Escape to the Yakima Valley, Washington's Real Wine Country, for one of our prized sunny Fall weekends. Live music abounds in the fall in the Yakima Valley and weekends bring unique events like the Central Washington State Fair, the Fresh Hop Ale Festival, HalloWINE and Wine Country Thanksgiving. Cruise the countryside and take in the kaleidoscopic colors of the vineyard and orchard foliage.
Tour the farms and enjoy the scenes and smells of harvest as the grapes, apples, pears, and produce are harvested. The afternoons are warm and the nights are crisp and dry – perfect for cozying up in a Downtown Yakima wine lounge with your favorite Yakima Valley red.
Yakima Valley Wine Country Fall Events
Not Just a Farmer's Market
Krieger Park on First Ave.
Zillah's harvest celebration, Not Just a Farmers Market, occurs annually the Saturday after Labor Day in downtown Zillah. Forty to sixty vendors sell local produce, wood furniture, arts and crafts, food, and many unique items. There is live entertainment all day long which varies from bands to dance groups. Vendor spaces available. For information, call Ken at 829-6888.
9/27/2013 - 9/29/2013
LiTFUSE Poetry Slam
Various locations in Tieton
Presented by Tieton Arts and Humanities, LiTFUSE is Tieton's annual weekend-long poets' workshop for poets of all ages, abilities, and styles. This year's faculty features Christopher Howell and three state poet laureates, including Washington State's newly appointed laureate Katherine Flenniken. This event is held at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, Harvest Hall, Paper Hammer Studio, and Tieton City Park.
For the 2013 schedule and registration, visit litfuse.us.
For information, call Sylvia at 509-494-2009 or email@example.com.
9/28/2013 - 10/5/2013
Birthday Celebration at Fiddlesticks
1601 Summitview Ave9:30am-6pm - Celebrating 37 years at the same location, a week of festivities including refreshments, special deals and giveaways.
For more information call 509-452-7718 or click here.
9/28/2013 - 9/29/2013
National Alpaca Farm Day at Silbury Hill Alpacas
2361 11am-4pm - Join us for this Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association sponsored event. Visit our alpaca babies and learn about farm and the growing alpaca fiber industry. Watch spinning and weaving demonstration. If you wish to visit our farm another day, please call for an appointment at 509-837-8012.
Pirate Plunnder Race
Pirate's Landing, Hwy 24 and S 22nd St The 2013 year marks the second installment of the Pirate Plunder Adventure Race which is a 4+ mile obstacle course race that combines ever-changing terrain with 15+ obstacles to test your strength, stamina, and love of mud. You’ll climb over walls up to 14’ high, crawl through a 40’ long mud pit, slide down a 30’ water slide, battle through tires, and face many other challenges all while running through a combination of fields, mud, and sand pits!
Once completed, participants are greeted with a cold beverage, live music, and great food! This race is a great way to get you, your friends, and family away from the TV, off the couch, and covered in mud, so come on out and see if you’re worthy of the name “Pirate” or are you just another “Scallywag” in line to “Walk the Plank”! For more info call Nicol at the Yakima Valley Sports Commission, 509-575-3010 or visit PiratePlunderRace.com.
Harvest and Church Party at Tefft Cellars
1320 Independence Rd.12-8pm - Enjoy live music, grape stomping, wine barrel drag racing, wine barrel ring toss, pumpkin bowling, food and much more.
For more information call Rachel at 425-481-4081 or click here.
10/12/2013 - 10/13/2013
Catch the Crush Annual Event
Location: Prosser , Benton City , Yakima , Zillah , Wapato , Grandview
Join the Yakima Valley wineries to celebrate the harvest at the annual Catch the Crush event. Each winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and of course, wine tasting.
Purchase your Premier Pass and enjoy exclusive benefits available only during this event weekend. Premier Pass holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty Catch the Crush pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.
Save $5 by purchasing your Premier Pass online for $30 . Passes are also available for $35 at the door during the event weekend. Passes are non-refundable. For information, call 509-965-5201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Winemaker for a Day at Two Mountain Winery
2151 Cheyne Rd A hands on experience in the vineyard and through the wine-making process. For more information call 509-829-3900 or click here.
10/26/2013 - 10/31/2013
5th Annual Haunted Train & Depot
10 S Asotin Ave 7 PM – 10 PM on Saturday night, to 10 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Admission: $5 per person. Ages 13 & older, please. For a really scary Halloween experience, join us at the museum for ghosts, goblins, and a fright at every corner as you tour the haunted depot and 2 haunted railroad cars. For more info call Mary at 509-877-3894.
Annual Pumpkin Run at the Northern Pacific Railway Museum
10 S Asotin Ave 10am-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For families with younger children, we will be offering our Annual Pumpkin Run at the museum. This event features a caboose ride, pump car rides, museum tours, and a free pumpkin for each child. For more info call Mary at 509-877-3894.