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.

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: Halloween Events in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Teresa’s shopping blog post:

Teresa’s Beer, Wine and Spirits blog posts:

Lauren’s restaurant 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 or take a hay ride to the largest pumpkin patch in the county at Stoney Ridge Farms.  Take a drive in the county to Cloud Mountain Farm’s patch for u-pick or we-pick pumpkins.

Corn Maze – Get lost in the Lynden Corn Maze this year with the whole family.

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.

Fall Craft and Antique Show – Over 100 artisans. Enjoy shopping for that special handcrafted gift or unique vintage treasure for your home. Have lunch or a latte in the cafe while enjoying ongoing entertainment.

Ferndale Harvest Festival – Celebrate the kick off to fall with a dog costume contest, pumpkin painting, chalk drawings, and more!

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.

Thrillingham – On Halloween watch local zombies perform Micheal Jackson’s Thriller in Fairhaven.


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