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Best Road Trips in WA October 5 – 7

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Ready to head out for the weekend? Oktoberfests and beer events, Apples and cider, and art of all kinds, are just some of the great events happening just a short drive away from Seattle.

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
Friday and Saturday
October 5 and 6
Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! Four venues of live entertainment, free transportation in Leavenworth, bier garden, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family! Plus, beer tapping ceremony at 1:00pm on Saturday. Friday’s tickets $10/adults,
Saturday’s tickets $20/adults, Children under 12 are free. Active Military with their ID will recieve Free Admission. Tickets available online.

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 5
Downtown Ellensburg, WA 98926
http://www.ellensburgarts.com

There are so many venues to view local art and several that have wine tasting and appetizers as well! Come and stroll through downtown Ellensburg every 1st Friday of the month!

Annual Fall Art Show & Sale
Friday through Monday
October 5, 6, 7 and 8
10:00am – 5:00pm
World Kite Museum
303 Sid Snyder Drive West
Long Beach, WA 98631
http://www.beachartist.org

Over 50 artists compete in twenty plus categories during this show. In addition, Inspired Creations Shopping Experience, featuring art and art-inspired work for sale, allows even more art from the exhibiting artists to be on view. This show is a fantastic way to kick off your holiday shopping!

Anacortes Oktoberfest Bier on the Pier
Friday and Saturday
October 5 and 6
Friday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
819 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
http://www.anacortes.org/oktoberfest

30 Breweries and two days! Barvarian and German inspired fare—festival-style seating, live musical entertainment at a keepsake tasting glass. 21+ with valid ID. 2 day advanced pass/$35 plus 12 tasting tickets and festival glass, or $45 at the door. 1 day ticket $20 advanced plus 6 tasting tickets and festival glass, or $25 at the door.

Cider Fest
Saturday and Sunday
October 6 and 7
7:00am – 7:00pm
Orondo Cider Works
1 Edgewater Drive
Orondo, WA 98843
509.784.1029
http://www.orondociderworks.com

Cider Pressing, Bin Train Tours, Apple Slingshot, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Pyramid, Bounce House, tasty doughnuts, ice cream, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs! Lots of family fun, live music and

Spokane Carvers’ Show
Saturday and Sunday
October 6 and 7
Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217
http://www.spokanecarvers.com

Spokane Carvers’ 23rd annual show/sale is full of gorgeous and intriguing woodcraft. Admission $5/adults, FREE/children 12 and under.

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 5, 6 and 7
Sequim Museum & Arts Center
175 West Cedar Street
Sequim, WA 98382
http://www.fiberartsfestival.org

An interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum — exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and more!

Fresh Hop Ale Festival
Saturday October 6
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Millennium Arts Plaza
7 South 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
http://www.freshhopalefestival.com

This premiere Washington beer festival celebrates the world’s number one hops producer, the Yakima Valley. For a brew to be considered a “fresh hop ale” for the festival competition, it must be produced with hops that were picked no more than 24 hours prior to brewing. Learn how hand-crafted ales are made, compare brews, sample wines, nosh great food, enjoy a cigar, and dance!

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