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All the Best Fall Festivals in (and Around) Seattle

Published On 09/17/2015 Published On 09/17/2015

Thankfully, our least-favorite season is almost over (no, not summer, the Mariners’ season), and fall is almost here. And in Seattle, fall = festivals. Beer festivals, seafood festivals, music festivals, more beer festivals… so many it’s impossible to keep track. If only someone picked the 29 sweetest ones and put ‘em one handy calendar. Oh, wait...

Camlann Medieval Village (edited)

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Event

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Sep 23 Wed

Decibel Festival Join thousands of other electronic music lovers as they jam out to 94 performers across Seattle at this five-day multimedia art festival.  

Various locations

Decibel Festival Various locations Join thousands of other electronic music lovers as they jam out to 94 performers across Seattle at this five-day multimedia art festival.  

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Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Renton Oktoberfest Play traditional German games, listen to oom-pah music, and sip on a full-sized steins of your favorite beer in the Biergarten.

Downtown Renton

Renton Oktoberfest Downtown Renton Play traditional German games, listen to oom-pah music, and sip on a full-sized steins of your favorite beer in the Biergarten.

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Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Kirkland Oktoberfest This three-day, authentic, München-style biergarten has all things German: music, food, games, and of course, beer.

Downtown Kirkland

Kirkland Oktoberfest Downtown Kirkland This three-day, authentic, München-style biergarten has all things German: music, food, games, and of course, beer.

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Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Steamposium Seattle Put on your top hat and some retro-futuristic goggles, and spend a weekend with the best in steampunk culture, literature, and art.

Bell Harbor

Steamposium Seattle Bell Harbor Put on your top hat and some retro-futuristic goggles, and spend a weekend with the best in steampunk culture, literature, and art.

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Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

East Ballard Oktoberfest This traveling Oktoberfest celebration starts at Reuben’s Brews, and follows an oom-pah band to three breweries in East Ballard where you can try specially made Oktoberfest brews and delicious bites from local food trucks.

Various Ballard locations

East Ballard Oktoberfest Various Ballard locations This traveling Oktoberfest celebration starts at Reuben’s Brews, and follows an oom-pah band to three breweries in East Ballard where you can try specially made Oktoberfest brews and delicious bites from local food trucks.

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Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

Festa Italiana Seattle Celebrate Italian culture with delectable food, music, and performances. You can even make wine with a bucket of grapes and your own two feet, just like in the Old Country.

Seattle Center

Festa Italiana Seattle Seattle Center Celebrate Italian culture with delectable food, music, and performances. You can even make wine with a bucket of grapes and your own two feet, just like in the Old Country.

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Event

Location

Sep 26 Sat

Michelmasse Festival Leave behind the stresses of the 21st century and travel back in time to 1376 England. Cider pressing, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, and minstrels -- ain’t nothing like the peasant life.

Carnation, WA

Michelmasse Festival Carnation, WA Leave behind the stresses of the 21st century and travel back in time to 1376 England. Cider pressing, puppetry, music, crafts, archery, and minstrels -- ain’t nothing like the peasant life.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest (edited)

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Event

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Oct 1 Thu

Brew at the Zoo Tasty beer and spending time with some of nature’s most amazing creatures. What’s not to love?

Woodland Park Zoo

Brew at the Zoo Woodland Park Zoo Tasty beer and spending time with some of nature’s most amazing creatures. What’s not to love?

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Oct 2 Fri

Macefield Music Festival Inspired by Edith Macefield, the legendary Ballard resident who “refused to sell,” this music festival features up-and-coming artists next to national acts from all genres.

Various Ballard locations

Macefield Music Festival Various Ballard locations Inspired by Edith Macefield, the legendary Ballard resident who “refused to sell,” this music festival features up-and-coming artists next to national acts from all genres.

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Event

Location

Oct 2 Fri

Leavenworth Oktoberfest For the full Oktoberfest experience, there is no better place to visit than Leavenworth. Walk around the streets of this fake authentic German town where the beer steins are never empty. Fridays & Saturdays.

Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Leavenworth, WA For the full Oktoberfest experience, there is no better place to visit than Leavenworth. Walk around the streets of this fake authentic German town where the beer steins are never empty. Fridays & Saturdays.

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Event

Location

Oct 3 Sat

Trucktober Fest Thirty gourmet food trucks + and 30 craft breweries with 75 beers on tap = this massive mobile eats celebration. Now that is an equation you want to be a part of.

Marymoor Park

Trucktober Fest Marymoor Park Thirty gourmet food trucks + and 30 craft breweries with 75 beers on tap = this massive mobile eats celebration. Now that is an equation you want to be a part of.

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Event

Location

Oct 3 Sat

OysterFest It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest produces some seriously amazing seafood. Taste the best of the coast at this two-day festival with over 100 menu items and dozens of hands-on exhibits.

Port of Shelton

OysterFest Port of Shelton It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest produces some seriously amazing seafood. Taste the best of the coast at this two-day festival with over 100 menu items and dozens of hands-on exhibits.

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Event

Location

Oct 4 Sun

Piketoberfest You don’t have to leave Downtown Seattle to get a taste of German Oktoberfest: find the perfect local meats, sauerkraut, and cheeses to pair with a fantastic brew right in Pike Place Market.

Pike Brewing Co.

Piketoberfest Pike Brewing Co. You don’t have to leave Downtown Seattle to get a taste of German Oktoberfest: find the perfect local meats, sauerkraut, and cheeses to pair with a fantastic brew right in Pike Place Market.

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Event

Location

Oct 8 Thu

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Serious movie buffs, take note: a glamorous opening-night party starts a week of new LGBT cinema and films that garner over 10,000 attendees.

Various locations

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Various locations Serious movie buffs, take note: a glamorous opening-night party starts a week of new LGBT cinema and films that garner over 10,000 attendees.

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Event

Location

Oct 9 Fri

Oktoberfest Northwest Another weekend, another chance to swill some sweet beer, eat a few brats, and place bets on the best dachshund at the wiener dog races? Yup.  

Washington State Fair Event Center

Oktoberfest Northwest Washington State Fair Event Center Another weekend, another chance to swill some sweet beer, eat a few brats, and place bets on the best dachshund at the wiener dog races? Yup.  

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Event

Location

Oct 9 Fri

St. Demetrios Greek Festival Lamb, loukoumades, baklava -- experience all of your favorite Greek dishes while enjoying traditional music and other cultural exhibits.

St. Demetrios Church, Montlake

St. Demetrios Greek Festival St. Demetrios Church, Montlake Lamb, loukoumades, baklava -- experience all of your favorite Greek dishes while enjoying traditional music and other cultural exhibits.

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Event

Location

Oct 9 Fri

Crabfest Located on the beautiful Port Angeles waterfront, this festival featuring mouthwatering Dungeness crab is located just a short ferry ride away from… um, Canada. So you’ll probably have to drive.

Port Angeles

Crabfest Port Angeles Located on the beautiful Port Angeles waterfront, this festival featuring mouthwatering Dungeness crab is located just a short ferry ride away from… um, Canada. So you’ll probably have to drive.

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Event

Location

Oct 11 Sun

An Incredible Feast Over two dozen of Seattle’s best chefs pair up with local farmers and fisherman to create one-of-a-kind dishes. The food is badass, and it’s for a good cause: support for local farmers who are currently battling drought and fire.

Swansons Nursery

An Incredible Feast Swansons Nursery Over two dozen of Seattle’s best chefs pair up with local farmers and fisherman to create one-of-a-kind dishes. The food is badass, and it’s for a good cause: support for local farmers who are currently battling drought and fire.

Date

Event

Location

Oct 17 Sat

Bothell Beer Festival For $25 dollars at the door, you get six beer tickets to use on brews from local favorites like Elysian Brewing Company and Red Hook.

Downtown Bothell

Bothell Beer Festival Downtown Bothell For $25 dollars at the door, you get six beer tickets to use on brews from local favorites like Elysian Brewing Company and Red Hook.

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Event

Location

Oct 23 Fri

BREW Seattle Grab a couple friends and play a game of cornhole while sampling 60+ beers from 20 Seattle breweries. Local brews only here, no outsiders!

Bell Harbor

BREW Seattle Bell Harbor Grab a couple friends and play a game of cornhole while sampling 60+ beers from 20 Seattle breweries. Local brews only here, no outsiders!

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Event

Location

Oct 23 Fri

Snohomish Brewfest VIP tickets to this event get you a giant beer mug, sausage dinner, 14 5oz beer tastings, and attendance at three tasting sessions where you can find out your favorite brewer's secrets.

Snohomish Events Center

Snohomish Brewfest Snohomish Events Center VIP tickets to this event get you a giant beer mug, sausage dinner, 14 5oz beer tastings, and attendance at three tasting sessions where you can find out your favorite brewer's secrets.

Date

Event

Location

Oct 24 Sat

Roostertails and Ales Bratwurst, soft pretzels, live music, and brews from eights local microbreweries. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Kent, WA

Roostertails and Ales Kent, WA Bratwurst, soft pretzels, live music, and brews from eights local microbreweries. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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Event

Location

Oct 24 Sat

Halloween Pub Crawl Join 500 of your closest (new) friends and take over the streets of Seattle as you hop from bar to bar. Candy, hula hoops, boom boxes… bring whatever you want to keep the party going all night long.

Various locations

Halloween Pub Crawl Various locations Join 500 of your closest (new) friends and take over the streets of Seattle as you hop from bar to bar. Candy, hula hoops, boom boxes… bring whatever you want to keep the party going all night long.

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Event

Location

Oct 30 Fri

Freaknight Festival Spend Halloween dancing with (probably scantily clad) ghosts and goblins at this gigantic, maddening carnival headlined by deadmau5 and Tiësto.

Tacoma Dome

Freaknight Festival Tacoma Dome Spend Halloween dancing with (probably scantily clad) ghosts and goblins at this gigantic, maddening carnival headlined by deadmau5 and Tiësto.

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Event

Location

Oct 31-Nov 1

Bollywood SCREAM! Celebrity DJ and producer Nawed Khan hosts this night of incredible Bollywood-style EDM, complete with a costume contest and professional photographer so you can keep your Instagram game on point.

Club Contour, Downtown Seattle

Bollywood SCREAM! Club Contour, Downtown Seattle Celebrity DJ and producer Nawed Khan hosts this night of incredible Bollywood-style EDM, complete with a costume contest and professional photographer so you can keep your Instagram game on point.

Seattle Wave Radio (edited)

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Event

Location

Nov 13 Fri

The Whiskey Extravaganza Seattle If beer isn’t your thing, get dressed up and celebrate the world’s finest whiskey, and enjoy some fine cigars.

The Rainier Club

The Whiskey Extravaganza Seattle The Rainier Club If beer isn’t your thing, get dressed up and celebrate the world’s finest whiskey, and enjoy some fine cigars.

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Event

Location

Nov 14 Sat

PNA Winter Beer Taste Tickets include 10 tastings from a selection of over 30 Pacific Northwest breweries, plus yummy pub-style snacks.

Phinney Ridge

PNA Winter Beer Taste Phinney Ridge Tickets include 10 tastings from a selection of over 30 Pacific Northwest breweries, plus yummy pub-style snacks.

Date

Event

Location

Nov 20 Fri

WAVE Radio Jammin’ Challenge Finals Four bands will be competing for over $15,000 in prizes, and the audience has the final say.

Hark Rock Cafe

WAVE Radio Jammin’ Challenge Finals Hark Rock Cafe Four bands will be competing for over $15,000 in prizes, and the audience has the final say.

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Event

Location

Nov 28 Sat

The Ugly Sweater Run Sure, we’ve all been to an ugly sweater party. But an ugly sweater run brings it to a whole different level. Run or walk the 5k, and then end the day with a hot chocolate or winter beer.

Marymoor Park

The Ugly Sweater Run Marymoor Park Sure, we’ve all been to an ugly sweater party. But an ugly sweater run brings it to a whole different level. Run or walk the 5k, and then end the day with a hot chocolate or winter beer.

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