By Amanda Pilley  |  If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region.

October 1st – January 30th | Haines

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Gathering  |

October 3rd | Juneau

First Friday Art Walk  |

October 3rd – 4th | Juneau

Falltoberfest  |

October 4th | Petersburg

Humpy 500 Go-Cart Race  |

October 4th | Petersburg

Beat the Odds—A Race Against Cancer  |

October 5th | Juneau

Hasty Half Marathon  |

October 11th | Wrangell

Pumpkin Patch Festival  |

October 11th – 18th | Sitka

Alaska Day Festival  |

October 17th – 19th | Skagway

Fall Festival  |

October 24th | Petersburg

Devil’s Thumb Chili Feed & Brewfest  |

October 25th | Petersburg

Octoberfest Artshare  |

October 25th | Petersburg

Rain Country Quilters Quilt Show  |

October 25th | Juneau

Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile  |

October 25th | Sitka

Raven’s Radio Stardust Ball  |

October 28th | Ketchikan

Shellfish Festival  |

Amanda Pilley as a new contributor to the publication. Amanda has lived in Southeast Alaska for most of her adult life and recently moved back to Juneau for the third time. She is a graduate of Albertson College of Idaho with a degree in Creative Writing. To reach Amanda, please feel free to email her at