Get ready to have a wicked good time this weekend, because Portland is knocking October fun out of the park with weekend activities and events the whole family will love. From pumpkin decorating  and displays to chilling expos and haunted scaregrounds, there’s something to get all of your ghouls and ghosts in the Halloween spirit. Read on to find out where you’ll want to be this weekend.

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Pumpkin Display at West Linn

West Linn’s annual pumpkin display will be back this year with 200 intricately carved, mind-blowing pumpkins, a kid-friendly laser light display, glow pumpkins, and a flaming jack o’ lantern. This home display has previously been featured in The Oregonian, Pamplin Media, and Fox News 12. Event Details.

Portland Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2021

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird. You’ll find items such as: taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, clothing, jewelry, skulls/bones,  & much more. Event Details.

Pumpkin Decorating

Grab yourself a pumpkin and come on down to SCRAP PDX, where we will have glitter, paint, glue, googley eyes, and so many more treasures and oddities for you to adorn your gourd. Not feeling pumpkins? Why not make a lumiere with one of our many glass jars for seasonal splendor that will last for years. Event Details.

Scaregrounds PDX

After dark, Oaks Park morphs into Portland’s most horrifying haunt experience with three terror-inducing walk-through haunted attractions, plus the House of Horrors Scarezone, Graveyard Pumpkin Patch, Scream Parlor Photo Op, and of course the thrills and chills of Oaks Park’s rides and roller skating! Event Details.

First Annual Golf Tournament

Join for Know Me Now’s first annual golf tournament. Register today to play a round of golf, have some lunch, and for the opportunity to win ⁠prizes, all in support of helping 25 more kids have visitations with their incarcerated parents! Event Details.

Bushue Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

Bushue’s is a third-generation family farm located in Boring, Oregon. In addition to picking your own gourd, you can also catch the last of the summer’s flowers and veggies at the produce market. Don’t miss the unique chance to make your own dirt babies, a little doll of mud and grass that helps kids learn how plants grow. Kids love to watch their babies’ hair grow in the windowsill! Event Details.

Indigenous Art Exhibit

Portland Indigenous Marketplace is excited to partner with the Architectural Heritage Center to host an amazingly indigenous art exhibit! Featured indigenous artists include Astrid Furstner, a.c.ramírez de arellaño and more. Event Details.

Visit Oregon Historical Society Museum

Open seven days a week, the Oregon Historical Society shares its vast collection through thought-provoking, interactive museum exhibitions that make history visible and accessible. Three floors of permanent and traveling exhibitions feature rare documents and artifacts, and explore the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Oregon and America. Event Details.

Bella Organic Corn Maze

This Sauvie Island favorite takes a creative approach to their annual corn maze, with a changing theme that often includes giant letters carved into the corn. Impressive! This year’s theme is United Against Hate! We can all get on board with that. The maze covers 2.7 miles of twists and turns within a 7-acre design. (Psst: Make sure to choose the best maze option for your group. There’s a second Haunted Maze on Fridays and Saturdays in October, not recommended for small children.) Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti

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