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, a mouthwatering cultural extravaganza, an event with cute and cuddly marine mammals, a harvest celebration in the Valley, a festival with lots of pumpkin-themed excitement and an event with unique hands-on activities. If you’re looking for even more excitement, head to BabyFest NW, Seattle’s biggest baby shower featuring over 100 exhibits by top brands in the baby industry, or visit a National Park for free.

Remlinger Farms

photo: Erin Cranston

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, 5k run 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 by The Carter Family Marionettes, 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, listen to stories, play sea otter-themed games and watch sea otter feeding demonstrations and diver shows. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Eastside

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

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival Opening Weekend (pictured)
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 mini-carnival rides, live entertainment, yummy food and jack-o-lanterns galore in the U-pick pumpkin fields. 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 dressing and dancing and more. Authentic hot snacks, meals and drinks will be available from the Bors Hede Inne. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

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

— Kristina Moy