Oct 4 & 5 Anacortes Oktoberfest: Bier on the Pier
Thirty breweries pour at a waterfront warehouse. anacortes.org/oktoberfest

Oct 4 Port Orchard Art Walk
It's the last Bay Street art fest of the year. portorchard.com

Oct 4–6 Ellensburg Film Festival
Movies from the fest have gone on to Cannes and Toronto. ellensburgfilmfestival.com 

Oct 4–6 Everett Sausage Festival
Controversial opinion: The star of Oktoberfest is the meat, not the beer. everettsausagefest.com 

Oct 5 Fresh Hop Ale Festival
Yakima isn’t about to let you forget that it’s the hop-growing capital of the world. freshhopalefestival.com

Oct 5 Railroad and Reunion Days
Granite Falls hails its rail heritage with a parade—of cars and floats, not of trains. granitefallswa.com

Oct 5 S’more Than You Imagined
The city of Auburn buys our love in the best way possible: with a s’more party. auburnwa.gov

Oct 5 & 6 Cashmere Apple Days
Cutthroat competition at the apple pie contest meets arrow-head making and archery. cashmeremuseum.org

Oct 5 & 6 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Even weirder than a fest hosted by a historic hatchery: the human hamster-ball ride. salmondays.org

Oct 5 & 6 Kinetic Sculpture Race
Freaky handmade vehicles tear through Port Townsend’s streets and waterways. ptkineticrace.org

Oct 6 Apple Squeeze
Steilacoom hosts a mass squeezing using 20 cider presses. steilacoom.org/museum

Oct 6 Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine at the Beach Festival
Stomp grapes I Love Lucy–style in Aberdeen—there’s even a Lucy look-alike contest. westportwinery.org

Oct 11–13 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Port Angeles hails the great crustacean with a grab-a-crab derby. crabfestival.org

Oct 12 Orting Pumpkin Fest
Tikes show off carvings and watch a miniature horse parade. tacomaevents.com

Oct 12 & 13 Bothell Harvest Festival
Paint a pumpkin—it’s safer than carving. countryvillagebothell.com

Oct 12 & 13 Catch the Crush
Yakima Valley wineries convince visitors to stomp their grapes for them. wineyakimavalley.org

Oct 12 Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest Event
Argue which fruit is better at Mount Vernon’s Fruit Research Foundation garden. nwfruit.org/apple-pear

Oct 17–19 Lynden Craft and Antique Show
Shop for handcrafted gifts, then pass them off as your own work. lyndencraftantiqueshow.com

Oct 18 & 19 Enumclaw Oktobeerfest
Never forget: It’s all about celebrating beer, not simply a month. enumclawoktobeerfest.com

Oct 19 Everett Art Walk
Galleries know what’s what—most offer noshes and drinks. everettartwalk.org

Oct 26 Boo in Burien
Forget the trick-or-treating, there are wiener dog races! discoverburien.com

Oct 31–Nov 2 Pickering Barn Christmas Vintage and Antique Show
Oh you thought it was too early for Christmas? Not in Issaquah! ci.issaquah.wa.us

Published: October 2013

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