Fall Things To Do in Spokane

Spokane is picturesque in the fall. The leaves change to their earthy browns, deep reds, and autumnal golds. Fall colors are one of the unmissable attractions of Spokane during this time of year. 

The heat of summer breaks for cooler weather and crisp evenings. The fall is harvest time, a time to gather the fruits of the landscape and to gather together with friends and families for inspiring food, arts, and events. If you’re visiting Spokane in the fall, don’t miss these fabulous fall happenings!

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Fall Feels at Green Bluff 

Fall is all about the harvest, and there’s no better place to indulge in fall festivities than at Green Bluff Growers. Green Bluff is a growers association of more than 30 family farms (plus nearly 30 more artisan vendors and shops) situated in 12 square miles just north of Spokane. Green Bluff invites the public to visit, pick their own produce, and buy farm-fresh, seasonal foods on weekends and special events year-round. See the Green Bluff Growers map below.

Apple Picking

The apple orchards at Green Bluff draw hundreds of visitors to the countryside north of Spokane in the fall. Come pick a bushel (or several bushels) of Granny Smiths, Jonagolds, and Fuji apple varieties. Taste and buy freshly made pressed cider to put you in the fall mood. 

Food & Drink at Green Bluff

After picking your own apples or choosing a pumpkin, stop by one of Green Bluff’s many restaurants. The Orchard Cafe at Walter's Fruit Ranch serves all-day breakfast, hot or cold sandwiches, and coffee. Don't miss the Bistro and Deli at High Country Orchard features produce grown on and around the Bluff, additive-free meats, fresh baked goods, old fashioned ice cream floats, and a coffee bar to boot! Another eatery up on the Bluff is the Country Kitchen at the Harvest House. With daily specials, homemade soups, specialty sandwiches, and an outdoor patio with views of Mt. Spokane, this is a great option to take a break from Fall festivities. And you won’t want to miss Country Kitchen’s pumpkin donuts on the weekends, they're always a Fall highlight. 

Find the Perfect Pumpkin

You can’t plan a great Halloween without a great pumpkin.  Bring the family to Green Bluff where you will find pumpkin patches as far as the eye can see, ripe for the picking. Before you set off for home to carve up your jack o’ lantern, get lost in the corn maze or hop aboard a traditional hayride.

 

Welcome Fall at Valleyfest

Late September 

Valleyfest combines visual and performing arts; educational exhibits and activities; fitness and fun. It’s one of the most welcoming events for locals and visitors to the greater Spokane region. 

The first Valleyfest event is the Lions Club bed races on Friday afternoon. Teams speed down Sprague Avenue riding decorated beds on wheels, swapping out pajamas at the end of the avenue. Come watch the wild ride and stay for the big parade with marching bands, classic cars, clowns, and floats. 

The fun extends to the weekend with the early morning liftoff of hot air balloons into the brisk, fall Spokane skies. Back on the ground, enjoy the car show and live music.  At the vendor glowing balloons.

For more info, check out our Valleyfest event page here.

Experience Terrain

1st Friday in October

Spokane welcomes cooler weather with an annual celebration of hundreds of local artists. Terrain aspires to change our region, one artist at a time. This one night-only, multimedia art and music event thrives with new energy and fresh ideas across the artistic spectrum.

This fall event features poetry, music, interactive art, film, painting, and more. Hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors come together in an evening of aesthetic bliss. 

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Halloween Fun

Up for a good scare? For the weeks leading up to Halloween, Silverwood Theme Park becomes Scarywood Theme Park with a collection of frightening “Scare Zones.” Not for small children or the faint of heart, these themed haunts will make you want to jump right out of your skin.

Experience the music of Harry Potter through the talented Spokane Symphony. Learn about the origins of many Ancient Tales of Magic, including stories from Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and other creepy classics.

For more Halloween fun and thrilling events, check out our Halloween page.

Fall Colors

Fall colors are on full display in the Spokane region, where parks, neighborhoods, and trails are all adorned in the season’s hues. Take a day and peruse the top locations in the city to view trees showing off their brilliant hues. You might check out Finch Arboretum, a tree lover's paradise or head to Manito Park and Boulevard where scarlet maple leaves frame serene koi ponds and footbridges in the Japanese Gardens.

For more Fall color viewing locations, check out our Fall Colors page.

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