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October 2018

Brew at the Zoo

Oct. 4, 2018

Raise your glass to conservation and animals! Join Woodland Park Zoo for the annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and even ciders from over 40 different breweries. Your ticket includes admission to the event, tasting tokens, live animal encounters, music, award-winning exhibits, and tasty treats available for purchase.

West Sound Quilters Annual Quilt Show

Oct. 5 - 6, 2018

Presented by the West Sound Quilters, this annual quilt show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton features Vendors, Demos, Quilt Turning, a Raffle Quilt, Auction Blocks, Treasure Chest (members' sellables) Fat Quarter Raffle, Cafe and a Utopia of Quilts.

Oktoberfest Northwest

Oct. 5 - 7, 2018

The 14th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup is a 3-day event featuring traditional German beers, great food, lively music, Wiener Dog Races, Stein Dash 5K, Hammerschlagen Tournament, Holey Boards, Corn Hole Toss, German shopping, free pumpkin decorating, free face painting & scavenger hunt, and more!

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

Oct. 5 - 7, 2018

Come out to Port Angeles on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula for old fashioned Crab Feeds, crab preparation competitions, wine tastings, and the Grab-A-Crab Tank Derby! Also enjoy more than 50 craft & merchant booths, live music, and take a walk out on the pier or on the beach.

Tacoma Greek Festival

Oct. 5 - 7, 2018

This annual festival in Tacoma features authentic Greek cuisine, church tours, and live Greek dance performances. Hosted by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, admission is free, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

Fife Harvest Festival

Oct. 6, 2018

Since 2005, the Fife Harvest Festival has grown to become the largest community celebration in Fife with over 5,000 participants. This annual event takes place at Dacca Park, and hosts all kinds of arts, crafts, foods, performances, and vendors, and is FREE and fun for all ages.

Key Peninsula Farm Tour

Oct. 6, 2018

Farming has been a year-round activity on the Key Peninsula for many decades. Come explore farming history, feed the animals, and pick apples in the KP Farm Tour. Events include wine tasting, horse vaulting demonstrations, petting zoo, tractor hay ride, lavendar field tours, and more!

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

Oct. 6 - 7, 2018

The Pacific Northwest's premier fish festival, Issaquah Salmon Days takes place every year in early October, offering great food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a Grande Parade, and much more. Celebrate the return of the salmon with this weekend of non-stop activities!


Oct. 6 - 7, 2018

Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and so much more come together for two days every year on the first weekend in October in Shelton, WA. The festival also features a popular cook-off, hands-on water quality exhibits, and is itself a giant a food pavilion with nearly 100 unique items on the menu: BBQ oysters, fritters, spring rolls, garlic shrimp, fresh cider and so much more.

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms

Oct. 6 - 7, 2018

More than a dozen local farms throw open the barn doors for hands-on activities, tours, tastings, and a peek at agricultural life at the 19th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms. Take part in gardening demonstrations, educational exhibits, hay mazes, pumpkin patches, harvest markets, and more!

Lit Crawl Seattle

Oct. 11, 2018

Lit Crawl Seattle is a series of uncommon literary events - readings, performances, panel discussions, and beyond - that take place in pubs, museums, cafes, libraries, and a host of other spaces throughout the Capitol Hill and First Hill neighborhoods in Seattle. The best part: most of the events are FREE.

TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Oct. 11 - 21, 2018

Held annually in October since 1996, The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent.

Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Oct. 12 - 14, 2018

The Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in Everett features a juried and judged quilt and fiber arts exhibit open to all national and international quilters and fiber artists, as well as a variety of workshops for quilters of all levels.

Orting Pumpkin Fest

Oct. 13, 2018

The annual Orting Pumpkin Fest features pumpkin-themed foods, live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, rod & custom car show, Little Pumpkin Pals Parade, Point Defiance Pirates, Dancing Scarecrows, kids games and bouncy house, and more.

Doll & Teddy Bear Show

Oct. 13 - 14, 2018

At the Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale, you will find a great selection of dolls, bears, miniatures, supplies, books and accessories from Antique to Modern. The show takes place at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center.

Earshot Jazz Festival

Oct. 14 - Nov. 4, 2018

Seattle's annual Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 distinctive concert events in venues located all around the city. The festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists.

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Oct. 18 - 21, 2018

The 36th Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival runs for four magical days at the Tacoma Dome. With over 550 exhibits in two buildings, it is one of the largest holiday gift shows on the West Coast. Shop for holiday gifts of handmade arts & crafts, seasonal decorations and gourmet foods. Bring the entire family and watch artists in action, enjoy family entertainment, get pictures with Santa, and more!

Issaquah Goes Apples/Farm Fresh Market

Oct. 20, 2018

This community event celebrates the harvest season combining activities in the downtown district including a farm fresh produce pop-up market, walking tours, art experiences, live music, seasonal photo opportunities and more.

Issaquah Zombie Walk

Oct. 27, 2018

Halloween zombies of all ages congregate in Issaquah for the annual Downtown Zombie Walk and flash-mob dance to Michael Jackson's, THRILLER! A post zombie party will be held at the Issaquah Brewhouse, where Fred Hopkins and his Ghouls will perform.

Dia de Muertos at Seattle Center

Oct. 27 - 28, 2018

The art and spirituality of Mexican culture is celebrated at Dia de Muertos, with live performances, spectacular community altar and cemetery, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. This "Day of the Dead" festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed.

West Seattle Juntion Harvest Festival

Oct. 28, 2018

The annual West Seattle Harvest Fest offers up FREE family fun including root beer garden, chili cook-off, games and arts activities, Applepalooza and scavenger hunt, trick-or-treating, and much more. Festival is sponsored by the merchants, nonprofits and community groups of West Seattle.

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