There’s a flurry of autumn activities going on in and around the city, and we couldn’t be more excited. Families can do the fall thing at apple orchards, sunflower fields and Harvest Festivals too. Add in MoPOP’s reopening and we’d say you’ve got your weekend made. But we’re also eyeing: a reason to get glowing, a dog gone good time at Lake Sammamish State Park and a chance for kids to carve out fun. Who’s in?

photo: Kai-Chieh via pexels

Experience the harvest
The festivals are here! This weekend marks the opening weekend for many local farms’ fall festivals. You can bring the kids to Fox Hollow Farm in Issaquah to follow the adventure trail starting Sept. 18 or to Maris Farms to explore the corn maze and more. Then, starting Sept 19, experience all things pumpkin and corn at Bob’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze, or bring the kids to Snohomish Valley’s original pumpkin patch, Craven Farm, for hay rides, rubber duck races and more.

Engineer a rescue
Engineer a ladder strong enough for a prince to climb when you sign your big kiddo up for this STEM-focused program. Fri. Event details.

Get glowing
Arts-A-Glow in Burien is in full swing. Find out what it’s all about this weekend when you find art in a park and stop by the Drive-In Movie Wall for Projection POPS.

Walk’n Wag
It’s the last weekend to bring your kiddos and your pooch to enjoy this leisurely 3K course around Lake Sammamish State Park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
Did you stop by Trophy Cupcake’s pop-up to grab your apples and honey cupcakes? Complete your New Year celebration with two virtual events. First up is a musical program for tots. Then sit older kids down for fun activities and reflection.

Pay attention to the little things
From planning a “yes” day to hosting a tea party, make your kiddo’s day extra special with one of these 25 simple ideas.

Make like a baker
If you want to whip up fun with your little bakers this weekend, put this Victorian Cooking class (Sat.) on your list, or put those apples you picked to good use with one of these recipes that features fall’s favorite fruit.

Drop in on a science class
Join STEAMboat Studio at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum for a fun drop-in class that combines art, science and exploring the outdoors. Sat. Event details.

Attend Opening Night
The Seattle Symphony is back at Benaroya. Livestream Opening Night with the kids from the comfort of your couch. Sat. Event details.

Carve out fun
Learn how to carve soapstone into a bear, wolf or orca at this kid’s class hosted by NW Rockhounds. Sun. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe