, October 14-18, 2019

Bauman Farms Harvest Festival
September 21-October 31, 2019
Bauman Farms, Gervais, OR

Opening Day: September 21, 2019! We’ve been having Fun On The Farm Since 1895. Come early and spend the day with us! 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!

E.Z. Orchards Harvest Festival
Thru Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 10:00am-6:00pm
E.Z. 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. 5504 Hazelgreen Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305.

Leach Garden Weekly Honeybee Hikes
Wednesdays thru December 10, 2019 • 10:00am-11:00am
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Join us for a weekly garden exploration just for preschoolers. Your little one will look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, touch a thimble-berry leaf, water the Children's Discovery Garden and maybe even eat a raspberry right off the vine! Then pause while our guide reads the group a story before helping the children craft something fun. Each week is different with seasonal themes.

This hike takes place Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am from February 6, 2019–December 11, 2019. Ages: 2–5 years, accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather! $3.00 per child, non-walkers free. Punch cards available in the Leach Garden Gift House—purchase 5 hikes and get the 6th one free.

Meeting places will change during construction. Meet in the upper garden through March. From April - December, please check the website to confirm meeting location and parking information. Groups with 10+ children/adults must preregister by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. Please check website for possible cancellations. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

Portland Nursery Elder Day at Apple Tasting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • 1:00pm-3:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

In the relative quiet between the two weekends of our annual Apple Tasting festival, the front greenhouse at Stark is transformed into a welcoming and interactive space for our elder gardeners to enjoy the afternoon, sponsored by Home Instead, Portland Memory Garden and Earthtones Music Therapy Services and Portland Nursery.
There will be activity tables where time can be spent visiting while working on pressed-flower crafts, planting crocus bulbs, getting ideas for fall patio containers. There will be a mini-apple tasting, with an assortment of familiar and unusual apple varieties to sample.

Groups need to pre-register. All are welcome, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS arriving in buses or vans. Group spots fill quickly, so please call Jennifer Fifer: 503-490-1751 to arrange your reservation.
For Senior Gardening Day at Division, reservations close October 1, 2019.

Portland Nursery Annual Apple Tasting Event
Friday-Sunday October 11-13, 2019 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday-Sunday October 18-20, 2019 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes & More!
Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 • 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 • 12:00pm-6:00pm
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 extended weekends from October 5th to October 27th. Farm Fun Wristbands are available for purchase and cover all of the activities to experience. See below for specific pricing information. Pig Racing Times: Friday: 3:30pm; Saturday: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm; Sunday: 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm. New this year: Only open to the public Friday, Saturday & Sunday - all other weekdays will be only open for previously booked school tours. General Admission – $8 per person.

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