Fall into autumn with these festivals and festivities

Fall into the fall

The air is cooler, the leaves are turning and the sunlight is starting to soften: it’s fall in the interior of the Northwest!

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to take advantage of all the fall activities the area has to offer.

Here are some fall festivals and festivities you won’t want to miss. Remember to pack a mask and stay home if you are not feeling well!

Greek Spokane Festival:

September 23-25

This annual festival will begin its 85th year on September 24. Get a taste of Greece with fresh gyros and homemade baklava at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.

RELATED: The 85th Annual Greek Spokane Festival Returns This Weekend

Take a trip to Green Bluff

september to november

It’s not really fall in the Northwest Interior without a trip to Green Bluff. Here are some ideas for your next visit.

Fall Harvest Festival at Beck’s Harvest House

September 25-October 31

Walk through the giant corn maze and munch on a famous pumpkin donut. Beck’s Harvest House is just one of many places on the cliff to collect your pumpkins!

Pumpkin picking

Pick the perfect pumpkin at Hidden Acres Orchards, Eleven Acres, or High Country Orchard.

U-pick apples

Wander the orchards and hand-pick a box of Gravenstein, Earligold or Summer Red apples at Hansen’s Orchard or Walters Fruit Ranch during the Apple Festival.

Scary wood

September 30 – October 30

Pack your family in the car and go for a night of thrills at Scary wood. Enjoy five haunted attractions, nine fear zones, and most of Silverwood’s iconic rides in the dark. Scarywood opens for the season on September 30 and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the end of October.

Donate to Coats 4 Kids

1-31 October

Each year, Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker calls on the community to donate new and lightly used coats that will go directly to keeping local children warm this winter.

This year, the coats will be collected from October 1 to 31 and the distribution will take place the first two weeks of October.

Autumn Festival:

October 2-3

You don’t have to travel to the countryside to enjoy fall in Spokane. Fall party brings the petting zoo and the pumpkin patch right downtown. There will also be live music, a vendor’s market and a beer garden for older children.

This event also includes an artists’ fair with works of art and products made by local artists.

Autumn Festival and Apple Palooza:

October 30

Enjoy apple tasting events, hay rides, and fresh produce at Coeur d’Alene Downtown Fall Fest and Apple Palooza Association.

Mount Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Exchange:

October 30-31

This annual event allows skiers and snowboarders to shop for new and used winter sports gear. Items can be sold by individuals or sourced from area sports stores.

Money from the exchange helps fund ski patrol operations, first aid supplies, rescue equipment and training materials.

Those looking to sell their gear should register by Friday, October 29.

Autumn folk festival:

November 13-14

Directory Autumn folk festival is a way for the people of Spokane to celebrate cultural diversity. This festival is free to the public and offers eight stages of traditional and ethnic dance, music, workshops, special events and jams. There will also be a virtual option for those who wish to enjoy the festival safely from home.

Hit the slopes

The ski mountains in the area usually start to open for the season at the end of November. Schweitzer is considering November 25 as its opening day, while Mount Spokane is considering December 4. 49 Degrees North, Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass have not identified their opening days and will make this decision based on weather conditions.

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