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Fall fun in Kent: farms, music, food trails and hockey

With hay rides, hockey, craft beer, food trails and concerts, Kent is your basecamp for sampling global cuisine and entertainment.

With hay rides, hockey, craft beer, food trails and concerts, Kent is your basecamp for sampling global cuisine and entertainment.

Here are some ideas to inspire fun times this fall:

Carpinito Brothers is the place to welcome the cooler season. Choose from 20 acres of pumpkins, catch a hayride or take on the corn maze. (This year’s theme: University of Washington v. Washington State University.) Younger kids love the Farm Fun Yard with its corn pit, farm animals, hay slides, barnyard bowling, overhead goat walk and more.

 

Summer hikes are over, but Kent’s five self-guided food trails are always open. New additions to the International Eats Trail will introduce you to new cultures and cuisines. Explore Kent’s diversity through food downtown. Find new places to treat the kids or enjoy farm-fresh eateries. And when it’s your turn to organize happy hour, the Local Libations Trail has the answer.

 

Hockey is back! The Seattle Thunderbirds’ first home game is October 9 at accesso ShoWare Center in downtown Kent. Start with a pregame celebration of locally made brews at Airways Taproom and Brewery or Half Lion Public House.

 

Concerts and Disney on Ice are filling ShoWare’s calendar, too. Make it a memorable visit with a meal at Agave Cocina & Cantina, Maza Grill, Nana’s Southern Kitchen or the kid-pleasing Johnny Rockets.

 

Kent’s musical diversity shines in the Spotlight Series that starts with tap dancing, acoustic guitar and Celtic strings performances. Sponsored by the Kent Arts Commission, the series continues into the new year with The Drifters, pianist Alpin Hong, Masters of Hawaiian Music and more.

 

Kent offers so much fall fun, you ought to spend the night or two. Affordable hotels are a short distance to accesso ShoWare Center, Kent Station and leaf-peeping trails. You’ll find deals for booking online and reserving early, or earn extra member rewards with seasonal specials. And all are following state and federal COVID-19 safety protocols so you can rest easy.

 

Find more travel inspiration at visitkent.com.