Fall is a special season in Spokane, as the heat of summer gives way to crisp, cool air and the explosion of color as leaves change to orange and yellow. Fall is never truly complete without finding the perfect pumpkin at one of Spokane’s many pumpkin patches or sipping on freshly pressed cider. Numerous events take place across the city during this time, including family favorites like the Spokane Country Fair and numerous Halloween festivities. So, go ahead, revel in the simplicity of yellows, golds, oranges, and reds of fall as you enjoy all the upcoming Fall events happening in Spokane!
Each September, the Spokane County Interstate Fair comes to Spokane, drawing thousands of people from across the state of Washington. The fair is a massive event, featuring a multi-day rodeo, a demolition derby, carnival rides and huge live music concerts and events. If you are looking for the best family activities in Spokane this fall, be sure to mark your calendars every September for the Interstate County Fair.
When summer draws to a close and makes way for brisk air and warm sweaters, you know it is time for fall festivals and events across Eastern Washington. No festival is more important to Spokane Valley than its iconic Valleyfest. For 3 days at the end of September, art, live music and family fun all come together to create this magnificent free fall festival. Valleyfest is one of the top things to do in Spokane Valley during fall, featuring visual and performing arts, education, science, and recreation.
Spokane Fall Fest
October is not only time for Halloween, pumpkins and candy, but also for one of Spokane’s favorite festivals, the WSECU Fall Fest! This iconic fall event brings all the fun of the farms of the region into the heart of Spokane, encompassing all of downtown. From petting zoos, to kids carnivals, to live music events happening the entire weekend, Fall Fest is one of the best activities for the whole family. If you and the kids are looking for ways to spend your weekend in early October, Spokane's famous Fall Fest should not be missed!
Oktoberfest in Spokane
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival that takes place every year in Germany. As craft beer has risen in popularity across America, more and more cities have started their own Oktoberfests, with Spokane and Coeur d'Alene being no exception. With local breweries and beers being such an instrumental part of Spokane culture, one day is simply not enough to celebrate the beverages of the region. All fall, there are numerous celebrations, events and festivities, like the Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest celebration in September and the West End Oktoberfest in downtown Spokane.
Fall is about much more than just trick or treating and haunted houses, with October being the official month of National Arts and humanities. Celebrate local Spokane Arts, artists and makers who make the city a more beautiful place. View artisan booths at events like Fall Fest, or learn more about artists at the annual Spokane Arts Awards. Be sure to check out The One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival to learn more about the rich culture of native Spokanians as they put their amazing art and films on display for the public.