What’s on This Weekend?

What’s happening this weekend on the Eastside?  Here’s a recap from my Weekend with Seattle Travel Mom post on 425 Mom, plus one not-to-miss event at the Zoo.  Check out the full 425 Mom article here.

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

One of many scarecrows at Kelsey Creek Farm.

Close to downtown Bellevue, this 1930’s working farm is a page out of history.  Kelsey Creek’s annual fair toasts to the onset of autumn with tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin decorating, farm animals, arts & crafts, pony rides and more!

  • Saturday, October 13th
  • 11am – 4 pm
  • Free admission.  Some costs for activities (cash only)


Country Village Harvest Festival

Celebrate the Harvest at this charming Bothell village where roosters roam freely.  There’ll be pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting and arts & crafts.  There’s a Wine & Beer Garden for mom and dad, and many of the Village shops will be offering specials.

  •  Saturday, October 13th-Sunday, October 14th
  • 11am-5pm
  • FREE


Haunted Trails @ Bastyr

There’s a lot of spooky fun to be had at Bastyr University’s annual Haunted Trails.  As one of the largest and most popular fright fests in the area, it caters to both young and old.  For ages 8 and over (and ready for a big scare), take a walk along the forested trails and try not to run into any ghouls or goblins!  Then find your way through the 2,400-square-foot maze of Hades Labyrinth.  If that’s not enough to give you nightmares, visit the Circus of Horrors, Cemetery Hill and the Mummy’s Tomb.  For those of us who will take cute over creepy, join in the Great Pumpkin’s Trick-or-Treating Adventure and collect candy from popular characters. There’s also the Children’s Carnival where your little princesses and pirates can make their own masks and hats, decorate trick-or-treat bags and even make their own slime!  Carnival games include appropriately themed pumpkin pong, pin the nose on the scarecrow, and an eyeball hunt.  Don’t forget to visit the Spook and Scare Shop for Halloween treasures like glow sticks, glow Frisbees, monster balloons and more.

  •  Friday, October 12th-Saturday, October 13th
  • Friday, October 19th-Saturday, October 20th
  • Ages 8 and up: 7pm-11pm; 8 and under: 5:30pm-9pm

**See website for details and costs


For the moms…

Wicked (the musical)

Let’s run with the spooky theme.  For some mom-time-off entertainment, grab a girlfriend (if your hubby isn’t the musical type) and head down to the Paramount Theater for some “wicked” fun!  The visually stunning musical has been acclaimed as one of Broadway’s best, and has returned to the Pacific Northwest. Grab a pre-show cocktail at the classically Seattle Metropolitan Grill and dig your Dorothy heels in for a spectacular evening!


 Pumpkin Bash at the Woodland park Zoo

Halloween visits the Woodland Park Zoo over the next few weekends.  Starting this Saturday, kids can trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, participate in special Halloween-themed activities and, best of all, watch as some of the Zoo’s most beloved animals (think hippos, elephants, monkeys and more) carve pumpkins animal-style (or more precisely; smashing, stomping and chomping)!  But beyond the novelty, the Pumpkin Bash is part of the Zoo’s exceptional care program and designed to enrich the lives of the animals through mental and physical stimulation as well as the promotion of natural animal behavior.  Swing on by and wish the animals a Happy Halloween!

  •  October 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28
  • 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Free with Membership or One child (12 years and under) in costume will be admitted FREE with a paying adult



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