2023 Fall Activities in Skagit County

The brisk fall weather brings with it scents of pumpkin spice, apple pie and damp leaves. It also brings with it some of our favorite events of the year! Whether you are looking for one last fun event before the winter rains come or maybe a jump on holiday shopping, there is something for everyone in the family to do this fall in Mount Vernon, Concrete, Burlington and beyond. Here is a list of fall activities in Skagit County.

large group of people inside the Skagit Fairgrounds
If you love to look for hidden treasure, things to upcycle or incredible cars, then you want to miss the annual Fall Garage Sale and Car Show. Photo courtesy: Fall Garage Sale and Car Show

29th Annual Fall Garage Sale and Car Show

September 21-23
Skagit County Fairgrounds
501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon

Don’t miss the 29th Annual Fall Garage Sale and Car Show. There will be over 170 vendors with everything from antiques to TVs. Stay the day with food, live music and more to keep even the kids occupied. On Saturday, come for the car show, with free registration for anyone that wants to enter. Find out more on the Skagit County website.

40th Oyster Run

September 24

On September 24th get ready for the 40th Annual Oyster Run, the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest. This free event has no starting or stopping point. You pick the route and for how long you want to ride for and make it happen. Then, check out the vendors, live music and good food in downtown Anacortes. The event is free and all are welcome, even if you’re walking, driving or sailing! Find more information on the Oyster Run website.

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. Photo courtesy: B’town Fall Fest

B’town Fall Fest

September 30-October 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Skagit River Park
1100 S Skagit Street, Burlington

It’s just not fall until Burlington holds the annual B’town Fall Fest! This free festival has tons of fun for the entire family including a kid’s zone, arts and crafts, vendors food vendors and more! Challenge yourself to the pumpkin sling contest or paint a pumpkin! For more information, watch the B’town Fall Fest Facebook page.  

Skagit BigFoot Fest

September 29-30
Skagit County Fairgrounds
501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon

Do you believe in Bigfoot? Learn about all things Sasquatch at the Skagit BigFoot Fest in Mount Vernon! The event has live entertainment – over 15 performers – food, vendors, mini golf scavenger hunt, swag, cabaret shows, a Sasquatch calling contest, a costume contest, kid’s activities and more.  Wear a Bigfoot costume and get in free! Proceeds go to Children of the Valley and Camp Korey. To buy tickets, visit the Skagit BigFoot Fest website.

Skagit Flats Marathon

October 1
Burlington-Edison High School

Looking to squeeze one more marathon in before the weather changes? Enter the 46th Annual Skagit Flats Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K! This race is one of the flattest Boston qualifiers in the United States. They will be using the IPCIO chip timing system for all three races. Learn more and sign up at the Skagit Flats website.

People in ghostly costumes post for a photo
Photo courtesy: Concrete Chamber of Commerce

Concrete Ghost Walks

October 15, 22, 29
Concrete Theatre
45920 Main Street, Concrete

Since 2006, Concrete has been enjoying the spooky season with Ghost Walks during the month of October! Your guide will take you through the streets of Concrete, retelling true stories and legends about people that lived…and died…in the area.  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.

Haunted Camp

October 27-29
Fire Mountain
26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon

Both kids in Scouts and the public are invited to the family-friendly Haunted Camp at Fire Mountain. Events include a spooky trick-or-treating, midway games, a haunted fort and more! There are daytime camps that are less spooky than nighttime camps, but all camps are meant for families of all ages. For more information, check the Boy Scouts of America Mount Baker Council website.

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