Changing leaves, pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters are not the only fall favorites to look forward to in and around Portland. Local family-friendly fall festivals have an array of fun activities for everyone. Get a taste of the best of the fall harvest at these festivals in and near Portland.
The events below are organized by date.
September 7, 8 and 9 | hours vary
If you’ve never eaten a huckleberry, this festival may be well worth the drive out to Daubenspeck Park in Bingen, Washington. The three-day event features kids’ activities, a multitude of live entertainment and plenty of huckleberry products to tickle your sweet tooth. Willow St, White Salmon.
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 13-16 | 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
One of the longest standing, best-loved folk festivals in the northwest, the Mount Angel Oktoberfest is celebrating its 53rd festival. The event features 50 food booths, an arts and crafts show, traditional Bavarian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Mount Angel
Cider Squeeze at the Philip Foster Farm
September 15 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Got apples to press? Bring them to Philip Foster Farm for a day of cider, homestead tours and wood stove cooking demonstrations. Admission is $5. Families pay $20. 22725 SE Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek
Oktoberfest at Oaks Park
September 21-23 | hours vary
Beer. Pretzels. Wiener dog races. What’s not to love? Oaks Park boasts the most family-friendly Oktoberfest with activities for every age. $6 adults. $3 kids. 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
September 22 and 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The fall harvest isn’t just about fruits and vegetables. Get hands-on experience with wool and fiber at the Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby.
September 29 and 30 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This is Oktoberfest family style! Head to the Draper Girls Country Farm for live music, German cuisine, pumpkin and straw bale maze, miniature donkeys and goats. Pick your own fruit or visit the country market to pick up all the fresh harvested goodies. 6200 Hwy 35, Mt. Hood.
Estacada Harvest Festival
September 29 | 1-5 p.m.
This festival is everything you want in the fall. Chili cookoff, pie contest. hay rides, pumpkin painting, you name it. Go to the Estacada Development Association in downtown where the fun begins. 475 SE Main St, Estacada.
Harvest Festival at OMSI
September 30 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
See the science behind the crops at OMSI. Cooking demonstrations, kids activities and a bounty of local food and snacks will fill the OMSI bridge lot. The event is FREE. Parking is $5. 1945 SE Water Ave.
Bigfoot Bash at Logtoberfest
October 6 | 1 – 7 p.m.
Interact with and experience chain saw art, wooden crafts, vintage logging equipment demonstrations, Sasquatch vendors, autumn plants, pumpkins and more at Wind Mountain Ranch, 192 Erickson Rd, Stevenson, Washington.
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
October 12-14 | hours vary
Get the best of Hood River’s harvest in one place. Apples, wine, local arts and crafts and more will be displayed at the Hood River Event Site on Portway Ave. Adults $6. Kids under 12 FREE.
Portland Nursery Apple Tasting
October 12-14 and 19-21 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nothing beats samples upon samples of fresh apples. Explore new flavors at the Portland Nursery along with cider demos, booths and music. The event is FREE. Happening at the 5050 SE Stark St location.
Cedar Mills Cider Fest
October 16 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn the art of cider pressing and get free samples at the John Quincy Adams Young House. Also enjoy live music, food and kids activities. The event is FREE. 12050 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
October 20 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
How well do pumpkins float? Find out as people test their boating skills in giant pumpkins at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. The event is FREE. 8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin
October 28 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More than 300 local species of mushrooms will be on display at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, hay rides, nature walks and more. Suggested donation $8 per person. Kids under 12 FREE. 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene
Hood River Fruit Loop 25th Anniversary
Ongoing | Hood River
Take a drive out to Hood River and enjoy the fruit loop. U-pick strawberries and raspberries are available. Most of the farm stands open at 10 a.m. Check out the map.
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