Travel & Outdoors

Best WA Adventures Out of Town October 14 – 17

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Celebrating music, wild mushrooms, fall festivals and spooky ghost tours. Just some of what you can do this weekend for a short drive out of town!

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
Friday and Saturday
October 14 – 15
Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

It’s the last weekend for the 2011 Leavenworth Oktoberfest! Get in the spirit, grab your friends, and enjoy fall’s full beauty as only Bavarians can. If beers and brats aren’t your thing, try hiking or horse riding trails!

Ghost Tours
Friday and Saturday
October 14 and 15
Downtown Yakima, WA
509.945.9830
http://www.PASTisPresent.net

Enjoy yourself on a self-guided tour walking the Haunted Downtown Yakima Historical Tour or go with a member of the Yakima Paranormal Investigation Team on a ghost tour. Guided tours are every Friday evening and twice on Saturday during the month of October.

Harvest Hootenanny
Saturday, October 15
11:00am – 2:00pm
Colello’s
5749 Bethel Rd. SE
Port Orchard, WA 98367
360.876.5277

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136414646453848

Join in for a knee-slapping-harvest-festival good time! Local vendors will be sampling their fine products, candy  in the hay scavenger hunt for the kids, a jump house, pumpkin patch, music and more! It will be a Hoot!

Wild Mushroom Celebration
Saturday, October 15 – Tuesday, November 15
Long Beach Peninsula, WA
http://www.wildmushroomcelebration.com

Cooking classes, winemaker dinners, and more. Timed with the peak harvest of autumn’s bounty, this unique event touts the talents of the Peninsula’s famed culinary community and the wealth of the area’s fresh local ingredients.

Suncadia Harvest Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 15 and 16
12:00pm – 5:00pm
The Historic Nelson Dairy Farm
Cle Elum, WA
http://www.suncadiaresort.com

Live Music, carnival games, arts & crafts, pony rides, local artisans, seasonal cuisine and more! This is a FREE, family friendly event and is a great way to kick off the fall season.

Water Music Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 14, 15 and 16
Hilltop Auditorium
199 School Road
Ilwaco, WA 98624
360.642.3731
watermusicfestival.com

It’s the 27th annual Water Music Festival, superb artistry and a variety of musical styles. This year’s festival, “WORLD BEAT” will offer in four concerts, music of the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa!

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