Even though Seattleites are still basking in the sunshine, it’s already time to make your fall festival plans in the Northwest! From brew-centric Oktoberfests to local harvest festivals, if you are planning on visiting Seattle, Bellevue, or Kirkland in September, you may want to check out the below celebrations.
Head up to the mountains to beautiful Suncadia Resort for two weekends in October as they celebrate the coming of fall at the historic Nelson Dairy Farm. Entry to the festival is free, excluding food and beverage, certain arts and crafts projects and events, and pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.
This Seattle-area Oktoberfest holds special appeal for beer aficionados. Their beer tasting garden provides the opportunity to sample brews from around the Northwest, the US, and the world. Live music and entertainment is available on several stages and is more "rockin'" than polka. Fremont's Oktoberfest includes lots of special events, from a fun run to activities where you can include your kids or pooch.
The Bavarian-themed mountain town of Leavenworth, Washington, puts on an Oktoberfest celebration over several weekends in October. Polka bands, Bavarian dancing, great local and international beers, and tasty German food are part of the town's culture year-round, so you know you'll experience some of the best the Northwest has to offer in Leavenworth.