You Won’t Want to Leave Leavenworth in October

Leavenworth is a beautiful town that is best enjoyed during the fall months. The leaves are changing color, the air is crisp, and there are plenty of fun events happening throughout the month. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best things to do in Leavenworth in October. Be sure to check out our events section for information about Oktoberfest! 

Looking for more to do around the North Cascades? Request access to our free Vacation Guide to learn all there is to know about the best restaurants, events, and activities that take place around Leavenworth, Washington, all year round! Get the guide and plan your stay today! 


Best Activities and Events for Experiencing Leavenworth in October

Farmer’s Market

One of the best things to do during October in Leavenworth is visit the farmer’s market. The Leavenworth Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from May through October. During the fall months, you can find a variety of seasonal produce, fresh flowers, and local honey. There is also a wide selection of artisan goods and handmade items. 

Wine Tasting

If you are looking for a unique activity, Leavenworth is home to several local wineries. October is the perfect time to visit a winery and taste some of the seasonal wines that are being released. Many of the wineries in Leavenworth offer free tastings, so be sure to check out their websites before you go. 

Outdoor Recreation

Leavenworth is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of hiking trails and scenic views. October is the perfect time to go for a hike and take in the beautiful fall foliage. If you are looking for a challenging hike, be sure to check out the Icicle Ridge Trail. This trail is eight miles round trip and has an elevation gain of over 3000 feet. 

View Fall Foliage

Finally, Leavenworth is the perfect place to view the fall foliage. The best time to see the leaves changing color is typically mid-October through early November. One of the best places to see the fall foliage is at Lake Wenatchee State Park. This park offers a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, and canoeing. 


Oktoberfest is one of the most popular events in Leavenworth. This year, it will be held in early October. Oktoberfest is a three-day festival that celebrates German culture and food. There will be live music, beer gardens, and a variety of German food vendors. Be sure to wear your lederhosen or dirndl and join in on the fun! 

Enjoy Leavenworth in October at Pine River Ranch!View From Lodgepole Suite

When you choose to visit Leavenworth in October, the best place to stay is at Pine River Ranch! Not only are you right around the corner from all of the amazing events and activities available, but you get to experience the breathtaking aspects of nature right from your doorstep! Our large, forested property provides both privacy and a unique view of Leavenworth’s backcountry. Check availability at Pine River Ranch and book your October getaway today!