It’s decorative gourd season, y’all—pumpkin spice is wafting through the air, and pumpkins are dotted all over farm fields. Celebrate the autumn harvest by meandering through a corn maze, eating some seasonal treats, and admiring nature’s changing colors. For more ideas on how to lean into the season, check out our complete guide to October events.
Bauman’s Harvest Festival
Find your way through winding mazes, watch some apples explode from being shot through an apple cannon, climb to the top of pumpkin hill, indulge in seasonal treats like Bauman's famous apple cider donuts and fresh-pressed cider, and more at their annual harvest festival.
Bauman’s Farm and Garden, Gervais (Tues-Sun, Sept 25-Oct 30)
Frog Pond Farm Pumpkin Patch
Get up close and personal with over 80 animals of 15 different species at this McMinnville farm, which will also offer over 20 different fun farm activities for the autumn season. Stick around 'til night time for Frog Pond's spooky farm walk, which will take you through a quarter-mile of forest and farm trails with scares aplenty along the way.
Frog Pond Farm, McMinnville (Sept 24-Oct 31)
Harvest Happenings at Mt. Hood Center
Criswell Farms has teamed up with the equestrian venue Mt. Hood Center to present Harvest Happenings. The happenings in question are Stalls of Terror, a haunted (horse) house with a black-out maze, and a pumpkin patch complete with activities including a petting zoo and pumpkin axe throwing. Weekends will bring the local food and drink vendors Mashed Burger, Boring Brewing Co., Country Coffee, and Mount Hood BBQ Grill.
Mt. Hood Center, Boring (Oct 7-30)
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Head to the gorge town's scenic waterfront for their 39th annual harvest fest, which will celebrate the region's fall bounty. Offering local produce like pears, apples, pumpkins, and goods ranging from pies to smoked salmon and chocolate-covered cherries, this old-fashioned festival is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Adults will delight in wine, cider, and beer tastings while little ones will be delighted by bouncy houses, face painting, and more fun activities.
Hood River Waterfront (Oct 15-17)
Lee Farms Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival
Embrace autumn with a harvest festival that includes hayrides, a corn maze, a play area, animal viewing pens, and access to the farm grounds.
Lee Farms, Tualatin (Sept 18-Oct 31)
Liepold Farms 2021 Fall Festival
This farm may be located in Boring, but their fall festival is anything but! There's loads to do: a corn maze with a dead end challenge, an apple slingshot, a children's pavilion that's been modified for COVID safety, a hay ride that'll provide scenic views of Mt. Hood and explain the farm's history, a festival-wide scavenger hunt, and much more.
Liepold Farms, Boring (Sept 25-Oct 31)
The MAiZE at the Pumpkin Patch
Try not to get turned around too many times as you make your way through Portland’s flagship eight-acre corn maze. This year’s theme is “Bridgetown,” with immaculately trimmed cornrows taking the shape of Mt. Hood, the St. Johns Bridge, forests, and rivers.
The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island (Sept 4-Oct 31)
Oregon Heritage Farms Fall Activities
Apples are king at this fourth generation-owned and operated orchard, but there are also pumpkins ripe for the picking at a "less mess" pumpkin patch run by the Hillsboro High School Spartan baseball team as part of their fall fundraiser. Pick up some apples by the pound and don't miss the farm's succulent apple treats, including mini apple cider donuts, apple cider slushies, caramel apples, and more.
Oregon Heritage Farms, Hillsboro (Oct 1-31)
Packer Farm Place 2021 Fall Festival
This family farm has been around since 1920 and is known for packing their fresh fruit into baked goods of all sorts. Visit the farm place for an activity-packed fall festival featuring pumpkin bowling, cider pong, a pallet maze, a hay mountain slide, and more.
Packer Orchards, Hood River (Sept 17-Oct 31)
Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm
Listen, we already love this Plumper Pumpkin Patch for the name alone (say it three times fast!), but the fact that it was once named one of the top 10 pumpkin patches in the nation by MSN sweetens the deal.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm, Rock Creek (Sept 25-Oct 31)
Roloff Farms Pumpkin Season 2021
Roloff Farms, as seen on TLC's Little People, Big World, boasts a country store in a 100-year old restored barn, wagon tour rides, a choo choo train, a scenic walk trail, and of course, pumpkins of every shape and size.
Roloff Farms, Hillsboro (Oct 1-30)
Topaz Farm Corn Maze
Navigate a labyrinth designed by Portland creative Aaron Draplin, and check out more art pieces along the way by Portland artists Jason Sturgill, Jason Walton, Stephanie Choi, Jonah Spaay, Jack Kent, and Bread Boi. If you're a particularly competitive spirit, Topaz has a scoreboard that keeps track of the fastest maze solvers. When you finally make your way out, check out Topaz's pumpkin patch and farm store (which has seasonal treats such as pumpkin cheesecake ice cream and pumpkin hand pies), and make friends with some mini animals. Visit on the weekend and you'll also find the farm offering free hay rides.
Topaz Farm, Sauvie Island (Tues-Sun, Oct 1-31)