Washington State is already one of the most beautiful regions of the country, but come fall, a layer of magic just seems to fall over the place. With gorgeous mountain scenery, just-right temperatures, and picture-perfect colors, it's the best time to get out there and explore. Tri-Cities, located in southeast Washington, is one of the best places to visit with its fewer crowds, uninterrupted vistas, and authentic rural experiences.
Best Things to Do in Tri-Cities, WA
1) Tri-Cities Farmers Markets - through October
Famer's markets are known for summer produce, but the fall is a special, though fleeting, time to stock up on the last of the season's bounty! Each of the cities of the Tri-City area has a local farmer's market that features beautiful produce, homemade bread, jelly and preserves, arts & crafts in a friendly, open-air setting. Catch them while you can!
2) Middleton's Fall Festival - Thursdays through Sundays in October
Each year, Middleton Six Sons Farms hosts a kid-focused fall festival that's sure to delight! Bring the whole family out to enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, and handmade autumn decor.
3) Country Mercantile Harvest Festival Tri-Cities - September 25 - October 31, 2021
Enjoy the best of the season and the community with amazing food from local food trucks, fresh-cut farm flowers, a wide selection of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, and even a brand new mining experience for kids.
4) Bill's Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival - Thursdays to Saturdays in October
This is the granddaddy of fall pumpkin festivals in Tri-Cities, and there is something (or realistically, many things) for everyone in the family to enjoy! Catering to people aged 1-99, you will enjoy:
5) Winery Tours - throughout the fall season
When the temperatures dip and the crowds thin out is the perfect time to visit a rural Washington State winery. Purchase a Wine Passport and explore more than 20 local wine producers at a casual, relaxed pace and savor every moment (and tasting).
6) Pasco Taco Crawl - October 1-16, 2021
One may not normally associate tacos and fall, but the two go perfectly together every year to benefit the Pasco Boys & Girls Club. Visit 20 local taco vendors, vote for your favorites, and go home feeling stuffed as a taco and happy.
7) Alfreso Halloween Safe Street Trick or Treating - October 30, 2021
Historic Downtown Kennewick is host to this family-friendly and not-too-spooky trick or treating event that promotes safety and highlights businesses of the downtown area.
8) Back Country Horsemen of Washington Annual Winery Ride - October 30, 2021
This fall event is completely unique to rural Washington State and will take you through some of the country's most beautiful wine country by horseback (and in costume, if you choose).
9) Field of Screams Tri - October 31, 2021
In a decidedly more terrifying experience, the Field of Screams is a haunted maze that takes one more to complete... if you can.
If you fall in love with Tri-Cities on your visits here (and we don't blame you), there are plenty of reasons to make a move. For information on buying or building a home, please contact us at 360-787-9352 or schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Art of Better Living in Tri-Cities!
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