Seattle events calendar for October 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities and Halloween haunted houses in Seattle, Washington.

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October 2014

Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do in October 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Film festival

Oct. 1 - 4, 2014 (begins Sept. 25)

1.1 miles east

Local Sightings shows new films, awards prizes, throws parties, and helps Northwest filmmakers to network at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill.

Pumpkin patch & corn maze

October 1 - 31, 2014

multiple locations

Enjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes.

Snohomish haunted house

October 1 - Nov. 1, 2014

27 miles north

Nightmare on 9, formerly called House of Terror, is at Thomas Family Farm. See schedule.

High-tech conference

October 2, 2014

0.1 miles north

GeekWire Summit unites top engineers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders for panel discussions at the Westin Seattle.

Beer tasting at the zoo

October 2, 2014 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

5 miles north

Brew at the Zoo is a Woodland Park Zoo fundraiser featuring beer from 30 breweries, food, music, and animal encounters for adults. Tickets Aug. 1.

Seattle haunted house

Oct. 2 - 31, 2014 (Sept. 26 - Nov. 2)

4 miles south

KUBE 93FM Haunted House [sound] is too intense for children under 12. The address is 5000 E Marginal Way S in the Georgetown area. See schedule.

Great Pumpkin Beer Fest

October 3 - 4, 2014

5 miles south

Enjoy 80 pumpkin beers, a marching band, DJ, and food trucks at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF), which includes a giant pumpkin filled with beer at Elysian Brewing in Georgetown.

Fort Nisqually by candlelight

October 3 - 4, 2014

41 miles SW

Watch settlers reenact daily chores at Fort Nisqually in 1859 on a guided candlelight tour. Park at the zoo lot. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Anacortes Oktoberfest

October 3 - 4, 2014

81 miles north

Anacortes Bier on the Pier offers beer, German food, live music, and a costume contest on the waterfront.

Chocolate festival

October 3 - 5, 2014

1 mile west

Sample fine artisan chocolates and desserts, visit the beer and wine room, or attend workshops on chocolate making and cooking at The Northwest Chocolate Festival at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Home show

October 3 - 5, 2014

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field. Repeats in February.

Puyallup Oktoberfest

October 3 - 5, 2014

37 miles south

Oktoberfest Northwest serves up beer, brats, music, kids’ activities, and a root-beer garden indoors at the Washington State Fair & Event Center.

Films from Chile

October 3 - 12, 2014

Seattle locations

The annual Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF) pays homage to contemporary Chilean cinema in 2014.

Leavenworth Oktoberfest 

October 3 - 18, 2014 (Fridays & Saturdays)

119 miles east

Leavenworth Oktoberfest has free shuttles in town, live music, German food, family activities, arts and crafts, and beer! Ticket required. No dogs.

Tukwila haunted house

October 3 - Nov. 1, 2014

11 miles south

Shadows Haunted Attraction has both a traditional dark maze and a group theatrical experience in Tukwila for ages 13+. See schedule.

Federal Way Fright Fest

October 3 - Nov. 1 (Fri., Sat., Sun)

25 miles south

Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, a haunted house, and Booville for kids at Wild Waves.

Lake Stevens haunted farm

October 3 - Nov. 1, 2014 (uncertain)

33 miles north

Halloween at Carleton Farm includes Zombie Farm, Haunted Swamp, and a Dark Maze. See schedule.

Lacey haunted house

October 3 - Nov. 1, 2014

58 miles south

My Morbid Mind Haunted House is inside an old barn in Lacey. See schedule, which includes a kids’ day.

Get painted as you run

October 4, 2014

25 miles NE

Wear a white shirt and get bombarded by color as you run in the Color Me Rad 5K in Carnation.

Art & Wine Walk

October 4, 2014

31 miles south

Puyallup Art & Wine Walk features wine, food, live music, and art in historic downtown.

Railroad Days

October 4, 2014

43 miles NE

Railroad Days features a grand parade, children’s parade, 5K race, food, band, and a carnival in the small town of Granite Falls. Free.

LEGO building convention

October 4 - 5, 2014

1 mile NW

BrickCon Exhibition is a four-day event for LEGO builders. Buy a ticket to view their creations on the weekend at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Tea festival

October 4 - 5, 2014

1 mile NW

Sample fine tea, attend presentations by tea authors and industry experts, and shop for tea supplies at the Northwest Tea Festival in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Free except tastings.

Food truck festival

October 4 - 5, 2014

3.7 miles NE

Drink Oktoberfest beer and eat from 35 food trucks at Trucktoberfest in Husky Stadium north parking lot E.

Salmon festival

October 4 - 5, 2014

17 miles east

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival celebrates the salmon’s return with arts and crafts, a kids’ play area, food, and entertainment. Free.

Oyster and seafood festival

October 4 - 5, 2014

82 miles SW

OysterFest offers oysters, shrimp, a food pavilion, wine, microbrews, and live music. See exhibits, a cook-off, and an oyster-shucking contest at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Shelton.

Buckley haunted farm

October 4 - Nov. 1, 2014

43 miles south

Shoot live zombies from a bus at Monster Safari or roam the Haunted Woods during Harvest of Terror at Maris Farms in Buckley. See schedule.
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Country dance

October 5, 2014 (3 to 6 p.m.)

2.7 miles south

Harvest Hoedown features live music, dancing, calling, and country food at Sodo Park.

Local farm feast

October 5, 2014

9 miles NW

Enjoy an Incredible Feast at Swansons Nursery, prepared by top Seattle chefs with ingredients from local farmers. Proceeds benefit farmers.

Medieval knights

October 5, 2014 (12 to 6 p.m.)

24 miles NE

The Seattle Knights joust at 1 and 4 p.m.; mounted archers compete; and vendors sell medieval-themed art at Fall Festival at Equine Life Solutions in Bothell.

Feast at Pike Place Market

October 7, 2014

0.3 mile SW

Begin your Feast at the Market at a wine reception, and then use your ticket book for tastes at 20 market restaurants before reuniting for dessert. Age 21+.

Tacoma RV Show

October 9 - 12, 2014

33 miles south

See the latest recreational vehicles at the Tacoma RV Show in the Tacoma Dome. Repeats in March.

Tacoma Film Festival

October 9 - 16, 2014

35 miles south

The Tacoma Film Festival showcases outstanding work by independent filmmakers, many from the Pacific Northwest. Most films show at Grand Cinema.

Film festival

October 9 - 19, 2014

Seattle locations

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival includes galas and receptions after some films.

Snohomish haunted farm

October 9 - Nov. 1, 2014

28 miles north

Visit Field of Screams or take the Hunt For Zombies Paintball Ride at Stalker Farms. See schedule.

Greek festival

October 10 - 12, 2014

3 miles NE in Montlake

Enjoy homemade Greek foods like lamb, calamari, gyros, baklava, souvlaki, and wine at St. Demetrios Greek Festival, plus dancers performing in costume.

Crab and seafood festival

October 10 - 12, 2014

83 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival has a crab feed, crab catching, food and craft booths, Coast Guard rescue demos, and 5K in Port Angeles. Free entry.

Jazz festival

October 10 - Nov. 11, 2014

Seattle locations

The Seattle Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats.

Artisan cheese festival

October 11, 2014

1.3 miles east

Meet cheesemakers, taste cheese, and see demos at Cascadia Cheese Festival at Central Co-op. Free.

Pumpkin festival

October 11, 2014

42 miles south

Enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin cotton candy, and even pumpkin pizza at the Orting Pumpkin Fest. Includes family entertainment, a car show, and a salmon barbecue. Free admission.

Geek Girl Connections

October 11 - 12, 2014

0.5 mile east

GeekGirlCon creates a community for women in science, technology, arts and literature, comics, and game design at the conference center in the Seattle convention center.

Rare book sale

October 11 - 12, 2014

1 mile NW vary

Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Sammamish Arts Fair

October 11 - 12, 2014

22 miles east

Meet the juried artists, see their work, enjoy performance art, and make family art projects at Sammamish Arts Fair at Sammamish City Hall. Free.

Doll and teddy bear show

October 11 - 12, 2014

36 miles south

Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in the Pavilion Building at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Repeats March.

Reptile show

October 11 - 12, 2014

37 miles south

See frogs, snakes, geckos, and other exotic creatures at the Seattle Reptile Expo at Puyallup Fairgrounds.

Cranberry festivals

October 11 - 12, 2014

132 to 170 miles SW

Choose from two cranberry fairs the same weekend. Both offer foods, crafts, and cranberry bog tours.

Auto show

October 15 - 19, 2014

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Auto Show at CenturyLink Field showcases new cars and trucks every year.

Eastside haunted house

Oct. 17-19 & 22-26 & 29-31, 2014

20 miles east

Nightmare at Beaver Lake is a family friendly haunted trail and house in Sammamish. Scarier after 8 p.m.

Turkish festival

October 18 - 19, 2014

1 mile NW

Turkeyfest has Turkish food, dance, music, games, and a tea house at Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Tacoma Zoo Boo

October 18 - 19, 2014

41 miles south

Enjoy treats, watch animals play with pumpkins, and wear a costume for a discount to Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo.

Neighborhood festival

October 19, 2014

9 miles SW

Fauntleroy Fall Festival is a small event with homemade foods for sale, animals to pet, indoor entertainment, and pumpkin painting.

Holiday festival

October 22 - 26, 2014

33 miles south

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival draws 40,000 people to shop 600 booths of handmade items and specialty foods at the Tacoma Dome and see Santa.

French film festival

October 23 - 30, 2014

2 miles NW

French Cinema Now features new films in French from around the world, special guests, and parties at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Snohomish beer tasting

October 24 - 25, 2014

30 miles NW

Enjoy beer from local breweries, a sausage dinner, and live music at the Snohomish Brewfest at Snohomish Event Center.

Arts and crafts show

October 24 - 26, 2014

8 miles NE

Fall Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in March and Nov.

Ghost Conference

October 24 - 26, 2014

28 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry

The Ghost Conference features paranormal investigations, guest speakers, and ghost tours in the historic town of Port Gamble. Pre-register.

Thriller dance

October 25, 2014 (3 p.m.)

1.1 mile north

Practice dancing Michael Jackson's “Thriller” in advance, then show up (ghoulish costume optional) for Thrill the World Seattle at Lake Union Park.

Doggie Halloween

October 25, 2014

5 miles SE

Dog-O-Ween features an auction, food, vendors, and costume contests for creatively dressed dogs at the Genesee Park off-leash area.

Kids Halloween show

October 25, 2014

22 miles north

Caspar Babypants sings fun, kid-friendly music that gets kids dancing at Spooktacular at Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool in Mill Creek. Costumes OK.

Zombie run

October 25, 2014 (11 a.m.)

24 miles south

Dodge zombies who grab your flag at the Freaky 5K Zombie Run at Celebration Park in Federal Way.

Halloween at the zoo

October 25 - 26, 2014

5 miles north

Enjoy treats and watch animals play with pumpkins during Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating at Woodland Park Zoo. One child 12 years and under in costume is free per paid adult.

Halloween Train

October 25 - 26, 2014

29 miles east

Enjoy apple cider and watch it being pressed, and then ride the decorated Halloween Train between Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Fall Festival

Oct. 25 - 26, 2014

7 miles NW

Tickets for hayrides, crafts, and snacks at the Fall Festival support charity, and the kids’ straw maze with spooky sounds is free, at Swanson’s Nursery.

Halloween dash

October 26, 2014

6 miles SE

Circle Seward Park in costume at Run Scared, which includes a 5K, 4K, kids’ event, and costume contests for people and pets.

Trick-or-treating for kids

October 31, 2014

Greater Seattle area

The City’s Sweetest Spots for Trick-or-Treating include Seattle, the Eastside, Northgate, and Tacoma Mall.

Stylish Halloween party

October 31, 2014

0.5 mile SW

Risqué features beautiful people in sexy costumes dancing to top-40 hits played by DJs in the Showbox at the Market.

Big Halloween party

October 31, 2014

1 mile NW

Join 2000 young partiers in costume dancing to live music at Pulse in the Experience Music Project.

Halloween Bash

October 31, 2014

1 mile east

The Halloween Bash features music, DJs, candy, and costume contests at three Capitol Hill bars (Neumos, Barboza, and Moe). Free.

Halloween costume party

October 31, 2014

1 mile SE

Bonza Bash Halloween is a black-tie masquerade ball with costume contest, top DJs, and cash bars at Fremont Studios.

Cabaret Macabre

October 31, 2014

5 miles SE

Cabaret Macabre is dance, music, burlesque, and aerial performance at Columbia City Theater, 21+.

Freaky Halloween concert

October 31 - Nov. 1, 2014

2 miles south

FreakNight is a high-energy music concert with freaky entertainment at WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field.

Comedy contest

October 2014 (undated)

32 miles south

Vote to decide the prize winners at Grit City Comedy’s Comedy Contest in Tacoma.

Seattle Restaurant Week

October 2014 (undated)

Seattle locations

Get a special deal on a three-course meal at 160 restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week, which repeats in April.

Tacoma haunted house

October 2014 (undated)

33 miles south

Hell’s Gateway is a high-tech haunted house that is located on South Fawcett Avenue.

Buckley haunted House

October 2014 (undated)

48 miles SW

Fright Factory is located in a secluded house in Buckley. See calendar.

Mountlake Terrace haunted walk

October 2014 (undated)

13 miles north

Haunted Nightmare is an outdoor walk that ends with an indoor 3D attraction at Nile Shrine Golf Center. See schedule.

Fort Lewis scare

October 2014 (undated)

46 miles south

A Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park is interactive horror theater, with a less scary show for kids one afternoon. See schedule.

Kids Monster Fest

October 2014 (undated)

1 mile NW

Monster Fest: Kids Halloween Extravaganza includes trick-or-treating, crafts & activities, scavenger hunts, and dancing at Experience Music Project. Kids free.
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