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Best Road Trips in WA October 12 – 14

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Dungeness Crab Festival, Oktoberfest, Bird Fest, the Cranberrian Fair, Washington Wineries Crush Festivals and more! Just a short drive from Seattle there’s a rich array of food and fun this weekend in Washington!

Hickory Shirt and Heritage Days
Wednesday – Sunday
October 10 – 14
Forks, WA 98331
http://www.forkswa.com

The community celebrates its heritage with logging and mill tours, Fish and Brew cooking contest, and more community celebrations!

Water Music Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 12, 13 and 14
Long Beach Penninsula
http://www.watermusicfestival.com

You’ll hear classical guitar at its very finest, amazing vocal performances, a string trio of exceptional quality featuring grand piano, flute and string bass, AND – to top it off – a big-band jazz group, complete with a powerful vocalist, that will entertain you with familiar tunes from the big-band era!! Browse each individual day’s concerts to select events you wish to attend.

Catch the Crush Wine Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
Yakima, WA 98901
http://www.wineyakimavalley.org

Join the Yakima Valley wineries to celebrate the harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event. Each participating winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and of course, lots of wine tasting.

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
Friday and Saturday
October 12 and 13
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.

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
Port Angeles City Pier
115 E Railroad Ave,
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), Washington, plus there will be meat and vegetarian options, Native American cooking, drum making and basketry and much more family fun!

Bird Fest and Bluegrass
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
1071 S Hillhurst Rd.
Ridgefield, WA 98642
360.887.4106
http://www.ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest.html

It’s a wonder-filled weekend of nature, wildlife, and Native American culture! Celebrate the coming of fall and the wildlife that make the Refuge their home. BirdFest is an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of fall migration. Birders’ Marketplace, food vendors, Audubon Live Bird Show, family activities and more!

Cranberrian Fair
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 SE Lake St.
Ilwaco, WA 98624
360.642.3446
http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

Foods, crafters, bog tours, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during the Annual Cranberrian Fair. Collectible buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Museum. The Cranberry Museum is free. As part of Cranberrian Fair activities, we will host a variety of vendors, offering handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, hand turned wooden bowls, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, homemade peach/cranberry pies, and more.

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