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14 Fun Fall Festivals & Events in the Seattle Area

Searching for fun fall events around Seattle? You’ve come to the right blog. 

Crisp weather and clear skies are just around the corner, and we want to make sure you’re prepared to take advantage of fall in the Pacific Northwest. 

It can be overwhelming scrolling through the endless amounts of fall activity ideas, but we created a detailed list that covers activities for everyone, including foodies, families, and farm enthusiasts. And, you’ll notice a few style recommendations to ensure you’re comfortable no matter the elements or occasion. 

Get out your calendar, and start planning!

14 Fun Fall Activities in Seattle

Bob's Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Seattle, WA

  1. Pick out your Pumpkin

Where: Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm

When: Fall Season 2023

Great for families, this farm has it all. From the iconic pumpkin patch to a corn maze and country store, there are so many options to explore. Plus, if you like a little thrill, there’s a hay slide to conquer. 

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2. Sip on Apple Cider

Where: Swans Trail Farms

When: September 16th, 17th 23rd and 24th

If apple cider is your favorite fall treat, then you should definitely check out the Apple Festival at Swans Trail Farms. On the grounds, you can pick juicy apples, see the cider press, and munch on caramel apples.

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3. Get Spooked at a Haunted House

Where: Georgetown Morgue 

When: Dates available September - November

Spooky season has arrived. To make the most of it, you need to discover the mystery of the Georgetown Morgue, the site of exceptionally haunted tales. 

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4. Visit the Rainier Beach Farm Fest

Where: Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

When: September 16th, 2023

Stop by Seattle’s largest urban farm for this can’t-miss fall festival. At the event, you can explore bee demonstrations, see traditional dance performances, and meet llamas. If the weather is on the cooler side, we recommend staying on theme in one of our eco-friendly Rainier styles, which includes puffer jackets and vests. 

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5. Celebrate Oktoberfest 

Seattle Oktoberfest at Fremont

Where: Fremont

When: September 22nd - 24th, 2023

Raise a glass, or should we say a stein, to the celebration of Oktoberfest. We recommend checking out Fremont, which features more than 100 craft beers and cider. Get festive for the occasion with classic German gear. And, if you’re a dog owner, you’re in luck as they are welcome for Dogtoberfest. 

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6. Enjoy Authentic Italian Food

Where: Seattle Center

When: September 23th - 24th, 2023

Foodies unite! The Festa Italiana food festival is back, one of the best fall festivals in Seattle. Enjoy signature dishes, a cooking stage, and live music. The one activity you must see? The grape stomp.

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7. Try a Pumpkin Beer

Where: Elysian Brewing

When: September 29th - 30th, 2023

If you can’t get enough of the flavors of fall, you must stop by the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at Elysian Brewing. When you arrive, you can explore nearly 80+ pumpkin and seasonal beers, and enjoy a costume contest, music, and a pie-eating contest. The best part? During each session, the team scoops a several hundred-pound pumpkin and fills it with pumpkin beer. 

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8. Celebrate Seattle’s Seafood History

Where: Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle 

When: September 30th, 2023

Enjoy music, fresh seafood, and tours of a 100-year-old halibut schooner at Fishermen’s Fall Festival. Great for families, there are a ton of activities for children, like an epic and educational show of live reptiles. 

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9. Explore Local Artists at Walk the Block

Where: Seattle 

When: September 30th, 2023 

If you love wandering through galleries, you should stop by Wa Na Wari’s Walk the Block event. It’s an outdoor visual and performing arts festival filled with local artists displaying incredible work including sculptures, video installations, and community stories. 

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10. Head to the Maple Festival

Seattle Japanese Gardens Maple Festival

Where: Seattle Japanese Gardens

When: October 5th - October 15th, 2023 

If you’re local to the area, you know that visiting the stunning Seattle Japanese Gardens is a must, especially during fall when you can gaze at all the vibrant colors. This year, we highly recommend checking out the Maple Festival. 

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11. Catch a Home Seahawks Game

Where: Lumen Field 

When: October 22nd, 2023

Football fanatics know this to be true. Fall is the best time of the year. To root for our local team, the Seattle Seahawks, you can catch a home game at Lumen Field. We recommend attending the game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 22nd. 

And if you need NFL fan gear before kickoff, check out our officially licensed NFL fan shop.

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12. Wander through Fall Foliage

Where: Washington Park Arboretum

When: October 24th, 2023

If you want to immerse yourself in fall foliage, you must head to the Washington Park Arboretum. On Tuesday, October 24th, you can even take a curator tour to hear an expert chat about rare and unusual plants found throughout the gardens. 



13. Get a Taste of Craft Food

Where: Magnuson Park

When: November 18th, 2023

Get a head start on the holiday gifting for the food lovers in your life. Here, you’ll find local culinary items, like decadent sauces, handmade kitchenware, and unique ceramics. There will also be a wide variety of food trucks available. 

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14. Get in the Holiday Spirit at Pike Place Market


Where: Pike Place Market

When: November 25th, 2023

Pike Place Market is always worth a visit for local goodies, especially during peak fall produce season. If you need to get your holiday shopping on, you can stop by the Magic in the Market event with local vendors, eggnog, caroling, and a visit from Santa himself.

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Clearly, having fun in the fall is a top priority for us. But nothing puts a damper on a day like the wrong outfit pick. To look and feel your best all autumn long, check out our fall clothing arrivals.