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Fall Activities

Fall is a great time of the year to experience Bellingham and Whatcom County, with all the vibrant colors, unique activities and fun events you will truly enjoy being here.

It is a perfect time of year to take a scenic drive, go hiking or biking, 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.

Whatcom County and Bellingham is home to 16 popular craft breweries and the fall is the perfect time to taste new brews on tap. For specifics see our beer page.

You must be 21-years or older to consume alcohol. Please do not drink and drive. Bellingham has many alternative transportation options.

When it's time to Eat Local in Bellingham and Whatcom County, you can stop by and celebrate local farms, markets, and restaurants that use our regions food products. It's a good time of year to celebrate our food community—farmers to food processors, restaurant owners to employees, the folks who grow, raise, and prepare our local cuisine.

Here are examples of the annual events that take place in Whatcom County during the fall season:

  • Pumpkin Patches – Jump aboard the apple bin express to the u-pick patch at Bellewood FarmsTake 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, rare fruit jellies and sauces for you to taste and enjoy. This annual event is perfect for a festive family outing.
  • North Cascades Bluegrass Festival – This festival includes yummy food, a beer garden, informal jam areas, an instrument swap meet with the main stage featuring nonstop music and more!
  • Halloween – Little ghouls and goblins will be up all night after experiencing these fun Halloween themed events. Businesses open their doors in Downtown Bellingham, Fairhaven and Ferndale for their annual Trick or Treating events. 
  • Gore & Lore Tour – Join the Good Time Girls for a creepy look into Bellingham’s scariest stories and real-life horrors.
  • Bleedingham – This film festival features short films that showcase the blood curdling creativity of filmmakers in the NW region from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
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Autumn Harvest Farm Stand
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Triple Wren Farms
2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248
Bellewood Farm’s Pumpkin Patches
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bellewood Farms
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA
DOCTOBER 2021
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Check pickfordfilmcenter.org for showtimes.
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Harvest at Stoney Ridge Farm
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Fridays 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stoney Ridge Farm =
2092 Van Dyk Rd, Everson, WA 98247
Pumpkin Painting at Semiahmoo Resort
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
The Beastly Frightful Unspeakably Spooky Circus of Doom
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Times Various
Bellingham Circus Guild Cirque Lab
1401 6th St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Autumn Harvest Farm Stand
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Triple Wren Farms
2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248
Bellewood Farm’s Pumpkin Patches
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bellewood Farms
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA
Clean Water Happy Hour
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Overflow Taps
2930 Newmarket Street STE 117, Bellingham, WA 98226
DOCTOBER 2021
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Check pickfordfilmcenter.org for showtimes.
Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St., Bellingham, WA 98225

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SPARK Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
11:30 am - 4:30 pm, October 30th & 31st
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention 1312 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs:  10/30/2021, 10/31/2021
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
9pm
Mount Baker Theatre 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Allied Arts Exhibit: Fleeting Faces
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Allied Arts Gallery 1418 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 30, 2021
Astronomy & Night Hike
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
8:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Park Main Parking Lot 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
Autumn Harvest Farm Stand
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Triple Wren Farms 2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248
Occurs: Every week on Friday Saturday, until October 30, 2021
Bellewood Farm’s Pumpkin Patches
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bellewood Farms 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 31, 2021
Dan Cramer’s Western Town Pumpkin Patch
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10 am. - 5 pm
956 Van Dyk Rd 956 Van Dyk Rd, Lynden, WA
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Friday, Saturday, until October 31, 2021
DOCTOBER 2021
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Check pickfordfilmcenter.org for showtimes.
Pickford Film Center 1318 Bay St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 28, 2021
El Zodíaco Familiar Exhibition at the Whatcom Museum
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whatcom Museum 250 Flora St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until October 24, 2021
Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Historic Fairhaven District 1207 10th St, Bellingham, WA
Occurs: The Fourth Friday of every 1 month(s) until November 26, 2021
Harvest at Stoney Ridge Farm
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Fridays 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stoney Ridge Farm = 2092 Van Dyk Rd, Everson, WA 98247
Occurs: Every week on Friday Saturday, until October 23, 2021
Jane Wong, Rena Priest and Samia Saliba, How to Not Be Afraid of Everything
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Village Books 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Pumpkin Painting at Semiahmoo Resort
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Occurs: Every weekday until October 29, 2021
Sip & Pour Resin Ocean Workshop
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Adored Boutique 913 Harris Avenue , Bellingham, WA 98225
Stress Reduction in Nature
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fairhaven Park 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
The Beastly Frightful Unspeakably Spooky Circus of Doom
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Times Various
Bellingham Circus Guild Cirque Lab 1401 6th St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Friday, Saturday, until October 31, 2021
The Red Chador Exhibit: Genesis I by Anida Yoeu Ali
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Western Gallery 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, until November 20, 2021
Welcome Road Winery Grand Opening Party
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Welcome Road Winery 300 W. Champion St. , Bellingham, WA 98225
Alfred Hitchcock Movie Night
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
9 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Occurs: Every week on Thursday Saturday, until October 30, 2021
Blaine's Market by the Sea
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
G Street Plaza, Downtown Blaine 601 Peace Portal Road, Blaine,
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until October 30, 2021
Chuckanut Bay Distillery Tour
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Chuckanut Bay Distillery 1311 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until October 30, 2021
Clean Water Happy Hour
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Overflow Taps 2930 Newmarket Street STE 117, Bellingham, WA 98226
Fireside Frights
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until October 30, 2021
Meet & Greet with Artist Beth Anna Margolis
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
3-7 PM
Gallery Syre 465 W. Stuart Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226
MegaZapper Show
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Show begins at 2:30 and we start seating at 2:15.
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention 1312 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Saturday, until December 19, 2021
Native Plants & Ethnobotany
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fairhaven Park 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Community Work Party
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Whatcom Falls Park 1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98229
Rebel Artists of Whatcom Outdoor Market
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
3-7pm
Commercial Street Plaza 1314 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until November 27, 2021
Sunset Nature Immersion
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Woodstock Farm 1126 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
The Bellingham Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Depot Market Square 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Saturday until December 18, 2021
Whatcom's Historical Places
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual
5K on the Bay
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Community Boating Center 555 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
CATAPULT
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mount Baker Theatre 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Harborview Lions “Pumpkins 4 PJs” at Lakeway Fred Meyer
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakeway Fred Meyer, South Entrance 800 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
PNW Survival Fires Workshop
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bell Creek Nature School 5656 Mosquito Lake Road, Deming, WA 98244
Spooky Trivia @ Artivem
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Artivem Mead Co. 1211 Granary Ave #127, Bellingham, WA 98225
Sunrise Nature Immersion
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Fairhaven Park 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
The World of Fungi 101
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Park Fairhaven Park Main Parking Lot 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
The Jazz Center of Bellingham Presents: The Marina Albero Trio
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sylvia Center for the Arts 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Women's Trail Series
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
5-8 p.m.
Larrabee State Park 245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Occurs: Every week on Wednesday until November 24, 2021
Bellingham Bells Drive Thru Trick or Treat
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Joe Martin Field 1220 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA 98229
Boo at Depot Market Square
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Depot Market Square 1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Bellingham Bellingham, WA
Halloween Trivia @ Menace Brewery
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Menace Brewery 2529 meridian st, Bellingham, WA 98229
Haunted House at Boundary Bay Brewery
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
All ages from 6-9 p.m. & 21+ from 9-11 p.m.
Boundary Bay Brewery 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Friday, Saturday, until October 31, 2021
Rediscover the Wonder of Nature
Friday, Oct 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fairhaven Park 107 Chuckanut Dr. N, Bellingham, WA 98225
Bellingham SeaFeast 2021
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
11a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fishermen's Pavilion 2600 N Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225
Bike Bellingham: Downtown to Woodstock Farm
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Woodstock Farm 1126 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Saturday, until October 31, 2021
Holiday Featured Movie Night
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Rastrelli Cello Quartet: "From Brahms till Beatles"
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Whatcom Community College Syre Auditorium 237 West Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226
Rebel Artists Of Whatcom Spooky Saturday Market
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Commercial Street Plaza 1314 Commercial Street , Bellingham, Wa 98225
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
9 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Trick-or-Treat!
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021
Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230
Occurs: Every week on Sunday Saturday, until October 31, 2021
Hike Bellingham: Arroyo Park to Chuckanut Falls
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Arroyo Park 1126 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
SUP Witches Paddle
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Community Boating Center 555 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Phone: 360-671-3990
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