Autumn Activities: Harvest Festivals for Children in October 2016

In the month of October there will be autumn-themed activities for children at several neighborhood resources in northeast Seattle, plus the traditional Halloween Business District Trick-or-Treat in Wedgwood.


scarecrow-minifest-poster-2016Saturday, October 1st, from 11 AM to 2 PM there will be a Scarecrow Mini-Fest at the Magnuson Community Center.  The cost to make a scarecrow is $20 and you must bring clothing for your scarecrow and a pillowcase for the head.  Other activities such as games and rides have a ticket cost of 25 cents, such as the ride-on kiddie tractor corral.  The event will take place at the Magnuson Childrens Garden behind the Brig.  For more info call the community center at 684-7026 and you will also find this event listed in the Fall 2016 activities brochure.

Concordia Lutheran School at 7040 36th Ave NE will have a Fall into Fun Carnival on Saturday, October 1st, from 2 to 4 PM.  There will be face painting, Bouncy House, pony rides, games and more.  The cost for games and rides ranges from 50 cents to $1.50.

apple-orchardOn Friday, October 7th from 5 to 7 PM there will be a Harvest Festival in the parking lot of the Meadowbrook Community Center at 10517 35th Ave NE.  Activities will include freshly pressed apple juice and pony rides (cost: $5).  For more info call the community center at 684-7522 and see the listing in the Fall 2016 activities brochure.

In celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday, October 15th, there will be a festival from 9 AM to noon at Virgil Flaim Park at 2700 NE 123rd Street in Lake City.  The day’s tree-themed activities sponsored by Seattle ReLeaf will include facilitated tree-climbing, volunteer tree-planting, neighborhood tree walk and apple cider pressing.

pumpkin-faceThis year the Wedgwood Business District Trick-or-Treat will be on Halloween, Monday, October 31st from 4 to 6 PM.  Wedgwood Community Council volunteers will distribute orange flyers posted in the windows of participating businesses, and will serve as crossing guards at the intersections of NE 75th and 85th Streets.

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