Community Calendar: Adna Fall Festival; Country Chicks Market; Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival 2021 


Adna Fall Festival

Oct. 1 and 2 at Adna Floral, 132 B Bunker Creek Road, Chehalis; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

This is the seventh annual rendition of this fall-themed vendor festival. The event will be held outside. Shoppers can expect to find pumpkins and gourds, farmhouse decor, jewelry, kettle corn, repurposed furniture, handmade items and much more. Admission and parking are free. 

Country Chicks Market

Oct. 1 and 2 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Country Chicks is the premier market for savvy shoppers who love country-chic style, vintage, up-cycled or handcrafted decor and clothing. 

Entrance is $6 or $5 with a canned food donation. Free parking. Attendees under 16 enter for free. 

Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival 2021 

Oct. 1, 2 and 3 throughout Onalaksa

Live entertainment, apple pie eating contests, vendors and booths, a parade, quilt show, cornhole tournament and much more make this fruit-focused festival a highlight in Onalaska. For more information, visit

Girls Night Out 

Oct. 2 in downtown Centralia

Start at The Station Coffee Bar, pay $5 to get a list of participating businesses. Visit every stop on the list to see specials and earn a chance to win a drawing for one of the downtown business gift baskets. For an additional amount, purchase a limited edition Girls Night Out tote. Masks are required. A portion of funds raised will go to Hope Alliance, and donations can be made. For more information, call 360-736-4333.

Apple Fun 5K Run/Walk

Oct. 2 at Carlisle Lake, Onalaska; registration opens 7:30 a.m., race at 9 a.m.

Races start at the historic smoke stack at Carlisle Lake, virtual participation is also an option. The first 100 in person or local participants will receive a custom item with a logo on it and all participants will be entered to win valuable prizes after the race(s). Virtual participants will receive a different item, which will be mailed.

For more information, registration and prices email To read about the rest of the Apple Harvest events go to

Forest Grove Cemetery Tour

Oct. 2 at the Forest Grove Cemetery, 18011 Northcraft Road SE, Tenino; 4 to 7 p.m.

A guide will take attendees through historic areas of the cemetery and introduce important figures from Tenino and Bucoda’s past. Tours will leave every 10-15 minutes. This is a fundraiser for the South Thurston Historical Society. Cost: $7 child (ages 4 to 18) or senior, $9 adult, $30 family of two adults and four kids + fees. 


Oct. 8 at McFilers, 543 NW Pacific Ave., Chehalis; 8 p.m.

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Joesph Hunter Duncan will play with local support from The Driftwood Walkers. There is a $5 cover. All ages allowed. For more information on Duncan, visit

‘Gardening for Everyone’ Classes

Oct. 9 at Centralia Christian School, 1315 S. Tower Ave., Centralia; 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Free gardening classes will be taught by the WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners including backyard composting, native plant gardening, pruning and much more. No pre-registration required. For more information call 360-740-1216 or email 

Train Show and Swap Meet

Oct. 9 and 10 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Lewis County Model Railroad Club’s show and swap meet will host over 160 tables of vendors representing all scales and interests of model railroading, according to the club’s Facebook. For more information, email

Women’s Luncheon

Oct. 11 at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room, 1119 W. First St., Centralia; 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Have lunch, listen to an inspirational speech and see a fashion show for $15. Make a reservation by calling Kay at 360-269-2449 or Val at 360-748-4722. Program sponsored by Centralia-Chehalis Christian Women’s Connection. 

Lewis County Cemetery District #1 Monthly Meeting 

Oct. 13 at the cemetery office, 407 Cowlitz Road, Winlock; 7 p.m.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.

Monthly Business Forum

Oct. 14 at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, 221 N. Tower Ave., Centralia; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance costs $5, lunch for $17. State Rep. Peter Abbarno and State Farm agent Chris Forespring will be providing an informative presentation on the new long-term care tax coming in 2022.

Fall Community Garage Sale

Oct. 16 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds; 8 a.m. for $5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $3

Up to 300 vendor booths all indoors or under cover. This is the first sale at the fairgrounds since Fall of 2019 and is highly anticipated. Vendor spaces are approximately 10 by 10 feet and are still available for $45 each. For more information, call the Fair office at 360-740-2655.

Harvest Market

Oct. 16 at the Jester Auto Museum, 321 Hamilton Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free to the public. Over 55 local vendors will sell jewelry, handmade soaps, candles, food and more. Contact for vendor inquiries. 

Pyrex Swap Meet

Oct. 16 at the Adna Grange, 123 Dieckman Road, Chehalis; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sell or buy used Pyrex of all sorts. There is no entry fee for swap meet buyers, sellers pay $9 for a table. 

Pumpkin Train Rides

Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 1101 SW Sylvenus St.; 12 and 1:30 p.m.

Pumpkin train rides cost $16 per person, ages 2 and under ride free. Warm costumes encouraged, masks required. Ages 15 and under receive a pumpkin and can participate in a costume contest. Indoor and outdoor seating available. To reserve tickets in advance, visit 

Ryderwood’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Oct. 22 and 23, at Community Hall, 305 Morse St.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Up to 30 vendors will participate in this annual arts and crafts fair. Email for a vendor application. Call Jan at 360-295-0597 for more information. 

Trunks with Treats 

Oct. 30 at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 4 to 8 p.m.

The whole family is invited to an evening of trick-or-treating among classic cars and trucks with trunks full of candy. More trick-or-treating opportunities will be available inside the museum’s gallery, which will be open to the public. According to the museum, it is the “perfect time to wear a mask.”

Movies by the Dashboard Light — Rocky Horror Picture Show 

Oct. 30 at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis; 8 p.m.

The Veterans Memorial Museum shows car-themed films at this drive-in movie theater on the last Saturday of the month. First come first serve. Admission is by donation to the museum. Popcorn, drinks and food available. For more information, call 360-740-8875.

Trunk or Treat 

Oct. 31 Front Street, Mineral; 5 to 7 p.m.

Hot cider, pumpkin decorating, games and candy will be free for all ages. Donations welcome. To participate as a trunk, contact Chantell at the Mineral Market at 360-492-3237.

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31 at the Napavine Fire District 5 station; 6 to 8 p.m.

Sponsored by the Napavine Police Department and City Hall, Napavine Fire District 5 and Let’s Play Something. 


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