October is about much more than one night of trick-or-treating fun. Enjoy a whole month of pumpkin picking, spooky events and costumed fun.
Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
Celebrate the autumn season at this beautiful Bellevue spot. Festive old-timey activities, pony rides and food make for a perfect family-friendly event. Pumpkin decorating, animal exhibits and live entertainment spice up the fun. The free fair is being held Saturday, October 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. farmerjayne.com
The Great SBCC Pumpkin Race
The South Bellevue Community Center will be hosting the third-annual decorated pumpkin race. Directions on how to prepare your pumpkin are included upon registration. The race is held on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. bellevue.com/happening
The International Ballet Theatre’s original production of Dracula is back again this year. A blend of classical ballet and folk rhythms create a special tradition for families with children aged 5 and up. Performances will be held at Meydenbauer Center on October 31 through November 2 at different times. ibtbellevue.org
Serres Farm Pumpkin Patch
Head to Redmond to pick a variety of pumpkins as well as duck races, a corn maze, hay rides and an animal train. serresfarm.com/Pumpkin_Patch.html
Stocker Farms Family Pumpkin Park and Corn Maze
A giant corn maze, pumpkin patch and family activities await you at this Snohomish farm. Open on weekends and Tuesday through Friday in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost is $9.95 for everyone 3 years and up. stockerfarms.com/pumpkin-park.aspx
Bellevue Club Family-Friendly Events
To get the whole family into the spooky spirit, the Bellevue Club will be hosting two nights of Halloween events, guaranteed to be a ghoulishly great time. Family pumpkin carving will take place on October 27, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and the annual Halloween Carnival is on October 31, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 425-688-3177.