Fall is the perfect time to get out with the family to some events before the winter rain sets in. There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Grays Harbor in September and October – whether you are looking for seafood, spooks or specialty items – there is an event for it! Here is a list of 2023 fall activities in Grays Harbor County.

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival

September 1-3
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer NW, Ocean Shores

Spend Labor Day at Ocean Shores for the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Arts & Crafts Festival! The festival is one of the largest in the region and celebrates local artists. For more information, visit the Associated Arts of Ocean Shores website.

76th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show

September 2
Westport Maritime Museum and Westport Marina

The 77th Annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show in Westport will have seafood of all kinds to satisfy even the largest appetite.  Family members not a fan? Not to worry, they have plenty of other food vendors featuring all your fair favorites. Live music, a craft show and activities including a car show means fun for everyone. Bring your classic corvette and join the Corvettes at the Marina show for just $30. For more information, visit the Westport Chamber of Commerce website.


September 8-10
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer NW, Ocean Shores

Are you a furry fan? Head to Furvana for a furry fandom and anthropomorphic arts convention. Interact with artists, writers, performers, musicians and more. There will be vendors, a car show and video game tournaments. Find out more on the Furvana website.

Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

September 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lake Sylvia State Park
1812 N Lake Sylvia, Montesano

The Lake Sylvia Fall Festival on October 10 is a great family-friendly event. There will be live music, an artisan’s market, and plenty of food vendors. Go on a kayak adventure, check out exhibits and take in live entertainment form Galaxy Harbor Dancers. For more information, visit the Lake Sylvia Fall Festival Facebook page.

pop-up tents and other big tents along the lake at Lake Sylvia for the Fall Festival
Photo courtesy: Lake Sylvia Fall Festival

30 Miles of Junque

September 15-17

The 26th annual 30 Miles of Junque is happening once again September 2023. It’s the perfect road trip for those who love to look for rusty treasure, antiques and pretty much anything under the sun. Locations span Tokeland to Ocosta. Map for 2023 Miles of Junque can be found here.

Whale of a Quilt Show

September 16-18
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer NW, Ocean Shores

Do you love a good quilt? Then the Whale of a Quilt Show in Ocean Shores is the fall event you don’t want to miss. See dozens of finely-crafted quilts, or enter your own to be judged. Then check out all the vendors with demonstrations and quilted items for sale. Check out the Ocean Shores website for more information.

Boat Basin Salmon Derby

September 15- October 31

Join in the Westport Boat Basin Salmon Derby for 2023 and win a prize. The event is free to enter and is for dockside fisherman, no boat required! Find complete Boat Basin Derby rules here.

Reach The Beach

September 30
Lacey to Westport

Sign up for Reach the Beach and enjoy one final bike ride with our nice weather. Choose from  25, 44, 77, or 100 mile rides. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. Check out the American Lung Association website to sign up.

Bigfoot Brewfest

October 7, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Growler’s Alley, Seabrook

The Bigfoot Brewfest is happening October 7 in Seabrook.  Sample regional breweries, cideries and distilleries while munching on amazing food and grooving to live music. For more Information visit the Seabrook website.

More Freaks at the Beach

October 14-15
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer NW, Ocean Shores

Urban Unglued’s More Freaks at the Beach is a yearly freak show-themed vendor event that is perfect to get you into the Halloween spirit! There will be all kinds of things perfect for this spooky time of year from artists and crafters. Learn more by visiting the More Freaks at the Beach Facebook page.

Man in a suit and bow tie poses by a huge, scary clown jack in the box with a circus tent behind him
Photo courtesy: Urban Unglued

30th Annual Cranberry Harvest Festival

October 13-15
Grayland Community Hall
2071 Cranberry Road, Grayland

The Cranberry Harvest Festival in Grayland is happening once again October 14-15, 2023. Enter your best cranberry dish in this year’s cook-off competition happening October 13, both novice and professional ribbons will be awarded! Then, spend the weekend learning about this favorite fall flavor during bog tours, a parade, pancake breakfast and more. For more information, visit the Westport Chamber of Commerce website.

20th Annual Celtic Music Feis

October 17-22
Ocean Shores

The 2023 Celtic Music Feis in Ocean Shores is happening October 17,22, 2023. It features Celtica Pipes, The Fenians, Rory Makem, Tallymoore, Ocham’s Razor, the Seattle Irish Dance Co and more! There are VIP packages available that include a full week of musical fun. Learn more and purchase tickets at the Celtic Music Feis website.

Mushroom Festival

October 21

Love fungi? Head to Grayland on October 21 for a mushroom festival. Information is TBA. Check back here or the Westport Chamber of Commerce website.

Nightmare Before Christmas

October 28-29
Cranberry Museum
2395 WA-105, Grayland

Kick off your holiday shopping season with this fun Halloween-Christmas mashup shopping event. There will be vendors on the grounds of the Cranberry Museum, along with face painting, prizes and fresh cranberries! For more information about being a vendor, visit the Tokeland North Cove website.


October 27- 29

The weekend before Halloween is the perfect time to head to Seabrook for Halloweekend including a pumpkin promenade, a hay maze, costume parade, activities for the whole family and of course, trick-or-treating! For more Information visit the Seabrook website.

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