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Fall means Pumpkins and Harvest Festivals!
It's an exciting time of year to visit the farms! The cool mornings and sunny afternoons make the perfect pumpkin patch weather. Oregon is home to many well-known harvest festivals and many of them are on the Oregon Farm Loop. You can pick the perfect pumpkin, run through a corn maze, sip local cider, eat fresh donuts, enjoy a hay ride, and a whole lot more on these family farms. Make sure to visit at least one to make your October complete!
  • Fir Point Farms Harvest festival activities open all weekends in October, everything from pumpkin patch to cow trains!
  • Morning Shade Farm open Saturdays for all your organically grown pumpkin and squash needs.

  • Fiala Farms has squash, pumpkins, gourds, and many other types of seasonal produce. They also feature a corn maze! Open 7 days a week.
  • Frog Pond Farm is not just for Christmas trees! The Pumpkin Patch is open 7 days a week with fun activities and animals, such as the hay maze and a camel.
  • Hartnell Farms is open Monday-Saturday with pumpkins, fall decor and a wonderful variety of seasonal produce. Enjoy all the benefits of the farm in an urban setting.

  • Bauman's Farm & Garden hosts their Harvest Festival with more than 25 activities for kids of all ages: mazes, obstacle courses, giggle-worthy rides, farm animals, and a pumpkin patch. Open 7 days a week.
  • Beilke Family Farm has u-pick or ready-pick pumpkins in different colors and sizes. They also have an abundance of apples to pick! Open 7 days a week.
  • E.Z. Orchards Farm Market Harvest Festival runs 7 days a week and includes pumpkin patch, Corn-Oregon the Maze, pedal tractors, steer ropin’ ring toss, duck races, petting zoo. In addition on weekends: pony rides, live bluegrass music, and hay rides. 
  • French Prairie Gardens Pumpkin Patch includes fun activities like animal feeding, giant slides, a corn maze, a Sunflower Maze, and adult and kid's mazes. Harvest activities open Friday-Sunday every weekend in October.
  • Greens Bridge Gardens Harvest Festival features slides, corn maze, hay ride, hay maze, hamster wheels, pedal karts, the duck races, farm animals, pumpkin patch, and much more! Open 7 days a week.
Check out the great events happening all over the Oregon Farm Loop this month
TMK Vodka World Premier & Sampling
October 5, 1 pm to 5 pm
The cows make vodka! Celebrate National Vodka Day by sampling the World's only farmstead, farm-to-glass vodka. Potato Champion Food truck, TMK Soft Serve, live DJ, TMK Pop-Up Shop and more! This is a family friendly event, groups encouraged. More info here
Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin
October 27, 10 am to 2 pm
Fun for a cause! The market is partnering with Milwaukie Center's Meals on Wheels Program. Patrons can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin with proceeds from the purchased guesses going to Meals on Wheels and the winner of the Guess the Weight (50/50).
Fall Fest
October 27, 11 am to 4 pm
It's time to celebrate fall! Bring the family to the farm for fun fall activities like hayrides, tours, pumpkin painting, homemade snacks, and more. Free admission & parking, tickets available for purchase at time of event. More info here
Flowering Pumpkins & Pinot
October 20, 2 to 4 pm
Come to the beautiful family owned farm for an afternoon of flower arranging and wine tasting. With wine in hand we will walk you through creating your own gorgeous fresh flower arrangement atop a real pumpkin you get to take home! More info here
Fall Garden Classes at Luscher Farm
Just because it is fall doesn't mean gardening has to stop! On the Farmlandia Farm Loop, Luscher Farm knows how to have a good time even with frost on its way. The historic farm on nearly 75 acres has garden-related classes in October and November with topics such as Perennials for Year Round Flower Power, Putting Your Garden to Bed and Propagating Clematis from Seed. There is even a Zombie Garden Day! Enjoy all the wonderful things a fall garden has to offer. For a complete list of classes and more information about the farm, click here.
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