October is here and with it comes plenty of fall harvest fun. This weekend’s roundup includes a fall festival with lots of kids’ activities, a two-day extravaganza for LEGO lovers, a sale that will leave you seeing double, a special event for mountain bikers, a fish-tastic parade and festival and a fall-inspired meal. Wild Waves Fright Fest also returns this weekend with two haunted houses, more than 25 amusement rides and BOOVILLE—a non-scary zone that offers endless Halloween fun for lil’ ghosts and goblins.
photo: Issaquah Salmon Days Vendors Facebook page
Fishermen’s Fall Festival
At this annual festival, enjoy a salmon barbecue, oyster slurp contest, salmon fillet challenge and survival suit races. For little ones, there will be lots of activities including miniature boat building, fish prints and shell art, plus a keep and release trout pond, a jumpy ship, face painting and a live show by The Reptile Man. Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Seattle Families of Multiples Fall Clothing & Gear Sale
At this ginormous bi-annual sale, shop from over 50 families of twins and triplets for gently used, season-appropriate children’s clothing and equipment. Clothing sizes range from preemie to pre-teen and also include maternity clothes and equipment ranges from toys and books to strollers and high chairs. Sat., 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle/Shoreline. Free. All ages. Event details.
At this two-day event for LEGO lovers, view thousands of LEGO creations, meet brick builders and learn some of their techniques. Plus, stop by the Building Zone, a place where everyone can use LEGO pieces to build whatever their imaginations direct, and shop the Brick Bazaar for current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts and minifigs. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 pm. Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $9/individual or $36/family (under 5 free). All ages. Event details.
Sukkot Family Dinner
Celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot with a fall-inspired meal at SJCC. In addition to a delish dinner there will be activities for the kids, a special dessert treat and a story around the campfire with the PJ Library. Fri., 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Mercer Island. $18-24/family of four; $4/additional members. Registration required. All ages. Event details.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (pictured)
This annual mountain biking extravaganza will be filled with tons of family fun. Take one (or several) guided trail rides, watch an exciting jump show from local and pro riders, participate in a bike parade and enjoy a barbecue lunch, prizes, obstacle course and more. Sat., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival & Parade
Welcome the salmon back home with a weekend full of fishy activities. Enjoy a fab community parade, arts and crafts, yummy food and live entertainment. And be sure to check out the kid-friendly activities at the Field of Fun (think hands-on projects, games, and rides) and the special exhibits, events and family activities at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Issaquah. Free. All ages. Event details.
What fun things do you have planned for the first weekend of October? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy