October is getting creepier and creepier by the weekend, and there’s plenty of spooky fun lined up for your family now. There are haunted jaunts and seasonal cruises. Trips to the farm are in big time. Read on to find out where your family needs to go this weekend.

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Roloff Farms Pumpkin Scenic Walk & U-Pick

New for 2020, Roloff Farm Pumpkin Patch offers a new beautiful 1/4 mile trail walk for all ages.  During your two hour visit, enjoy the great outdoors, snap pictures of your fall memories at one of our many beautiful photo vignettes, encounter some fun surprises along the way and pick that perfect pumpkin at our U-pick pumpkin patch! Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Oaks Park Haunted Drive-Thru

Oaks Park has teamed up with the horror experts at ScareGrounds to create a unique, contactless haunted experience for your family! The innovative new attraction allows you to enjoy the same terrifying thrills you love when visiting a walk-through haunted house, but from the safety of your own vehicle. This is not display viewed from a distance! Rather than driving by the excitement, you’ll drive into the haunt, turn your engine off, and become a part of the show! You’ll be front-and-center in the action, enclosed within various sets, fully immersed as live actors lead you through a unique storytelling experience. Choose from one of five different themes, all featuring spine-tingling audio, video, and special effects surrounding you like never before. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Virtual Portland Light the Night

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual Light The Night will look a little different this year— with a $750,000 fundraising goal,  the virtual event will still include many of the meaningful events including the Circle of Survivors, the Remembrance Pavilion and the Words of Light. Participants who raise over $100 will receive a package with a shirt and a red, yellow or white lantern. The lanterns are especially important as each color signifies a different relationship with blood cancer: white lanterns are carried by survivors, red by supporters, and yellow lanterns are carried by those walking in memory of loved ones lost to blood cancer. Sat. Event Details.

The Zombie Hunt

The Zombie Hunt is your chance to save the world shooting glow in the dark .50 cal tracer rounds. Zombie Wrecking Crew is perfect for all ages as you do all the shooting from mounted guns and can not be shot. The focus is family-friendly with excitement, startle, laughs and thrills. This Halloween season you will be defending two locations at impact action sports. Sat. Event Details.

Portland Congenital Heart Walk

This year’s genital Heart Walks include family-friendly activities, games, music, refreshments, community, peace and remembrance, research remarks, acknowledgements, and the Walk! Sun. Event Details.

‘Cruising With the Dead’ Pumpkin Run

It’s that time of year again! Cruise with the Driven Dead Car Club in our annual pumpkin run! Starts at the “End Of The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center” parking lot and it starts around 1:30 where cool cars cruise through backroads to Bushue’s Family Farm. Your kiddos will love watching the hotrods and cool cars drive by. Sun. Event Details.

Haunted Forest at Frog Pond Farm

You will take a walk through nearly 1/4 mile of forest and pasture trails with lots of scary opportunities all along the way. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes for the walk, be respectful of the farm and employees, and have a great time! We recommend flashlights on your phone be used as well. Sun. Event Details.

Hit Spooky Spots

Portland is full of them. Check out all of Portland’s spookiest spots with your little ones. You can find them here.

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Head to one of Portland’s best candy stores and indulge your sweet tooth. Here’s a list of our favorites.

—Annette Benedetti