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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, October 18

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival. What if you could get some of your holiday shopping done already? With the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival its no longer a pipe dream - it's a possibility. Billed as the largest holiday show in the West, Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival has 550 booths of handmade items and specialty foods. There will also be cooking demonstrations and a place for the kids to visit Santa Claus at the Tacoma Dome. This event runs all weekend long.

Tacoma Dome
2727 E D St
All Day
Tickets: $15

Brewology. Enjoy unlimited tastes of Seattle beer, and learn from brewmasters themselves! Along with tons of beer there will be grub for sale, Halloween themed shows, a costume contest, and exhibits to explore at Pacific Science Center. Ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass, 12 tasting tokens, complimentary photo booth and more. Please use the entrance on Denny Way.

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $50

Leavenworth Oktoberfest. You haven't done Oktoberfest right until you go to Leavenworth Oktoberfest. This event has free shuttles in town, live music, dancers, arts and crafts, German food, and beer! Keg tapping ceremony with a band begins at noon on Saturdays. Children younger than age 12 are free but must leave at 9 p.m. This is the last weekend of of Leavenworth Oktoberfest so be sure to go and check it out!

Downtown Leavenworth
Various Times
Tickets: $20

Saturday, October 19

Halloween Pub Crawl. It may be no Santacon, but a Halloween Pub Crawl sounds just as POPPIN'. Wear your best costume and hit the town. There is live entertainment throughout, no cover charges, drink specials and a cash prize for whoever is rocking the best Halloween costume. Start the night at Blarney Stone and end at Cowgirls Inc.

Blarney Stone
1416 1st Ave
12 p.m,
Tickets: $10+

Parents Night Out: Gross Food Lab. Okay do you HAVE to be a kid to go to this food lab? The Pacific Science Center is giving parents a night out while the kids "put their senses to the test and take a bite out of the science behind food that looks gross but tastes good. Try out smell and taste tests to learn how to recognize food. Then, make edible slime before topping the night off with a sprinkling of crickets on liquid nitrogen ice cream. Crickets contain similar allergens to shellfish. If your child has a crustacean shellfish allergy, they should not consume the cricket topping."

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $45

Cascadia Cheese Festival. Celebrate our region's remarkable cheesemaking culture and enjoy 20 percent off all cheese all day! Meet the Washington cheesemakers behind these amazing brands such as Beecher's Cheese, Cascadia Creamery, Ferndale Farmstead and so much more.

Central Co-op
1600 E Madison Street
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Festival of Lights. Celebrate Diwali with the Bellevue Collection! The Festival of Lights is a celebration of India’s most significant holidays symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Square
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bothell Underground Beer Festival. Drink great beers & ciders, eat delicious food, and enjoy some music at the 5th annual Bothell Beer Festival! Due to overwhelming requests, the Bothell Underground Beer Festival is holding the event underground in the Bothell City Hall Garage. Bring your friends!

Bothell City Hall Garage
18415 101st Ave. NE
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Turkfest. Turkfest is an annual cultural festival whose mission is to foster friendship, to highlight the diversity and richness of Turkish Culture and Turkish speaking countries, and cooperation throughout the greater community by organizing educational, entertaining, and engaging cultural programs that celebrate Turkish and Turkic cultures and heritage. This event runs both on Friday and Saturday.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
All Day

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale. Get in the autumn spirit with this free weekend festival that features plant sales, a delicious dumpling food truck on Saturday, plant talks, tours, a photo station, and activities for kids and families. This event runs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 S 336th St
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 20

One Love Wedding & Lifestyle Showcase. "Known as more of a fancy planning party than a standard wedding show, One Love provides a fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day and plan their life together. The event offers couples a friendly, warm-hearted and open environment to find new trends and fresh ideas, get their questions answered, and trust that they will be treated with respect and professionalism during this exciting time. The monumental event embraces same-sex couples and highlights every detail of a wedding, including beautiful wedding d├ęcor, fun trends and traditions, and exquisite products and services."

AXIS Pioneer Square
308 1st Ave S
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Halloween Pet Parade in Volunteer Park. Bring your furry friend to the Halloween Pet Parade in Volunteer Park! Put your little buddy in his best halloween costume and enter them into a costume competition, a parade, vendor booths, and food trucks. It should be a hoot!

Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.