Fall Activities



Fall is a great time of the year to experience Whatcom County. With all the vibrant colors, unique activities and fun events you will truly enjoy. And September is officially Eat Local Month, where we will celebrate local farms, markets restaurants, and seafood that are harvest from this area.

There are many reasons why we love fall in Whatcom County. It is a perfect time of year to take a scenic drive, go hiking or biking, consider the lifecycle of a salmon on the Bellingham Traverse, or take in some of the local art with theaters/music and museums/galleries.

Want more ideas? Check out our event calendar or annual events for a monthly list of events during the fall season.

Great Fall Reads

Todd’s Outdoor Adventure blog posts:

Hilary’s Family Fun blog posts:

Annette’s blog post:

Lorrain’s Music, Theatre and Arts blog posts:

Lauren’s Food and Hidden Gems blog post:

Stop by our Visitors Center for even more ideas on things to do in the fall.

Just for Fall

Times & dates may vary, please use the links provided for specific details.

Pumpkin Patches – Jump aboard the apple bin express to the u-pick patch at Bellewood Acres.   Take a drive to the county to Cloud Mountain Farm’s patch for u-pick or we-pick pumpkins.

Cloud Mountain Fall Fruit Festival – They have close to 200 varieties of common and uncommon fruits, cider, nuts, plus rare fruit jellies and sauces for you to taste and enjoy.  This is a festive family outing that many people annually attend.

Fall Farm Tour – Enjoy a tractor train ride, farm animals, wine tasting & much more! This annual free self-guided tour is sure to please anyone wanting to get in the fall spirit. Also, you can check out our Fall Farm Tour Itinerary which highlights some of the top attractions on the tour.

Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival –  The 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival will take place over Labor Day Weekend 2017. The festival will include yummy food, a beer garden, informal jam areas, an instrument swap meet, the main stage featuring nonstop music and more!

Ferndale Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Games – Celebrate the kick off to fall with a dog costume contest, pumpkin painting, chalk drawings, and more on the last day of the

Halloween – Little ghouls & goblins will be up all night after experiencing these fun Halloween themed events. Businesses open their doors in Downtown Bellingham, Fairhaven & Ferndale for their annual Trick or Treating events. Boo Country in Lynden has a maze, costume contest, Halloween movies, and treats.

Scream Fair – Just in time for Halloween, brave visitors make their way to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds for a bone-chilling adventure.

Gore & Lore Tour – Join the Good Time Girls for a creepy look into Bellingham’s scariest stories and real-life horrors.

Bleedingham The Bleedingham Film Festival will take place on the Saturday before Halloween at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, Washington. This film festival will feature short films that showcase the blood curdling creativity of filmmakers in the NW region from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


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