Things to Do: October 21-27, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of October 21-27, 2019:

  • Connect Tri-Cities Job Fair – October 22
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – October 22
  • Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Monthly Meeting – October 22
  • LUNAFEST: Women’s Film Festival – October 24
  • Lecture: Experience Aviation History – October 24
  • Elijah Family Homes 6th Annual Breakfast Benefit – October 25
  • Benton City Halloween Carnival & Movie Night – October 25
  • Screech at the REACH – October 25
  • BINGO BASH & Spaghetti Dinner – October 25
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince Albert Raiders – October 25
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities presents Arcis – October 25
  • 2019 Fall Bazaar – October 25 & 26
  • Trick or Treat on the Trail – October 26
  • CHAT2019 – October 26
  • Costume 5k Fun Run – October 26
  • City of Richland Fall Carnival – October 26
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – October 26
  • Camerata Musica presents Park Brothers Guitar Duo – October 26
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (Prosser) – October 26
  • Trunk or Treat for Pets and Kids – October 27
  • Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest through October 31
  • The Scaregrounds: 13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon through November 2
  • Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch and More through October 31
  • Job’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch through October 31
  • Middleton Fall Festival through November 3
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) through October 26
  • Country Mercantile Harvest Festival through October 31
  • Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations through October 31
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Connect Tri-Cities Job Fair – October 22

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-Cities is full of exciting opportunities to build careers! Connect Tri-Cities 2019 will bring job seekers, policy makers, educators, labor, Tribes, veterans and industry together to build the local workforce of the future.

Tri-City Americans vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – October 22

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Brandon Wheat Kings.
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Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Monthly Meeting – October 22

First Lutheran Church, US 395 and Yelm St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Please join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by Leigh Calvez, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds. Leigh pursues eleven different owl species—including the Barred, Flammulated, Northern Saw-Whet, Northern Pygmy, Northern Spotted, Burrowing, Snowy, and Great Gray. She makes the science entertaining and accessible through the stories of the people who study these birds in the wild and her own avian adventures in the field.

LUNAFEST: Women’s Film Festival – October 24

The Uptown Theater, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35 Online / $40 at the Door

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Girls on the Run Southeast WA at Uptown Theater in Richland, WA on the evening of October 24th.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and a glass of wine. During the event we will have guest speaker Katherine Wilson, a silent auction, and the film viewing. An evening supporting women benefiting girls. Event sponsors include HAPO Community Credit Union and Terra Blanca.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Girls on the Run Southeast WA, a nonprofit organization.
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Lecture: Experience Aviation History – October 24

Franklin County Historical Museum, 305 N 4th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

A presentation by Malin Bergstrom –
Step back in time and learn how aviation shaped our community over 100 years ago. Pasco and the Columbia Basin has a rich and unique aviation legacy including aircraft manufacturing, airmail pioneers, Naval Air Station Pasco and much more.

Elijah Family Homes 6th Annual Breakfast Benefit – October 25

Best Western Plus, 1515 George Washington Way in Richland
From 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Free – must register

Join us for our annual breakfast benefit as we share our vision and how you can partner with us by investing in families lives. All proceeds raised will directly benefit the Transition to Success Program, including case management, subsidized housing and continued programming.

Breakfast Buffet opens at 7:15 a.m. (Catered by Fat Olives) – Reserve your seats now!
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Benton City Halloween Carnival & Movie Night – October 25

Benton City Community Center
From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to attend

Break out the costumes and join us on October 25th for our annual Halloween Carnival and Movie Night at the Benton City Community Center (806 Dale Avenue). The Carnival runs from 5pm until 6:30pm.
The movie, Casper, will start at 6:30 p.m. in City Park, adjacent to the community center. Those in costume will have the opportunity to win prizes!

The carnival and movie are free to attend. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Screech at the REACH – October 25

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in RIchland
From 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Admission – Adults: $10, Students/Seniors/Military: $6, Museums for All (EBT/ID for up to 2 adults & 4 kids): $2 per person, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free – Note: Bring in an item for the Food Drive and receive $1 off per person!

Are you ready to dissect owl pellets, create your own SCREECH button, and meet loads of LIVE animals?

This year is better than ever with even more community partners including:
Blue Mountain Wildlife
Blue Mountain Land Trust
Washington State Parks
Pacific Lamprey Project (Yakima Nation Fisheries)
Bug Guru
A Stroke of Genius Face Painting
Northwest School of Falconry
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Tapteal Greenway
Also special thanks to event partner US Fish and Wildlife!

You are welcome to come dressed in your Halloween costume and snap a photo in the Photo Booth but remember to wear good walking shoes for the night hikes!

BINGO BASH & Spaghetti Dinner – October 25

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $17 adults, $10 children (4-12)

Fundraiser for Royal Family KIDS in Pasco –

Food, Fun and Prizes!!!! Great Raffle Baskets to purchase for $1 plus door prizes and Bingo prizes. Doesn’t get better than this!!! Doors open at 5 p.m. and Dinner at 6 p.m..

Tri-City Americans vs. Prince Albert Raiders – October 25

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Prince Albert Raiders.
Info & Tickets:

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities presents Arcis – October 25

Faith Tri-Cities, 1800 N Road 72 in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
The annual memberships are all sold out. Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available. Adults $25, Students $10

With charismatic and authentic stage presence, this quartet sets audiences aflame with their enthusiasm and passion for their rare form of chamber music. Four saxophonists from Munich bring world-class technique together with bright and joyful performances to create an indescribable concert experience. A wild explosion of rhythm and colors and their gripping musicality makes them outstanding and unique.

2019 Fall Bazaar – October 25 & 26

Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 2611 S. Washington Street in Kennewick
Friday from 12 Noon – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

Come join us for our semiannual bazaar! With items ranging anywhere from information on Celebrate Recovery® to gifts for Aany upcoming event in your life! Lots of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Or, order a customized item from one of our talented seamstresses.

The café will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches, and brownies, fresh from the oven!

Trick or Treat on the Trail – October 26

Trailhead Park at the base of Badger Mountain, 541 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 9 a.m. – Noon
Free to participate

Hike up the trail on Badger Mountain dressed in costumes for healthy goodies along the trail. After the hike stick around for the Harvest Party which includes games and activities for the whole family.

CHAT2019 – October 26

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Free to attend – must register online

CHAT2019 stands for (Community Health Awareness conference in Tri-Cities) –

This is the 1st Community Health Awareness conference dedicated for Tri Cities community. The core mission of CHAT 2019 is to serve, strengthen and engage the Tri-Cities community and improve their quality of life through communication and public awareness. 14 health care providers (physicians) will be there to discuss different health topics (General health, heart, kidney, prostate, Cancer, Nutrition, Mental, Neurology, and children). It is a great opportunity to learn, interact, and ask questions!
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Costume 5k Fun Run – October 26

Columbia Point Marina Park, Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to participate

Please join us for our second annual Richland Centennial Lions Costume 5K Fun Run! There is no fee. We will be raising funds for the Richland School District to contribute to Backpack Friday’s program. No kid left hungry is our goal! Mark your calendar for October 26, 2019!!

The Richland Centennial Lions Club is a service club and for this event we are raising awareness for hunger in the Tri-Cities area!

City of Richland Fall Carnival – October 26

HAPO Community Stage (815 George Washington Way) and The Parkway in Richland
From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

Calling all goblins, ghouls, princesses and pirates of all ages! Richland Parks and Recreation and Hapo Credit Union is hosting the annual Fall Carnival. There will be carnival games, a haunted maze, spooky hayride, pumpkin patch, tons of candy and prizes! Costume Contest on the Hapo Community Stage at 4:30 p.m. Music provided by Riverside Dj’s. Trick or Treat at The Parkway from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars – October 26

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Prince George Cougars.
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Camerata Musica presents Park Brothers Guitar Duo – October 26

Columbia Basin College Performance Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Patrons receive priority seating – after which everyone waiting to see the performance will be admitted on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Alex and Wesley Park’s program spans the centuries – from the Renaissance forward with pieces by well-known composers such as Faure, Villa-Lobos, Mozart, and Bach, as well as selections from less-well known musicians such as York, Déodat de Séverac, and Halffter.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Prosser) – October 26

Princess Theatre, 1230 Meade Avenue in Prosser
Two showings: 8 p.m. & Midnight
Tickets: $15 – purchase online, at the Theatre box office or at Adventures Underground in Richland,

Trick-or-treat adult style is on the marquee at the Princess Theatre in Prosser for our eleventh straight year this Halloween. The theatre will host two showings of the original Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sat., Oct. 26th at 8 p.m. and midnight.

The cost is $15 per person for admission to the movie, props bag and pre-show parties at 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm in the theatre’s adjoining Green Room. The eleventh annual parties include music, Halloween treats, a trivia contest, a no-host bar with local wines and microbrews available by the glass, and a “Time Warp Costume Contest” after 7:30 and 11:30 pm.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a horror film; it is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films. Originally a stage play, the movie was released in 1975, and has become a cult classic interactive experience. More information about the movie is at

As part of the RHPS experience, attendees are encouraged to dress up in costumes, yell back lines at the movie and act out the film with a bag of props. Due to theatre policy, attendees will not be permitted to bring their own props into the theatre. The $15 ticket includes a props kit with the script, bubbles, newspaper, toast and more.

First-time RHPS attendees are traditionally referred to as “virgins.” Training/refresher sessions for the interactive portions of the film will begin at 7:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Purchase tickets online through, or in person at Adventures Underground in Richland and at the Theatre’s office at 1230 Meade Avenue in Prosser.

Trunk or Treat for Pets and Kids – October 27

Petsmart, 6807 W. Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Trunk or Treat for kids and pets at PetSmart on Canal Drive!

Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest through October 31

Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Fridays & Saturdays and October 31 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
No-scare family day on October 26 from Noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: $13 per person, 5 and under free

Come out and experience the fear of the forest. Park at Port of Pasco for shuttle service. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. This year we have chosen to donate to the Service Peace Warriors, an amazing organization that provides specially trained service dogs to our veterans.

The Scaregrounds: 13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon through November 2

Benton Franklin Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
Hours through November 2: Thursday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Halloween 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Kids Day: October 26th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Scaregrounds Pass: $15 – Thursday/Friday, $20 – Saturday
Scaregrounds Fast Pass: $30 – Friday, $35 – Saturday
Kids Day Tickets: $5
Tickets available at the gate, only

The largest haunted attraction in Eastern Washington & Oregon is about to open and it’s bigger and better. ’13 Doors Hell’s Dungeon’ at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. You’ll have to get through a 7200 foot maze of horror. The challenge is to make it ALL the way through! Do you think you have what it takes? Can’t wait to find out!

Did you know that you don’t have to pay haunt admission to chill in the Zombie Lounge and Booze Garden? Have a drink or two while the kids haunt, or build up your own courage before heading in to ’13 Doors’. Thursday night discount vouchers are available at area Dairy Queen locations. Look for the Scaregrounds poster, scan the code and show the coupon at the box office and get $5.00 off – Thursdays, only.

’13 Doors’ is not recommended for children under 13.

Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch and More through October 31

1730 Falls Rd. in Pasco
Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday – Closed Sunday

The frost on the apples made them even sweeter! Come out to the farm and enjoy the harvest!
We have all kinds of farm fresh produce –
Pumpkins galore: Basic orange u pick .20 lb, Specialty u pick pumpkins .35 lb
Gourds 4/$1
Freshly dug big baker potatoes .30 lb
Fuji u pick .75 lb
Asian pears .75 lb
Applesauce apples $7 box
Honor system weigh and pay for All produce at the stand. Cash or Check Only. No credit cards

Job’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch through October 31

4072 Columbia River Rd. in Pasco
Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Every day in October:
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch full of pumpkins for carving, painting, and decorations as well as a selection of winter squashes to eat. All pumpkins and squash are 32 cents per pound. No entry fee to enter the patch.

Saturday & Sundays in October:
– Nursery Tour Hayride – A 15 minute ride on our 36 acre nursery full of Halloween fun, peacock sightings and a little tree humor. Price is $3 per rider over 3 years old.

Face Painting by New Horizons FFA on October 19th as a chapter fundraiser.

Middleton Fall Festival through November 3

Middleton Farm, 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. in Pasco
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12 general admission (ages 3-adult), $10 seniors (65+), kids 2 and under free (Note: general admission on Friday is $10)

Come enjoy the first pickings of our Pumpkin Patch, the first steps into our corn maze, and the first ones to enjoy our new attractions that include:
– The Grain Train
– Trike Races
– Banyard Ball Zone
– Bull Ring Toss
– Another Jumping Pillow
– Another Giant Slide
– Two New Potato Blasters
– Gaga Ball
– 9 Square in the Air
We have 31 activities in total. Our event runs on weekends until November 3. $10 Fridays are new this year. We had so much fun on Friday’s last year that we decided to open them up all day. Starting October 4th we will be open every Friday in October.
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Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) through October 26

Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Rd. in Grandview
Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. – No Farm Admission fee; all activities are pay as you go
Friday & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Farm Admission Fee
Farm Admission Fee (Friday& Saturdays): Ages 13 to Adult – $9, Ages 3-12/Seniors 65+/Active Military – $7, Ages 2 and under Free

If you are looking for clean, wholesome harvest fun, fresh produce and great memories then you will love our Pumpkin Festival with a large variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. There is so much to do that most families plan to spend 3-5 hours at the farm. For a full description of the following options see our Activities page.

Country Mercantile Harvest Festival through October 31

232 Crestloch Rd. in Pasco
Hours: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until dusk
Admission: $7.95 per person (children 2 years and under free), $4.50 seniors (65+) and military (show ID)

Includes: hay ride to pumpkin patch, 3-acre corn maze, petting zoo, straw-bale maze, straw-bale pyramids, old-fashioned carnival rides, and, on weekends, a family photo in the photo booth, a free face painting & the bounce house obstacle course. Note: pumpkins sold separately, carnival rides & treats – tickets sold separately.

Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations through October 31

197616 E. Bowles Rd. in Kennewick
Open during daylight hours, seven days per week
Free admission

We’ve got lots of autumn decorative items, colored corn stalk bundles, mini pumpkins and beautiful colored corn. The sunflowers are ready to be cut. Lots of sizes and colors of Pumpkins. We are open daily through the end of October, daylight hours. The Kiddie Korn Maze is looking good. Hope to see you soon. Note: cash transactions, only. Contact Denise Christopherson at 509-430-2167 for more information.

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: ‘Wolf Fork Canyon’ presented by Tara J Graves – Opens October 21
Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free admission and open to the public

Tara J Graves is a photographer with a focus in fine art, who draws inspiration from her surroundings. She incorporates varying subjects, such as night photography, landscape, architecture, water, and topography. Photography is a way to explore themes. To take the time to see and focus on the details, combining the technical and creative to achieve the aesthetic. One aspect of photography that compels her is using the camera to play with perspective. She lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. The exhibit runs through November 26. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. on October 24.

DrewBoy Creative: Beyond the Walls of Perception Part One – David V35 Solo Art Show – through the end of the year

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 5-8 p.m, Friday & Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

We are proud to host David Vasquez’s solo show at Confluent Space Tri Cities. David is one of the most talented artist in the region. You will not want to miss this show! The art is for mature (i.e. PG-13) audiences.

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Nightlife Music

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
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Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

The Reach Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no new admissions after 4 p.m.)
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase.

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
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Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit:

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

Showing this week:
– October 25: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 7 p.m. and Supervolcanoes at 8 p.m.
– October 26: Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2:00 p.m. and The Little Star That Could at 3:00 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
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LIGO Public Tours

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website:

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