Looking for an autumn getaway and not sure where to go? With many events happening in Seattle in the fall, the city becomes the perfect travel destination for those looking for a great North West adventure. And with a great Select Registry Inn in the area, you know your stay will be exceptional. There are several festivals and special events that cater to all tastes and preferences. So, while you should make time to see the sights in Seattle in the fall, you might want to put these events on your itinerary.
Local Sightings Film Festival | September - October
During the months of September and October, local filmmakers get to show their talents at screenings throughout Seattle. Films screened include: feature length films, shorts, documentaries, experimental films, and music videos. The juried competition provides Seattle artists with networking opportunities as well as exposure. And it gives audiences the chance to view some amazing, fresh film work.
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival | October 3rd - 4th
If you’re a fan of fall brews, head over to Seattle Center for Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Brew Festival. There are over 60 beers on offer, local food trucks, and other special treats. Adding to the fall flavor is the professional pumpkin carving display and The Great Pumpkin - a giant pumpkin filled with a beer of Elysian’s choice. A truly unique event, this event has become a must for beer fans who are in Seattle in the Fall.
Trucktoberfest | October 4th - 5th
One of many ways to experience great food and drink in Seattle in the Fall, Trucktoberfest () is a new food festival being held at Husky Stadium. There will be 35 food trucks to choose from, so you’re sure to be able to find something to satisfy your appetite. Along with the scrumptious food, more than 15 beers, many locally brewed and Oktoberfest themed, will be available to attendees. And a pairing guide will help you find the perfect food-brew combo.
St. Demetrios Greek Festival | October 10th 12th
The St. Demetrios Greek Festival gives visitors a chance to celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, and entertainment. Sample Greek delicacies such as calamari, lamb, baklava, and more! Everything is prepared as freshly and with care, so you’ll have an authentic experience. After you eat, take in the live entertainment from Taki and the Mad Greeks and several Greek dance groups. Other events include Greek church tours, game booths, shopping, and wine tasting.
Earshot Jazz Festival | October 10th - November 8th
The Earshot Jazz Festival is an annual event in Seattle in the Fall that celebrates the city’s place in jazz culture. Earshot has been called “Seattle’s most important annual jazz event” by DownBeat. Artists from around the world come to Seattle to collaborate with local musicians, educators and audiences. Come to the festival if you’re a fan of music and you might just gain a deeper understanding of the medium of modern jazz.
Seattle Restaurant Week | October
Savor the flavor of more than 160 local restaurants in one of the best events in Seattle in the Fall. There are actually two restaurant weeks each year, one in spring and one in the autumn, which falls in October. Each restaurant presents a three-course dinner at a special price and some even offer three-course lunches! For the foodie, Seattle Restaurant Week is the perfect event to complete a vacation.
When you’re planning your trip to Seattle in the Fall, be sure to arrange accommodations at a Select Registry Inn. Shafer Baillie Mansion is a great urban bed and breakfast in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of the city. The Tudor Mansion gives you the feeling of being away from it all without sacrificing proximity from downtown Seattle. Since Shafer Baillie is the only Select Registry Inn in the Seattle area, you won’t find a better experience anywhere in town!
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