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Fall on the farm means pumpkins!
Fall on the farm is going to look a little different this year but there will still be lots of opportunities for family fun! The cool mornings and sunny afternoons make the perfect pumpkin patch weather. You can pick the perfect pumpkin, run through a corn maze, sip local cider, eat fresh donuts, and enjoy a hay ride all while maintaining social distance. Make sure to visit at least one to make your October complete! Good weather may mean that some of your other favorite stops on the loops, that aren't specifically mention here, may be open and have featured fall plants and other late season goodies. Just call ahead!

*Please call farms ahead of your visit, view their website or check their farm Facebook pages for updates related to hours and COVID-19 guidelines. Face coverings are required for adults and children 5 and up in all indoor spaces and outdoors where a 6 foot social distance cannot be maintained. Face coverings may be required at all times, even outdoors.
  • Fir Point Farms Harvest festival activities open Wednesday-Sunday in October including U-pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, nature trails, and farm petting zoo!
  • 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 New this year: pumpkin patch drive through safari style! See all the wonderful and fun animals and get a pumpkin. Also featuring a Haunted Forest Fridays-Sundays. More info here.
  • Hartnell Farms is open Monday-Saturday with pumpkins, fall decor, a wonderful variety of seasonal produce, and jams/jellies. Enjoy all the benefits of the farm in an urban setting. They also deliver boxes of produce!
  • Lee Farms is open 7 days a week with all your fall needs including pumpkins, decor, baked goods, and flowers. Enjoy a hayride, a maze, view animals, and much more! Visitors must pre purchase tickets online, more info about fall activities here.
  • Milwaukie Farmers Market is still open Sundays, 9:30 am to 2 pm for autumn bounty and music. A great one-stop shop!
  • Tollen Farm features fun on the farm with animals and orchards. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon fall and meet the mini donkeys out in the field. Open by appointment only.

  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm has spring bulbs on sale now! Pick out your favorite bulbs, plant them this fall and enjoy them next spring. The farm has everything from tulips to daffodils. More info here.

  • Bauman's Farm & Garden will be featuring their U-pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, animal barn, and harvest market this year. Pick the perfect pumpkin, drink fresh pressed apple cider and pick up everything you need for fall. Open 7 days a week.
  • Beilke Family Farm has u-pick or ready-pick pumpkins in all 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, hay rides, corn maze, Scarecrow field, and food vendors. Don't forget the delicious apple cider and donuts! More info here.
  • French Prairie Gardens invites you to have fun on the farm! Pumpkin Patch includes fun activities like animal feeding, a corn maze, a Sunflower Maze, and tractor wagon ride. Timed ticketing in place this year, open Tuesday-Sunday. More info here.
  • Greens Bridge Gardens Harvest Festival features a giant U-pick pumpkin patch and other beloved family fun opportunities! Follow them on Facebook for all the latest fall activity updates. Open 7 days a week.
  • Margie's Farm & Garden has all your porch decorating needs covered! A great selection of mums, pumpkins, straw bales, and cornstalks awaits you. Check for updated hours here.
  • Salem Community Markets are still going in the month of October! A great place to get all the fall staples and seasonal produce.

Oregon Department of Agriculture guidelines to fall U-pick and on farm activities can be seen here.
Check out the great events happening all over the Oregon Farm Loop this month
Fall Fest
October 24-24, 31

Come for a farm tour and stay for fall farm activities, private and public group tours by appointment only. Farm tours include feeding goats, alpacas, ostriches, and meeting many more animals along the way. Must pre-purchase tickets. Tour is all outside, easy to stay 6 ft apart! More info here.
Pumpkin Pick Up Party
October 22, 4:30-7:30 pm

Get your pumpkin and snack on delicious fried cheese curds, rain or shine. Also mark your calendars for their Pumpkin Painting and Trick-or-Treating for kids, October 31, 10-3 pm. They will be serving grilled cheese sandwiches and it will take place inside the barns so folks can social distance. More info here.
Pumpkin Patch Safari
Haunted Forest on weekends

The pumpkin patch is a drive through safari style: get out at the pumpkin patch, get a pumpkin, get back in your car and continue on with the safari. See all the fabulous animals 7 days a week. A walk through Haunted Forest will also take place Fridays-Sundays from dark until 10 pm. More info here.
Scare Fair
Weekends in October

A drive through experience of Halloween! Nightmare Factory, Davis Cemetery, Fearlandia and Creatures of the Night have put their talents together for a special viewing around the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the sites & sounds of Halloween. More info here.
True North Orchards
Fresh Press Saturday, Oct 3 11-4 pm
Offering straight-from-the-press apple cider, it just doesn't get any fresher!
Varieties will be Crabby Honey (their signature blend) and Pinova. Available in full gallon or half gallon containers. Bulk cider purchases are also available. They will also be offering this delicious fall treat by the glass. More info here.
Hopkins Community Forest Day: Reboot after the wildfire
October 10, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Hopkins invites you to a volunteer day! A simple outdoor lunch will be provided but please bring your own water. Examples of projects that will be done are lumber milling and tree limb removal. More info here.
Sweet treats and good eats
There are lots of delicious seasonal goodies to try on the Oregon Farm Loop! Below is a list of some of our fall favorites and where you can find them:

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