Fall is practically a upon us. Pumpkins, sweaters, changing leaves and ghoulish goblins are on the horizon. You may be sad all the summer fun is coming to an end, but luckily there are many fun fall activities in Mount Vernon, Anacortes and throughout Skagit County to entertain the whole family.
28th Annual Fall Garage Sale and Car Show
Skagit County Fairgrounds
501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon
If you love to look for hidden treasure, things to upcycle or incredible cars, then you want to miss the 28th Annual Fall Garage Sale and Car Show. There will be over 170 vendors with everything from antiques to TVs. On Saturday, come for the car show, with free registration for anyone that wants to enter. There will be food and live music both days. Find out more on the Facebook event page.
39th Oyster Run
The 39th annual Oyster Run is happening again on September 25 and if you have a motorcycle, you won’t want to miss this – it’s the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest. What makes it unique is you get to pick your own route, no start up point or schedule. Then, check out the vendors, live music and good food in downtown Anacortes. The event is free and all are welcome, even if your walking, driving or sailing! Find more information on the Oyster Run website.
B’town Fall Fest
Skagit River Park
1100 S Skagit Street, Burlington
Kick off fall with a family-friend festival in Burlington! B’town Fall Fest has everything you could want for a great fall weekending, including a PupKin 5k Fun Run with your dogs, slinging pumpkins, zucchini car races, pie eating contests, food, music, kids’ activities and more! Even the dog is welcome at this fun festival and it’s free! For more information, watch the B’town Fall Fest Facebook page.
Concrete Ghost Walks
Saturdays in October
45920 Main Street, Concrete
Get yourself into the Halloween spirit with a creepy and sometimes funny Concrete Ghost Walk. Happening every Saturday in October, you will be guided through the streets of downtown Concrete while hearing terrifying tales. Guests must be over the age of 13 for this ghoulish night of fun. Reservations can be made now by visiting the Concrete Chamber office. Find more information on the Concrete Chamber website.
Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms
Head out into the crisp air to tour local farms in all their fall beauty with the Skagit Valley Farm Tours. Just use the farm map on their website for your self-guided tour. This year there are nine family farms you can visit throughout Skagit County. Activities at each farm will vary, but may include education exhibits, demonstrations, kids’ activities, free samples, corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patches, animals and more. Go to the Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms website for more information.
Skagit River Poetry Festival
104 Commercial Street, La Conner
If you want to listen to some amazing artists and enjoy locally-sourced food, the 11th annual Skagit River Poetry Festival is for you. On Thursday night hear from some of the area’s best poets including Ray Young Bear, Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and Sasha taqwš?blu LaPointe. For more information, visit the Skagit River Poetry Festival website.
Bier on the Pier
Historic Port Transit Shed
100 Commercial Ave, Anacortes
Love local beer and good food? Head to Bier on the Pier for a fall event that’s makes a great date night or weekend with friends. Sample breweries and cideries, eat your fill from food trucks and listen to live music! This event is for those 21 years and older. Get your tickets on the Experience Anacortes website.
26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon
Looking for something thrilling to do for the spooky season? This is it! Both kids in Scouts and the public are invited to the Family-Friendly Haunted Camp at Fire Mountain for a day of fun. They will a Spooky Forest full of fun including trick-or-treating, eerie field games, a haunted fort and more! Purchase tickets on All Events.
Brew on the Slough
October – TBD
Brew on the Slough is happening once again in La Conner this October with plenty of fun for the 21 and over crowd. Sample local beers, meander the boardwalk, and eat your fill at the top restaurants along the way. There will be live music and tons of fun. For more information, visit the Love La Conner website.
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