We’re wrapping up the end of September with a weekend jam-packed with family fun. Consider: a delicious festival under the Needle, an annual event with plenty of pumpkin-themed excitement and two fall fests with tons of kids’ activities. If you’re looking for fall clothing or gear for the fam, be sure to hit the always-popular Jack & Jill Fall/Winter Consignment Sale for incredible deals on high quality, gently used kids’ clothing and gear. Scroll down to learn more.

photo: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival


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 and everyone will love the food, craft booths, car show and marketplace vendors. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Festa Italiana Seattle
Head to the Seattle Center this weekend for pizza tossing contests, yummy food (think: pizza, pasta, Italian sausage, gelato), celebrity chef demonstrations, inflatable soccer pitch and soccer clinics, kids’ activities, live music, a grape stomp and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
This old-fashioned, down-home waterfront festival is where everything is fun, almost everything is free and nothing is fancy. See gorgeous wooden vessels, take a free boat ride, participate in a scavenger hunt and enjoy food vendors, live music and kids’ activities, including toy boat building. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Camlann Medieval Village Michelmasse Festival
This lively festival will have a little something for everyone. Enjoy craft demonstrations including blacksmithing, candle-making and pottery, hands-on lessons in archery, swordplay and letter-writing, medieval dancing and more. Psst…authentic hot snacks, meals and drinks will be available from the Bors Hede Inne. Sat.-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, delish food and jack-o-lanterns galore in the U-pick pumpkin patch. Sat.-Sun. All ages. Event details.

Salmon SEEson in Issaquah
Fall is here and that means the salmon are returning to our local streams and rivers. This weekend, see the fish make their return to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and take a guided tour with a trained docent from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH). Sat.-Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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