Are you ready for some serious seasonal family fun this weekend? Hit a local bazaar for holiday shopping, join a pumpkin party or put your wizard hats on and experience an adventure of a lifetime. Sound amazing? Read on to find out what you should be doing this weekend.

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Autumn Leaves Fall Bazaar 2020

Autumn Leaves Fall Bazaar is the orange version of The Red Mitten Christmas Bazaar. They pride themselves on finding unique and local crafters that create one of a kind items. Shop for handmade gifts, children’s items, hand-thrown pottery, amazing fused glass creations, jewelry, beautiful candles, home décor and more. Bring your shopping list and get a jump on your holiday shopping or find that special something for your home. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Birthday Party for Thinker Toys

Help Thinker Toys celebrate its 26th birthday! There will be prize give-aways with purchase and popular items for any age range will be 20% off. Fri. & Sat. Event Details.

Fall Farmers Market

The Vancouver Farmers Market is extending our season! Join for the best of fall and winter bounty from local farmers and everything you need for holiday meals and gifting. Sat. Event Details.

Witchcraft & Wizardry Portland

Wands at the ready detectives! A spell-binding new adventure game is coming to Portland and your team of mystery-solving wizards can join the fun! Transporting you into a fantasy world of witchcraft and wizardry, our enchanting outdoor adventure game will take your team on a magical journey all across town. Can your team of wizards unravel the mystery and crack the case in time? You’re a wizard, hurry! Grab your ticket today and don’t miss out on the most fun-filled day you’ll have with your friends all year! Sat. Event Details.

Zenger Farm Pumpkin Party

This Pumpkin Party celebrates the fall season with outdoor fun and games! Families from the David Douglas School District are especially encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. There will be pumpkin bowling, roasting pumpkin seeds, enjoying snacks made by our talented Community Chefs, and touring the farm! Participants will get a delicious pumpkin snack to take home, and will be able to enjoy tea made with fresh herbs grown at the farm. Sat. Event Details.

Pumpkin Smash

Join for the return of this much-loved play event, the pumpkin smash! Destruction and creation are intertwined, both appropriate expressions of children’s play. Rubber mallets + late-season pumpkins ready for demise will be made available. Just bring the kids in clothes that can get messy. This is a fundraising event to support the ongoing work of Portland Free Play. Sun. Event Details.

Open Clay Studio

Open Clay Studio is a relaxed, creative environment to play with clay! During this 2-hour time slot, you will learn basic hand-building techniques, or you can use the time to work on your own projects. All skill levels are welcome. Sun. Event Details.

Go on a Farm Tour

Get the family out for a fun-filled day at a local farm. Go on one of these farm tours.

Watch the Sunset

Head out in the evening for one of the stunning PNW sunsets. Check out where the best spots to view the sun going down are here.

—Annette Benedetti