Harvest Fest Fun Starts Here

Harvest Fest is Sunday, October 27th, 10 AM to 2 PM. There are crowns to be made, hoops to be hoola’d, wheels to be spun and plenty of fun games and treats! See the map for all of the fun. You can right-click to save too!


Create King and Queen crowns

Decorate tea-light lanterns with leaves, glitter, etc. and put the handles on. Made out of school milk cartons!

Bean Bag into Pumpkins Toss.

Jack o’ Lantern Face basketball hoop shoot.

Tea light crafts.

Turkey hands: kids will draw their hands and paint them to look like turkeys.

Pumpkin faces: kids with paint a paper plate with two holes for eyes and they can paint.

Photo booth with Halloween props.

Hula hoops for contests to see who can last the longest and just general fun with a large photo backdrop so parents can take pictures.

Kids coloring placemats.

Spin a wheel or pick up a pumpkin (and look underneath) to see if they win a prize or a 4oz Pumpkin yogurt cup.

Fly casting for kids!

“mock” election for kids to try out ranked-choice voting.

Spin wheel for small prizes!

Cookie Decorating.

Coloring pages.

Marshmallow/toothpick building, hand turkeys, and large Pinko

“build your own sushi” table with hot glue guns (we will have adults there to help assemble), cotton balls, felt and markers, etc. Come on over and build your own nigiri and temaki’s!

Math games for students and they will win free prizes and candies.

Coloring and origami

Sensory bins are a huge hit!

Food systems based trivia for all ages. Prizes will include a selection of goods.

We’ll have a spinning wheel at our booth that kids can spin to win fun prizes.

Spooky tic-tac-toe with painted rocks. Winners will receive a prize!

Learn to row with a coach.

Button making and a guitar for kids to try out.

Button maker, as well as goodies and giveaways.

Cow Toss Corn Hole.

Mini putt-putt golf green with small prizes for making a hole in one.

Goal with a goalie that kids will be able to pick up a lacrosse stick and take shots on goal!

Allow kids to harvest seeds off of plantings and create seed packs that they can take home and plant in their home gardens.

A spin wheel, ring toss, Plinko board.

Witch hat hoop throw and obstacle course.

Decorate lunch sacks to look like Turkeys.

Decorate mini pumpkins.

Pie Face – kids dig through whipped cream with their mouth to pull out the candy corn and pumpkin candy. Each has their own pie dish to dig in.

Ring toss the Pumpkin – we line up pumpkins and they use a hula hoop to ring toss a pumpkin
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Jenga and Corn Hole.

Color your own teddy bear and a photo booth.

Cornhole, stickers, coloring.

Getting kids involved in jump roping.

Photo booth.

Fishing booth where kids get fishing poles that they catch Goldfish crackers.


Photo Booth with costumes and cut out dancers and coloring!

Coloring pages and a fun spinner wheel trivia game.

Harvest Fest Neighborhood Notification


WHAT: Harvest Fest
WHERE: California Ave SW between SW Alaska and Edmunds. See the attached location map.
DATE(s): Sunday, October 27th, 2019
TIME(s): 10 AM to 2 PM
WHO: West Seattle Junction Association
CONTACT: Lora Radford, West Seattle Junction Association 425.445.5672
Oliver Little, Monumental Undertaking 206.403.8507

On October 27th, 2019, our organization the West Seattle Junction Association will be producing a special event in the West Seattle Junction Alaska neighborhood called Harvest Fest. The West Seattle Junction Alaska Neighborhood has been chosen as the location for this event because we have held the event in the Junction for eight years and is in the heart of West Seattle. We are thrilled to be guests in your neighborhood and it’s important to us that we are communicating clearly with you, the neighbors.

• Event hours are from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.
• We will be loading in beginning at 7 AM on 10/27/19 and will load out until 4 PM on 10/27/19.
• We will leave your neighborhood as we found it: litter and recycling will be handled by volunteers.
• During the event hours, we expect between 3,000 to 7,000 attendees that day.
• Streets may be closed or have limited vehicle and/or pedestrian access between the hours of 6 AM on 10/27/19 through 5 PM on 10/27/19. See the attached map for specifics Site Map HF_V.3_2018
• We will have an amplified sound during the hours of 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM on 10/27/17.
o High school band leading a children’s parade outside.
o Map included Site Map HF_V.3_2018.

We are working closely with the City of Seattle Special Events Committee to minimize the impacts of the event. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and positive experience in your neighborhood.

If you or any of the surrounding residents and businesses have questions or comments about the impacts of this event, please email us at:

Lora Radford, Executive Director
West Seattle Junction Association
4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98116

Chris Swenson, Chair
City of Seattle – Special Events Office
Suite A PO Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124


Paws on Patrol Helps Sniff Out Crime

Paws on Patrol West Seattle Junction

What is the Paws on Patrol Program?

You can help prevent crime while you are walking your dog!  Paws on Patrol encourages dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for the Seattle Police Department. This program trains pet owners to prevent crime, as well as recognize and report suspicious activity.

Get a free dog tag when you join!

Date: Saturday September 21st
Time: 10am- 12noon
Location: Seattle Police Department’s SW Precinct (2300 SW Webster St.)
Who is Invited: Dog owners, and their well-behaved dogs!

Come learn about this amazing new SPD program- Paws on Patrol! What is the Paws on Patrol Program?

At the launch event SPD will also have a variety of resources for dog owners, including local veterinarians, information about local dog parks and leash laws, information from the Seattle Animal Control and resources for spaying/neutering, licensing and more!

For more information:
Contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner


West 5 Shooting Out 15 Years of Positive Vibes

West 5 in the West Seattle Junction

Article and Photo: Sarah Mackay owner Life Lens Media






Dean Overton knows all about positive vibe. After a longtime career in the record industry, he created this cool and laid-back quintessential lounge on California known as West 5. It’s a landmark, iconic lounge with a huge departure from its previous purpose as a shooting range and bowling alley years past. Dean partnered with lifelong friend, Dave Mountoure who left a jet set tech job to transform the space with neon, ultra comfortable furniture and relics from past West Seattle drinking establishments.

Why celebrate West 5 today? After fifteen years they’re still going strong. Their original vision can be felt and seen throughout from employees who quickly become family to supercool, vintage décor. Happy, longtime loyal employees work alongside Dean and Dave at what they all call their “second home”.

With a personality of it’s own, an iconic fixture of West Seattle ever since 2003, one can surmise it’s the people who make the place.  The staff is genuinely kind they care about one another and their customers. There’s no doubt you will be welcomed into this warm environment with Dean and Dave and their well-appointed employees taking care of you.  Case in point, a previous employee swung by to say hello to Dean. He left West 5 a year prior to pursue an art career.

“I want the best for our employees even when they move onto another job. Their happiness is important to me,” said Dean.

If this feel-good stuff isn’t enough to draw you in, The Duwamish Mafia, a swirl of Woodinville Rye Whiskey, Averna Amaro and a dash of Angostura Bitters is described as giving  “euphoric reverence”. This curious and tantalizing drink is just the beginning of what West 5 offers.

They’re dedicated to making sure it’s the place where guests are allowed to truly relax. Meaning, this is a place for everyone to live and lounge amongst friends, neighbors and visitors to our community.

Cheers to Dean and Dave for creating a vision that keeps on thriving.

Do you have a knack for creative writing? The Junction welcomes you to write and submit an article. Email to get the conversation going.

Hometown Holiday Night Market Vendor Application

Saturday, December 7th 3PM to 7PM in the Junction.  Register now for the Holiday Night Market during the Hometown Holidays tree lighting.  Shopping the Holiday Night Market is fast becoming a West Seattle tradition, now in the fourth year. Local arts, crafts, gifts and clothing. West Seattle shops locally.

Photo Tami Littlejohn

• Night Market is Saturday, December 7 2019 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
• 40 spaces will be available for local artisans and crafters
• Night Market is an outdoor event to be held in conjunction with the Junction’s Tree
Lighting Ceremony
• Vendor applicants will be juried and approved as applications received
• Jury notifications emailed as approved

• Applications due November 23
• Application fee: $0
• Space fee: $50 due at application
• Logistic information and vendor map emailed to accepted vendors November 25

If you are NOT accepted, your application fee will be fully refunded
Once you are accepted, your application fee is nonrefundable

• Canopy
• Tables, chairs
• Extra lighting for space, if needed
• Extension cords, with covers if within foot traffic paths
• City of Seattle business license number

• Space and city use permits
• Media and advertising
• Power source
• Santa’s reception area
• Stage entertainment

Fill out my online form.

Harvest Fest Registration

Register for the fall festival of the season – Harvest Fest! Open to community groups, nonprofits and businesses. Harvest Fest is a wonderful way to connect with the community. 10×10 booth spaces are free!  Sunday, October 27th 10AM to 2PM.

Fill out my online form.

Harvest Fest 2019

Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest!

Harvest Fest – Sunday, October 27th – 10am to 2pm

Quickly becoming a West Seattle beloved fall event, Harvest Fest will once again bring out the costumed (kids, adults and pets!), the daring (chili cook-off) and musical (parade) and the thirsty (hot cocoa and cider garden) as the West Seattle Junction closes down California Ave for a fantastic fall festival.

Check out the festival fun:

GAMES, CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES 10 am – 2pm Games and arts activities brought to you many merchants, nonprofits and community groups all along California Ave from SW Alaska St to Edmunds.

HOT COCOA AND CIDER GARDEN 10 am – 2 pm Yes, it’s true – we’ve got hot cocoa and hot cider garden for people of all ages. Find the cocoa and cider garden on Alaska St by Easy Street Records.

APPLEPALOOZA 10 am – 2 pm Brought to you by the West Seattle Farmers Market. Taste and vote for your favorite apples.

HARVEST FARMERS MARKET 10 am – 2pm Enjoy the bounty of the season at the usual Sunday Farmers Market location between SW Oregon and SW Alaska on California Ave.

CHILI COOK-OFF 10 am – 1pm See local restaurants go head-to-head at the chili cook-off (located by Key Bank at the all-walk). $10 buys you nine tastings – let your taste buds vote for the favorite! All proceeds goes to the West Seattle Food Bank.  Check out the cook-off and buy yourself some chili. See the champion crowned at 1:30 pm.

COSTUME PARADE 11:30 am Meet in Junction Plaza Park (SW Alaska and 42nd Ave) for the costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band and Kawanis motorcyclists. Stop by before the start of the parade for a homemade musical instrument activity.

TRICK OR TREAT 12 NOON See what treats the Junction merchants and booths have for little hands. Also stop by the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk for treats!

KIDS PUMPKIN PIE EATING CONTEST (Ages 8-13) 1:30 pm Presented by A la Mode Pies. Sign up at A la Mode Pies for the contest, tons of prizes for first, second and third place. Pie eating contest will be held at the INFO BOOTH located at the All-Walk intersection of California Ave SW and SW Alaska St.

Our Sunday farmers market will take to the streets bringing the fall harvest and more.

Facebook invite here! Share and invite friends.

We are also looking for volunteers work to help us produce Harvest Festival. With our growing number of community folks helping out in the Junction, this is a perfect opportunity to get to know more people and be a part of a neighborhood favorite festival. Please sign up here!  It feels good to help make something awesome for our community.

Applications are OPEN to join Harvest Fest! Free to join! Click here to register!

D1 Candidate Forum at Summer Fest

The D1 candidate forum at Summer Fest will be located on the community stage at Junction Plaza Park (SW Alaska and 42nd Ave SW).

Moderated by Tracy Record, editor of the West Seattle Blog, the forum will be a way to listen to questions gathered from an open call via the WSB. Watch for the post on the WSB asking for questions. The forum will cover a broad range of issues.

• Candidates will have equal time to present their views.
• The candidates are asked about issues, with time to give the moderator an opportunity to ask in-depth questions.

The moderator and the Junction stay neutral do not imply approval or disapproval of any candidate.

Join the Facebook invite here.

Incumbent Lisa Herbold
Phil Tavel
Brendan Kolding

New Music Series in the Junction


Music in the Junction

Imagine you are musician. You like performing and people enjoy your music. Others enjoy your music so much they invite you to perform again – but just for tips. That can be pretty frustrating.

Musicians can’t live on tips. We want to help them make a living and have a twofold win-win vision in mind—to provide a venue where they can provide music that will entertain and complement the artistic community, while giving them an opportunity to be paid for sharing their time and talents.

But fulfilling the vision requires funding. And you can help. We’d like to have the ability to pay performers at least $125 (and preferably more) for each appearance.

Music is underway to bring live performances to the West Seattle Junction on Second Thursday Art Walk nights during August through December, for the benefit of visitors for Thursday Art Walks, dining, and just the opportunity to enjoy entertainment. Will you please make a contribution? Every donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference! You’ll be supporting musicians and the arts.

A minimum goal of $800 from Go Fund Me donations has been established; if we can raise more, performers could be paid more than $150 per event. (And if funds raised through Go Fund Me for this music series exceed the amount needed to support 2019 performances and related expenses they will be used towards anticipated costs related to presenting additional music performances in 2020.)

Funds will be used for paying performing musicians and other expenses related to producing, promoting and presenting the performances in the West Seattle Junction.

You can donate through the secure Crowdfund link.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to participate as a benefactor!

Update August 12, 2019 –  Thank you for the generous $700 grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Through your support, the Art of Music will continue through 2019.

To reach the coordinator of this project  – John R. please email him here.

Late Summer Wine Walk in the Junction 2019

Friday, September 13th 2019

5pm to 9pm

In the West Seattle Junction


Tickets $25 advance or $35 includes a 6-bottle insulated wine carrier. 


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Limited $30 day of event. <– Event sells out! NEW! Check-in will be located at Junction Windermere 4526 California Ave SW. 

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of West Seattle, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy tastings from 17 different wineries (and one cidery), each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders. You can drop off bottles of wine at the valet located at Junction Windermere or (NEW!) watch for the mobile wine valets. Additional Wine Walk tasting tickets will be available at Junction Windermere for $1.00 per ticket. Only ticket-holding attendees can purchase additional tasting tickets.

Ten tasting tickets, light snacks, complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.

Find delicious wines from:

Bakery Nouveau ~ Structure Cellars Winery
Capers ~ Viscon Winery
Carmilia’s ~ Treveri Cellars
Click! ~ Love That Red Winery
Click! ~ Mercer Wine Estates
Fleurt ~ Patterson Cellars
Flying Apron ~ Finn River Cider
Funky Janes ~ Michael Florentino Cellars
John L. Scott ~ Naches Heights Vineyard (NHV)
John L. Scott ~ Nine Hats
Lika Love ~ Drum Roll Wine
Menashe Jewelers ~ Aluel Cellars
Next to Nature ~ Riley Sexton Vintners
VAIN ~ Welcome Road Winery
West Seattle Verizon ~ The Wine Hunter
Wild Roses ~ Virtue Cellars
Windermere ~ Sin Banderas wines NEW Check-in location!
Windermere ~ T2 Cellar NEW Wine Valet location! 


Participating Businesses:

Bakery Nouveau
Click! Design That Fits – two wineries in this location! 
Fleurt Collective
Flying Apron – refreshing cider!
Funky Jane’s Consignment
John L Scott – West Seattle – two wineries in this location!
Lika Love Boutique (West Seattle)
Menashe & Sons Jewelers
Next-to-Nature pet care: West Seattle
West Seattle Verizon
Wild Roses
Windermere – West Seattle – two wineries in this location!
Vain West Seattle

Questions for the Junction Association? Email us here.

Find out more here how to volunteer with the Junction.

Thank you to the Wine Walk Partners: