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Summer Flowers & Farm Animals
August is a great time of year to try something new and different on the farm. Fresh vegetables and fruit are not the only thing in abundance this time of year... flowers and farm animals are, too. Whether you want to walk through fields of blooming color, stand nose to nose with an elk, catch a rodeo at the county fair, or enjoy the farm setting while having a delicious 6-course meal, there's always something for everyone on the Oregon Farm Loop!

August 13-17
Take in all the sights and sounds of a county fair just outside of Portland! Visit exhibits, food vendors, pet animals, ride carnival rides, and have some good old-fashioned family fun.
On August 13 at 10 am, watch The Canby Kiwanis Kiddie Capers Parade... or join in! The parade is open to all Clackamas County children and there is no charge for participation. The famous Canby Rodeo begins each night at 7:30 pm, gates open at 6:30 pm.
Stroll through over 35 acres of beautiful dahlias. The fields are open daily starting Aug 1st, 8 am-6 pm, and remain open through Sept. View every variety in the Display Garden or sit at a picnic table and enjoy an afternoon among the dahlias. 
Aug 24-26 and Aug 31-Sept 2
Over 400 floral arrangements and 15,000 cut dahlia blooms. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States. Don't miss it!
Stand nose to nose with a herd of elk on the picturesque ranch with Mt. Hood as the backdrop as you learn all about elk: from hooves to antlers. Take a walk along 8-foot fences to see the beautiful animals up close and personal. Finish your tour in the gift shop for a ranch souvenir or ranch-raised elk meat (when available). Fee for tour and are by appointment only. Click here for more info.
Check out the great events happening all over the Oregon Farm Loop this month

Pick some of the sweetest and juiciest fruit around! This 3rd generation family-owned farm has been operating since 1926. They offer U-pick and pre-picked peaches. There is also have a small apple orchard with legacy varieties such as Spitzenburgs and Kings. Before coming out, please call ahead for available produce and the day’s hours. (503) 362-7153
Veteran peaches will begin picking between Aug 5-10
Check their Facebook page for updates

Pasture-raised, locally produced, USDA-certified lamb raised with sustainable practices makes a tasty summer treat. The finest wool products (yarn, sheepskins, blankets, fleeces and more) are also available as well as chickens, ducks and seasonally, geese and turkeys. Visitors welcome when someone is at the farm so please call first. (971) 219-3884. SuDan Farm can also be found at two farmers markets weekly: Portland Farmers Market and Milwaukie Farmers Market.

Dinners in the Field
Stroll through the farm, glass in hand, guided by tales from the vine and root. Relax into six-courses celebrating locally farm grown food and wine. A must-try experience, it does not get more local than this! Dinners put on by Field and Vine Events . More information here .

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Oregon Agritourism Partnership, an Oregon nonprofit that benefits agritourism farms
Oregon State University Extension Service
Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
Travel Salem
Cities/Chambers of Canby, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, West Linn, Oregon City and Wilsonville
Clackamas and Marion Counties, Marion County Extension 4-H Service District