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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more
A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Oct. 4-11 2013.
Seattle Times staff
Free Pet Adoption Blitz
FRI-SUN Adoption fees waived for all dogs, cats and critters at the shelter, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-649-7563 or www.seattlehumane.org).
Statewide Shelter Open House Event
SAT Shelters across Washington state host an Open House event, discounts on adoption fees, Saturday, including Auburn Valley Humane Society; Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Woodinville; MEOW Cat Rescue, Kirkland; PAWS, Lynnwood; Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/statewide-shelter-open-house-event1.html ).
Killer Whale Tales
SAT Photo and video presentation on whale research, for all ages, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7 (425-316-8592).
Beer & Brauts: Brookside Elementary Oktoberfest
FRI Brookside Elementary PTA bratwursts, dessert; beer, wine, cocktails available, entertainment, for ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit enrichment programs, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Drive N.E., Lake Forest Park; $40 (206-393-4147. or brookside.schoolauction.net/oktoberfest2013/homepages/show).
YWCA of Kitsap County “Walk in Her Shoes”
FRI YWCA of Kitsap County walk and auction/after-party, proceeds benefit programs for women and children affected by domestic violence, 5 p.m. Friday, Amy Burnett Gallery, 408 Pacific Ave., Bremerton; $50 (360-479-0522 or www.ywcakitsap.org).
West Hill Kent Oktoberfest
FRI-SAT Family-friendly entertainment, food vendors, kids’ activities to benefit Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County and Kent Youth and Family Services, 4-7 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 26715 Military Road S., Kent; $4-$8 suggested donation (253-854-9912 or www.WestHillOktoberfest.org).
SCIAW Green Lake Walk & Roll
SAT Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington (SCIAW) 5K walking and rolling fundraiser, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $5-$30 (www.sciaw.org/wr ).
Underwear In The Square Undies Run
SAT Run 1.25 miles, team and individual costume contest, T-shirts, post-race party with food, drink and music; benefits Seattle’s Bravest Charity to help fire victims, injured firefighters, scholarship fund for children and grandchildren of Seattle Fire Fighters, 9 a.m. Saturday, Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle; $15-$25 (www.underwearinthesquare.com ).
Dine & Disco for DLEC
SAT Dinner and auction to benefit Denise Louie Education Center, providing multicultural early-learning programs and services and support for families, 5 p.m. Saturday, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $100 (deniselouie.ejoinme.org/2013auction ).
Wine Tasting & Auction
SAT Bellevue LifeSpring tasting of 100 wines from around the world, auction, wine sale, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, The Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $150-$250 (425-451-1175 or www.bellevuelifespring.org/events/events-wine.php).
Harvest Moon Dinner Auction
SAT Auction, dinner, proceeds benefit Emergency Assistance programs for families in Southeast King County, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond; $40 at the door (360-886-1011 or www.blackdiamondcc.org ).
SAT Dinner, entertainment highlighting Seville, Spain, auction, to benefit Northwest Language and Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Whidbey Institute, Clinton, Island County; $125 (360-321-2101 or www.nwlanguageacademy.com).
Petco 5K9 Walk Run
SUN National walk/run 5K or 1 mile for people and pets to promote healthy lifestyles and raise funds for Seattle Animal Shelter, 8 a.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $20-$30 (bit.ly/179A0rR).
SUN 5K/10K run, 1 p.m., walk, 2 p.m., entertainment, food vendors, noon-5 p.m., proceeds benefit local and international hunger relief, noon Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; $5-$20 (associatedministries.org/events/hungerwalk ).
Phabulous PhinneyWood Pig Out
WED Dine out at any one of 30 neighborhood eateries, pubs and coffee shops, portion of proceeds benefit PNA’s two soup kitchens, Wednesday, Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/pigout).
Child Care Resources Benefit Luncheon
PLAN AHEAD Proceeds benefit Child Care Resources supporting children and families, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11, Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, Seattle; suggested donation $150 (206-329-1011 or www.childcare.org ).
Seattle Tilth Gala Auction
PLAN AHEAD Auction, dinner to benefit Seattle Tilth youth activities, urban farm and wetlands, 5 p.m. Oct. 12, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle; $90-$125 (206-633-0451, ext. 114 or seattletilth.org/special_events/auction-2013 ).
Spokespeople Ravenna Park ride
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 7-mile, easy-paced ride past historic homes, for all ages and skill levels, 2 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-547-9569 or www.cascade.org ).
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
SAT Trail riding, obstacle course for children of all ages and parents, bike parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah; free (evergreenmtb.org/recreation/calendar.php?event_id=10776 ).
Birding 101: the Basics
SAT Short lesson, walk through the park learning to spot and identify birds, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $3-$5, preregister (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
SAT Experienced birders lead walk to see birds in various park habitats, for ages 8 and older, children accompanied by adult; bring binoculars if you have them, 8 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3 preregister (206-386-4237).
Family Birding Walk on Snoqualmie Valley Trail
SAT Kid-friendly walk with Eastside Audubon to look for jays, woodpeckers, herons and hawks; bring binoculars if you have them, 10 a.m. Saturday, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall; free, no registration necessary (425-576-8805 or eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/family-birding-walk-snoqualmie-valley-trail ).
Mercer Slough Adult Enrichment Series: “Bird Identification”
SUN Learn about identifying the bird species of our area, for ages 12 and older, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-2565).
Seattle Crystal Ball
SAT Daytime ballroom-dance competition, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, $15; dinner, show, social dancing, 6 p.m., $95; ballroom, Latin, swing and tango dance demonstrations and social dancing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $40, Nile Shrine Center and Golf Course, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace (www.dance-workshop.com ).
SUN Rehearsals to participate in the worldwide Thrill the World Thriller dance event Oct. 26, 1 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for the Alzheimer's Foundation collected (www.seattlethrillers.com ).
Seattle Home Show 2
FRI-SUN Hundreds of displays of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, cooking demos by well-known local chefs, landscape displays; living green; wine tasting, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; limited number of antique appraisals by Dr. Lori of Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings” at seminars 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $3-$12 (425-467-0960 or www.SeattleHomeShow.com ).
Everett Sausage Fest
FRI-SUN Entertainment, food and craft vendors, bingo, Bavarian dinner, kids’ games and activities, beer and wine gardens with dancing, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2619 Cedar St., Everett (www.everettsausagefest.com).
FRI-SUN Entertainment, beer garden, German food, Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, ages 21 and older only after 7 p.m., 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave S.W., Puyallup; free admission until 3 p.m. Friday, then $10 Friday-Saturday, $5 Sunday, ages 12 and younger free all weekend (425-295-3262 or oktoberfestnw.com/index.php).
Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show
SAT Come aboard and explore working, historic tugboats, fishboats and workboats, events for ages with maritime and marine professionals, demonstrations, food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org/event/classic-workboat-show-2013 ).
Seattle Faerie Festival
SAT Music, arts, food, vendors, theater inspired by fairy history and tradition, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Amphitheater, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (www.seattlechatclub.org ).
SAT Music, scavenger hunt in the orchard, games, kids’ activities, bring old clothes and pillowcase to make scarecrow, straw and frame provided, 11 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. N.E., Seattle; free admission, $10 to make scarecrow (206-684-7026).
Renton Fall Harvest Festival
SAT Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., All day Saturday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton (piazzarenton.com/fall-festival).
Auburn’s S’more Than You Imagined
SAT Outdoor event with s’mores, music, storytelling by a bonfire, 6 p.m. Saturday, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn; free (253-931-3000 or www.auburnwa.gov/events).
Carnival at The Island School
SAT Carnival games, music, food vendors, used-book sale, pony rides, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Island School, 8553 N.E. Day Road, Bainbridge Island; free admission, fees for activities (206-842-0400 or theislandschool.org/archives/events/30th-annual-carnival).
SAT-SUN Exhibit of thousands of LEGO creations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $9 (brickcon.org).
Northwest Tea Festival
SAT-SUN Products, information and seminars for tea lovers and tea professionals covering all aspects of tea, cultural, historical, sensory and scientific, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $10 (206-684-7200 or www.nwteafestival.com ).
Saint Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Bazaar
SAT-SUN Arts and crafts vendors, bookstore, cathedral tours, Alaskan, Romanian and Russian food, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Yale Ave. N., Seattle (206-624-5341 or www.saintspiridon.org ).
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
SAT-SUN Grande Parade, floats, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, equestrians, mascots, 10 a.m. Oct. 5, on Gilman Blvd. from Front Street to 12th Avenue; salmon hatchery exhibits, displays, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ area with inflatables, pony rides, music and entertainment on five stages, food vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Issaquah; Run With The Fishes 5K run/walk, $25-$45, 9 a.m. Sunday (425-392-0661 or www.salmondays.org ).
SAT-SUN Seafood Cooking Competition and Iron Chef competition, water-quality exhibits, food pavilion, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Port of Shelton Fairgrounds, 751 W. Fairgrounds Road, Shelton, Mason County; $5 (360-426-4856 or www.oysterfest.org).
SUN Croatian dance and music performances, exhibitions on historical Croatian communities around Washington state, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, marketplace, genealogy information, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.croatiafest.org ).
The Great Island Grown Festival
ONGOING Harvest tours, farm-to-table feasts, sheepdog demos, harvest events, bike tours, through October, San Juan Islands (888-468-3701 or www.islandgrown.net/festival).
National Taco Day Free Tacos
FRI Free crisp beef taco at all Northwest Taco Time restaurants Friday, one per customer, no purchase necessary (www.TacoTimeNW.com).
SAT Live music, beer, brats, families welcome, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4616 S. Angeline St., Seattle; $20/food and beer, $15/food and non-alcoholic beverage, $5/ages 12 and younger (206-722-9696 or www.lspcc.org).
Fremont Oktoberfest Round 2
SAT Seasonal brews, German oompah music, watch Sounders and Huskies games on big screen, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, Fremont Studio, 155 N. 35th St., Seattle; $10 at the door (fremontoktoberfest.com).
SAT Assorted teas, sandwiches and pastries, 2 p.m. Saturday, East King County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $15 (360-794-6359 or www.eastcountyseniorcenter.org ).
SUN Pancakes, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or www.swedishculturalcenter.org ).
Fall Plant Sale
FRI-SAT Variety of hardy perennials to plant now for next spring, proceeds benefit the garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-639-0949 or www.SoosCreekBotanicalGarden.org).
Washington Native Plant Society Fall Sale
SAT Native seeds, bulbs, bare-root items, rain-garden plants and experts help with questions, plant selections and propagation information; proceeds benefit WNPS, 10 a.m. Saturday, Hunter Farms Tree Lot, 7744 35th Ave N.E., Seattle (www.wnps.org ).
Growing, harvesting and dried flowers
SAT Tips on selecting, growing and drying flowers, and how to use them, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).
Customer Appreciation Day: ’Autumn Tree Fest’
SAT Bratwurst, pie, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, McAuliffe Valley Nursery, 11910 Sprighetti Road, Snohomish; free (360-862-1323 or www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com).
Meerkerk Fall Garden Fest
SAT-SUN End-of-season sale of garden art and plants including specialty nurseries, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Island County; garden admission free on sale days (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
KUBE Haunted House
FRI-SAT Georgetown Morgue and Nightmare on 9 haunted house; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $18, $28/VIP Speed Line (www.kube93.com).
Shadows Haunted Attraction
FRI-SAT Two haunted houses, Shadows Maze and interactive Bloody Mary experience, for ages 13 and older, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Annex Square Mall, 339 Tukwila Parkway, Tukwila; $15-$40 (www.shadowshaunt.com).
FRI-SUN Rides in the dark, entertainment, food vendors, 6-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays; haunted houses, 7-10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Booville for ages 12 and younger, 6-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 5-9 p.m. Sundays; Wave Pool DJ Dance Party, 6-10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; admission $9.99-$12.99, parking $10-$20 (253-661-8000 or www.wildwaves.com/fright-fest).
Pfaff’s Old Time Pumpkins
FRI-SUN Pumpkins on the vine, gourds, squash, corn stalks, grown among the trees at Christmas tree farm, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 29204 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn (253-852-8244 or www.pfaffschristmastrees.com).
October Fun at Dr. Maze’s Farm
FRI-SUN Pumpkins, mazes, activities, winter squash, gourds and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond; $2-$9 (425-869-9777 or wwwDrMazeFarm.com ).
Children’s Harvest Festival
SAT Music, cakewalks, prizes, snacks for families with children ages 3 thru 11, 11 a.m. Saturday, Wedgwood Community Church, 8201 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-522-5778 or www.wedgwoodchurch.org).
The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch
SAT Glass pumpkins in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, $35-$200, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue (425-452-4106 or parkstrails.myparksandrecreation.com/Details.aspx?pid=98).
SAT German-themed cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, German food buffet, beer, polka music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $48-$54 (206-223-2060 or www.waterwayscruises.com/pages/public_cruises/special_events_cruises/oktoberfest_cruises/ ).
Pumpkins in the Park and Scarecrow Row
SAT Scavenger hunt, hay rides, pumpkin hurling, scarecrow-buildng by preregistration, space limited, 1 p.m. Saturday, Willis D. Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish (www.festivalofpumpkins.org/events.asp ).
Gig Harbor Scarecrow Festival
SAT Music, farm animals, pony rides, hay maze, carnival games, food vendors, community scarecrow competition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. N.W., Gig Harbor; free admission, fees for some activities (www.penmetparks.org/recreation-events/special-events/scarecrow-festival).
Fairbank Pumpkin Farm
SAT-SUN Animal barn, pumpkin fields, vegetable garden, tiny tot maze and hay tunnel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Fairbank Animal and Pumpkin Farm, 15308 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds; admission $3, pumpkins $1 and up, cash only (425-743-3694 or www.fairbankfarm.com).
Remlinger Farms Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
SAT-SUN Steam train, mini-fair rides for kids, farm petting zoo, farm theater, corn maze, U-pick pumpkin field, food vendors, market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.94-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or www.remlingerfarms.com ).
Festival of Family Farms
SAT-SUN Skagit Valley family-farms tours, harvest markets, exhibits, samples, kids’ activities, animals, corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patches at 14 venues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bow, Burlington, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Rockport, Sedro-Woolley; free (360-421-4729 or www.farmtour.com).
Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival
SAT-SUN Sampling of 200 varieties of apples, pears, kiwis, table and wine grapes, unusual and uncommon fruits; cider, music, pumpkin patch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cloud Mountain Farm, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, Whatcom County (360-966-5859 or www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org/index2.cfm?page=_regional-events).
Tumwater Cider Squeeze
SUN Tumwater Historical Association 1825-50 historic activities for all ages, music, apple and pear cider press by period-costumed students, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Tumwater Falls Park, 110 Deschutes Way S.W., Tumwater, Thurston County (www.tumwaterhistoricassociation.com ).
Serres Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, produce sale, corn maze, kids’ train on weekends, 1-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 20306 N.E. 50th St., Redmond (425-868-3017).
Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, produce stand, farm animals, hay maze, roasted corn, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, South 277th Street and West Valley Highway, Kent; corn maze $6-$9, hay rides $3 (253-954-5692 or www.carpinito.com ).
Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch at Game Haven Farm
ONGOING Farm animals, pumpkin patch, fall market, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 7110 310th Ave. N.E., Carnation (425-333-4313).
Picha Farms Pumpkin Patch
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, corn maze, weekend hay rides and food vendors, 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup; corn maze $6, hay rides $2 (www.pichafarms.com).
Spooner Farms Harvest Festival
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, corn maze, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, farm animals, petal karts, food vendors and other activities weekends only, 9710 Highway 162 E., Puyallup (253-840-2059 or www.spoonerberries.com).
Minder Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
ONGOING Corn maze, 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 1000 Gluds Pond St. N.E., Bremerton; $6-$8 (www.mazeplay.com/minder-farm-corn-maze-pumpkin-patch?utm_source+Sept-Oct+eNews+2013&utm_medium=email).
Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, The Farm at Swan’s Trail
ONGOING Corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $6; pumpkin patch with children’s play area, fishing, putting course, hay maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $2-$6, 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish (425-334-4124 or www.thefarm1.com).
Craven Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
ONGOING Harvest market, pumpkin field, corn maze, farm animals, 9:30 a.m.-dusk daily, tractor-drawn hay rides, pumpkin slinger, snack bar on weekends, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; free admission, fees for some activities (www.cravenfarm.com ).
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Bob’s Corn
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, playground, food concessions, corn cannon, pony rides on weekends, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, free admission, charge for some activities; daytime corn maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $6-$8; kids maze, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, $4; night maze, bring a flashlight, 6-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, $10-$12, 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish (360-668-2506 or www.bobscorn.com ).
Stocker Farms Pumpkin Park and Corn Maze
ONGOING Corn maze, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, $6.96-$11.95; Family Pumpkin Park with pumpkin patch, farm animals, play area, hay rides on weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sunday, $9.95/person; pumpkin patch only free admission, 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish (360-568-7391 or www.stockerfarms.com ).
Corn Maze, Scandia Valley Farm
ONGOING Corn maze, 9 a.m.-dusk daily, 16624 Scandia Road N.W., Poulsbo; $5 (360-779-3353 or www.scandiavalleyfarm.com ).
Gordon Skagit Farms Autumn Market
ONGOING Traditional autumn farm market with seasonal displays. U-pick pumpkin patch, U-pick apple orchard, produce, cornstalks, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon (www.gordonskagitfarms.com).
Pumpkin & Corn Maze Festival, Foster’s Produce
ONGOING Pumpkin patch, Pirate Ship Adventures corn maze, tractor-drawn hay rides, pumpkin slingshot, hay maze, farm animals, Harvest Market, Halloween gift shop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 5818 Highway 530 N.E., Arlington (www.redroosterroute.com).
Scholz Farm pumpkins
ONGOING Market with fruits, vegetables, jams, sauces, pickled vegetables; U-pick pumpkins, free corn maze, farm animals, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 12920 Highway 162 E., Orting, Pierce County (253-848-7604).
Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show
SAT-SUN Train show, 50,000 sq ft of running layouts, displays, rides, swap; all proceeds benefit Lion’s Club service projects; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden, Whatcom County; $6 (www.lyndentrainshow.com).
NW Bead Society Bead Bazaar
SAT-SUN Vendors, gemstones, beads, jewelry, kits, lectures, demonstrations and displays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Arena at Everett, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $5 (256-337-0227 or www.nwbeadsociety.org/bead_bazaar.htm ).
FRI-SAT Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually, re-enactors bring to life Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1800s, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $8-$12 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org ).
Fall Railroad Lecture
SAT Final lecture in the three-part series by the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $4-$5 (253-288-7433).
Seattle Fire Day
SAT Family-friendly event copresented with the Seattle Fire Department, activities include trying on firefighter gear, fire-safety tips, exploring antique and present-day fire engines, hands-on artifacts, crafts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, MOHAI at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-324-1126 or www.mohai.org/visit-us/mohai-calendar/eventdetail/643/-/seattle-fire-day).
Fremont Fireside Chat
SAT Overview of Fremont public art installations, followed by reception, 3 p.m. Saturday, History House of Greater Seattle, 790 N. 34th St., Seattle; free (206-675-8875 or www.historyhouse.org).
Northwest African American Museum free day
OCT. 10 Free admission, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 10, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (206-518-6000 or 015ada3.netsolhost.com/index.html).
Hike & Seek
SAT Hiking and scavenger hunt for families to encourage outdoor time for children, 2 miles with nature station activities, wildlife displays, noon Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $7-$15, fundraising for National Wildlife Federation encouraged (www.hikeandseek.org).
Seeds by Land and Air walk
SAT Fall plant walk for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
Spiders of Green Lake
SAT Explore the park to see a variety of spiders, for ages 5 and older accompanied by adult, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
Lewis Creek Ranger Hike
SAT Explore the park’s natural history, look for signs of local wildlife, learn what to do when encountering animals in the wild, all ages welcome, wear sturdy shoes, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free, no registration required (425-452-4195 or www.bellevuewa.gov/lewis_creek_park.htm).
SAT Performances, tours, kids’ activities, music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; treatment-plant tours 10 a.m. and noon, reservations required; Brightwater Art tours, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Brightwater Education & Community Center at Clean-Water Treatment Facility, 22505 Highway 9 S.E., Woodinville; free (206-263-8862 or www.bwecotober.eventbrite.com).
Cedar River Salmon Journey
SAT-SUN Volunteer naturalists share information about salmon returning to spawn, history and habitat of the Cedar River, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in October, Landsburg Park, Landsburg Road Southeast, and Cedar River Trail, Ravensdale; Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, Maple Valley Highway and Southeast Eighth Drive, Renton; Riverview Park, Maple Valley Highway and Southeast Fifth Street, Renton; Cedar River Park, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave. S., Renton; free (www.cedarriver.org).
Creepy crawlies family outing
SUN Search fields and forest for insects, spiders, bugs, bring a lunch, aimed at ages 4-6 accompanied by adults, 11 a.m. Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5/person (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Beach
SUN Learn about wind, birds, make a flying machine; for ages 5 and older with adult, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $5 (206-386-4237 or www.seattle.gov/parks ).
SUN Late autumn walk to explore local fall colors in Japanese Maples and other trees in the Arboretum, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.uwbotanicgardens.org).
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Fully Charged
FRI-SUN Circus performances, includes All-Access Preshow Party to meet performers and animals one hour before each performance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St, Kent; $20-$65 (253-856-6777 or www.showarecenter.com).
Music at Third Place Commons
SAT Big band and swing music with Route 66, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (thirdplacecommons.org).
Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival
SAT Indoor and outdoor music with 11 bands in every genre, buskers, food and art vendors, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Chalet Theatre and outdoor events, 1721 Wells St., Enumclaw; $10 (360-825-1354 or www.chaletartsshowcasetheater.org).
Turn the Light On
SUN Inspirational community event to raise awareness to prevent child sexual abuse, speakers, light show, music; proceeds benefit therapy for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, 7 p.m. Sunday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-323-7131 or www.TurnTheLightOn.org ).
SUN Casual, all-ages concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle; free, donation for musicians collected (206-325-6051 or www.seattlejazzvespers.org ).
Run Wild at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
SAT 5K run, 8K run or 5K walk, proceeds support Northwest Trek programming and conservation, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive. E., Eatonville; $30 (360-832-6117 or www.nwtrek.org ).
Brat Trot and Bavarianfest
SUN 5K run, 1 p.m., 1 mile, 2 p.m. to benefit Highline Schools, Seattle Children’s and Safe Kids South King County; beer garden, German oompah band, vendors, 1 p.m. Sunday, Southwest 152nd Street and 10th Avenue Southwest, Burien; 5K/$35-$40, 1 mile/$30-$35 (www.discoverburien.com).
Oktoberfest Northwest 5K Stein Dash
SUN All-ages race through Puyallup carrying a stein, includes beverage and Oktoberfest Northwest event admission, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $30-$45 (www.steindash5k.com).
Ladies Day Out
SAT Hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, hiking, taught by women for women, wader relays, archery shot, Daisy BB Gun Range. Women of Cabela’s fashion show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Cabela’s, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip; free (360-474-4880 or www.cabelas.com/tulalip).
Greater Seattle Postcard and Paper Show
SAT-SUN Dealers display over postcards, paper collectibles and ephemera, stamps, travel brochures, photographs, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, movie memorabilia, Western Americana, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent; $5 (626-665-9435 or www.postcardshows.com).
Loch Ness Project in Scotland
FRI Adrian Shine, leader of the Loch Ness and Morar Project, talks about fieldwork in the Highlands, using the Loch Ness controversy as a vehicle for interpreting the dynamics and diversity of deep lakes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle; free (206-999-2808 or caledonians.com ).
The City Librarian Wants to Talk with You
SAT Community Conversation with the City Librarian, updates on levy implementation, and current and future Library services, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (www.spl.org).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours, Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday; Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Saturday; Art Deco of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Oct. 11; Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15-$25 (seattlearchitecture.org).
Harvard Belmont District: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour of upscale, early 20th century buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
Purple and Gold: From Gothic to Modern at the UW
SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour, meet at War Memorial flagpole, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, University of Washington campus, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$25 (206-667-9184 or seattlearchitecture.org/tours.html).
SAT Informal meeting for travelers to learn from each other, 9 a.m. Saturday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).
Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes
SAT Reykjavik Highlights: 48 hours in Iceland, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (425-771-8303 or www.ricksteves.com).
Savvy Travel seminars
SAT Isthmus of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, 10 a.m.; Discover Cuba, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, call for reservations (425-744-6076 or www.savvytravelerstore.com ).
Travel to Bhutan
WED Founder of WanderTours presentation on adventure travel to Bhutan, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle (206-634-3453 or www.wideworldtravelstore.com).