2023 Fall Activities in Vancouver, Washington and Throughout Clark County

three kids sitting on a hay bale in front of pumpkins and corn stalks at the Camas Farmer's Market Harvest Festival
Camas Farmer's Market has an annual Harvest Festival that's not too be missed. Photo courtesy: Camas Farmer's Market

From chilling train rides to freshly pressed cider, the fall season in Clark County, Washington is not to be missed! We have so many fun things to do, you won’t even mind if you have to put a sweater on when you go outside, or that it’s dark when the dog gets you up at 6 a.m. If you’re ready for pumpkin spice and everything nice, read on! Here is a list of 2023 fall activities in Vancouver, Washington and throughout Clark County.

Camas Downtown Association Gilrs Night Out Jennifer Snapp-Hodapp, left and Susan Lehr
Jennifer Snapp-Hodapp, left and Susan Lehr at the Camas Downtown Association’s Girls’ Night Out. Photo courtesy: Camas Downtown Association

Camas Girls’ Night Out

September 21,  4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Camas

Downtown Camas is once again holding their Girls’ Night Out on September 21, 2023. There will be a fashion show, prize drawings and a photo booth. New this year will be a self-care suite filled with beauty and wellness experts. Proceeds benefit Pink Lemonade Project and Ovarian Cancer Alliance. For more information visit the Downtown Camas Association website.

Harvest Festival

September 27: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Camas Farmer’s Market
4th Ave, between Everett and Franklin

Camas Farmers’ Market is having their Harvest Festival September 27, 2023. Live music, food, kid’s activities – including face painting, pumpkin bowling, story time and more – and knife sharpening is all part of this free event.

Old Apple Tree Festival

October 7: 11 a.m. – 3p.m.
11 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver

The Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver will be on October 7, 2023.  Enjoy food, music, activities and learn about fruit tree pruning. Bring your apples for pressing, and let the kids join in the fun activities. Apple cuttings from the Old Apple Tree itself will be handed out on a limited, first come, first serve basis until gone.

apple pressing festival in vancouver, vendors in a field
It’s not fall without the traditional Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver! Photo courtesy: City of Vancouver

Cinema of Horrors Drive-In Movies

Clark County Event Center
17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield

Crave scary movies during October? Get your fill at the Cinema of Horrors Drive-In Movies at the Clark County Event Center. They are planning to feature the scariest of scary movies select nights in October. Not scared yet? Keep an eye out for the monster lurking by your car as your favorite movies come to live like you’ve never experienced before. More information including dates and movies will be available on the Cinema of Horrors website.

Haunted Walking Tours

September 29-30, Fridays and Saturdays in October
Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main Street, Vancouver

Starting the last weekend of September and continuing throughout October, head to the Clark County Historical Museum for Haunted Walking Tours. You will love walking through the city at night while your guide tells you chilling stories from our area’s past. Tickets must be purchased in advanced. For more information visit the Clark County Historical Museum website or call 360.993.5679.

Fall Leaves and Headless Horseman Halloween Run Train Ride

October 7-8, October 28-29
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
207 Railroad Ave, Yacolt

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad has two fun train rides for enjoying fall in Clark County! First on October 7-8, enjoy a serene ride to look at the glory of the fall leaves. Then, get ready for some thrills and chills on October 28-29 for the Headless Horseman Halloween Run. For more information, visit the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website.

Cedar Creek Grist Mill
The Grist Mill is a picturesque piece of history set back in the woods that makes a perfect backdrop for photos. Photo credit: Michelle Bader.

Apple Pressing

October 28, 9 a.m.
Cedar Creek Grist Mill
43907 NE Grist Mill Rd, Woodland

Once a year, people line up for the famous apple cider being pressed at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill. On October 28, 2023 it’s time once again to get freshly-pressed cider. It’s distributed until gone, so get their early! Children are invited inside the Mill to help the volunteers press the cider. More information can be found on the Cedar Creek Grist Mill website.

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