Say “Opa!” if you’re ready to party at the 61st Annual Greek Festival. Or practice saying “Splat!” if you want to see 1,000 pound pumpkins being dropped from helicopters at Bauman Farm. Engage in some foodie fun with the Wedge Cheese Festival or Veggie Car Races. Or get in the spooky spirit and explore the haunted woods and walk through a 40-foot castle at Wenzel’s Halloween Fantasy Trail.

Out of town

Bauman Farm’s Pumpkin Weigh-Off
There are pumpkins…and then there are PUMPKINS. These hefty fellas weigh in at over 1,000 pounds. Even better: You’ll get to see huge pumpkins dropped from the sky by a helicopter. Sat. 1:00 pm. Bauman Farms, Gervais. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Veggie Car Races
Children can put their ingenuity to work transforming humble veggies into fantastically engineered cars and race them on a 12-foot ramp for thrills and chills. Sat. 1:00 pm. Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Wa. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.


The Wedge Cheese Festival
This Farmers Market-style festival showcases cheeses from over 40 local cheesemakers. Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub. $5 donation. All ages. Event details.

61st Annual Greek Festival
Celebrating cherished Greek cultural traditions, food, music, and dance. Kids’ activities include face painting, gold “medals”, ivy wreaths, coloring, games, puppet shows, and more! Fri-Sun. 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Fri and Sat) and 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Sun). Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Free admission. All ages. Event details.


Once-Upon-a-Time Theatre
Portland Metro Arts brings classic children’s stories to life with the help of those who love them most—the audience. This month: Rumpelstiltskin. Sat. 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Portland Metro Arts. Please pre-register online. $1/child, $2 adult. All ages. Event details.


Halloween Fantasy Trail
Explore over 1,000 feet of wooded walkway all dressed up for the Halloween and haunted by spooky sights and sounds. Oct 1-30. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (day) and 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (night). Wenzel Farm, Oregon City. Adults $5, children under 13 $4. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen