CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR
September 21 – 30 at State Fair Park. Concerts, livestock shows and demos, baking, sewing, art shows, carnival rides and so much more! This year’s entertainers include Survivor, Air Supply, John Michael Montgomery, and the Roots and Boots tour, just to name a few. Pre-Fair discount admission: $11 Adults and $8 Youth. Pre-Fair discount carnival wristbands: $28. See fairfun.com for more info.
APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVALS AT BILL’S BERRY FARM
Apple Fest: All Saturdays in September. Pumpkin Fest: Wednesdays through Saturdays in October. Enjoy squeezing and making your own apple cider or hunting for a pumpkin in the patch. Hay rides, Barnyard Mystery Corn Maze, giant Farmland Playground, and lots of other fun farm activities. Admission: Age 13-adult $9, age 3-12 $7, age 2 and under free. 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview; 509-882-3200. For a full list of events go to billsberryfarm.com
THOMPSON’S FARM PUMPKIN PATCH
Saturdays and Sundays in October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you haven’t been to this harvest event, you’re missing out. It’s huge! It features a pumpkin patch, pumpkin cannons fired on the hour, pig races, corn maze, hay rides, homemade donuts and other goodies. Admission is free, but there are charges for some other activities. Thompson’s Farm, 9535 Old Naches Highway, Naches; 509-949-3450. thompsonsfarm.com
UNION GAP CORN MAZE
October 6-31. Haunted Maze is open Wednesday - Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Also features a pumpkin patch, apple chucker, straw slide, concessions, fire pits and picnic tables. Friday Night Fright showings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Check Facebook for more info. Cost: $10 for ages 3 and older. 3213 Tacoma St., Union Gap. Go to visituniongap.com for more info or call 509-453-3200.
SUNCADIA HARVEST FESTIVAL
October 6-7 and 13-14. Two weekends packed full of family fun, including a 1,000-bale hay maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, wagon rides, arts & crafts, face painting, and live music powered by Chinook Entertainment. There will also be food trucks and a corn hole competition. For more information go to suncadia.com or call 509-649-6400.
4TH ANNUAL CHALK ART FEST
October 13 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a great day of art, fun, and chalk as local artists create wonderful sidewalk art. First, second, and third place awards will be given by judges. Free chalk provided for children and families to create their own art. Enjoy live music and food at this free event, open to the entire community. This year’s theme: Superheroes! On N. 3rd Street between Yakima Ave and Sgt. Pendleton Way in Yakima. Presented by the Downtown Association of Yakima. For more information, visit downtownyakima.com
YAKIMA HAUNT NIGHT
October 19, 5:30 p.m. For boys and girls in middle school and older. Start with pizza at Public Works before heading out in search of a great scare at the Madd Hatters Haunt and the Corn Maze. Space is limited so register early. Cost - $15 - $18. Drop-off and 9 p.m. pickup are at the Public Works Office, 2301 Fruitvale Blvd., Yakima. For more information call Yakima Parks & Rec at 509-575-6020.
FARM-A-COPIA, PLOWING BEE & EQUIPMENT SALE
October 13-14. Come see giant draft horses plowing the field just like the old days. Features wagon rides, food vendors, and items for sale like Western & English tack, wagons, harnesses, tractors and farm equipment. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Central Washington Ag Musuem, 4508 Main St., Union Gap. Go to visituniongap.com for more info.
HALLOWEEN EGG HUNT
October 27, At 5:30 p.m. for toddlers up to 3 years old. At 6:15 p.m. for 4- to 10-year-olds. Get your kids a flashlight and costume and have them join this spooky, fun-filled Halloween egg hunt. Spooktacular fun in a safe environment with bouncy houses, games and treats! Location: Yakima Fieldhouse, 1015 E. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 105, Yakima. Cost: $5 - $8. Space is limited. For more information call Yakima Parks & Rec at 509-575-6020.