SUN Oktoberfest celebration with beer tasting, live entertainment, and more in the self proclaimed “Center of the Universe”. Map
(www.fremontoktoberfest.com)

Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT An “Octoberfest” style end-of-summer celebration featuring rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. At the St. Benedict School in Seattle. Map
(www.stbens.net)

Robothon
SAT Free events this year will include Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

Tacoma Maritime Fest
SAT-SUN From the Tall Ships to Quick & Dirty Boat Building, to tours of the waterfont and lots of activities in the Kid’s Zone, there will be something for everyone. Admission is free. Directions & Parking
(maritimefest.org)

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Sportkite competition plus flying displays, kids’ kitemaking and games and a teddy bear drop in Coupeville. Directions
(www.whidbeykites.org)