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Fall Family Fun

  |  Local Happenings

The leaves have turned, the temperature’s dropped, and everything seems to have a hint of pumpkin. Halloween is quickly approaching and we want to help you celebrate every way we know how – that means corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses. The Pacific Northwest is full of fall activities and, with its natural beauty, there’s no better place to kick off the holiday season! Check out some of our top picks below to see where you can find your perfect pumpkin.

Bend, OR

During October, this working farm opens their doors to the public and provides many family friendly activities to celebrate the fall season. Pumpkin cannons, a corn maze and many other things provide plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

  • DD Ranch 3836 NE Smith Rock Way Terrebonne, OR

Catch a ride on the “Dirt Express” and practice your aim at the “Cowboy Arcade” when visiting this Central Oregon ranch. Primarily used to farm livestock, they take full advantage of the their fall harvest and host an annual pumpkin patch along with plenty of other fall activities.

This family fun event puts you in the Halloween spirit! Guided through the streets of downtown Bend, you’ll learn all about the paranormal past of the town. Get your tickets now!


Vancouver, WA

This Vancouver pumpkin patch offers a whole lot more than just your average pumpkins. Best suited for children under 10, you can enjoy a hayride, explore the pumpkin patch, and see what animals are hanging out in the petting zoo.

The Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival is meant to celebrate the annual harvest and the farm’s rural heritage. Those feeling a bit more adventurous can return after dark to go through the corn maze. Bi-Zi Farms has a lot more to offer, just check out their site.

Join Joe’s Place Farm and enjoy their free pumpkin patch, corn maze and straw teepee. A wide variety of corn stalks, assorted squash, gourds and pumpkins are also available to dress up your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving.


Portland, OR

Located on Sauvie Island, The Pumpkin Patch boasts Portland’s original corn maze. A second generation family farm, they’re celebrating 50 years of family fun and farm fresh produce. Check it out and see what else they have to offer.

The Baggenstos family has been farming and serving the community since 1919. For four generations they have carried on the family farming tradition in Sherwood, Oregon. Soak up their annual fall harvest festival with a 5-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Lee Farms is a family run business with 3 generations actively involved in the farm. With over 20 varieties of pumpkins, you’ll be able to find whatever you’re looking for. They always have a variety of fresh Autumn produce grown on the farm, or by their neighbors. Enjoy the corn maze, hayrides, barrel wagon rides, farm animals, and pony rides.

Happy pumpkin picking!

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