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Best Road Trips in WA October 7 – 9

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Oktoberfests, Crab and Seafood and Cranberries! Just another delicious Northwest weekend on Puget Sound!

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Port Angeles Waterfront
Port Angeles, WA 98362
http://www.crabfestival.org

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region’s diverse bounty – the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. The festival’s featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, was named after the village of Dungeness (near Port Angeles). Family friendly, food vendors, arts and crafts, wine and beer garden, crab derby, cooking demonstrations, and special guest, Graham Kerr, the “Galloping Gourmet”!

Cranberrian Fair
Saturday and Sunday
October 8 and 9
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Ilwaco, WA
http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry will take place on the Long Beach Peninsula, on October 8 and 9, 2011 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Foods, crafters, bog tours, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during the 91st Annual Cranberrian Fair. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Museum is free.

Ridgefield BirdFest and Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Ridgefield Naitonal Wildlife Refuge
28908 NW Main Ave.
Ridgefield, WA 98642
http://www.ridgefieldfriends.org

Join the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Staff as we celebrate the coming of fall and the wildlife that make the Refuge their winter home. BirdFest and Bluegrass is an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration and bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield. Come meet people from near and far during our 12th annual BirdFest and Bluegrass. BirdFest Marketplace, Food Vendors, Kids’ Activities, Bluegrass Music.

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
Friday and Saturday
October 7 and 8
Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family! Keg Tapping Ceremony at 1:00pm every Saturday.

Ellensburg Film Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 7, 8 and 9
Ellensburg, WA 98926
http://www.ellensburgfilmfestival.com

The Ellensburg Film Festival uses movies to promote diversity and dialog within the community and to forge new connections between the region and the world around us.

Oktoberfest
Friday and Saturday
October 7 and 8
819 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
http://www.anacortes.org

“Bier on the Pier”! 30 Breweries–Two Days! Barvarian and German inspired fare – festival-style seating. Musical Entertainment, German fare, keepsake tasting glass, raffle.

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