With the fall festival season in full swing, it’s a great weekend to get out and take in all the excitement. Consider: an event for LEGO lovers, a super-popular farm fair, a special day for cider fans and a fall festival with tons of kids’ activities. If you’re looking for fall fun south of Seattle, head to Oktoberfest Northwest for German-themed activities, food and entertainment or Wild Waves Fright Fest for carnival-style games, rides and tons of Halloween fun. Need more ideas? Read on and get ready to fill your weekend with family fun.

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Seattle

Vashon CiderFest
Hop on the ferry in West Seattle and join the Vashon community for a celebration all things cider! The day will be filled with fun events, exhibits and treats for all ages, including fresh cider pressing, a farmers market, Vashon Island Fire and Rescue open house, orchard tours, tasting rooms, live music and kids’ activities. Sat. Event details.

Black Beauty
In this latest SCT production, see innovative large-scale puppetry, live music and a multi-generational cast gather on stage to share the story of a beautiful horse. Experience his journey from being a carefree colt to a workhorse in the busy streets of London, before his graceful retirement in a country pasture. Sat.-Sun. (through Oct. 27). Event details.

BrickCon 2019
At this two-day event for LEGO lovers, view thousands of LEGO creations and vote for your favorite, meet brick builders and learn some of their techniques and shop the Brick Bazaar for current, past and custom LEGO sets, parts and minifigs. Psst! Be sure to stop by the Building Zone where brick builders of all ages can build to their heart’s content. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Eastside

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival & Parade
Welcome the salmon back home with a weekend full of fishy activities. In addition to the popular community parade, there will be arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, games and live entertainment along with tons of activities for the kiddies at the Field of Fun. Psst! Special exhibits, events and family activities will also take place at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

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Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
This annual farm extravaganza will feature a variety of old-fashioned farm activities as well as pony rides, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating, tractor-pulled hayrides, inflatables, food and much more. Yee-haw! Sat. Event details.

Cedar River Salmon Journey
Join volunteer naturalists along the Cedar River to learn what salmon need to thrive, why clean and cold water is so important to their survival and how you can help to keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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