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Sept 16-Oct 31, 2018
Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins
Snohomish, Washington


October 1-November 15, 2018
Wild Mushroom Celebration
Long Beach Peninsula, Washington
Timed with the peak harvest of autumn’s bounty, this unique event touts the talents of the Peninsula’s famed culinary community and the wealth of the area’s fresh local ingredients during such gatherings as tastings, discussions and winemaker dinners.

October 5-6, 2018  Anacortes Bier on the Pier - Anacortes, Washington
30 Breweries, 10 Cideries -- Two Days! Barvarian and German inspired fare---festival-style seating. Musical Entertainment Keepsake tasting glass

October 5-7, 2018  Oktoberfest Northwest - Puyallup, Washington
Prost with the Best at Oktoberfest Northwest, at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup! The 3-day festival includes Washington's Largest Munich-inspired Festhalle Biergarten, traditional German beers, wine and authentic foods , authentic live music and entertainment on two stages including host and yodeling Swing Girl, "The Queen of Oktoberfest" Manuela Horn, the Stein Dash 5K on Sunday (with 3 beer stops along the race course!), the Hammerschlagen® Tournament of Champions, outdoor Biergarten, Wiener Dog races on Sunday, a Sports Haus including TV's to watch your favorite sports teams and games like beer pong & corn hole toss, German Corner for shopping, kid's activities including arts & crafts by the German School of Tacoma, authentic Maypole dance, pumpkin decorating, free face painting on select days, Root Beer Float stand, a scavenger hunt, and games like kid's hammerschlagen and corn hole toss.

October 5-7, 2018  17th Annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
Port Angeles, Washington
An Annual celebration of the region's diverse bounty--seafood, maritime & cultural traditions, and breathtaking coastal environment.   Each October foodies and fun-seekers from across the United States and as far away as Finland descend upon the scenic Olympic Peninsula to partake in a grand celebration of the coveted crustacean that derives its name from the town where it was first commercially harvested back in 1848 -- Dungeness.  It’s all about great food and fresh crab. Thousands of pounds of fresh Dungeness crab are pulled from local waters each year, enabling festival-goers to eat their fill while also enjoying a wide variety of locally grown and produced foods.  Non-seafood and vegetarian dishes will be available, as well.  Admission is free.


October 6-7, 2018
37th Annual OysterFest
Shelton, Washington
Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and so much more come together for two days every year on the first weekend in October. OysterFest is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is Washington State’s official seafood festival.  The festival also features a popular cook-off, hands-on water quality exhibits, and is itself a giant a food pavilion with nearly 100 unique items on the menu: BBQ oysters, fritters, spring rolls, garlic shrimp, fresh cider and so much more. Better yet, your culinary adventure supports about 100 local non-profit service clubs and organizations, as well as funding scholarships and local community improvement projects.

October 6-7, 2018  Apple Days - Cashmere, Washington
Apple pie contest, lots of musical entertainment, encampment with flintknapping and gold panning demonstrations, book sale, and tasty homemade goodies. Proceeds benefit the Pioneer Village and Museum.

October 6-7, 2018  Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Issaquah, Washington
Celebrating the annual return of salmon (kings, reds, silvers & chums) each Fall to our lakes, streams and historic downtown Hatchery.  Attendance: 150,000.

October 6-28, 2018  Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm
Yacolt, Washington
Open weekends October 6-28. Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch and down "Pumpkin Lane" populated by pumpkin head people. Scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, hay bale maze, feed the animals, and vendors. Proceeds support the Pomeroy Living History Farm.

October 13-14, 2018 - 25th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival
Grayland, Washington
Bog tours; Cranberry Cook-Off - Professional and Novice Categories; and firelight parade.

October 13-14, 2018  The Cranberrian Fair - Ilwaco, Washington
A celebration of the local harvest including all things cranberry. Foods, crafters, bog tours, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during the Annual Cranberrian Fair.

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 18-21, 2018  36th Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival
Tacoma, Washington
Held at the Tacoma Dome, the Festival has over 550 booths, entertainment, cooking demos, and visits by Santa.

October 19-20, 2018  James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Seattle, Washington
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

events still waiting for new dates

October 7, 2017  Seattle Fresh Hops Festival - Seattle, Washington
If you love hops, you can’t miss the 2nd Annual Seattle Fresh Hops Festival! TWO sessions to choose from! 20+ breweries will sample just released fresh hops brews. Food and sliders will be available from Hale’s. The Yakima Valley of Washington State is one of the most important hop growing regions in the world. Because of the boom in the beer industry, especially craft brewing in the U.S., demand for hops is at an all-time high. And our own Yakima Valley contains approximately 75% of the total U.S. hop acreage! Approximately 2/3’s of the hops produced in the Yakima Valley are exported to countries all over the globe. Depending on the variety of hops, growers begin to harvest late August thru September.  Once a year brewmasters descend on Yakima’s Hop Country to hand pick their favorite varieties of hops, all with varying degrees of bitterness and aromatics. And they can’t wait to brew a batch or too with what they’ve chosen! Join in the fun and experience the wide range of fresh hop style beers and see what the excitement is all about!

October 27-28, 2017 - Enumclaw Brew Fest - Enumclaw, Washington
Great Beer, Great Food, Games, Music, Costume Contest Saturday night with $$ Prizes!  (also: )



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October 4, 2015  Steilacoom Apple Squeeze  - Steilacoom, Washington
Annual festival of the apple with 20 presses for cider squeezing and apple products for sale. Sponsored by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association. First Sunday in October.



events still waiting for new dates

October 5, 2014  Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine at the Beach
Aberdeen, Washington
'Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine At The Beach Festival' - Have a grape stomping good time at the beach. Live music, grape stomping, food and wine tasting. There will be Lucy and Ethyl look-alike contest open to men, women, children and dogs.



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