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October 2017

Brew at the Zoo

Oct. 5, 2017

Raise your glass to conservation and animals! Join Woodland Park Zoo for the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 5th. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and even ciders from over 40 different breweries. Your ticket includes admission to the event, tasting tokens, live animal encounters, music, award-winning exhibits, and tasty treats available for purchase.

http://www.zoo.org/brew

West Sound Quilters Annual Quilt Show

Oct. 6 - 7, 2017

Presented by the West Sound Quilters, this annual quilt show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton features Vendors, Demos, Quilt Turning, a Raffle Quilt, Auction Blocks, Treasure Chest (members' sellables) Fat Quarter Raffle, Cafe and a Utopia of Quilts.

http://www.westsoundquilters.org/quilt-show.html

Oktoberfest Northwest

Oct. 6 - 8, 2017

The 13th Annual Oktoberfest Northwest at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup is a 3-day event featuring traditional German beers, great food, lively music, Wiener Dog Races, Stein Dash 5K, Hammerschlagen Tournament, Holey Boards, Corn Hole Toss, German shopping, free pumpkin decorating, free face painting & scavenger hunt, and more!

http://oktoberfestnw.com/

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

Oct. 6 - 8, 2017

Come out to Port Angeles on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula for old fashioned Crab Feeds, crab preparation competitions, wine tastings, and the Grab-A-Crab Tank Derby! Also enjoy more than 50 craft & merchant booths, live music, and take a walk out on the pier or on the beach.

http://www.crabfestival.org

Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

Oct. 6 - 8, 2017

This popular three-day event, hosted by Washington state's only quilt museum in La Conner, features award-winning quilts & textiles in three fantastic La Conner venues. Admission includes entry to spacious Maple Hall, the lovely La Conner Civic Garden Club, and the historic 1891 Victorian Gaches Mansion. Classes are also available - visit the website to register.

http://www.qfamuseum.org/20th-anniversary-festival.html

Tacoma Greek Festival

Oct. 6 - 8, 2017

This annual festival in Tacoma features authentic Greek cuisine, church tours, and live Greek dance performances. Hosted by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Tacoma, admission is free, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

http://www.stnicholastacoma.org/greekfestival/

Key Peninsula Farm Tour

Oct. 7, 2017

Farming has been a year-round activity on the Key Peninsula for many decades. Come explore farming history, feed the animals, and pick apples in the 2017 KP Farm Tour. Events include wine tasting, horse vaulting demonstrations, petting zoo, tractor hay ride, lavendar field tours, and more!

http://www.kpfarmtour.com

Fife Harvest Festival

Oct. 7, 2017

Since 2005, the Fife Harvest Festival has grown to become the largest community celebration in Fife with over 5,000 participants. This annual event takes place at Dacca Park, and hosts all kinds of arts, crafts, foods, performances, and vendors, and is FREE and fun for all ages.

http://cityoffife.org/city-departments/parks-and-recreation/harvest-festival

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

Oct. 7 - 8, 2017

The Pacific Northwest's premier fish festival, Issaquah Salmon Days takes place every year in early October, offering great food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a Grande Parade, and much more. Celebrate the return of the salmon with this weekend of non-stop activities!

http://www.salmondays.org

Oysterfest

Oct. 7 - 8, 2017

Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and so much more come together for two days every year on the first weekend in October in Shelton, WA. 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.

http://www.oysterfest.org

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms

Oct. 7 - 8, 2017

More than a dozen local farms throw open the barn doors for hands-on activities, tours, tastings, and a peek at agricultural life at the 19th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms. Take part in gardening demonstrations, educational exhibits, hay mazes, pumpkin patches, harvest markets, and more!

http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com/

Earshot Jazz Festival

Oct. 8 - Nov. 12, 2017

Seattle's annual Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 distinctive concert events in venues located all around the city. The festival brings jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists.

https://www.earshot.org/

TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival

Oct. 12 - 22, 2017

Held annually in October since 1996, The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent.

http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/TWIST

Lit Crawl Seattle

Oct. 19, 2017

Lit Crawl Seattle is a series of uncommon literary events - readings, performances, panel discussions, and beyond - that take place in pubs, museums, cafes, libraries, and a host of other spaces throughout the Capitol Hill and First Hill neighborhoods in Seattle. The best part: most of the events are FREE.

http://litcrawl.org/seattle/

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Oct. 19 - 22, 2017

The 35th Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival runs for four magical days at the Tacoma Dome. With over 550 exhibits in two buildings, it is one of the largest holiday gift shows on the West Coast. Shop for holiday gifts of handmade arts & crafts, seasonal decorations and gourmet foods. Bring the entire family and watch artists in action, enjoy family entertainment, get pictures with Santa, and more!

http://holidaygiftshows.com/

West Sound Ukulele Festival

Oct. 21 - 22, 2017

A day long festival celebrating the ukulele, as well as other stringed instruments, and the people who create music with them, encouraging a true sense of community among musicians, participants and audience. Beginning and skill-enhancement workshops will be offered throughout the day at the beautiful Kitsap Conference Center, culminating with a concert at the Admiral Theatre in the evening.

http://www.westsoundartandmusic.org/

Gig Harbor Film Festival

Oct. 26 - 29, 2017

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is one of the fastest growing independent film festivals in the Northwest. Attendees can choose from dozens of films while enjoying the beauty that is Gig Harbor!

http://www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

Issaquah Zombie Walk

Oct. 28, 2017

Halloween zombies of all ages will congregate in Issaquah for the sixth annual Downtown Zombie Walk and flash-mob dance to Michael Jackson's, THRILLER! A post zombie party will be held at the Issaquah Brewhouse, where Fred Hopkins and his Ghouls will perform.

http://downtownissaquah.com/events-and-music/zombie-walk/

Monster Bash!

Oct. 28, 2017

Monster Bash! Presented by Rock 98.9 FM is coming to Monroe at the Fairgrounds on Saturday October 28th. Don't miss the biggest Halloween Party in Snohomish County with live DJ, Dancing, Costume Contest with Cash Prizes, Drink Specials, Food Specials, Games and more. You must be 21 or over to attend the event.

http://evergreenspeedway.com/monster-bash-presented-by-rock-98-9-fm/

Dia de Muertos at Seattle Center

Oct. 28 - 29, 2017

The art and spirituality of Mexican culture is celebrated at Dia de Muertos, with live performances, spectacular community altar and cemetery, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. This "Day of the Dead" festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed.

http://seattlecenter.com/festal/detail.aspx?id=19

Seattle Children's Museum Costume Carnival

Oct. 31, 2017

The Seattle Children's Museum is hosting its 6th annual Costume Carnival, offering a FREE opportunity for safe indoor trick-or-treating on October 31, 2017 from 4pm - 8pm. Organizations from around Seattle Center will join to turn the Museum into a Halloween-themed adventure for kids 10 and under (with their families).

http://thechildrensmuseum.org/costume-carnival/

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