The hottest summer on record has been followed by the warmest Fall which means we've all been joyfully basking in blue skies and warm days. But, the rain is arriving this weekend which is, of course, great news for gardeners. Although, I must confess I am not looking forward to grey skies and frosty temperatures.
Even though it hasn't felt like Fall weather wise, the people of Whidbey Island have been celebrating Fall Festivities. Our friends at Whidbey Farm & Market kicked off the season with their first ever FALLFEST. Jean-Michel and I spent two days grilling corn before draping it in butter or turning it into delicious Corn Elote. It was great fun if not a tad smokey.
CORNFEST was also the kickoff for the Market's corn maze and pumpkin patch - both of which are open throughout October. The brave are welcome to explore the corn maze after dark on Fridays and Saturdays and the very brave can chance their luck against ZOMBIES on Halloween saturday.
OTHER UPCOMING FALL ACTIVITIES
Haunted Fort Casey
October 22, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Fort Casey is an old military fort on Whidbey Island. Built by soldiers to defend Puget Sound against invading ships, its pop-up guns could rain shells down on unfortunate vessels. The dark powder and shell magazines are scary enough on a summer’s day. Imagine what they’re like during the spooky Halloween season!
Open the last two weekends of October from noon to 4pm.
Event entrance fee is $5 per person; children’s game area is free. Proceeds go toward restoration projects at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Discover Pass required for parking.
Halloween Walk for the Littles
October 31, 4-6pm
Come down past the candy table at the Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum for the Halloween Walk through town trick-or-treating at the local shops for a sweet and safe Halloween!
Torchlight Parade and Street Dance October 29th 5pm-7pm
The Coupeville Halloween Torchlight Parade is an annual small town tradition. Beginning at Cooks Corner Park and ending at the wharf. A parade of residents in costume through the historic district. Candy is handed out by volunteers. Fun for all ages.