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Best of This Weekend Sept 30 – Oct 2

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It’s a fun-filled first weekend in October celebrating the best Northwest salmon and seafood! Plus Oktoberfests, wedding expos and more.

Autumn Wedding Show
Saturday and Sunday
October 1 and 2
Emerald Downs
2300 Emerald Downs Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001
http://www.autumnweddingshow.com

Find everything you will need to plan the perfect wedding. Visit vendors, watch a Fashion Show and wedding related seminars.

Issaquah Salmon Days
Saturday and Sunday
October 1 and 2
155 NW Gilman Blvd.
Issaquah, WA 98027
http://www.salmondays.org

Fun, free, fishy, family friendly festival – brought to you by the letter F! It’s the 42nd nnual celebration of returning salmon to the lakes, streams and downtown hatchery with a weekend of non-stop FREE activities. The festival includes a Grande Parade, a marketplace of more than 250 artists, Foods of the World, the Field of Fun and five stages of live entertainment. The hatchery offers exhibits with knowledgeable docents along with many more fun events and activities the whole family can enjoy!

Northwest Tea Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 1 and 2
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.nwteafestival.com

A tea lover’s dream come true! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about tea – how to make it, how to drink it, it’s history, how to make delicious treats to go with it, taste lots of it.

Oktoberfest Kent
Saturday, October 1
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Town Square Plaza Park
2nd Avenue North
Kent, Washington 98032
http://www.oktoberfestkent.com

Grub, Grog and Entertainment! Zone for kids with bouncy house, face painting and more.

Old Mill Days
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 30, October 1 & 2
Port Gamble, WA 98364
http://www.oldmilldays.com

The 6th Annual Old Mill Days festival in the historic town of Port Gamble. A weekend full of exciting family activities, including a carnival, car show, lumberjack show and chainsaw carving competitions, live entertainment, Fireworks and Beer Garden.

Oysterfest
Saturday and Sunday
October 1 and 2
Port of Shelton Fairgrounds
751 W. Fairgrounds Road
Shelton, WA 98584
http://www.oysterfest.org

It’s the 30th Annual West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival (aka OysterFest). Seafood cook-off, Art and Photography competition, entertainment, wine tasting, microbrews, and lots of food vendors. Come hungry!

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