Fall is a favored season for Portland families, and when you check out this weekend’s events, you’ll understand why! You’ll be amazed by local corn mazes, and you can treat your taste buds at a cider festival. From farms to films, we’ve rounded the must-do weekend family events for your crew.

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Lee Farms Corn Maze

This energetic fall festival features a 3-acre corn maze, and that’s just the beginning. Enjoy hayrides, a giant slide, bouncy houses, farm animal visits, and even pony rides on the weekend. Plus, take your pick from over 27 varieties of pumpkins. Sample fresh apple cider and donuts, kettle corn, and treats from the bakery. Event Details.

The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Get a jump start on fall fun (and maybe beat some fall crowds) and check out the corn maze at Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch! This epic maze winds through almost two miles of corn and is great for all ages. Bring snacks: it can take up to 45 minutes to get through! 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. Event Details.

Annual Dahlia Festival

A Rainbow of Color! Stroll through almost 40 acres of stunning dahlias featuring over 370 dahlia varieties. Fields open August-September each year.The Annual Dahlia Festival is a rainbow of color and blooms for every flower lover. The indoor pavilions are closed for safety this year, but outside the fields burst with botanical fireworks — over 370 varieties! Learn how to grow your own, or bring some cut flowers home with you from this free event that spreads over 40 acres. Event Details.

Hidden Pacific

Bringing to the public never-before-seen footage, Hidden Pacific focuses on three remarkable places: the Palmyra, Midway, and Rose Atolls. The storied histories of these atolls—from the World War II Pacific Theater to their present environmental recovery and ecological research initiatives—provide the platform from which the film explores a diversity of science and human-interest stories. Event Details.

Open Farm Days

Open Farm Days are a chance for your family and friends to enjoy and explore the farm. Join each Saturday to tour the farm, volunteer in the gardens, and participate in different fun activities. Zengar Farm will have stations set up each time with seasonal activities like nature art, seed saving, gardening and more. The Community Chefs will provide a delicious freshly made meal, packaged to-go, with plenty to go around. Event Details.

Rosewood Saturday Celebrations

The Rosewood Initiative introduces Rosewood Saturday Celebrations, a multicultural market that meets a social fair. There will be diverse makers selling their goods, food vendors, a mix of community resources, COVID-19 vaccine clinic, and family fun! * Masks will be required at this event, and other COVID-19 precautions will be in place*. Event Details.

2021 Cedar Mill Cider Festival

Enjoy a day of vendors offering delicious food and drink. There will plenty of live entertainment and new this year will be hard cider from Reverend Nat! Event Details.

St Johns Farmers Market

The Happy Valley Farmers Market is located in the heart of Happy Valley, we host over 100 Vendors weekly. The Happy Valley Farmers Market is located in the heart of Happy Valley, we host over 100 Vendors weekly. This market offers a wide variety of vendors, from farms and specialty items to unique arts and crafts. It features a large covered food court, live music, lots of parking and a pet-friendly market. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti

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