Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Washington Festivals in 2015

As you can see from the list, there are a ton of fall festivals in Seattle, WA to look forward to in September and October 2015. Celebrate local culture, foods and music in Washington State at one of these events. They offer plenty of things to do to enjoy autumn in the Pacific Northwest.

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Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA
A music and arts festival in Seattle since 1971. 43rd annual event is expected the last weekend in August or first weekend in September (Labor Day Weekend).

September 2015:

Washington State Fair – September 11-27, 2015
Rodeo, rides, fine art show, animal exhibits, food, shopping and kids’ games. Concert series includes Keith Urban, Ann & Nancy Wilson, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The Slime Run – Carnation, WA – Sept 12, 2015

Beat the Blerch Marathon – Carnation, WA – Sept 12-13, 2015
2nd year. 10k, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by a comic about running.

Seattle Startup Week – Sept 14-18, 2015
A free, 5 day entrepreneurship community event.

Tough Mudder – Bloack Diamond, WA – Sept 19-20, 2015
An intense, team obstacle course near Seattle.

Italian Festival – Seattle – Sept 26-27, 2015
27th annual event to celebrate Italian culture at the Seattle Center. Grape stomp, car show, bocce and Italian food.

October 2015:

Everett Sausage Festival – Everett, WA – October 2-4, 2015
Bavarian themed fair on the first weekend in October. 38th annual event. Carnival, food booths and Bavarian Beer Garden. Supports Catholic Education at Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.

CroatiaFest – Seattle – October 4, 2015
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
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.

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
5th annual event at the Eatonville High School Commons. Bring a non-perishable food item, eyeglasses or medical supplies to donate.

Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle, WA – Oct 9 – Nov 14, 2015
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.

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.

TurkFest – Seattle – October 17-18, 2015

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

November 2015:

Hmong New Year Celebration – Seattle – November 7, 2015

Veterans Day Parade – Auburn, WA – Nov 7, 2015

Seattle Slack Key Festival – Nov 8, 2015

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – Puyallup, WA – Nov 12-14, 2015

BurlyCon – Seattle, WA – Nov 12-15, 2015
An annual burlesque social and educational convention.

Garden d’Lights – Starts Nov 28, 2015
Holiday light show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Seattle Marathon – November 29, 2015

Last Year’s Events:

Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA – September 24-28, 2014
Seattle’s five day electronic music festival

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival – Sept 5-7, 2014
Spokane County Interstate Fair – Sept 5-14, 2014
Valleyfest – Spokane Valley – Sept 19-21, 2014
Port Townsend Film Festival – Sept 19-21, 2014
Riverfest – Clarkston – Sept 26-27, 2014
Whidbey Island Kite Festival – Coupeville, WA – September 20-21, 2014

Sustainable Ballard Festival – Seattle, WA – September 28, 2014
A free family friendly festival celebrating their 11th anniversary.  They feature live music, cooking demonstrations, 75 vendors, a bike and pet parade, and lots of kids games and fun.  They are big on recycling and feature workshops and demonstrations.
Location:  Ballard Commons Park, downtown Ballard near 22nd & NW 57th.

Northwest Chocolate Festival – Seattle, WA – October 3-5, 2014

Seattle Auto Show – October 15-19, 2014
One Sky, One World Kite Fly for Peace – Long Beach, WA – October 12, 2014
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival – Sequim, WA – October 3-5, 2014
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – October 3-4, 2014
Fresh Hop Ale Festival – Yakima, WA – October 4, 2014
Penmet Parks Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor, Washington – October 4, 2014

Birdfest and Bluegrass – Ridgefield, WA – October 4-5, 2014
Fauntleroy Fall Festival – Seattle, WA – October 19, 2014
Freaknight Festival – Seattle, WA – October 31 – November 1, 2014

Georgetown Art Attack – Nov 8, 2014
Short Run Festival – Seattle, WA – Nov 15, 2014
Best of the Northwest Fall Art and Fine Craft Show – Seattle, WA – Nov 14-16, 2014
Great Train Show – Puyallup, WA – Nov 15-16, 2014
America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show – Puyallup, WA – Nov 8-9, 2014
Northwest Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival – Puyallup, WA – Nov 13-15, 2014

September 2013:
 Quincy Valley Hot Air Ballon Festival – Quincy, WA – September 14-15, 2013
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival – Tacoma, WA – September 7, 2013

Meadowbrook Community Center’s Fall Harvest Festival – Seattle, WA
City Arts Fest – Seattle, WA – Last Year’s Dates: October 18-20, 2012
Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Festival – Elma, WA

Don’t forget to celebrate the nation’s German heritage at Oktoberfest in Washington.

Find other fun things to do in Washington in October:

Oktoberfest in Washington
Washington Corn Mazes
Washington Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Washington
Pumpkin Patches in Washington

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