Category Archives: Weekend Picks

October 13-15, 2017

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
THRU OCT 31
o Biringer Farms
o Remlinger Farms
o Maris Farms
o Stocker Farms
o Carpinto Bros Farms
o Carleton Farm
o The Farm
o Craven Farm
o Fosters Corn Maze
o Fairbank Farm
o Jubilee Farm
o Thomasson Family Farm

Halloween Haunted Houses
THRU OCT 31
o Wild Waves Fright Fest – 2 Haunted Houses, rides, entertainment
o Georgetown Morgue Haunted House – The scariest event of the season!
o Nightmare on 9 – If you dare!
o Haunted Nightmare at the Nile – Be afraid!
o Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary
o Find More Haunted Houses

Pt. Defiance Zoo Boo
SAT-SUN The popular event features indoor and outdoor activities, camel rides, as well as treats, photos and more. Everyone in costume will receive a $2 discount off the general zoo admission rate. At Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Map
(www.pdza.org)

TurkFest
SAT-SUN Celebration of Turkish culture with a variety of traditional and contemporary food, music, dance, art, and kids activities. At the Seattle Center Armory..
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-NOV 02 Participating local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for a bargain price, and many also offer two-course lunches as well. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

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October 6-8, 2017

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
(www.salmondays.org)

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

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

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

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)

FHCAM Monster Bash
SAT Get scary close to a collection of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s fourth annual MONSTER BASH event! Map
(flyingheritage.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)

September 29 – October 1, 2017

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 1st Weekend
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)

International Coffee Day
FRI-SUN Promotions at coffee spots and events around the world. Freebies

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)

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)

Whidbey Island Cider Festival
SAT Cider tasting from various NW cideries, as well as food and fun. Family friendly. Free entrance, cider tasting tickets available for purchase at Brown Paper Ticket, tickets are limited. Map
(www.pacificriminstitute.org/website/)

Robothon
SAT Free events including Combat Robots, Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

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.
At the Seattle Center Armory. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

September 22-24, 2017

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 24 Opening 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)

Italian Festival
FRI-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)

Fall Equinox
FRI Official start of Fall. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.

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

Fisherman’s Fall Festival
SAT Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and “Fishing for Fun” fish pond, are complementary for all children and admission to the Festival is free. At the Fisherman’s Terminal in Magnolia. Map
(www.fishermensfallfestival.org)

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

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/)

Street Scramble – Fremont Oktoberfest
SUN Fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore. Awards and refreshments at the finish. Directions FAQ
(www.streetscramble.com)

September 15-17, 2017

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 24 Opening 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)

Seattle Boats Afloat Show
THU-SUN Hundreds of new and used boats on display at South Lake Union. Map
(www.boatsafloatshow.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)

Puget Sound Bird Fest
FRI-SUN Celebration of birds and nature with guided walks, exhibits, vendors and more in downtown Edmonds. Map
(www.pugetsoundbirdfest.com)

Seattle Park(ing) Day
FRI Over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, with art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! See web site for map showing where the parks will be in the Seattle area. Map
(www.seattle.gov)

Whidbey Island Kite Festival
SAT-SUN Kites flying for display and competition. At the Camp Casey Conference Center, just south of Coupeville. Directions
(whidbeykites.org)

Seattle Mini Maker Faire
SAT-SUN Showcasing diverse projects from individuals and organizations, including non-profits, academia, and industry including youth makers. Map
(makerfaireseattle.com)

Sept 8-10, 2017

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 24 Opening 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)

Seattle Cider Summit
FRI-SAT Taste over 150 hard ciders (alchoholic) including regional favorites and international. For over 21 only. At South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn. Map
(www.nwcider.com)

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival
FRI-SUN Children’s parade, grand parade, art, food, entertainment and fireworks at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. Map
(mukilteolighthousefestival.com)

Newcastle Days
FRI-SAT Music, food, craft vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts activities, pony rides, community art show, custom and classic car show at Lake Boren Park. Map
(www.ci.newcastle.wa.us)

Chinese Night Market
SAT Live bands, international food vendors, Asian arts and crafts. In the Seattle International District. Map
(www.cidbia.org)

Sept 1-4, 2017

Bumbershoot
FRI-SUN The original Seattle arts festival. Live music, dance, theater, film, art displays at Seattle Center. Map
(bumbershoot.org)

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
FRI-SEP 24 Opening 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)

Evergreen State Fair
THRU SEP 04 Washington’s second largest state fair with carnival rides, 4-H exhibits, food booths, and live entertainment Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Olympia Harbor Days
FRI-SUN Display and tours of vintage, working and retired tugboats. Live entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to the summer. At Olympia’s Percival Landing. Map
(harbordays.com)

Ellensburg Rodeo
FRI-MON One of the West’s premier rodeos at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg. Map
(ellensburgrodeo.com)

FHC Vintage Aircraft Weekend
FRI-SUN Rhw Flying Heritage Collection’s Spitfire and Hurricane take to the skies to awe and amaze guests. Food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement. Map
(flyingheritage.com)

Bremerton Blackberry Festival
SAT-MON Entertainment, food, fun on the Bremerton Boardwalk. Take a scenic walk-on ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Map Ferry Schedule
(www.blackberryfestival.org)

Westport Seafood Festival and Craft Show
SAT A family feast with fresh fish, oysters and more plus live music and local crafts in Westport. Map
(www.westportgrayland-chamber.org)

Snow Train to Leavenworth Tickets On Sale
FRI Daylight train to the Bavarian themed town of Leavenworth for the annual Lighting Festival.