LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 3-5, 2014
Not included in this weeks update but one seriously fun event happening this Sunday the 5th in Burien is the Brat Trot & Bavarian Fest. B-Town's favorite family run!
SEATTLE HIGH-TECH CONFERENCE
THU The pricey GeekWire Summit unites top engineers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs for panel discussions at the Westin Seattle.
SEATTLE BEER TASTING AT THE ZOO
THU Brew at the Zoo is a Woodland Park Zoo fundraiser featuring beer from 30 breweries, food, music, and animal encounters for adults.
GEORGETOWN GREAT PUMPKIN BEER FEST
FRI-SAT Enjoy 80 pumpkin beers, a marching band, DJ, and food trucks at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF), which includes a giant beer-filled pumpkin at Elysian Brewing in Georgetown. Sold Out.
FORT NISQUALLY BY CANDLELIGHT
FRI-SAT (nearly sold out) Watch settlers reenact daily chores at Fort Nisqually in 1855 on a guided candlelight tour. Park at zoo lot.
FRI-SAT Anacortes Bier on the Pier offers beer, German food, live music, and a costume contest on the waterfront.
SEATTLE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN Sample fine artisan chocolates and desserts, visit the beer and wine room, or attend workshops on chocolate making and cooking at The Northwest Chocolate Festival at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
SEATTLE HOME SHOW
FRI-SUN The Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field. Discount tickets for two.
FRI-SUN Oktoberfest Northwest serves up beer, brats, music, kids’ activities, and a root-beer garden indoors at the Washington State Fair & Event Center.Discount tickets for Friday.
SAT-SUN (Oct 3-18) Leavenworth Oktoberfest has free shuttles in town, live music, German food, family activities, arts and crafts, and beer!
SAT Fishermen’s Fall Festival offers seafood, live music, a beer garden, canal tours, contests, and kids’ activities at Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard. Free.
CARNATION GET PAINTED AS YOU RUN
SAT Wear a white shirt and get bombarded by color as you run in the Color Me Rad 5K in Carnation.
PUYALLUP ART & WINE WALK
SAT Puyallup Art & Wine Walk features wine, food, live music, and art in historic downtown.
GRANITE FALLS RAILROAD DAYS
SAT Railroad Days features a grand parade, children’s parade, 5K race, food, band, and a carnival in the small town of Granite Falls. Free.
SEATTLE LEGO BUILDING CONVENTION
SAT-SUN BrickCon Exhibition is a four-day event for LEGO builders. Buy a ticket to view their creations on the weekend at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
SEATTLE TEA FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Sample fine tea, attend presentations by tea authors and industry experts, and shop for tea supplies at the Northwest Tea Festival in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Free except tastings.
SEATTLE SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Join people worldwide watching the Manhattan Short Film Festival and voting for their favorites at the Admiral Theater, or see Sept. page for more venues.
ISSAQUAH SALMON FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Giant Issaquah Salmon Days Festival celebrates the salmon’s annual return with arts and crafts, a kids’ play area, food, entertainment, and aparade. Free.
SHELTON OYSTER AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN OysterFest offers oysters, shrimp, a food pavilion, wine, microbrews, and live music. See exhibits, a cook-off, and an oyster-shucking contest at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Shelton
SEATTLE COUNTRY DANCE
SUN (3 to 6 p.m.) Harvest Hoedown features live music, dancing, calling, and country food at Sodo Park.
SEATTLE LOCAL FARM FEAST
SUN Enjoy an Incredible Feast at Swansons Nursery, prepared by top Seattle chefs with ingredients from local farmers. Proceeds benefit farmers.
BOTHELL MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS
SUN (12 to 6 p.m.) The Seattle Knights joust at 1 and 4 p.m.; mounted archers compete; and vendors sell medieval-themed art at Fall Festival at Equine Life Solutions in Bothell.
KUBE 93FM Haunted House – 5000 E Marginal Way S in Georgetwon
Nightmare on 9 – Snohomish Thomas Family Farm
Zombie Safari Paintball – Snohomish Thomas Family Farm
Shadows Haunted Attraction – Tukwila Haunted House & Dark Maze
Fright Fest – Federal Way Rides, Haunted House and Booville at Wild Waves
Carleton Farm – Lake Stevens Haunted Farm
My Morbid Mind Haunted House – Lacey Haunted House and Kids’ Day
Fright Factory – Buckley Haunted House
Harvest of Terror – Buckley Haunted Farm with Zombies
Haunted Nightmare – Nile Shrine Haunted Golf Course
Stalker Farms – Snohomish Haunted Farm with Zombies
Halloween on a farm! Enjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes.
King County - Seattle & Eastside
Pierce County - Tacoma & Puyallup
Snohomish County - Everett & Snohomish
Thurston County - Olympia & Lacey
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· Gone Girl
· The Good Lie
LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER