Harvest season arrives with a bounty of fall family festivals. Say Opa! if you’re ready to party at the 60th Annual Greek Festival. And if you’re craving some spooky Halloween fun, you can get a jump on the crowds and visit Kruger’s and other favorite corn mazes and pumpkin patches this weekend. Explore haunted woods and walk through a 40-foot castle at Wenzel’s Halloween Fantasy Trail. Or hold off the Halloween happenings, and catch PBS Kids fave Aaron Nigel Smith at Mississippi Pizza.
60th Annual Greek Festival
Celebrating 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. No All ages. Event details.
Aaron Nigel Smith Live
PBS Kids performer Aaron Nigel Smith performs his hip, original songs for kids and the whole family to enjoy. Grab a slice and a pint and watch the little ones rock and roll. Sat. 4:00 pm. Mississippi Pizza. Kids free with paying adult ($2-$5). $5 a person/$15 family 4 & up. 2-9 years. Event details.
Kruger’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze (pictured)
Search for the perfect pumpkin at Kruger’s Farm. Along with acres of pumpkins, the farm offers hay rides, a family corn maze, an animal barn, a hay pyramid, caramel apples, corn stalks, gourds, Indian corn, fresh autumn produce, and family activities. Oct 1-31. 9:00 am (closing time varies by day). Corn maze admission: adults $6 (one free child with every adult) and kids 4 and under free. 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.
Family Adventure Day at Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge
Look for birds, sneak up on grasshoppers, and bound like an otter at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Naturalists will be leading short drop-in activities along the year-round trail. Sat. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Bauman Farm’s Pumpkin Weigh-off
There are pumpkins, and then there are PUMPKINS. These hefty fellas weigh in at over 1,000 lbs. 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.
— Cheyenne Terbrueggen