10123 Airport Way
1. Float in a hot air balloon
Have you ever seen the Pacific Northwest from 3,000 feet? Ever seen the sun go down over evergreen trees and cornfields?
Fall is a special time to climb into the sky and see vistas filled with brilliant leaves. A balloon ride at sunset pairs well with a wine tasting.
Here are your best bets for local balloon vendors.
2. Party on a bicycle, Victorian Era-style
The annual Tweed Ride takes the Snohomish vintage aesthetic and puts it on wheels. Dozens of riders in Victorian garb (jodhpurs and shirtwaists, anyone?) depart from the Machias Trailhead on the Centennial Trail. Riders take a break at the historic Carnegie Library in Downtown Snohomish to enjoy period-appropriate tea and refreshments from local vendors.
This jolly time for all is definitely fodder for Instagram, if not the perfect opportunity for your next profile picture. Reserve your ticket here.
3. Wholesome kid- and pup-friendly fun
Craven Farms is the most family-friendly of local pumpkin patches. They don’t do zombies, ghosts, or haunted anything. Instead, you can expect old-fashioned scarecrows, rubber duck races, and kid-friendly educational corn mazes. They even have a special weekend designed for dogs in the pumpkin patch.
Now that’s wholesome.
Some families who go to Craven have been visiting annually for several generations. Get out there and make some memories.
4. Cider it up
Apple harvesting season is in full swing. If you fancy golden nectar, you’ll want to see what local cideries have on draft. What’s your pleasure -- dry, crisp, semi-sweet? These local taphouses have got you covered. Cheers!
Soundbite Hard Cider - Everett
Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse - Snohomish
Elemental Hard Cider - Arlington
The Independent Beer Bar - Everett
5. Blast a gourd from a cannon/Selfie with Sunflowers
Pumpkin farms offer so much more than pumpkins.
Pumpkin cannons are exactly what they sound like. “Punkin chunkin” is a process in which compressed air launches a gourd at high speeds through the air or at a target -- with a big splat. This seasonal thrill is worth a try at least once. Check out the pumpkin cannon at Carleton Farms in Lake Stevens.
Stocker Farms in Snohomish specializes in fields of sunflowers. Row after row of brilliant yellow petals make for the perfect Instagram selfie. Hurry and reserve your spot today -- the flowers begin to wilt come early October.
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