October 22, 2017

Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes & More!
October 7-31, 2017
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 for 4 weeks in October from the 7th to the 31st. Unlimited event wristbands are available for purchase and cover most of the things to experience.

Art in the Garden - Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun
October 14 - December 3, 2017 • Garden Hours
Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Included with Garden Admission. Thirty hand-carved Noh masks by Ohtsuki Kokun and a selection of elegant brocade costumes from the traditional silk looms of Orinasu-kan in Kyoto bring the elusive world of Noh drama to Portland in the exhibition Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun. The exhibition is highlighted by performances by Noh actor Kawamura Haruhisa, who has been designated an Intangible Cultural Asset, during the opening days of the exhibition. A demonstration of Noh mask carving will be presented by Mr. Ohtsuki, who will also be present for exhibition’s opening days. This aristocratic form of theater art is vastly different from the exuberant peoples’ art form of Kabuki.

Harvest Time
Saturdays & Sundays, October 7-29, 2017 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Fir Point Farms, Aurora, OR

Every weekend in October is harvest time. Fall at the farm is all about having a great time with family!! Pick your own pumpkins in our Pumpkin Patch while getting your own corn stalks or hay bales for decorating. Celebrate Autumn with us and our many fun activities. Activities run every weekend starting Saturday October 7th thru October 29st. Free admission and parking.

2017 All About Fruit Show
Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR

Home Orchard Society’s famous annual fall tasting event The “All About Fruit Show” is for fruit enthusiasts of all ages! Attendees will have the opportunity to see and taste hundreds of varieties of heirloom fruit from the Pacific Northwest including apples, pears, plums, grapes, kiwis, quince, and more. Home Orchard Society aims to help lots of folks launch into the pleasure of growing good fruit at home. If you love fruit or want to grow your own fruit trees, this is the place to be!

• Free with entry – hundreds of varieties of fruit to see and taste
• The Apple Detectives will work to identify your unknown varieties. Check out the website for the guidelines for ID.
• Large fruit contest
• Speakers presenting on a diversity of fruit-growing topics (visit the website for dates and times for the speakers)
• Cider pressing demos & tastings (fun for the whole family!)
• HOS expert table to answer your fruit growing questions

Plus … mason bee supplies, fruit tree growing publications, order custom-grafted fruit trees, door prizes, & more! Admission: $5 for members (family $10), $7 for non-members (family $12), Free if you join HOS at this show. If you would like to volunteer for the show, please contact us at If you volunteer, your admission is free!

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