How’s October treating you so far? As we are almost half way through the month, there are all sorts of new things to do. From cultural festivals to, pumpkin patches and scary corn fields, we have a little bit of everything for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this weekend.

Refract Seattle

Refract Seattle takes place Thursday, October 12th until Sunday, October 15th. Programs include open artist studios, live glass blowing, gallery tours, and artist talks. When it comes to open studios, you can visit artists like Carol Milne, Milo Snyder, and Karen Seymour. What’s even better is that a complimentary shuttle will take you to visit a loop of each open artist studio on both Saturday and Sunday.

When: Thursday, October 12th-Sunday, October 15th
Where: Venues and studios across Seattle
Cost: Free/Varies

Head to the pumpkin patch

Looking to get in the fall mood? What’s a better way than by heading to the pumpkin patch? There are tons of great pumpkin patches near Seattle and this weekend is one of the first weekends where you can indulge in the fall past time.

Check out the Black Lagoon at Rob Roy

Black Lagoon is a Halloween pop-up bar that is open now until November 4th. Guests can check out the lagoon daily from 4 PM-2 AM. It’s described as a “swampy harbor” and welcomes all ghosts, monsters, witches and zombies.

When: Tuesday, September 26th-Saturday, November 4th
Where: 2332 2nd Ave
Cost: Varies

Cinema of Horrors

The Cinema of Horrors offers lovers of all things spooky a unique movie-watching experience that will take any movie’s jump scares to the next level. Fill your car up with your friends and grab tickets for your favorite scary movie on the big screen. It’ll feel pretty normal until you realize that there’s something or someone lurking outside your car.

When: Thursday, October 12th-Tuesday, October 31st
Where: 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA
Cost: $69

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair has dealers from the US and the United Kingdom this year. Visitors will find thousands of “collectible books, prints, maps, autographs, photographs, posters, postcards, ephemera, manuscripts, broadsides, fine bindings” and more for sale.

When: Saturday, October 14th, from 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday, October 15th, from 11 AM-4 PM
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St
Cost: $10+

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Stalker Farms

Stalker Farms is a state-wide favorite for getting your spook on and this year it’s back and better than ever. You’ll get to experience an in-person, up close, and personal production with 7 attractions that will leave you with memories you won’t soon forget.

When: October 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 26th-29th
Where: 8705 Marsh Rd Snohomish, WA
Cost: $19.95-$49.95

CRUSH Harvest Festival

CRUSH is the perfect opportunity to taste the wine of Chateau Saint Michelle, as well as try some tasty eats. However, the main draw is the competitive grape stomp. All ages are welcome but guests must be 21 and over to participate in the grape stomps. But if you do participate you’ll get a logoed Chateau Saint Michelle glass to take home and have a blast.

When: Saturday, October 14th
Where: 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA
Cost: $45+


Turkfest will take place this weekend on Saturday, October 14th, and Sunday, October 15th from 11 AM-6 PM at the Armory Food & Event Hall. Like other Festál events, it is free and open to the public. Visitors will find a lively marketplace, food, music, dance, and more.

When: Thursday, October 14th & Friday, October 15th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free

Leavenworth Oktoberfest 2023

Fall is here and that means its time to celebrate! The annual Leavenworth Oktoberfest is the perfect way to do just that. Even better, the iconic fall celebration is officially returning to Washington’s own Bavarian inspired town starting this weekend.

When: October 13th-14th
Where: Leavenworth, WA
Cost: Friday $10 6 PM-Midnight, Saturday $25 12 PM-1 AM, Children under 12 free with an adult

Nosaj Thing

Nosaj Thing aka Jason W. Chung is an American artist and producer. You may remember some of his popular songs from the early 2010s and you’ve probably heard many of the songs he’s produced. Either way, he’ll be in Seattle for what is sure to be a solid show.

When: Sunday, October 15th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $20

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!