Scarecrow Corridor – Coupeville

October 1-14, 2009

Scarecrows Contest begins October 1, Scarecrows displayed throughout town of Coupeville, winners announced at HarvestFest. Theme for 2009: "The Pirates of Coupeville". For more information, please call: 360-678-5434 or visit

Ferndale Farmers Market

October Saturdays - October 17, 2009

Make sure to stop in and visit our 2nd season of the Ferndale Farmers' Market and check out our many area vendors serving the community with fresh produce, local arts and crafts and medley of gifts and goods at the city’s Centennial Riverwalk Park, Ferndale. Hours of operation are 9:00am-3:00pm, every Saturday from April 18th thru October 17th.

First Friday Gallery Art Walk

October 02, 2009

First Friday Gallery Art Walk. Come downtown and enjoy the art galleries!! Downtown Anacortes, 6-9PM.

La Conner Quilt Festival – 12th Anniversary

October 2-4, 2009

"Three's a Charm! Another Blue Ribbon Quiltfest," hosted by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, is scheduled for Sept. 25-27 in La Conner, featuring: Award-winning quilts from around the country on display at Maple Hall; New exhibits in the historic Gaches Mansion. Specialty vendors offering unique gifts & textile supplies; plus Quilt walk in downtown La Conner shops featuring quilts by Anacortes' "Fidalgo Island Quilters" Sept. 1-30. Ticket price of $8 provides entry to all 3 exhibit venues. The only quilt museum in Washington & one of only thirteen in the U.S., the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum may be contacted for more information at 360-466-4288, or Event Times: 10AM – 5 PM.

11th Annual Festival of Family Farms – La Conner

October 3-4, 2009

You are invited to enjoy La Conner when the seasons collide: select gourds and pumpkins for fall, play on the beach and enjoy the last summer berries & produce and even scope out your Christmas tree. Celebrate the harvest and shows & our hometown hospitality with an “open barn” celebration featuring: Farm tours (15 to choose from!) including dairy, row crop, animal, organic, orchard, shellfish and Christmas tree Fresh produce, dairy, beef and shellfish markets and roadside stands Delectable treats and free samples Hands-on children’s activities: veggie car races, artificial cow milking, veggie art, oyster shuffleboard & more! Hay rides, pony rides & horse drawn wagons Scarecrow making & corn mazes U-pick and pre-picked pumpkin patches Farm animal viewing, petting and walking Meet the farmer sessions and educational exhibits Farm equipment displays…. and much more! Begin & end your tour in the Historic Waterfront Village of La Conner ~ The Heart of the Skagit Valley! Experience the diversity, beauty and bounty of “Washington’s backyard.” Saturday 10-5 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm. For more information, please visit:

Whidbey Island Farm Tour

October 3-4, 2009

This event is Whidbey Island Favorite. Visit for information. Whidbey Island Farms from 10AM – 5PM.

Octoberfeast, Beer Tasting
 October 09, 2009

A brief and necessary respite from wine. Our 2nd annual festive dinner which pairs food and beer. Only quality craftsman ales featured! Big Fat Fish Company, Fairhaven, 1304 12th St, Bellingham, Event Times: 6:30 PM, Event Cost: $48, Phone: 360-733-2284,


October 11, 2009

PROST! PROST! PROST! OKTOBERFEST Fundraiser at the Greenbank Farm! - Come and support the Farm at the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest fundraiser. Enjoy "wünderbar" German Bier and Wine with German fare including authentic bratwurst and pretzels. Top notch entertainment will be rocking the Old Red Barn! Dance, eat, drink and be merry with German Polkas, genuine Paulaner Bier Steins, accordion music, family fun and an adult bier stube. Greenbank Farm staff, board and volunteers will be donning their lederhosen and dirndls' at this event which will raise funds for the continued preservation of the Farm. Tickets $15 adults/$8 children (under age 5 free) includes cover charge and authentic German food. (10% Senior discount also applies). Tickets go fast so call to reserve yours now! 360/678-7700 or 7710 MTB Duathlon

October 11, 2009

This is one fun event regardless of the weather. The first 100 registrants get a long sleeve tech shirt. R 2.6, B 6, R 2.6. The Free YMCA Youth Du for kids 5 to 15 follows. Lake Padden - East Entrance, 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, Event Times: 11 AM, Event Cost: $15 pre-registration, Phone: 360-778-7665,

Fall Craft & Antique Show

October 15-17, 2009

Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Free Parking. General Admission $4.00 (With Return Privileges). For more information, visit

Anacortes Jazz Festival

October 16-18, 2009

Anacortes Jazz Festival. Port of Anacortes Warehouse Pier 1, Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Cost: $20 - $50, For more info:,

Bountiful Fall Harvest

October 17, 2009 through November 14, 2009

A weekend days celebrating the changing of seasons welcoming the Fall harvest and holidays. Activities include Scarecrow building and an artists studio tours. More on this event can be obtained from the Blaine Visitor Center.

Cuisine & Wine of Africa

October 21, 2009

The cuisine and wines of Africa. Chef presents big game menu items, traditional flavors, and the developing wine regions of the big continent. In the background, THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY, the 1985 cult movie shows. It just doesn’t get more adventurous. Big Fat Fish Company, Fairhaven, 1304 12th St, Bellingham, Event Times: 6:30 PM, Event Cost: $34, Phone: 360-733-2284,

Make A Difference Day

October 24, 2009

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Pumpkin People

October 24-30, 2009

A Ferndale Chamber of Commerce sponsored event, local businesses decorate the outside of their business with pumpkin-headed displays for the Pumpkin People contest. Judging will take place on the 30th!

Peter and the Wolf

October 25, 2009

A gift to the community. The Mt. Baker Ballet presents their third annual production of this charming version of "Peter and the Wolf" in an informal studio concert format. The event is about 40 minutes long. Seating is on the floor. Nancy Whyte School of Ballet, 1412 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, Event Times: 4:30 PM, Event Cost: Free, Phone: 360-734-9141,

Halloween Party & Costume Parade

October 26, 2009

Family fun and costume parade from 1pm - 3pm. Trick or treat at the Farm during the Sunday Farmer's Market in the big red barn! Pumpkin carving, kettle corn, cider and apples will be available along with market goods. All monsters, ghoul friends and families are welcome! For info: 360/678-7710 Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island

Trick-or-Treat Downtown

October 27, 2009

The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participating downtown merchants will have candies for the kiddies and coupons or specials for the parents. At 4:00 p.m. FREE pizza bites for kiddies 12 years and under. Kiddies must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to bring can goods for the "Mile of Food" drive! Let's see how many blocks we can line with food for the hungry in Anacortes. Downtown Anacortes, 1-4PM

Annual Parade of Trick – or –Treater's

October 30, 2009

Halloween Parade & Merchant Trick or Treat, La Conner. The Annual Parade of Trick or Treater’s will take place on Friday, October 31st starting at 2:00 pm on 6th & Morris Street. Participating merchants will hand out candy to Trick-or-Treater’s from 2:00-4:00 PM. Thank you to the La Conner Schools PTA for organizing this event!

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