Celebrate Fall at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, free Market tours, tasting flights, an exclusive shopping offer, giant pumpkin carving and more!

Sept 28, 2022, SEATTLE – Pike Place Market is celebrating the changing of the seasons with a day of activities fit for the whole family! On October 29, from 11am – 4pm, Market streets and levels will be enlivened with activities throughout the 9-acre district at the annual Harvest Festival. Visitors can take in live music, special photo ops, artist demonstrations, free Market history tours, and much more! Meet the producers and catch the freshest new seasonal goods on our Market tables.

Get your fill of the flavors of fall with warm, spiced beverages and bites from our renowned cafes and eateries, shop for the freshest ingredients at any of our specialty food purveyors, and find delightful keepsakes to commemorate the occasion. As the colors grow more vibrant in our community, so does the spirit of the Market. We’re thrilled to welcome all ages for this special event with something for everyone to enjoy!

– Event Activities –

Special Shopping Offer
Spend $50 anywhere in the Market and get a limited-edition Pike Place Market traveler mug, perfect for filling with a warm fall beverage, coffee or tea.

Sip & Savor Tasting Ticket (21+ Event)
Taste the flavors of the Market with this food and beverage pairing special ticket for 12 tastings at 5 Market businesses. Purchase your ticket today!

Free Market History Tours by Friends of the Market
Sign up onsite for a FREE Market history tour led by the Friends of the Market. When you arrive at the Market, be sure to sign up early as these will fill up fast!

Live Busker Music
Enjoy the sounds of the Market’s guitarists, singers and more performing throughout the day on the Market farm truck underneath the Clock & Sign.
• 11:00am – 12:00pm – Jeannie Rak
• 12:15pm – 1:15pm – Greg Paul
• 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Dave and Claire Crosby

Live Giant Pumpkin Carving
Watch the talents at work of a professional pumpkin carver sculpt a 500-pound gourd into a tremendous work of art before your eyes!

Special Photo Ops
Pose for PIKE BOX – Gather your loved ones and capture the moment in front of our photo backdrop filled with seasonal Market flowers from our farmers. Don’t miss learning about the PIKE BOX CSA Program that supports our farmers throughout the year!
Rachel the Piggy Bank – Celebrate the Market Foundation’s Birthday by snapping a photo with Rachel the Piggy Bank, dressed as Harvest Queen for the day.

Handcrafted Artist Demos
Head to the MarketFront Pavilion to watch talented Market craftspeople demonstrate hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Vote for your favorite showcased piece for a chance to win a $50 Market Gift Card! Market artists include:
Aaron Murray Art & Design
Tiny Fairy Houses
CMS Ceramics
MODHome Ceramics
Orna’s Pottery

“Pigs on Parade” 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Pike Place Market Foundation

Bumble Pig, Pork n’ Beans and Ball Hog are just three of the dozens of fiberglass pigs from the 2001 and 2007 “Pigs on Parade” who are touching up their artistic coats and polishing their hooves for a celebratory return back home to Pike Place Market. Join the Pike Place Market Foundation during Harvest Festival and take a trip down Pike Place for a dazzling display of creativity, community and piggy banks! “Pigs on Parade” returns to Pike Place Market to celebrate the Market Foundation’s impact of $40 million in 40 years invested into the Market community. Pig fans far and wide will have a chance to vote in a Pig Pageant to cheer for their favorite pig and support the Market Foundation. You won’t want to miss this!

Easy Parking Access
Over 800 stalls of parking are available in the Public Market Parking Garages. Enter at 1531 Western Avenue or 1901 Western Avenue and enjoy direct elevator access to Pike Place Market. With nine electric charging stations available and expanded payment options including tap to pay, it’s the best way to park for your Market Day! Learn more here.
• Early Bird Rate Flat $13: Enter one of our below garage entrances by 9 a.m. and exit any time before 9 p.m.
• Evening Rate Flat $7: Enter one of our below garage entrances after 5 p.m. and exit by 2 a.m.
• Low Hourly Rate: $4 per hour up to the first 4 hours

Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) – The nine-acre historic district is maintained and operated by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a nonprofit public corporation created by the City of Seattle in 1973. The PDA supports the Market’s remarkable community by increasing farm and food retailing opportunities, supporting small and marginal businesses, and providing services for low-income individuals. In addition, PDA helps protect the essence of the Market by preserving, rehabilitating and maintaining the buildings within the Market. PikePlaceMarket.org

Please let us know if you are interested in coming on-site to film.


Media Contact
Pike Place Market PDA
Madison Bristol – Marketing and Public Relations Manager
P: (206) 724-8142
E: [email protected]
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