This weekend’s roundup includes plenty of autumnal excitement to keep you and your crew happy and entertained. Consider: a fall festival with rockin’ entertainment, an event with cute and cuddly marine mammals, a harvest celebration in the Valley or a festival with tons of pumpkin-themed excitement. If you’re looking for even more weekend happenings, Fremon’t popular Oktoberfest returns this weekend with tons of all ages fun on Sunday including face painting, pumpkin carving and a root beer garden. But that’s not all. Read on for more weekend picks.

photo: La Mesa Oktoberfest

Seattle

The Bite of Broadview
This annual fall festival will have a little something for everyone. Kids will love the fab Kids Zone with carnival rides, live music and entertainment (including an appearance by Caspar Babypants!) and everyone will love the food vendors, craft booths, car show and rummage sale. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Italian Festival
This annual family festival returns this weekend with pizza tossing contests, delish food (think pizza, pasta, Italian sausage and gelato), celebrity chef demonstrations, Sicilian puppetry, kids’ activities, live music, a grape stomp and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Sea Otter Awareness Weekend
Take the fam to the Seattle Aquarium to explore the lives of sea otters with the Aquarium’s biologists. See how the biologists care for these enchanting animals, including providing great nutrition, training and even toys, plus listen to stories, play sea otter-themed games and watch sea otter feeding demonstrations and diver shows. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Indoor Play at SBCC with Caspar Babypants
Got toddlers? Like to dance and sing? Caspar Babypants will be performing a 45-minute show at the South Bellevue Community Center for kiddos and their music loving parents and guardians. After you sing and dance your heart’s out, stick around and participate in the Indoor Play program. Fri. Event details.

Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration
Kick off the fall harvest season with a visit to the beautiful Sammamish Valley. Families can enjoy farm tours and activities, hay rides and farm animals, plus live entertainment and other fall harvest bounty including fresh-pressed apple cider. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival Opening Weekend
Nothing screams fall fun more than a trip to Remlinger Farms. In addition to hay and corn mazes and pony, steam train and tractor rides, there will be plenty of mini-carnival rides, live entertainment, yummy food and jack-o-lanterns galore in the U-pick pumpkin fields. Sat.-Sun. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

— Kristina Moy