Are you looking for local fall festivals to plan a weekend get away’s with family &/or friends?
They say that everyone needs some time away to relax and recharge, so, I have found a great list of places you can plan to visit in Washington State for the month of October:
Everett Sausage Festival – Everett, WA – October 2-4, 2015. Bavarian themed fair on the first weekend in October. 39th annual event. Carnival, food booths and Bavarian Beer Garden. Supports Catholic Education at Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – October 2-3, 2015
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival – Sequim, WA – October 2-4, 2015. Activities located at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim Open Aire Market, and the Dungeness Schoolhouse.
Fresh Hop Ale Festival – Yakima, WA – October 3, 2015. Festival is located at 7 South 3rd street, Yakima, Washington.
CroatiaFest – Seattle – October 4, 2015. The 12th annual event held at the Seattle Center Armory. A celebration of Croatian heritage and culture. Music and dance performances, authentic food booths, cooking demonstrations, marketplace and more.
Oysterfest – Shelton, WA – October 3-4, 2015. The 34th annual event with West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship & Washington State Seafood Festival. Food pavilion, live music, microbrews and more on the first weekend in October.
Northwest Chocolate Festival – Seattle, WA – October 3-4, 2015. This second annual event held on Saturday and Sunday at Bell Harbor Pier.
Seattle Auto Show – October 8-11, 2015. An international auto show held annually at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington.
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival – Port Angeles, WA – – October 9-11, 2015. Enjoy the foods of the Olympic Peninsula with a Friday night community crab feed. Grab-a-crab tank derby, 5-K fun run/walk, and Crab Revival (breakfast with gospel music).
Cranberrian Fair – Ilwaco – October 10-11, 2015. Hosted during the cranberry harvest on the second weekend in October. Bog tours, crafts, food and music to celebrate the harvest. Admission to the events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is covered by purchase of a $5 collectible button. The Cranberry Museum is free. The Cranberry Trolley transports visitors between the two locations.
Eatonville Fall Fest – Oct 3, 2015. The 5th annual event at the Eatonville High School Commons. Bring a non-perishable food item, eyeglasses or medical supplies to donate.
Penmet Parks Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor, Washington – October 3, 2015. Annual event held at Sehmel Homestead Park. Features live entertainment, music, farm animals, hay rides, hay maze, carnival games, food and so much more.
Birdfest and Bluegrass – Ridgefield, WA – October 3-4, 2015. Celebrate the coming of fall with the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and their staff. Features live bird show, parade, family activities, storytelling and so much more.
Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle, WA – Oct 9 – Nov 14, 2015. Over 50 concerts and events in venues all around the city.
GeekGirlCon – Seattle, WA – October 10-11, 2015. Celebrate your inner geekdom.
Incredible Feast – Seattle, WA – October 11, 2015. A benefit for the Good Farmer Fund and the Neighborhood Farmers Market. 24 chefs are paired with farmers to create tasting samples for guests.
Fauntleroy Fall Festival – Seattle, WA – October 11, 2015. Save the date and join in at the Fauntleroy Church, YMCA, and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse for the biggest event of this town’s year.
Eatonville Salmon Festival – October 17, 2015. Family friendly activities at Mill Pond Park hosted by the Nisqually Tribe. Celebrate the spawning salmon in the Mashel River.
Seattle Super – October 17, 2015. An 8+ mile / 20+ obstacle team race. Located at Meadow Wood Ranch, 18601 Sky Meadows Lane, Snohomish, WA.
TurkFest – Seattle – October 17-18, 2015. A cultural festival celebrating Turkish heritage with coffee, marketplace, live music, art, performances, activities, good and games.
Seattle Startup Week – October 19-23, 2015. A free, 5 day entrepreneurship community event.
Enumclaw Brew Fest– Enumclaw, WA – October 23-24, 2015. Exciting festival featuring live music, delicious food, game tournaments, beer pong, corn hole & washers. Local brewers. Tickets for admission are $10 which includes 2 brewlicious tastes. Additional tastes are $1. Sessions are 3.5 hours. Free parking. Location: Enumclaw Expo Center, 45524 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw, WA
KiSCon 2015 – Seattle, WA – Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2015. A celebration and fan fest of all things Star Trek. One of the largest Trek conventions in the country. Help celebrate 50 years of Star Trek.
Short Run Festival – Seattle, WA – October 31, 2015. Experience the Seattle Comix & Arts Festival at the Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center.
Enjoy and I hope that you all have a blessed day!