In the fall, the state of Washington glows with the colors of Autumn beginning in mid-September.
While Spokane and rest of Northeast Washington are aspen country, in central Washington Leavenworth is the place to be for some of the Evergreen State's richest fall foliage (also don't miss Leavenworth's annual Autumn Leaf Festival in late September.)
Or, head east to urban Seattle and you can stay right in town for a spectacular fall show at places like the 500-plus acre Discovery Park, or the Washington Arboretum, or take the scenic one-hour drive from the city up to the top of Mount Walker, where on a clear day you can almost see forever.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Washington State fall fetival season. Have fun!
Make tracks for the Washington State Fair in
September for carnival rides, fried foods, sweet
treats and live entertainment.
September 1 - September 24, 2023 -- Washington State Fair Puyallup -- One of the state's most popular early fall attractions combines a concert lineup with classic carnival rides, old fashioned bronco busting, folk art and farm animals, and lots and lots of savory fried food!
September 22 - September 24, 2023 -- Kirkland Oktoberfest Kirkland -- Just outside Seattle enjoy the biergarden and brats, live music and the ever-popular wiener dog races. Plus don't miss the stein hoisting, keg rolling, beer pong and corn hole competitions. Prost!
September 22 - Setember 24, 2023 -- Autumn Leaf Festival Leavenworth -- More Bavarian delights await at one of Washington State's oldest festivals featuring delicious German dishes, oompah bands, and the the big parade on Sunday.
October 6 - October 8, 2023 -- Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival Port Angeles --
There's something for everybody as this sea food lovers' fest including specialty dishes from local restaurants, art & craft vendors, live music, kids' entertainment and Native American demonstrations.