With the fall festival season in full swing, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy all the excitement! Consider: a music program with circus flair, a pumpkin party for the animals, a super-fun neighborhood festival, a farm-tastic fair with old-time activities, an annual festival for a good cause, and an autumn celebration! If you need to get some fall shopping done, be sure to check out the fab Seattle Families of Multiples Sale for season-appropriate kid’s clothing and equipment at bargain prices!


Tiny Tots: Hi-Lo Big Top Circus
At this musical three-ring circus, lil’ ones can participate in an interactive music program featuring games, stories and songs by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven! Fri., 9:30 am, 10:30 am, & 11:30 am; Sat., 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, & 1:00 pm. Seattle. $12/person. Tickets required. Ages birth to 5. Event details.

Pumpkin Bash & Trick-or-Treating
Wear your Halloween costume to the zoo and receive FREE admission! Plus, watch the hippos, bears, elephants, and monkeys crunch, smash, and stomp on pumpkins and enjoy trick-or-treating and special activities throughout the zoo! Sat. & Sun., 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (also Oct 20-21 & Oct 27-28). Seattle. Kids 12 and under Free (with paying adult). All ages. Event details.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival
This annual neighborhood bash will have a little something for everyone! Enjoy children’s activities, yummy food, and pony rides, plus pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, and an award-winning cake walk! Sun., 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
At this family-friendly fair, enjoy a variety of old-time activities as well as pony rides, live entertainment by Cowboy Buck, 4-H and Kelsey Creek farm animals, pumpkin decorating, tractor-pulled hayrides, inflatables, food, and more! Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bellevue. Free admission (costs vary for activities, pony rides, and food). All ages. Event details.

Fall Festival at Camp Korey
This annual (one weekend only!) festival will feature tons of family fun including hay rides, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations, and farm animals. Plus, search for the perfect jack-o-lantern in the pumpkin patch, purchase fresh veggies from the farmer’s market, and enjoy food, live music, and farm tours. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Carnation. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Harvest Festival
Celebrate autumn at this super-fun festival! In addition to live music and entertainment, there will be fall themed craft projects, pumpkin painting, face painting, train rides, and pony rides for the kiddies! Sat. and Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bothell. Free admission (costs vary for activities). Event details.

— Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Amanda Apodaca