With the fall festival season in full swing, it’s a great weekend to hit the city and take in all the excitement. For starters, we have a harvest festival at a popular nursery, a rockin’ show with plenty of shenanigans, and a spooktacular fundraiser with tons of excitement. We also have a morning full of hands-on activities, a festival with loads of farm fun, and a family race with a Halloween twist. If that’s not enough excitement, put on your costume and head to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for Zoo Boo or introduce your kiddos to the Seattle Opera at a special family matinée of The Daughter of the Regiment

Monster Bash - Children's Hosptial Fundraiser


Fall Festival at Swanson’s Nursery
Swanson’s Nursery is once again getting in on the harvest action with veggie car races, pumpkin decorating, art projects, hay mazes, tractor hay rides, and kids’ pumpkin themed workshops. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (also October 26 & 27). Seattle. Free admission (activity costs vary). All ages. Event details.

Teatro Zinzanni: Tambourine Submarine
Celebrate Recess Monkey’s latest deserted island-themed compendium at this all-new Teatro ZinZanni family production! Rock out to new kindie tunes from the “Desert Island Disc” album while being amazed and astounded by high-flying circus performers. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (also October 26 & 27, November 3, 9, 17 & 24 and December 14 & 15). Seattle. $19 to $25. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

5th Annual Monster Bash (pictured)
Grab your lil’ ghosts and goblins and come in costume to this spooktacular fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Enjoy a hair-raising haunted house, pony rides, ghoulish games and prizes plus creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and parade, cake walk and not one… but TWO Caspar Babypants performances! Sat., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Seattle. $13/person. All ages. Event details.


Open Discovery at KidsQuest Museum
Friday mornings are the perfect time to take the Littles to KidsQuest for engaging, self-guided early learning activities. Practice patterning skills, think like a scientist, learn letters and numbers, and much more. Fri., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. Free with admission. Ages 0-12. Event details.

Fall Festival at Camp Korey
This annual (one weekend only!) festival will feature plenty of farm fun including hay rides, kids’ activities, s’mores by the campfire, farm animals and concessions. Plus, search for the perfect jack-o-lantern in the pumpkin patch, purchase fresh veggies from the market, and take a historic farm tour. Fri.-Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Carnation. Free admission (activity costs vary). All ages. Event details.

Goblin Gallop
Put on your Halloween costume, lace up your tennies, and participate in this fun family event. The Goblin Gallop will include a non-competitive 5k run/walk, kids dash and toddler trot as well as a post-dash bash with live music from Caspar Babypants, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and other spooktacular activities. Sun., 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Redmond. $35 (under 12 free with adult entry). Registration required. All ages. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.

-Kristina Moy

–photo thanks to 5th Annual Monster Bash/Susannah White’s THREE FEET of SUNSHINE