Fall is finally here and Bellingham has some fantastic local events to take advantage of! From classic beer and spooky attractions to kid-friendly hayrides and pumpkins, we’ve got the inside scoop on what’s not to miss this year!
Here is your guide to 2017 Halloween & harvest events in Bellingham:
OCTOBER 7, 2017
- Located at Bellingham Technical College Settlemyer Hall (3028 Lindbergh Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225)
- Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
One of the best ways to kick off October, Bellingham’s Oktoberfest features authentic German-style brews, brats, music, and more. Providing vital support for the Volunteer Center, this is one event beer lovers and fellow community members will not want to miss.
- Located at the Mount Baker Theatre (104 North Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225)
- Time: 8:00pm
Fans of the popular Evil Dead series will get a kick out of this musical complete with rocking music, a ton of laughs, and lots and lots of blood. If you’re feeling brave enough, snag seats in the “Splatter Zone” and get ready to be drenched with stage “blood” throughout the course of the performance. If this sounds like something you’d love, click here to buy your tickets now.
OCTOBER 7-28, 2017 (SATURDAYS ONLY)
- Located at Glen Echo Garden (4390 Y Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226)
- Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
For a more family-friendly alternative to celebrating the season, bring the kids to Glen Echo Garden for Family Fall Fun Days. Hayrides, a petting zoo, and marshmallow & hotdog roasting promise a safe, fun, and festive time for all.
OCTOBER 21, 2017
- Located at the Bellingham Sportsplex (1225 Civic Field Way Bellingham WA 98229)
The premium craft beer event in Whatcom County, the indoor Bellingham Hoptoberfest features over 30 craft breweries serving samples of more than 70 different brews. For a taste of the best beer Bellingham has to offer, grab your tickets now.
OCTOBER 28-29 & NOVEMBER 5, 2017
- Located at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St. Bellingham, WA 98225)
Horror buffs will definitely want to check out the 2017 Bleedingham Short Film Festival. Filmmakers throughout the Northwest and internationally submit their horror shorts for the chance to win a “Bloody” and cash prize. Even if you don’t submit, you are welcome to come out and enjoy some unique indie films that are sure to make your skin crawl (in the best way!).
BONUS: NEARBY PUMPKIN PATCHES
- Located at 6140 Guide Meridian Lynden, WA 98264
- Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm daily
Home to one of northwest Washington’s largest apple orchards, BelleWood Acres also features a seasonal pick-your-own pumpkin patch with every color, size, and shape pumpkin you could imagine. Grab your perfect gourd and a bag of fresh apples today and you’ll be all set for fall.
- Located at 956 Vandyk Rd. Lynden, WA 98264
- Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm Friday-Sunday
If you want to turn your pumpkin picking into a whole day of autumn fun, stop by Dan Cramer’s Western Town. A petting zoo, pony rides, hay jump and maze, and so much more lead up to a horse-drawn wagon ride to the patch, where you can choose your next jack-o-lantern and top off a memorable time with the gang.
- Located at 2092 VanDyk Rd. Everson, WA 98247
With hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze, and other delights, you can enjoy all that Stoney Ridge Farm has to offer this fall. Sip on some fresh cider while having a slice of caramel apple pie and then scour through the largest pumpkin patch in the county for your orange beauty. It’s sure to get you in the spirit of the season.