All throughout October, Suyematsu Farms welcomes everyone to their picturesque pumpkin patch. Whether the squashes are covered in raindrops or soaked in sunshine, this farm is a classically dreamy Bainbridge scene to wander around in this fall season. You can visit weekdays from 1:00 – 6:00, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 – 5:00.
Every Saturday, you can roam the Farmers’ Market from 9:00 - 1:00, where more than forty vendors gather together to offer local produce, a variety of flowers and plants, and specialty foods and crafts. Shop and savor the amazing autumnal harvest that the island bestows.
October 2nd through 31st will bring the Super Squash Scavenger Hunt at 4:00 to Bloedel Reserve where, like an organized egg hunt in the fall, you can pick up a map and forage for all the hidden squash on this breathtaking property.
October 4th is the First Friday of the month, meaning downtown Winslow will host its monthly Art Walk from 6:00 - 8:00. Local businesses arrange for small bites of food, art exhibits (with pieces both for viewing and sale), hands-on activities, and live music.
October 11th - 27th, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Bainbridge Performing Arts will swing open their doors from 7:30 - 9:45 for you to cheer on The Rocky Horror Show: “Stuck with a flat tire during a storm, sweethearts Brad and Janet discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter and his household of unforgettable characters.”
October 12th, join the Bainbridge Island Fire Department from 8:00 - 12:00 at their station to ride a fire truck, spray a firehose, and eat some pancakes with local firemen and women. These individuals ensure the island remains safe and protected, and this event presents a wonderful opportunity to connect as a community.
October 19th and 20th, meander towards Bainbridge Gardens from 6:00 to 8:00 for a Pumpkin Walk benefitting the Boys & Girls Club. Walk along a beautiful trail decorated with over three-hundred pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, enjoy food and drinks, listen to live music, and take advantage of a jumpy house, harvest maze, and carnival games for kids. If you want your carved pumpkin included in the nature trail, bring it by on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21.
October 31st, merchants in downtown Winslow will close at 3:30 and a Halloween walk will commence in the street shortly after. This event is the best one to kick off trick-or-treating while cheering on all kinds of costumes, drinking free hot cider, and indulging in some candy corn.