10 Fall Events in Ellensburg, WA (2022)

Fall in love with Ellensburg’s abundance of events this season. From Buskers in the ‘Burg to Fall Festival at The Patch, a wide variety of celebrations await you in Ellensburg. Whether you’re searching for vintage flea markets, street fairs, pumpkin patches, or live music, we have it all! Book your fall getaway now and mark your calendar for these upcoming events in Ellensburg, Washington.

Buskers in the ‘Burg

Saturday, September 24 | 10am-1pm | Downtown Ellensburg

A quirky Ellensburg tradition, Buskers in the ‘Burg is a must-see event that takes place downtown every September. Celebrating buskers of all kinds, this festival invites musicians, aerial artists, magicians, and other street performers to share their acts with us! The crowd-favorite attraction each year is the Arts Parade, which features giant, hand-made puppets wandering through the streets for your entertainment and admiration. Created by Blue Bear Puppet Lab, these larger-than-life characters feature intricate detail and make this event all the more unique. You can also expect to find plenty of activities for the kids, as well as visit the Ellensburg Farmers Market which occurs from 9am-1pm.

Fall Festival at The Patch

Thursdays-Sundays, September 24-October 30 | 10am-4pm | The Patch

Celebrating 10 years of fun on the farm, The Patch puts on a wonderful Fall Festival each year. Located just minutes from downtown Ellensburg, this 36-acre family-owned farm features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, and so much more. Plus, you can get your lumberjack on with a brand-new activity this year: axe throwing! Be sure to also visit The Silo Café, the farm’s on-site restaurant, to indulge yourself or do a little fall shopping in the farm store.

Ellensburg Farmers Market

Every Saturday through October | 9am-1pm | Downtown Ellensburg

Every Saturday through October, the Ellensburg Farmers Market will bring dozens of vendors to the streets of downtown Ellensburg for your shopping enjoyment. This lively market is a beloved local tradition that brings fresh produce, baked goods, and fine handcrafted products to shoppers. Some popular vendors sell macarons, handmade kitchenware, bath and body products, fresh flowers, textile pieces, and specialty wines. The Ellensburg Farmers Market is always a big hit and a wonderful way to begin your morning in Ellensburg. Join in on the farmers market fun from 9am to 1pm every Saturday, May through October!

Photo courtesy of Ellensburg Farmers Market
Photo courtesy of Thrall and Dodge Winery

Music on the Dodge

Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 | Thrall & Dodge Winery

The oldest farm winery in the Kittitas Valley, Thrall and Dodge Winery is a wonderful destination for wine tastings, scenic views, and live music! During Thrall and Dodge’s Music on the Dodge series, you will enjoy an intimate evening of wine and live music outdoors in Ellensburg’s beautiful countryside. Performances will take place on select Sundays:

September 4 & 25
October 2, 16 & 30
November 6 (Music & Craft Fair)

Fiberfest in the Valley

Saturday, October 1 | 9am-4pm | Kittitas County Event Center

The Kittitas County Sheep Producers invite you to join in on a day of celebrating sheep, wool, and other natural fibers at the second annual Fiberfest in the Valley! Visit the Kittitas County Event Center on Saturday, October 1, to find sheep on exhibit, sheep shearing demos, a fleece show and sale, a vendor show full of artisan-crafted woolen goods and yarns, fiber processing equipment, a used equipment sale, workshops, and more. Admission is free!

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday of the Every Month | 5-7pm | Downtown Ellensburg

The Ellensburg First Friday Art Walk showcases a variety of art forms on a monthly basis. Hosted by galleries and non-traditional spaces around town, you’ll find yourself in local wine bars, museums, clothing boutiques, and other fun locations in Ellensburg. This event honors local artists and their work and allows participants to tour our historic downtown as they stroll from venue to venue to enjoy the art on display. Along the way, you’ll enjoy visual and performing arts, including paintings, sculptures, live music, and more!

Junk-tiquen in the ‘Burg

Saturday, October 15 | 9am-4pm | Kittitas County Event Center

Holding its show every spring and fall in Ellensburg, Junk-tiquen in the ‘Burg is a favorite event for lovers of antique or hand-made goods. It was even named one of Flea Market Decor’s ‘Top 12 Flea Markets in the U.S.’! Join in on this day of shopping for antiques, up-cycled junk, jewelry, pillows, signs, vintage finds, and more. Tickets are $5 at the gate and parking is free!

Photo courtesy of Junk-tiquen in the ‘Burg

Kittitas Outdoor Market

Sunday, October 16 | 10am-3pm | Kittitas, WA

Visit downtown Kittitas, located just under 10 miles from Ellensburg, for an outdoor market on Sunday, October 16! Shop for homemade goods and other items from local businesses, enjoy family activities, and get to know our neighboring community of Kittitas!

Trick or Treat Harvest Fest

Friday, October 28 | 3-6pm | Downtown Ellensburg

Find wicked fun in downtown Ellensburg this Halloween weekend! Take the kiddos downtown on Friday, October 28, to enjoy a spooktacular alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. This free, family-friendly event lets your little ghosts and goblins creep through downtown Ellensburg to collect goodies from participating businesses.

Photo courtesy of Ellensburg Downtown Association

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 29 | 3-6pm | Kittitas, WA

The city of Kittitas hosts its annual Trunk or Treat event, which involves the decoration of vehicles in fun ways! Your kiddos will love trick or treating with local businesses and trunks of participating vehicles. There will also be a haunted house, harvest carnival, and more available. Be sure to mark your calendar for this scary good time!