Scream Haunted Scream Park.Little Screamer Fairs at Scream are packed with spook-tacular fun for the whole family. Arts and crafts, rides and kid-friendly activities abound. As the sun goes down, the monsters come out for teens and adults, when the Scream Park opens with amazing haunted attractions, shows and rides. Where: Portland International Raceway in West Delta Park, 1940 North Victory Blvd When: Little Screamer Fairs: Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 (Noon to 5pm); Scream Park: Oct 5-7, 11-14, 17-21, 24-31 (7pm to 10 pm Sun-Thu, and 7pm to 11pm Fri-Sat) Cost: $5
Tualatin Youth Advisory Council’s Haunted House. The Tualatin Youth Advisory Council brings back the Haunted House again this year! We’ll have a creepy haunt for older kids, teens, and adults, and the Boo Room for our younger visitors. Where: Van Raden Community Center, 8535 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin When: October 24, 25, 26, and 27, 7:00pm – 10:00pm Cost: $4 adults, $3 youth, $1 for Boo Room
Fright Town. “A whole city block of screams and shock!” Features three haunted houses in one location. Where: The Memorial Coliseum When: Opening October 5; weekends in October Cost: $20 admission; coupons available for download online.
Fear Asylum. In 2011, The Milwaukie Elks held their first annual Haunted House Fear Asylum featuring room after room of pure insanity (and fun for all ages!). Where: Milwaukie Elks #2032, 13121 SE McLaughlin Blvd, Milwaukie When: Not yet updated for 2012 Cost: $10
Haunted Trail. The Haunted Trail at Mary S. Young Park includes an Enchanted Trail for families with children under 10 years and a Trail of Terror for the very brave of heart. Games and concessions offered in a covered shelter. Outdoor movie and bonfire, weather permitting. Pre-registration recommended – 503-557-4700 Where: Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Highway 43, West Linn When: Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, 2012 7:00- 10:00 p.m Cost: $4 for Enchanted Trail ($5 at gate); $8 for Trail of Terror ($10 at gate)
The Haunted MAiZE. A spooky nighttime version of the Pumpkin Patch’s corn maze. Where: The Pumpkin Patch, 16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Sauvie Island When: October 5-6, 12-13, 26-27, and 31, 7 and 10 PM Cost: $10
Bella Organic Portland Pumpkin Farm. Acres of pumpkins & many already-picked pumpkins. The activities at the farm will include: an Oregon Ducks corn maze, haunted maze (last wknd in Sept-end of Oct on Fri/Sat; 6pm to 10pm), cow train, hay rides, hay maze, bounce castle, food cart fare, Bella Organic Produce Market, and more! Where: 16205 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland When: Sept. 1-October 31 Cost: Maze is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 6-12 and seniors, free ages 5 and under. Coupons available online.
Fazio Farms. Crafts, kid activities, hay ride, hay pyramid, bouncy slide, corn maze, pony rides, pumpkins, tractor rides. Some activities require a charge. Where: 8433 NE 13th Ave, Portland When: Sept. 28 – Oct. 31 Cost: maze is $8 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 5-12, free under 5. Some activities require a charge of $1-5
The Pumpkin Patch. Maze, haunted corn field, hayrides, cow trains ride, bonfire, kids giant slide, hay climbing pyramid, pumpkin patch, animals. Where: 16511 NW Gillihan Loop Rd, Portland When: Sept. 1-Oct. 31 Cost: Maize admission is free for kids under 5, $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors, and $7 for ages 13 and up. Haunted maize is $10. Coupon available online.
Baggenstos Farm. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, animals, pumpkin bowling, hay house, hay maze, corn maze. Where: 15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood When: Sept. 29-October 31 Cost: Corn maze is $6 ages 13 and up, $4 5-12, free under 5. Some, but not all, pumpkin patch activities are free. Check website for breakdown.
Fir Point Farms. Pumpkin patch, ponies, hayrides, hay maze, giant slide, corn cannon, hazel’s nut house. Where: 14601 Arndt Rd., Aurora When: Every weekend from the last weekend in September through the end of October Cost: Last year: Admission is free, but tickets are required for most activities ($1 each)
French Prairie Gardens. Pigtucky derby, pumpkin patch, hayrides, hay maze, obstacle course, farm animals, tricycle races, kids corral, chicken coop, hay slides, dirt play area. Where: 17673 French Prairie Rd., St. Paul When: Sept. 29- Oct. 31 Cost: $5.99/person Tues-Fri; $8.99/person Saturday and Sunday, $5 dogs. Kids 1 and under are free. Additional charge for some activities of $1-4.
Lake View Farms. Pumpkins, train ride, boat ride, caterpillar ride, paddle boat, face painting, pony rides. Where: 32055 NW North Ave, North Plains When: Sept. 24-Oct. 30 Cost: $4 to ride on the boat and train; $2 for caterpillar ride. Corn maze is $5 per person, or $1 per year up to age 5.
Lee Farms. Pumpkin patch, farm animals, petting zoo, hay maze, hayrides, pony rides, ferris wheel, bouncy house. Where: 21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin When: October 1-31 Cost: Most activities require tickets, which are $1 each.
Liepold Farms. Corn maze, pumpkin-pult, pumpkin decorating, kiddy maze, farm animals, hayrides, tractors. Where: 14480 SE Richey Rd., Boring When: October 1-31 Cost: Corn maze is $5 kids ages 3-10, $7 adults. $1 and up charges for most other activities
September 7-9, 2012 Sandy - Mt Hood/The Gorge Region
This is truly a family event where families, seniors and singles can find fun and entertainment.
Event includes an indoor/outdoor Biergarten featuring an array of top American and German bands, dancers and entertainers and a sauerkraut and sausage booth, beer and wine. There's also a Kindergarten for children of all ages, featuring all types of games and entertainment, a Cruisin' Car Show, food booths and over 50 craft booths featuring artisans from the Northwest area.
This nationally recognized annual event celebrates the cranberry with everything from their annual Cranberry Eating Contest to a Queen of the Kitchen competition. Cranberry City, a vendor market and a Cranberry Parade will also be featured.
Chicago street will have a Cranberry Tractor Display and you can try Cranberry Salsa at Bandon’s Harbortown Event Center!
LOCATION: All over Downtown Bandon, City Park & Golf Course.
Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival supports a great cause - a clean and healthy Tualatin River that is accessible to everyone. The festival has something for the whole family - great music, food, nature activities and kayaking on the river.
Tickets are just $5 advanced purchase ($7 at the door) and kids under 12 are free.
LOCATION: Tualatin Community Park (at river mile 8.9) Tualatin, OR
Sample micro brews of every color and flavor, eat a variety of great grub, listen to musicians playing on two stages starting at noon until closing, view classic cars, check out new art and artisan wares that will catch your eye and fit your pocketbook.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event for $15. Admission includes a complimentary festival beer glass and two tickets to test your craft beer selection and live music all day long!
LOCATION: Event Center on the Beach (Curry County Fairgrounds) Gold Beach, Oregon
This two day celebration of Northwest's vital wild-caught seafood industry features a Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off which has fast become one of the most popular culinary events in all of the Northwest. Event also includes a wild seafood market, food fair, boat tours, vendors and cooking classes.
LOCATION: Port Dock 7 of the Port of Newport Newport, OR
September 12 - 15, 2012 Pendleton - Eastern Oregon
One of the premier rodeos in North America. Live Concert, Parade, Golf Tournament, as well as all rodeo events.
Depoe Bay Indian Style Salmon Bake September 15, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm Depoe Bay - The Coast
Held every 3rd Saturday in September. It is a chance for the people of Depoe Bay to share with friends, family and visitors our perfected method of cooking Salmon in the traditional way used for generations by Coastal Native Americans.
Cost: In advance:$16 adults, $9 age 12 and under At the gate: $19 adults, $10 age 12 and under
At this Art Party in Central Park, 160 booth arts and crafts fair is the main event. The main stage offers continuous music all weekend long and on Saturday night, there will be a street dance on Monroe. A Community Stage will feature local performance groups and an art discovery zone is for hands on art play for kids of ALL ages.
Great food, wine tasting and this year some local micro brew on tap. There is also a 5k & 10k Run on Sunday Morning.
A festival of fun for families! Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos with more than 500 vintage vehicles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and so much more! Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. Most activities in downtown Coos Bay. Visit our Bay Area Fun Festival page for more information.
Many of the original organizers from their first event still participate in stunning aerial displays and exquisite kite ballets.
This year’s theme is “Rockin’ the Rokkaku!” The festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, including Connor Doran, a finalist in 2010 on the top-rated NBC series, America’s Got Talent! The weekend includes featured flyers, family-friendly activities like kite-making, a kid’s kite parade, a Rokkaku (six-sided kite) aerial battle with past national champion Ronda Brewer, and a mass ascension.
LOCATION: On the beach, at the D-River Wayside Lincoln City, Oregon
Established in 1997, the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County has become the artful way to explore Oregon's Wine Country and the creativity tucked among its hillsides. This self-guided studio tour, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, features 40 local artists who create ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, fiber art, copper work, book art, paper cutting, sculpture and much more. Visitors create their own itinerary, stopping by as many studios as they can during the six-day event which takes place the first two weekends of October. At each studio they are encouraged to ask questions, watch demonstrations and purchase work directly from each artist
Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best this County has to offer. There will also be a kid zone, art vendors, a pie eating contest, horse drawn carriage rides and live music.
LOCATION: Hood River Event Site (overlooking the Columbia River) 110 Portway Avenue
Sample delectabled mushroom dishes In Yachats Restaurants or join expert led Fungi walks, talks, exhibits and workshops. There will also be culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting and live music. The guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open the public.
Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash In preparation for our “Howloween” event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity — bring your camera!
HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO Most kids love trick-or-treating, and Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this traditional Halloween activity. Trick-or-treaters in their various costumes will participate in an exciting scavenger hunt leading them to activity stations around the zoo. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit. Free with zoo admission.
"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost! Please Visit our website for additional Corn Maze details and pictures.... Call 503-289-2020 for school packages.
We offer an amazing corn maze, pony rides, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid.
LOCATION: Fazio Farms Corn Maze 8433 NE 13th Avenue Portland, OR 97211
This juried art show features paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Register Now for September Digital Workshops - To help artists prepare for the digital submission process, workshops will be held at FEC on September 11 and 12. Workshop registration runs through August 26. Space is limited so please register early.
Registration forms are available online or at the Florence Events Center, Digital Dunes Photography, and the Siuslaw Library. Cost is $25. The workshop session is two hours long. Scheduled times are 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., and 4 - 6 p.m. on both days.
LOCATION: Florence Events Center 715 Quince Street Florence, OR 97439
Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. It's recommended that you buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then take the opportunity to take a stroll around the grounds and beneath the 120 year old Giant Sequoia trees. You can also buy handicrafts ranging from homemade candy to hand sewn quilts.
LOCATION: Visitation Parish 4285 N.W. Verboort Rd. Forest Grove
A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.
LOCATION: At The DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center 1000 NE Multnomah Street
Since November of 2002 Yachats Oregon has been both home to and producer of the spirited Yachats Celtic Music Festival. Since then, this Festival has thrilled audiences with a lively blend of foot-tapping Celtic music, humor, scrumptious food, and graceful dancers.
The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers that brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the “Best of the Northwest” touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.
Start your holiday season with a visit to Pheasant Valley winery during this special weekend. Wine tasting and tours will be available, and their gift shop will be open as well. Gift boxes and wine will be available in the gift shop, as well as wine tasting at their historic back bar. Don't miss out on this unique experience.
Pheasant Valley Winery 3890 Acree Drive Hood River, OR 97031
Sample chowders from some of the best chefs on the coast. Professional chefs will determine the best chowder, and you get to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award! Admission is free, with samples available for 50¢ and portion sizes for $3.
More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.
Here you’ll discover a world of year-round outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, fantastic food, wine and beer—and best of all, warm, friendly people.
Hood River welcomes sports enthusiasts in all seasons. In addition to being recognized as the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River also offers kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain and road biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and rafting, fishing, and world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. With two ports and two boat basins, the area also serves both commercial as well as recreational boating.
58th Annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival
Date: April 21-22, 2012 Time: Booths open at 10am
Events include a Blossom Fest Craft Show, Blossom Fest Quilt Show, a farm “pansy party,” a grange blossom dinner, and a fire department all-you-can-eat breakfast. Visitors can also get a real “taste” of the Gorge at several wine and beer-tasting events. Click Here for more details.
The Festival’s main stars—the beautiful pink and white fruit tree blossoms—are best viewed from the comfort of your car. The Blossom Festival tour route is 47 miles long and averages about 1.25 hours. Most of the Hood River Fruit Loop member farms are located on the route and offer special blossom-time activities during this very special weekend.
Date: October 6, 2012
Location: Between 5th & 7th Streets and Cascade and Columbia Streets in downtown Hood River
On the first Saturday of October, Hood River County Chamber of Commerce hosts a beer lover’s dream when fresh-hopped brews from more than two dozen Northwest craft brewers are on tap. The event showcases Hood River County’s own microbreweries as well as some of the best of the Northwest brewers. Click Here for more detailed information.
Location: Hood River Event Site, 110 Portway Avenue
Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best our County has to offer. Click Here for more detailed information.
HOOD RIVER HOLIDAYS
Dates: December 2-24, 2011
Join residents in Hood River, Oregon during December for a month of holiday activities!
Shop, eat, wine-taste, stay and play with us throughout the holiday season. Click Here for more details.
Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, "Turn The Beat Around") discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.
As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch, "quarterlife"), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, "Lincoln Heights"), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.
With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, "Prison Break"), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers. Reggie Lee ("Persons Unknown") and Sasha Roiz ("Caprica") also star.