Find a Washington State fall festival to attend in 2020. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2020 has things to do across the Pacific Northwest including activities in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days - Walla Walla, WA - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2020
Parade, rodeo, demolition derby, exhibits, contests, live entertainment, and more. Since 1866.
Pig Out in the Park - Spokane, WA - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2020
A six day food and music festival with free admission, 50+ food booths serving over 200 menu items, 4 adult beverage gardens, 4 stages of live entertertainment, and more! Since 1979.
Kittitas County Fair - Ellensburg, WA - Sep 3 to Sep 7, 2020
A Labor Day weekend fair about 40 minutes north of Yakima. Held in conjunction with the Ellensburg Rodeo. Since 1885.
Ellensburg Rodeo - Ellensburg, WA - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
One of the “old rodeos” and host to the World Finale of the PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour. Hosted in conjunction with the Kittitas County Fair. Since 1923.
Harbor Days - Olympia, WA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Tugboat races and a festival on the waterfront hosted by the Olympia Kiwanis. Enjoy three days of live entertainment, food, art, vintage tugboats, and more.
Washington State Fair - Puyallup, WA - Sep 4 to Sep 27, 2020
Rodeo, rides, fine art show, animal exhibits, food, shopping and kids’ games.
Bremerton Blackberry Festival - Bremerton, WA - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
Live music, car show, fun run and other events on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk.
Seafood Festival and Craft Show - Westport, WA - Sep 5, 2020
A family feast with fresh fish, oysters, live music and local crafts, and more. Just a few blocks from Corvettes on the Marina, which runs the same day.
Chelan County Fair - Cashmere, WA - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
A county fair and rodeo.
Puget Sound Bird Fest - Edmonds, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
An annual fall celebration of birds and nature found on the beautiful shores of Puget Sound.
San Gennaro Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
An Italian street fair on S. Angelo St.
Wheelin’ Walla Walla - Walla Walla, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
An annual two day classic car and motorcycle event with Friday night BBQ. Held the weekend after Labor Day.
Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Live music, drinks & food and 300 boats on both land and water, plus 120 presentations, exhibitors, kids exhibits and more.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival - Mukilteo, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Food, fun and a firework show, plus a parade down Harbour Point Blvd, 50 juried artist booths, live music and dance groups. Princess and Prince Tea Party by the Sea (with unicorn rides), avenue of food, beer garden, fishing derby and more! Admission is free. Activities are at Lighthouse Park.
Spokane County Interstate Fair - Spokane, WA - Sep 11 to Sep 20, 2020
Rodeo, carnival & rides, fair food, live music, demolition derby and more.
Beat the Blerch Marathon - Carnation, WA - Sep 12, 2020
Run in the woods, eat cake, avoid Sasquatch. 10k, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by a comic about running. Eat cake at the aid stations, make a burrito with doughnuts, or catch some zzzs on a couch along the way.
Hallowbaloo Art Show - Bothell, WA - Sep 12, 2020
About 20 Halloween artists of all mediums converge for a show/sale in Bothell, with one of a kind Halloween and Dia de los Muertos pieces, plus a Vintage Holiday Convention pop-up show.
Bike MS Deception Pass Classic - Mount Vernon, WA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Spokefest - Spokane, WA - Sep 13, 2020
Cyclists of every age and ability take part in the Northwest’s largest bicycling event. Choose from 9 – 50 mile routes.
Fremont Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Annual event for 20+ years! The popular Seattle Oktoberfest with seasonal microbrews and German steins in the beer garden, live music, Texas Chainsaw pumpkin carving contest, 5K, Buxom Royalty costume contest. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday with zucchini racing and pumpkin carving. Dogtoberfest on Sunday. Location: Fremont neighborhood, Seattle
Port Townsend Film Festival - Port Townsend, WA - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
Over 80+ films in eight theatres. Venues are in the walkable National Historic District. Passes available starting at $40.
Valleyfest - Spokane Valley, WA - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Festival with parade, car show, fishing at the falls, pancake breakfast, run for a cause, live music, totfest, and more. Located at Mirabeau Point Park CenterPlace Regional Event Center.
Kirkland Oktoberfest - Kirkland, WA - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Both local craft beers and German imports in the biergarden, brats, multiple entertainment stages with live music, wiener dog races (typically Sunday), and costume contest on the Kirkland waterfront. Games include foosball, stein hoisting, keg rolling, beer pong and corn hole. Homebrew competition takes place before event with award ceremony at the festival. Located just over the bridge from Seattle near Redmund. Must be 21+ to enter. This event benefits several nonprofits, including Kirkland Off-Leash Group, Imagine Housing, Sibling House and Eastside Timebank. Location: Marine Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland, WA 98033
Dark Side Festival - Wenatchee, WA - Sep 26, 2020
Mountain bike race,, adult skills clinic, and trail runs at Squilchick State Park, plus live music, a beer garden and food. $25 a person with a free drink ticket to those 21+. You will need a Discovery pass to enter the State Park.
Tough Mudder - Black Diamond, WA - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
An intense, team obstacle course near Seattle. Located at Palmer Coking Coal Company.
Trucktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 26, 2020
Pairing the best food truck grub with the best breweries from around the world, held at Magnuson Park Hangar 30
Oktoberfest of the Austria Club of Washington - Seattle, WA - Sep 26, 2020
Enjoy the real beer tent atmosphere at this authentic Western Washington Oktoberfest! Wear your Dirndl or Lederhosen and dance the night away with Happy Hans and the Enzian Schuhplattler. This year’s feast will be Bratwurst and Leberkäse, together with potato salad, sauerkraut, and other items.
Reach the Beach - Olympia, WA - Sep 26, 2020
A one-day cycling event with four different starts for different lengths (25 mile to 100 miles), all ending in Westport WA. Lunch and snack stops provided along the way. Benefits the American Lung Association. The 100 mile ride starts at Evergreen Elementary in Olympia.
Autumn Leaf Festival - Leavenworth, WA - Sep 26, 2020
Celebrate the turning colors of the leaves at one of the oldest festivals in Washington State.
Tacoma Oktoberfest - Tacoma, WA - Sep 26, 2020
Dystopian State Brewing Company hosts this Oktoberfest, with polka, brats, pretzels, beer, and more!
Tacoma Greek Festival - Tacoma, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Authentic Greek cuisine, live dance performances and free admission.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest - Leavenworth, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 17, 2020
Leavenworth, located two hours east of Seattle, celebrates Oktoberfest for three weekends in October. Started in 1998, it is now attended by more than 10,000 people annually. Four venues of activities for families to enjoy. Keg tapping ceremony every Saturday at 1 PM. The Leavenworth Marathon is held on one of the Oktoberfest weekends. Live music, beer and German food, of course. There are free shuttles within Leavenworth and shuttles outside the city available for a fee. Location: Front and Tenth St, Leavenworth WA
Eatonville Fall Festival - Eatonville, WA - Oct 3, 2020
This all-ages event features 30 disability resource booths. Accepting donations for the Eatonville Food Bank, Eatonville Lions, and Benita International Children’s Organization.
Eatonville Fall Fest - Eatonville, WA - Oct 3, 2020
Annual event at Eatonville Middle School. Enjoy 30 disability resource booths and more. Bring a non-perishable food item, eyeglasses or medical supplies to donate.
Fife Harvest Festival - Fife, WA - Oct 3, 2020
The largest community celebration in Fife, with more than 5,000 participants and free admission at Dacca Park. Enjoy all kinds of arts & crafts, foods, performances, vendors and more. Since 2005.
Fresh Hop Ale Festival - Yakima, WA - Oct 3, 2020
One of the top beer festivals in the nation is located at Millennium Plaza and benefits Yakima-area based arts and science organizations.
Oysterfest - Shelton, WA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Annual event for 35+ years with West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship & Washington State Seafood Festival. Food pavilion, live music, microbrews and more on the first weekend in October.
Penmet Parks Scarecrow Festival - Gig Harbor, WA - Oct 3, 2020
Annual event held at Sehmel Homestead Park. Features live entertainment, music, farm animals, hay rides, hay maze, carnival games, food, and so much more.
Salmon Days - Issaquah, WA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
The spawn is on with this fishy festival in Issaquah. Enjoy a parade, vendors, farmer’s market, concerts, and more
CroatiaFest - Seattle, WA - Oct 4, 2020
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. Don’t miss the Kick Off Dance and Sing-Along the night before at the Russian Community Center.
Tacoma Film Festival - Tacoma, WA - Oct 8 to Oct 15, 2020
A celebration of independent film in Western Washington’s second largest city.
Cranberry Harvest Festival - Grayland, WA - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
Bog tours, cranberry cook off, cranberry eating contest, Jog the Bog and Beach, live music, and firelight parade.
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - Port Angeles, WA - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy the foods of the Olympic Peninsula with celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, Chowder Cook-Off, Grab-a-Crab Derby, local wine and beer, craft vendors, live music, and more. Free admission!
Oktoberfest Northwest - Puyallup, WA - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
The Annual Washington Oktoberfest (held for 15 years) will have beer, brats and authentic entertainment. There’s entertainment planned from noon to almost midnight. It’s also the home of the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions in the northwest. The Hammerschlagen is one of the most addictive bar games ever and has been happening at this German festival since 2005. Contestants try to drive a nail into wood faster than their opponents. Entry to the Hammerschlagen is free but first come, first served. Great prizes to the top three contestants. Other events include the 5K, wiener dog races, stein holding, corn hole toss, beer pong, chicken dance and Kinderhaus/Family Fest Zone. Kids are welcome to try their own version of the Hammerschlagen with supervision. Shop for souvenirs at the German Corner. This is an all ages event until 7 PM and 21+ only after 7 PM every evening. As an indoor event, it happens rain or shine.
Cranberrian Fair - Ilwaco, WA - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
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.
Plattdeutsche Vereen Oktoberfest - Kenmore, WA - Oct 10, 2020
Event of the German Heritage Society. Held at Kenmore Community Hall at 6pm.
Hoot ‘n’ Howl - Eatonville, WA - Oct 16 to Oct 24, 2020
Don’t miss out on this annual fall event at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, with glowing pumpkins, treats, games, costumed kids, starlit tram rides, and more – and be on the lookout for nocturnal animals!
GeekGirlCon - Seattle, WA - Oct 21 to Nov 1, 2020
Celebrate your inner geekdom at this convention that seeks to empower women and girls to pursue their passions. This two-day convention gives female geeks (and everyone else) the space to build a community and celebrate their favorite fandoms.
America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show - Puyallup, WA - Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2020
Over 400 booths at the Washington State Fairgrounds.
BurlyCon - Seattle, WA - Nov 5 to Nov 8, 2020
An annual burlesque social and educational convention.
Hmong New Year Celebration - Seattle, WA - Nov 7, 2020
A cultural celebration of the Hmong New Year through live performances, visual arts, activities, food, games and a marketplace.
Northwest Chocolate Festival - Seattle, WA - Nov 7 to Nov 8, 2020
A chocolate festival at Pier 91, featuring show-stopping chocolate masterpieces, workshops and tastings, and more.
Short Run Festival - Seattle, WA - Nov 7, 2020
Experience the Seattle Comix and Arts Festival at the Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center.
South Sound Craft Beer Festival - Puyallup, WA - Nov 7, 2020
Features 30 Washington breweries pouring over 100 craft beers. 21+ event.
Veterans Day Parade - Auburn, WA - Nov 7, 2020
One of the largest in the US – annual parade and observance of Veterans Day. Since 1965.
Northwest Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival - Puyallup, WA - Nov 19 to Nov 21, 2020
A festival celebrating quilters, crafters, and sewers. Held at the Washington State Fair pavilion (Showplex Building) with free parking. See the organizer’s website for a coupon on admission!
Garden d’Lights - Bellevue, WA - Nov 28 to Dec 31, 2020
Holiday light show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Seattle Marathon - Seattle, WA - Nov 28 to Nov 29, 2020
An annual run held from the Seattle Center at 5th and Harrison. Enjoy a Health and Fitness Expo, Kids’ marathon and full marathon.
We know that you want current events. But we don’t always have dates for every event for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!
Ballard Oktoberfest - Seattle, WA - Sep 15, 2018
Stoup Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Lucky Envelope & Populuxe are hosting a progressive Oktoberfest. Each brewery will offer commemorative steins, German-style brews and an oompah band will lead revelers to each location.
Kitsap Oktoberfest - Bremerton, WA - Sep 15, 2018
The Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill will host the Kitsap Oktoberfest to benefit the Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund. German food, live music, games and beer from Silver City Brewery.
Ferndale Street Festival - Ferndale, WA - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
Live music, an eating contest, food vendors, craft vendors, kids attractions & more
CouvFest NW - Vancouver, WA - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Looking to come back in 2019 at Esther Short Park over the last weekend in August with some great live music and other fun
Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
A music and arts festival in Seattle since 1971. Held the first weekend in September (Labor Day Weekend) downtown at the Seattle Center.
Washington Cider Week @ McMenamins - , WA - Sep 5 to Sep 15, 2019
$1 off pints of Edgefield Cider (apple or blackberry) at all McMenamins in Washington!
Riverfest - Clarkston, WA - Sep 7, 2019
Held at Port of Clarkston’s Granite Lake Park. Includes vendors, food, entertainment, kids games, wine and beer garden, and cycling.
Quincy Valley Balloon Festival and Pyrotechnics Experience - Quincy, WA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
A hot air balloon festival in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss the sunrise launches both days and a theathered Night glow at dusk, before the fireworks display. Balloon festival and fireworks are free to the public. Since 2008.
Portland Art and Heritage Fair - Clarkston, WA - Sep 7, 2019
Art fair in the Portland Triangle, three of Louisville’s most historic buildings – Portland Musum, the Dolfinger School, and the US Marine Hospital.
Balloon Glow - Enumclaw, WA - Sep 7, 2019
Come early to enjoy the balloon light show, food trucks, live music, beer garden and family fun
Quilt Show - Walla Walla, WA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
20th annual. A three day vintage quilt show with cash prizes, hourly demos, silent auction, vendors and more.
Chuckanut Brewery Oktoberfest - Bellingham, WA - Sep 14, 2019
Live music including local rock bands and oompah music. Award winning German style beers from Chuckanut served.
Halfway to St Patrick’s Day – Washington - , WA - Sep 14, 2019
An annual party marking the halfway point to McMenamin’s favorite holiday! Music, food and drink specials and more. Available at all locations (Washington and Oregon)
Deutschesfest - Odessa, WA - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019
With 15,000 visitors annually, there are plenty of attractions for all ages, including authentic German food, city-block big biergarten, live music, a parade, kids zone, street vendors, helicopter rides and more.
Whidbey Island Kite Festival - Coupeville, WA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Join in kids’ kitemaking, lessons, kite demonstrations, and Sport Kite Championship events.
McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Washington - , WA - Sep 21 to Sep 29, 2019
Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst, and more – at a McMenamins location near you, Washington State! Check out their website to find the time and location nearest you (or see how many you can go to!)
Incredible Feast - Seattle, WA - Sep 22, 2019
A benefit for the Good Farmer Fund and the Neighborhood Farmers Market. 24 chefs are paired with farmers to create tasting samples for guests. Local breweries, wineries, music, carnival, silent auction and more will also be available for your enjoyment.
Oktoberfest - Bellingham, WA - Sep 27, 2019
6:30pm-10pm. A celebration of brews and bratwurst for a good cause! Local breweries and food vendors will be serving up their Oktoberfest specials.
Spokane Oktoberfest - Spokane Valley, WA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Celebrate with German cheer, dancing, eating and singing at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley! Two entertainment stages, more bands, outdoor & indoor beer gardens, games, family friendly event, free parking. Tickets are available online or at the door during the entire event. Benefits the German American Society of Spokane.
Everett Sausage Festival - Everett, WA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Annual family oriented Bavarian themed fair for 40+ years on the first weekend in October, featuring a carnival, arts and crafts, children’s games, family entertainment, food booths, traditional dinner, and Bavarian Beer Garden and Wine Bar. Supports Catholic Education at Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 2619 Cedar St., Everett, WA, 98201
Italian Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Annual event to celebrate Italian culture at the Seattle Center. Enjoy a grape stomp, car show, bocce and Italian food. Since 1988.
Sustainable Ballard Festival - Seattle, WA - Sep 28, 2019
A free family friendly festival featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, vendors, a bike and pet parade, and lots of kids games and fun. They are big on recycling and feature workshops and demonstrations.
Bier on the Pier - Anacortes, WA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Drinks from 40 breweries, wineries, and cideries served as well as food and live music. 21+ only.
North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival - Sequim, WA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Interactive fiber arts festival with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, hands-on projects for adults and children, marketplace, lectures, and more. Activities located at Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Sequim Open Aire Market, and the Dungeness Schoolhouse.
Birdfest and Bluegrass - Ridgefield, WA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
BirdFest and Bluegrass is the main event every year that the Friends puts on to bring awareness to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and all that it has to offer. Celebrate the Sandhill Crane returning to the Refuge, a huge stately bird that is endangered in Washington State, and celebrate everything the Refuge is and what it brings to the community. With endangered species, hundreds of migratory species, an auto tour route, photo blind, walking trails, the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, education and habitat restoration programs, and so much more – there is a lot to celebrate, and a lot to learn. There are workshops, hikes and walks all catered to teach you how to use the Refuge. You can learn how to listen for bird species, identify plants, about the geology of the area, the peoples who came before us and still tend to the land, how to take photos of it all, paint the landscape, and much more.
Rhein Haus OktoberFEAST - Seattle, WA - Oct 5, 2019
Teams of four must complete a multi-course meal of German foods in the fastest time to win prizes, including a $250 donation to the charity of their choice.
Trout Lake Community Foundation Oktoberfest - Trout Lake, WA - Oct 5, 2019
Annual event in downtown Trout Lake. Enjoy local microbrews, apple cider and other treats.
Old Apple Tree Festival - Vancouver, WA - Oct 5, 2019
Celebrate the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted at Fort Vancouver in 1826. Enjoy the trees, apples, and cider amidst the National Historic Site setting, plus live music, tree care workshops, tours of the Vancouver land bridge, kids activities, apple press (bring clean apples and containers to participate) and more! A limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree will also be distributed.
Northwood Oktoberfest - Battle Ground, WA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Come have a barrel of fun as Festival Brass provides authentic German Festival music along with fun and hilarious activities for Oktoberfest at the Northwood Public House & Brewery.
Stein Dash 5k - Puyallup, WA - Oct 6, 2019
3.1 miles of Run – Chug – Running. 3.1 miles of beer stops from start to finish. The Stein Dash isn’t your typical fun run, this 5K jaunt around the Washington State Fair includes 3 beer stops along course, filling your stein every mile. Chug, sip or pound that beer though and get back on course because the clock doesn’t stop as you drink!
Earshot Jazz Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 7 to Nov 11, 2019
Over 50 concerts and events in venues all around the city.
Pioneer Farm Founders Day Celebration - Eatonville, WA - Oct 13, 2019
A day of fun for the whole family, plus tours of the Pioneer Farm Museum, games, silent auction, candle making, wagon ride, and more! Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the beverages and dessert!
Freak Night Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 25, 2019
A circus themed EDM festival with three stages of music, carnival rides, games, performances, costume contests and more. Held at WaMu Theater. 18+ only.
Trunk-n-Treat - Eatonville, WA - Oct 26, 2019
Stop by CenterPoint for a Trunk or Treat with the community
Fauntleroy Fall Festival - Seattle, WA - Oct 27, 2019
Save the date and join in at the Fauntleroy Church, YMCA, and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse for the biggest event of this town’s year.
Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2019
Seattle Slack Key Festival - Burien, WA - Nov 10, 2019
10th annual. Head to the Highline Performing Arts Center for an afternoon of authentic Kanikapila style Hawaiian music, including instruments like the slack key, steel guitar, and ‘ukelele.
Seattle Auto Show - Seattle, WA - Nov 14 to Nov 17, 2019
An international auto show held annually at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington.
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