Fall is here! It’s one of the best seasons to travel, eat good food and participate in many fun activities. Here’s our top 5 list of fun things to do in Washington this fall!
1. The Leavenworth Oktoberfest
September 30th – October 1st, 7th-8th & 14th-15th
Leavenworth Oktoberfest is one of the top Oktoberfest celebrations in the country. It is a three-weekend long festival that will entertain you, your friends, and your family with two venues of continuous live entertainment in their new location at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. If you love drinking beer, eating good food and watching live entertainment, then this event is for you!
Leavenworth Oktoberfest serves a large selection of beer imported directly from Germany and they have official Oktoberfest brats. Delicious! Plus there are a ton of live entertainments including the Silver Stars, Happy Hans, Beer Barrels, S-Bahn, Gordanairs, Musikkapelle, and Lynn Marie. Don’t settle for anything less than the “Original” Leavenworth Oktoberfest.
Tickets are on sale now via their website. Or you can purchase tickets at the gate.Learn More
2. Visiting Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Opens September 30th
We all love visiting pumpkin farms with our loved ones and picking our favorites for Halloween carvings. There are many pumpkin patches in Washington and the Carpinito Brothers is a fun one to visit. Throughout the farm, you’ll encounter a sea of pumpkins, challenging corn mazes, fun kids’ activities, and plenty of photo worthy backdrops. On a clear day, you can see Mount Rainier in the background of the Kent Valley and corn maze.
Speaking of the corn maze, this farm has two huge corn mazes designed in the logos of University of Washington and Washington State University. So whether you are looking for a fun family tradition, a work team-building activity, or just want to enjoy the harvest season, their corn mazes are a must. If you’re bringing little ones, this farm also has a Farm “Fun Yard” chocked full of activities, including a hay maze, a goat walk, farm animals, and endless fun for the whole family.
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze opens September 30th so be sure to stop by this Fall.Learn More
3. See Fall Colors At Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Fall is famous for colorful leaves. There is no better place to see fall colors than at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle. The Washington Park Arboretum trail is perfect for people of any skill or fitness level. Take a walk through the Arboretum and discover a beautiful dynamic assortment of plants. The 230-acre park offers miles of trails that wind through forests of maples, magnolias, oaks, salmonberry, and the famous Azalea Way. You won’t believe you’re still in Seattle as you stroll along this path. While you are exploring the park, don’t forget to visit the Pacific Connections Gardens to see a variety of plant life from various countries that border the Pacific Ocean, or lose yourself in the many groves of trees that line the paths in the park.
If you’re looking for is a nice, mellow nature walk that takes you past everything from maples to magnolias, you’ll love this trail. The park is open from Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm.Learn More
4. NW Chocolate Festival in Seattle
November 5th & 6th
Do you love chocolate? If the answer is yes, then you should totally visit the Northwest Chocolate Festival. OPen November 5th and 6th, this festival has the largest gathering of artisan chocolate makers in the world.
Their exhibitors are prepared to delight your senses with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, inclusion bars, decadent desserts, truffles, bonbons, molten chocolate cakes, and caramels. Yum! All of the chocolates are made by hand with the finest ingredients. So get your taste buds ready for a weekend of pure bliss.
Tickets on sale now via their website.Learn More
5. Halloween Pet Parade
Whether you have pets or not, the Halloween Pet Parade is a fun event to attend. Located at the Volunteer Park: 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 on October 8th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Halloween Pet Parade is an adorable event where many people decorate their pets in cute Halloween costumes.
If you do have a pet, you can enter your pet in the costume competition by registering at the event. Winners will receive a pet-related gift basket! There is no entry fee and you don’t have to register to join the parade. So don’t forget to grab a cute costume for your pet and go enjoy this event with many other pet lovers!Learn More
If you need to transition your bedroom from summer to fall, we’ve got a variety of organic blankets, sheets, comforters, pillows and more for you and your loved ones. Check out our favorite Fall items below!Fall Collection