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8 Things to do this Fall in the Pacific Northwest

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons to see and experience Bothell and the surrounding area, making it a perfect time to visit. Pack your camera, dress in layers and get outside in the Pacific Northwest this Fall. We’ve got pumpkin patches and corn mazes, leaf-peeping and whale watching, and loads of fall festivals serving up local beers and ciders.

Farms with loads of family fun

Enjoy a Saturday of fall and art-themed activities at the Fall Harvest Celebration at 21 acres in Woodinville.

For your family photo op with pumpkins or a corn maze adventure, plan a visit to Craven Farms in Snohomish. The farm boasts over 30 activities to enjoy and more than 50 varieties of pumpkins!

The Burlington Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival is perfect for a day trip from Bothell. The event will be held Saturday, September 28 and is filled with wacky events like zucchini car races, pie-eating challenges and a pumpkin pitch. (If you’ve never been to a pumpkin pitch event, this is the one to attend.) Oh, and the event is free!

Must-visit leaf-peeping locations

The foliage in our area begins to burst with the colors of fall in September. Go for a bike ride on the Sammamish River Trail or take a stroll at the Park at Bothell Landing to see Bothell dressed in breathtaking hues of vibrant oranges, blazing reds, deep burgundy and the brightest of yellows.

Yes, you can whale watch in the Fall

Mid-October is the best time for whale watching as the salmon runs are the strongest. Tours and charters are available in the Salish Sea within Skagit Valley through San Juan Safaris in Seattle’s Friday Harbor, and Puget Sound Express on the Puget Sound in Edmonds.

Cheers to Fall Festivals

One of our favorite events of the year, Bothell Beerfest, will return on October 19! Over 25 of our area breweries will be pouring pints in the garage at Bothell City Hall in our annual event presented by the Bothell/Kenmore Chamber of Commerce.

Held at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish, the Beer in the Barn Festival features the best of local, national and international breweries and all proceeds will support the Snohomish Panther Junior Football Association.

The Skagit Wine & Beer Festival held in late November in Skagit Valley offers both VIP and general admission tickets to enjoy food, desserts, beer, wine and cider from all over the area.

Whether you’re up for a corn maze adventure, a day of hiking to see the beautiful fall colors, or just sipping wine and making S’mores by a fire in the evening—Bothell is the perfect place to serve as your launchpad for all of the Pacific Northwest’s fall activities. Remember our Sip & Stay and Gal Pal Getaway for discounts on hotel, food, drinks and more while you’re here.