West Seattle, Washington
Second half of Sunday’s festival doubleheader is in Fauntleroy:
2-5 pm tomorrow, that’s where you’ll find fun for all ages at the >Fauntleroy Fall Festival, which we’ve also been previewing. One last look at toplines:
Where – 9100 block of California SW [map]
Venues – In and around Fauntleroy Church and YMCA on the east side of the street, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse/The Hall at Fauntleroy
Road closures? No. Crossing guard will stop traffic for festivalgoers going between venues
Bus – The C Line stops right at the festival site
Pre-festival concert – Not part of the festival but reminder that Caspar Babypants is performing at 1 pm at the schoolhouse
Cake dropoffs – Entering a decorated cake in the contest, and/or donating to the cakewalk? Info’s here
Schedules – Performance and activity lists, with times, are here
Salmon – Learn about Fauntleroy Creek from Fauntleroy Watershed Council volunteers
All free, except concessions (and the pre-festival concert).
Festival doubleheader tomorrow, so we have one last round of previews tonight.
First up on Sunday is the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, 10 am-2 pm, concurrent with the Farmers’ Market. The highlights:
Street closure – California between Oregon and Edmunds, Alaska between 42nd and 44th
Bus reroutes – Listed here
Activities – Businesses, schools, and organizations’ booths are mostly on California south of Alaska. 10 am-2 pm
Chili cookoff – $10 (benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank) for a flight of nine tastes and a ballot, California/Alaska, starting at 10 am
Applepalooza – Taste and vote at the Market, starting at 10 am
Cocoa/cider garden – $2, on Alaska west of California
Family costume parade – Everyone welcome! West Seattle High School Marching Band leads the way. Meet at Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska); starts at 11:30 am
Trick-or-treating – Noon, at participating Junction businesses + festival Info Booth
Kids’ pie-eating contest – 1:30 pm, Info Booth
We’ll be in the Info Booth with as-it-happens coverage, so check WSB for festival updates. See you in The Junction!
Two Highway 99 notes tonight:
TUNNEL TOLLING IN 2 WEEKS: Saturday, November 9th, is now just two weeks away, and that’s the day WSDOT plans to start tolling the tunnel, nine months after it opened. Toll rates are here – extra charges if you don’t have a Good To Go! sticker pass and account, as explained here. There’s still time to get the sticker free by going here.
VIADUCT REMAINDERS: If you thought the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition was complete – not so, explains WSDOT here. [corrected link]
— Ron Creel (@roncreel) October 26, 2019
Thanks to Ron for tweeting the video from Alki as this afternoon’s high tide approached, with wind out of the north. Good news – the clear weather is forecast to continue tomorrow (West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival and Fauntleroy Fall Festival day) and maybe even on through Halloween!
4:37 PM: Thanks to JayDee for the photo:
Something new at the West Seattle Monster Dash this year – the addition of a Family Fun Zone meant this morning’s event in Lincoln Park was about more than dashing. The 5K, however, was still the main event:
This year’s turnout to support West Seattle Cooperative Preschools was more than 430, bigger than last year. Here are some of the costumes we noticed:
This was the eighth West Seattle Monster Dash – first one was back in 2012.
In the week since the annual gathering by Fauntleroy Creek to call the coho home, 13 have responded. You might see one or more of them at the “open creek” happening until 3 pm today. We stopped by and saw one.
Volunteer creek-watchers report one pair has spawned so far in this season of celebrating 25 years since “Harry and Louise,” the creek’s first modern-day spawners following a major restoration project. For today’s open creek, follow the driveway along SW Director just east of upper Fauntleroy [map], and look for the sign pointing you to the stairway down. Whether you get there or not, you can talk with Fauntleroy Watershed Council volunteers during tomorrow’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival (9100 block of California SW), 2-5 pm.
Five years ago, we told you about then-8-year-old Joseph Meats going door to door collecting donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. Now he’s a teenager and still working to stop hunger – and this weekend, you can help. His family sent the photo and word that he’s set up outside 9910 34th SW in Arbor Heights [map] collecting drop-off donations of food for people and pets. Here’s the list of what’s most needed:
Young shoppers at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) are invited to the annual Kids’ Halloween Party, now until 1 pm. Look for the table on the north side of the store, where mini-pumpkin decorating is happening, and treat bags await. Thriftway is at California/Fauntleroy/Morgan.
Hallo-weekend’s biggest day/night starts now, so we begin the daily highlights with listings from the WSB Halloween Etc. Guide:
KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY: At West Seattle Thriftway, 11 am-1 pm. Decorate a mini-pumpkin! Get a treat bag! (4201 SW Morgan)
CHILDREN’S PUMPKIN HUNT: At West Seattle Nursery, 11 am-3 pm. Costumes encouraged but not required. (5275 California SW)
(added) WHITE CENTER HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 2 pm-5 pm at the Steve Cox Memorial Park Log Cabin, organized by the teen program. (1321 SW 102nd)
SOUTH PARK HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST & PUB CRAWL: 7-10 pm. Prizes! 21+. Participating venues listed here. (14th S./S. Cloverdale)
ALKI ‘GARAGE HAUNT’: Nightfall Orphanage, 7:30-10:30 pm. Full details in our calendar listing. (2130 Alki SW)
ADMIRAL PUB HALLOWEEN PARTY, 9 pm-2 am: “Come spend Halloween at the Admiral Pub. Raffles every hour for some fun prizes. Costume Contest at Midnight so wear your spookiest costume. With drink specials all night.” (2306 California SW)
HULAWEEN: At Parliament Tavern, “surf/tiki/exotica costume party blowout!” Details here. 9 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
And from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-noon, join Delridge Grocery Co-op volunteers:
We’ll be working to beautify Delridge Way SW from SW Juneau St to SW Alaska St. Trash bags, gloves, pickers, and other supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own gloves and bags as well. This is a great family activity (as well as a great way for middle and high schoolers to get some community service time), and you can participate for as little or as much time as you have to spare. Meet up at Youngstown Coffee Company starting at 9:30 am, and then cleanup will be between 10 am and noon.
(5214 Delridge Way SW)
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, take your unneeded/unwanted/expired pills/tablets to the Southwest Precinct for no-questions-asked dropoff. (2300 SW Webster)
YOUR CHANCE TO SEE SALMON: Noon-3 pm, you’re invited to visit during the “open creek” at Fauntleroy Creek, as previewed here. (Fauntleroy & Director)
A touchdown by #2 Tom Nguyen was part of why West Seattle High School was leading Sammamish 13-6 when last night’s game at Southwest Athletic Complex was stopped for lightning. Also – two field goals by [corrected] #12 Ashton Sawade:
The game did not resume; the Wildcats’ Metro League page says, “The final 8:46 will be played on Tuesday. TBD.”