It’s that time of year again when fall festivals begin popping up everywhere. With so many options available, the hardest part is deciding which ones to attend. Here are 5 of the most well known fall festivals along the west coast to give you an idea of what’s going on in your area.
Washington – Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival takes place in Port Angeles, Washington on October 7, 8 and 9 for the 15th year in a row. This event is highly praised and considered one of the best food festivals in the nation. It features live music, wine tasting, a beer garden, great food and cooking demonstrations given by famous chefs. There’s also a Grab-a-Crab Derby sporting activity and a Chowder Cook-Off that are sure to prove very interesting.
California – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
If you’re in sunny California near the Santa Rosa area and love tasting wine, make plans to visit the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. This event takes place on September 30, October 1 and 2. During this event, you have the opportunity to sample wines that come from over 100 different wineries. The World Championship Grape Stomp also takes place here and the event features some of the best beer and cider in the area.
Oregon – Stormy Weather Arts Festival
If you live near or if you’re visiting the west coast this fall, Cannon Beach Oregon is the place to be on November 4, 5 and 6. This is where the Stormy Weather Arts Festival takes place. The spotlight concert on Friday night will get the weekend started off on the right foot. The festival also features a fall fashion show, unique works of art created by professional artists, a silent art auction and several live music bands playing around the town for your enjoyment.
Washington – Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Get ready for one of Washington’s most famous festivals on September 30 and October 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 because this is when and when the ever-famous Leavenworth Oktoberfest is held. This special event features arts and crafts, live entertainment, a Keg Tapping Ceremony and some of the best German food you’ve ever tasted. There’s plenty to do and something for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
California – Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival
The Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival takes place on October 15 in Santa Barbara, California. With so many fun and exciting activities to take part in, it’s sure to be one of the best family fall festivals you’ll ever attend. This event features live music, exhibits, boat rides, great food and you can even tour the Maritime Museum. It’s a wonderful experience for the whole family.
These are 5 of the most popular fall festivals taking place on the west coast but they’re not your only options. There are many special events going on up and down the coast this fall season. If you’re not able to visit one of the festivals mentioned above, check out some of the events located in your area. It would be a shame to miss out on all the fun.