October 6, 2018

Harvest Festival
Through October 31, 2018
EZ Orchards, Salem, OR

October in Oregon is a magical time of year! Each October the Market and Farm pull together to host you at our HarvestFest! This time of year brings a new meaning to "hustle and bustle!" Fresh apples and pears arrive from our orchards daily and the pumpkin patch and corn maze are ready for visitors. Our store is still full of great local foods, as well as a large number of fun decorations, packaged foods, and fall gift items.

Harvest Festival
Through October 31, 2018
Bauman Farms, Gervais, OR

With so many fun things to do where do you start? This year there are more than 25 activities for kids of all ages. The farm is transformed into an activity center with mazes, obstacle courses, giggle-worthy rides, oodles of farm animals and memories-a-plenty! Plan on spending the day with us for Fall Family Fun….All Day Long!

Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes & More!
October 6-31, 2018
French Prairie Gardens, St. Paul, OR

The crisp fall air means it is time for some family fun at our pumpkin patch. Fall on the farm is much more than just pumpkins, we have animal feeding, giant slides, a corn maze, a hay maze, and a farm ninja challenge! There is so much to do for all in the family it’s hard to believe there could be a favorite, but the event everyone talks about is our Pigtucky Derby. The derby is our famous pig races! The pumpkin patch event runs over 4 weeks from October 6 to October 31st. Farm Fun Wristbands are available for purchase and cover all of the activities to experience.

Fall into Gardening with OSU Master Gardeners™
Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 9:00am
Milwaukie Center, Milwaukie, OR

Clackamas County Master Gardeners™ invite the public to a morning of stimulating gardening classes and demonstrations at their annual Fall into Gardening event. The event will take place on Saturday, October 6, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Fall into Gardening offers the latest gardening ‘know-how’ through classes, demonstrations, educational displays, and soil pH testing service. This year features a guest speaker, OSU Professor Gail Langellotto, on “What Gardeners Should Know about Native Pollinators”.

Classes begin at 9 am but doors will open at 8:30 am for early birds who wish to get help from Master Gardener diagnosticians. They identify mystery plants, diseases or pests with help from a statement from the client; photos or specimens are essential tools to help figure out the problem. Expect answers, including recommended remedial actions, in a couple of hours that same morning. For the full event schedule, go to

The award-winning 10-Minute University will headline the event. These classes offer essential gardening ‘know-how’ that has been proven by research to help home gardeners succeed. This trademarked OSU program began in 2006 as 10-minute classes, but has grown to the current 25-minute format at the urging of tens of thousands of users who provided written feedback. Classes at Fall into Gardening touch on planting, drought gardening of vegetables, pests and diseases, and a system for fall cleanup in the perennial bed.

10-Minute University™ Classes
9-9:30 New Research on Planting Techniques: How to prepare soil and potted plants for planting.
9:30-10 Fall & Winter Garden Pests and Diseases: How to identify causes of common problems and address them.
10-11 What Gardeners Should Know about Native Pollinators: How to tell common native bees from look-alike wasps and flies. How to make your garden more bee-friendly. Dr. Gail Langellotto, noted entomologist, OSU professor, and director of the Garden Ecology Lab, will share early findings from her research on bees in Portland area gardens.
11-11:30 Successful Vegetable Gardening in Times of Drought: How to grow vegetables with little or no water.
11:30-12 Fall Cleanup in the Perennial Bed – To Cut or Leave Standing?: How to decide which plant to cut back and which to leave.

Soil Testing (9 – 11:30 am): We will test your soil pH and give advice on amendments. Up to 4 samples per client. For step-by-step instructions, obtain a “Testing Soil pH” handout at under the “10-Minute University™” tab.
Clinic (8:30 am – 12:30 pm): Bring your questions, samples and pictures to have our MG experts answer your plant ID, disease, pest and insect issues while you attend classes.

Pumpkin Patch
Begins October 6, 2018 • Starts at 10:00am
Fir Point Farms, Aurora, OR

Pumpkin activities every weekend in October! 6 acre Corn Maze! Kids Zone, Pumpkin painting, Pumpkin walk, win a prize!. Cow Train, Giant Slides, Paint ball gallery, Bounce Houses, Hay Rides, weekends only... Nut House, Tire Swings, Nature Trail Path, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Fresh Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Food Court, lots more. All activities starts at 10:00AM; All day long - all activities - $14 for each person (or $3 for each activity or $5 for 6 acre corn maze).

Homemade Apple Sauce
Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Cost: $12. Capture the flavor of fall with home-made Applesauce! Farmer Justin will show you how easy it is, share his favorite recipes, and send you home with a sample of your own! The produce stand carries several varieties of apples perfect for making applesauce… get creative and come up with your own blend. Class fee is $12- please register for the class by the end of day Thursday, October 4th by emailing

Portland Fall Home and Garden Show
Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7, 2018 • Opens 11:00am
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR

The Portland Fall Home Show returns to the Portland Expo Center filled to the brim with great home products and ideas. If you are searching for experts, remodeling pros or even that gardening or landscaping guru this is the fall show for you. Looking for what’s innovative and new for the home? Do you need to shop and compare home products and services? Then you need to visit the show! The Portland Fall Home Show has the largest selection of home product and service vendors all at one place – stop hunting around on the internet, come meet experts who can answer your questions. 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217. Hours: Thursday, October 4: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Friday, October 5: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 6: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday, October 7: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

What to do in the October Vegetable Garden
Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer. Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. In this class, Robyn will talk about the importance of following through with fall garden clean up, and how to best prepare beds for winter.

Milkweeds and Monarchs in the Pacific Northwest: A Growing Passion
Saturday, October 6, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Elaine Kelley of Milkweed & Mustard Seed. The endangered Monarch butterfly is rarely seen in our little corner of northwestern Oregon. Milkweed, its host plant, is just as scarce. Learn what entomologists and other scientists are saying now about the changing trajectory of the great Monarch migration and the increasing importance of expanding the presence of milkweed in our area. Join the movement to save this iconic butterfly from extinction!

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