This weekend, there’s plenty of great autumnal fun to keep you and the kiddos busy and entertained! Consider: a super-fun neighborhood festival, a cultural extravaganza under the Needle, an out of this world workshop, a farm-tastic event, a pumpkin festival with tons of excitement, and a very scenic (and educational!) family walk. If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce your kiddo to tri racing, the Kirkland Triathlon for Kids will consist of a 50-yard swim, a 1-mile bike ride, and a 1/4-mile run. Ready, set, go!


The Bite of Broadview
This annual fall festival will have a little something for everyone! Enjoy carnival rides, live music and entertainment (including Caspar Babypants and Recess Monkey on Saturday!), a fab Kids Zone, food vendors, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, car show, 5K run, and more! Fri., 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat., 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun., 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Italian Festival
This family-friendly festival will feature delish Italian food (think pizza, pasta, and gelato!), exhibits, and live entertainment plus a Kid’s Courtyard, pizza toss, chef demonstrations, bocce tournament, and grape stomp!  Sat., 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Workshop: Comets & Asteroids!
Take the fam to the Museum of Flight and learn about some of the oldest objects in our solar system! After you learn about comets and asteroids, make your own comet model. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am & 1:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.


Farm Mazes & Fun at Dr. Maze’s
Head to Dr. Maze’s for loads of farm fun! Enjoy hayrides, farm animals, and rubber ducky races plus a singing chicken show, new mini mazes, and Dr. Maze’s famous farmstand! Fri.-Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Redmond. $9 (free to enter the farm, farmstand, and pumpkin patch). All ages. Event details.

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival (pictured)
Nothing screams fall fun more than a trip to Remlinger Farms! In addition to a hay maze, corn mazes, pony rides, and an old fashioned steam train, there will be plenty of mini-carnival rides, live entertainment, yummy food, and jack-o-lanterns galore in the U-pick pumpkin field! Sat.-Sun., 10:30 am – 4:30 pm (through October 28). Carnation. $13 to $15.25 (under 1 free). All ages. Event details.

Tiger Mountain Walk
Take the fam on a scenic walk with a naturalist and learn about the animals, plants, and history of the Tiger Mountain State Forest. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Snoqualmie. $10/person or $20/family. Ages 6-10. Event details.

— Kristina Moy