Yes! It's Friday so that means plenty of activities to get into this weekend! :)

*Entrust 2nd Annual Reach For The Stars Community Fundraiser

Date: 10/12/2018

Location: Yakima

7 PM- Join Entrust Community Services for their 2nd Annual Fundraiser! Tickets are on sale at the Seasons Performance Hall or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3595821.  Entrust Community Services is committed to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by promoting education, employment, and healthcare options that foster integration in to their community! So don't miss out on this once a year opportunity! Live music by the bands Washed in Black, Jar of Flies, and Outshined!

*5th Annual Carve Out Hunger at Selah Civic Center

Date: 10/13/2018

Location: Selah
216 South 1st Street

6pm-9pm - SIPS. CARVES. BITES. This is a fun laid back "wear your jeans" evening to help Northwest Harvest fight hunger.   Enjoy sips from Hop Nation, Bale Breaker, Cowiche Creek and Tieton Cider Works and...  Delicious bites from The Fat Pastor, HopTown Pizza, Catering Creations by Toni and YUM! You will also enjoy many carves watching the local media compete against each other in a timed pumpkin carving contest! Every guest receives a take home mug with drink scrip and a ticket to vote for, and possibly win, their favorite pumpkin carving creation from the contest! The celebrity carving team with the most votes wins! Each $50 ticket purchase helps Northwest Harvest feed about 225 people in the Yakima area! "Taste Local. Give Local." $50 per person includes mug and drink scrip! Tickets available at the door CLICK HERE

*Downtown Yakima's 4th Annual Chalk Art Festival: Superheros!

Date: 10/13/2018
Location: Yakima
N 3rd St, Yakima, WA 98901

10 am - 3 pm. Join us for an outrageously great day of art, fun and chalk as artists and community members alike create wonderful sidewalk art! Bring your artistic spirit and plenty of smiles as we celebrate art, our community, and this year’s theme, Superheros! Kids are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Superhero! The event is free to the public.
For more info or to participate, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115609868767309/

*Kids Shoot for Free at The Range

Date: 10/14/2018
Location: Yakima
1701 Garretson Lane

11am-7pm - Join us at The Range for kid's day each Sunday. Kids 7-17 shoot for free with an adult. The Range is a great place for families to come and be in a safe environment while shooting. EDUCATE, EQUIP, EMPOWER!

 

*Open Mic at North Town Coffeehouse

Date: 10/14/2018

Location: Downtown Yakima
32 North Front Street

8-10pm - Every Sunday you can stop by North Town Coffeehouse for open mic night! It’s open to all ages and free! If you’re looking to participate, show up a little early to get your name on the signup sheet.

For more information, call 509-895-7600 or visit https://www.northtowncoffee.com/.

*Yakima Farmers’ Market at Valley Mall

Date: 10/14/2018
Location: Union Gap
2529 Main Street

9am-2pm Every Sunday until October 28- What’s fresh and fun?! Yakima Farmers’ Market at Valley Mall of course! The market is located in the southwest parking lot near Sears. Same great market, just in a new location (with more than enough parking!)Come join us for farm-fresh produce and specialty finds and support local vendors. Support your community and love living local at the Yakima Farmers’ Market at Valley Mall.

*All Ages Open Mic Night at Yakima Sports Center

Date: 10/14/2018

Location: Downtown Yakima
214 E Yakima Avenue

7pm - Every Sunday, all-ages and free to attend! Sign up at 6:30pm to perform, or just come watch the very best songwriters in the Yakima Valley share their newest music!

For more information, visit http://www.sportscenteryakima.com/events.html.

*Octo-Beer Fest! at Hop Nation

Date: 10/13/2018
Location: Yakima
31 N 1st Ave

Hop Nation Brewing Company and The Seasons Performance Hall proudly present…Octo-Beer Fest! Join us on Saturday, October 13th to celebrate the fall season of 2018 with 9 great Washington breweries. Rock out with live music from 2 amazing regional bands— Gloom and CobraHawk! Costumes are encouraged, the Hop Nation kitchen will be preparing delicious food, and there will be games, as well as a kids area and much more! Check out this epic list of participating breweries!Hop Nation Brewing Company Single Hill Brewing Company Wandering Hop Brewery Yakima Craft Brewing Co. Redifer Brewing Company Bale Breaker Brewing Company Cowiche Creek Brewing Company Icicle Brewing Company Valley Brewing Co. Did we mention proceeds will benefit The Seasons Performance Hall! Tickets are on sale now for $15—which gets you entrance to the beer fest as well as a commemorative glass and scrip for a beer.

Tickets are available here: https://bpt.me/3602092.
For more information, call Sheri Bissell at 509-469-0531 or visit http://www.northwestharvest.org/yakima-warehouse.

*Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with The Little Soapmaker

Date: 10/12/2018 - 10/27/2018

Location: Yakima
302 W Yakima Ave # 103, Yakima, WA 98902

The Little Soapmaker is making hand-crafted, artisan soaps and body products... in the most natural way possible!

During October The Little Soap Maker is supporting "Breast Cancer Awareness Month"...Stop in and purchase "FIGHT LIKE A WOMAN" Soaps or bath balm... a portian of your purchase will be donated to Ohana Mamography Cinic's Fund that provides Mamographs to every woman... even if they don't have insurance.

If you are looking gifts for family and friends, YOU WILL LOVE us. Products for your bath and body like Shea Butter, Goat’s Milk and Shampoo bars soaps that are excellent for even the most sensitive skin. "Natural" Facial Cream, Rose Water, African Black Soap is a wonderful conbination for great looking skin.

The Soap of the month Hoppy Beer !

Please come visit us Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Or shop online at https://thelittlesoapmaker.com/

*Salsa Dancing at The Seasons

Date: 10/12/2018

Location: Yakima
101 North Naches Avenue

9pm-1am - Join us for a great night of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue & Kizomba dancing every Friday night. As always, great music, friendly atmosphere, and non-stop dancing! Don't know how to dance? Don't worry, we kick-start the evening with an intro salsa dance lesson from 9:15 to 10pm then follow with dancing 'till 1am. This is a 21 and over event and there is an $8 cover fee. Drink specials all night long.

 

Date: 5/5/2018 - 10/27/2018

Location: Prosser
7th Street and Sommers Avenue

8am-12pm - The market is a lovely place to spend Saturday mornings from May through October. Jesse’s Smokken Hot Meatz will be cooking up breakfast and lunch. Besides offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables you’ll find plants, cut flowers, artisan bread, Washington cheeses, Espresso, cookies & pastries, woven baskets, wine, unique art and craft items, and more!
For more information, email prosserfarmersmarket@yahoo.com or visit http://prosserfarmersmarket.com/.

*Walking Tours of Downtown Yakima

Date: 6/23/2018 - 10/23/2018

Location: Yakima
32 N. Front St

10am- Join a free guided walking tour of Yakima's Historic Block, Japan Town, China Town and more! Tours are available June 23rd, July 21st, August 25th, September 15th and October 13th. Learn about historical events, people, and buildings that helped the history of Yakima. Reservations are not required! Tours begin in front of the Historic Yakima Train Depot.

Tour length is about 1.5 hours and consists of a slow stroll with frequent stops. Wear weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Tour route is handicapped accessible.

Contact the tour guide Ellen Alllmendinger at 509-945-9830 or ellenallmendinger@yahoo.com with questions.

*Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market

Date: 8/26/2018 - 10/28/2018

Location: Downtown Yakima
South 3rd Street; between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut Avenue

9am-1pm - The new Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market will open starting May 13th and run every Sunday through October 28th. The market will feature farmers, ranchers, food vendors, artisans/crafters, and food processors from the state of Washington and bordering counties of Idaho and Oregon.  Entertainment will be provided by local artists and organizations in front of the Capitol Theatre. Check the New Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market website and/or Facebook page at "Downtown Yakima Farmers Market" to see about special events and themed days. We are always looking to add to the Farmers' Market for vendors and entertainment.  If interested, please visit our website and click on "Become a Vendor".

For more information, email farmersmarket@downtownyakima.com or visit https://downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com/.

*Thompson's Farm Pumpkin Patch

Date: 9/29/2018 - 10/31/2018
Location: Naches
9535 Old Naches Hwy, Naches, WA 98937

Open to the Public Saturday and Sunday from September 29 to October 28

On weekdays school tours can be scheduled from October 2 to October 31 (no tours are scheduled on Mondays)

Hours are 9 to 4

No charge for admission, parking, photo opportunities, pig races or cannon firing.

We do charge for pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, kids play area and home made pumpkin donuts!

*Pumpkin Festival at Bill's Berry Farm

Date: 10/3/2018 - 10/27/2018

Location: Grandview
3674 North County Line Road

9am-5pm, Wednesday through Saturday during October 3-27 - If you are looking for clean, wholesome harvest fun, fresh produce and great memories then you will love our Pumpkin Festival held in two venues on our farm, the Berry Park and our Fall Park, with a large variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. We even provide a free hayride shuttle from one park to the other.
There is so much to do that most families plan to spend 3-5 hours at the farm. Available in the Berry Park, there is a farm store, fresh hot donuts, an animal farm, apple sling shots, barnyard train ride, playgrounds, and Bill's Berry farm BBQ and Picnic area. Available in the Fall Park, there is a Upick pumpkin patch, squeeze-your-own apple cider, Upick apples, FarmLAND, Little farmers, fire pit and marshmallows, refreshments and picnic tables, and caramel apples.
*Note: There is a $5 per car parking fee on SATURDAYS ONLY in OCTOBER! Because of our very limited parking we encourage you to carpool with your friends and family so we do not run out of parking.

*Prosser Farmers Market

Date: 10/6/2018 - 10/27/2018
Location: Prosser
Prosser City Park, Sommers St & 7th St, Prosser, WA 99350, USA

Every Saturday morning May-October. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Join us at the Prosser Farmers Market and enjoy local produce, bedding plants, crafts, espresso, breakfast, wine, baked goods, Washington cheeses, and baskets!

*Downtown Yakima Farmers Market

Date: 10/7/2018 - 10/28/2018
Location: Downtown Yakima
14 South First Street, Yakima, WA 98901

October is the final month of the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market -- your last chance to partake of the farm fresh treasures of our valley before winter settles in.  Local establishments have a full slate of live music and entertainment throughout the month as it is a perfect time to Fall into Downtown Yakima.

To visit the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market website please follow this link: https://downtownyakimafarmersmarket.com/