Tag Archives: Oktoberfest

October 5-7, 2018

Fall Festivites – through Oct 31
Haunted Houses
o Wild Waves Fright Fest – 2 Haunted Houses, rides, entertainment
o Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
o Nightmare on 9
o Nile Nightmares
o Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary
o Find More Haunted Houses

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
o Remlinger Farms
o Maris Farms
o Stocker Farms
o Carpinto Bros Farms
o Carleton Farm
o The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
o Craven Farm
o Fosters Corn Maze
o Fairbank Farm
o Jubilee Farm
o Thomasson Family Farm

Fall Color
o Washington Park Arboretum
o University of Washington Campus
o Snoqualmie Falls
o Leavenworth
o More Fall Color

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

September 28-30, 2018

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
SAT-SUN Celebration of local maritime heritage with boat display, toy-boat building, sailing model boats, boat rides & races, food and live music at Lake Union Park and Center for Wooden Boats. Directions
(www.cwb.org)

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)

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/)

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)

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

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)

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)

October 28-31, 2016

Halloween Trick-or-Treats
MON

 

Enumclaw OktoBEERfest
FRI-SAT Bavarian brews, food, German music and dance performances, for ages 21 and older at Enumclaw Expo Center. Map
(www.enumclawoktobeerfest.com)

Seattle Diwali Festival
FRI-MON Your family is invited to celebrate Diwali with the Indian community of the greater Seattle area at the Old Redmond School House. Map
(www.seattleutsav.com)

Market Ghost Tour
FRI-SAT Tours are 75 minutes long and travel through Pike Place Market at night, ending at Kell’s Pub. Stories are rooted in history and showcase the Market as you’ve never see it before. At the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Map
(www.pikeplacemarket.org)

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)

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

The Museum of Fright!
SUN Treats, spooky aviation-themed ghost stories, kids crafts and games at the Museum of Flight. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org)

Tricks Treats and Science Feats
MON Bloodcurdling, spooky science fun with the whole family at the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

October 7-9, 2016

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

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)

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

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

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

September 23-25, 2016

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 25 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 Design Festival
THRU SEP 23 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.org)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Festival of Fruit
SAT Live music, cider pressing, pie contest, kids crafts, and tours of the wildlife habitat demonstration garden and Piper’s Orchard. At Carkeek Park in north Seattle. Map
(pipersorchard.org)

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)

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

Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House
SAT Live artist demos of glassblowing, woodturning, jewelry making and more. At the Pratt Fine Arts center in Seattle. Map
(www.pratt.org)

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)

October 9-11, 2015

Seattle Auto Show
THU-SUN Hundreds of cars on display including 2016 new models, exotic cars and concept cars at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Directions
(http://www.seattleautoshow.com/)

Oktoberfest Northwest
FRI-SUN The 11th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.oktoberfestnw.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)

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)

Museum of Flight Star Wars Reads Day
SAT Death Star Ground School, Wookie Workshops, Storytime with Ewok and more. Half price museum admission for all in Star Wars costume. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org/)

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)

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

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

October 2-4, 2014

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)

Trucktoberfest
SAT-SUN 30 gourmet food trucks in one weekend with over 30 craft breweries with over 75 beers join tap. At Marymoor Park. Map (www.mobilefoodrodeo.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)

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

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)

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)

Haunted Houses
THRU OCT 31
o Wild Waves Fright Fest – 2 Haunted Houses, rides, entertainment
o KUBE 93 / Georgetown Morgue Haunted House – The scariest event of the season!
o Haunted Nightmare at the Nile – Be afraid!
o Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary
o Find More Haunted Houses

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