Fall Festivities in the JBLM Area

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Who doesn’t love Fall?! The weather is perfect, the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes have returned, the cozy sweaters have come out of storage. This community is bursting at the seams with fun festivals and spooky-season events to help you get in the Autumn spirit. Our Community Coordinator Cheryl has put together a list of the best Fall Activities in the area to make sure you get out there and LIVE LIKE LOCALS, FROM DAY ONE!

BBQ, Brews & Brats September 30th 12PM - 7PM & October 1st 11AM - 5PM Enumclaw Expo Center If you’re a fan of BBQ, brews, and live music; this is the event for you! Local craft breweries and Puget Sound BBQers are teaming up to bring our community this awesome event. There will also be a Kid’s Zone and games, so this event is fun for the whole family! To learn more and purchase tickets visit:https://www.enumclawexpo.com/p/events/bbq-brews--brats

Nisqually Watershed Festival September 30th 10AM - 4 PM Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge A staple event to every fall season for the local community, this festival is an annual celebration of nature featuring art, discovery, music, science, and family fun. Among the festivities there will be live performances, displays from local organizations, an Insect Extravaganza, storytelling, and more! *Please note food vendors are cash-only and there is no ATM on site at the Refuge. Entry to this event is FREE! Learn more at: www.nisquallyriver.org/festival

Apple Squeeze October 1st, 10am to 4pm Lafayette St., Historic Steilacoom This is a family event that celebrates the delicious and wonderful apple! You’ll even get the chance to press apples into cider the old-fashioned way with hand operated presses. Indulge in delicious apple-based goodies: apple cider by the cup, apple butter, apple fritters, a slice of apple pie with warm cinnamon sauce, and more! There will also be live music throughout the day. Truly a great experience for the whole family! For more information visit: www.steilacoomhistorical.org/Applesqueeze20xx.html

Pumpkin Patch Event October 8th, 11AM - 1PM Sterino Farms (Puyallup) Looking for that classic pumpkin patch experience? We’ve got you covered! Pick out some pumpkins, enjoy the corn maze, feast at the food trucks, and get those perfect family fall photo-ops you’ve been looking forward to! Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/4th-annual-pumpkin-patch-event/683354290361549/

Oktoberfest Northwest October 6-8, 2023 Puyallup, WA (Washington State Fair) Washington's largest Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration with German biers in steins, brats, games and more will be taking place at the Washington State Fairgrounds! To learn more and purchase tickets visit: https://www.thefair.com/oktoberfest-northwest/?gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw38SoBhB6EiwA8EQVLhv063ScdwOUFKr8swJ4dWfIJ3qzwE7z-tzDQ_wsjzJcFwn5THVLUxoCIhsQAvD_BwE

Zoo Boo October 14 - 15, 2023, 9:30AM - 3:00PM Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Dress up in your costume and join the wonderful folks over at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for a fun, unique Halloween experience! Some highlights include elephants stomping pumpkins, underwater jack o'lantern carving, and some fantastic decorations all around the facility! To learn more and purchase tickets visit: https://www.pdza.org/event/zoo-boo/

JBLM Costume Dash 5K Oct 14 2023, 10 am - 12 pm Joint Base Lewis - McChord Here's your chance to run for fun in your Halloween getup! Enter the JBLM Costume Dash taking place Saturday, Oct. 14 starting next to Heritage Hill Airpark. Learn more at: https://jblm.armymwr.com/calendar/event/jblm-costume-dash-5k/6154499/82209

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival October 26-29, 2023 Tacoma Dome Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at the largest holiday show in the west! Find unique gift ideas, holiday and home décor, handmade arts and crafts, photography, health and body, clothing, specialty foods and more. Learn more and purchase tickets at: https://www.holidaygiftshows.com

Craft Theory Halloween Party October 28th 1PM - 4PM Lakewood, WA Let’s get spooky! Our friends over at Craft Theory will be hosting this awesome halloween party that includes snacks, games, craft activities, and a costume contest! To learn more and purchase tickets visit: https://craft-theory.com/products/halloween-party-1?select=1698523200

Be sure to hashtag #BaseHubsExplores when you visit these awesome events and share your pictures! We hope you enjoy the magic of Autumn in the Pacific Northwest!