Get a taste of the fall harvest at these Portland area fall festivals.
Changing leaves, pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters are not the only fall favorites to look forward to in the Portland area. Portland fall festivals have an array of fun activities.
These community festivals offer fun for the whole family. Each festival has its own flavor. Many are celebrating the splendor of the fall harvest with local vendors, fun games, lively entertainment and more.
The events are organized by date and pricing is listed. If you’re looking for a farm fun, check out my list of Portland Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides.
2023 Portland Area Fall Festivals
Mount Angel Oktoberfest
Every year, the entire town of Mount Angel transforms into Oktoberfest. It’s worth the drive out to the quaint town. The event boasts eight entertainment venues brimming with beverages, entertainment, activities, food and marketplaces.
Festival hours vary by day. Mount Angel Oktoberfest has many events that are free and open to the entire family. Only three premium venues require admission, which ranges from $10-$20.
Learn more about the 2023 Mount Angel Oktoberfest. If you can’t attend this event, the Portland area has plenty of Oktoberfests to choose from, including Oaks Park Oktoberfest and Portland Oktoberfest.
Cider Squeeze at the Philip Foster Farm
Got apples to press or want to try your hand at this timeless task? Visit Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek for a day of cider, homestead tours, live music, and hands-on activities and demonstrations.
The cider squeeze is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Families pay $20. Philip Foster Farm is at 22725 SE Eagle Creek Rd. in Eagle Creek. Find out more about the 2023 Cider Squeeze at the Philip Foster Farm.
Portland Polish Festival
Experience the food, dance and music of Poland. The annual Polish Festival in Portland returns with a full weekend of free, family-friendly activities.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Polish Hall, 3900 N Interstate Ave. See all the details about the 2023 Polish Festival.
Lee Farms Fall Harvest Festival
September 23-October 29
This seventh generation family farm in Tualatin goes all out for the fall season with traditional attractions you know and love, as well as new activities designed with kids in mind. The Lee Farms Harvest Festival has farm favorites, including hayrides, corn maze, play area and farm animals. For an additional fee, you can also get access to the hay maze, slide, tricycles, bounce pillow, jump pad and barrel wagon rides.
Festival hours vary by day. Tickets start at $15 per person. Lee Farms is at 21975 SW 65th Ave. in Tualatin. Get all the details on the 2023 Lee Farms Fall Harvest Festival.
Discover all the pumpkin patches and corn mazes at Portland farms.
Alpaca Farm Days
During the last weekend in September, alpaca farms across the country are opening their gates to the public for National Alpaca Farm Days. Two nearby alpaca farms are participating in this annual celebration of the cute camelids and their incredible fibrous coat.
It is free to visit the farms and admire the alpacas, but be prepared to pay for tours, feeding the alpacas and other activities on the farm. See the local farms participating in the 2023 National Alpaca Farm Days.
Portland Greek Festival
The annual Portland Greek Festival invites the community to enjoy the flavors, dances and traditions of the Mediterranean culture. The weekend has a full schedule of traditional Greek dance performances, a market, deli, museum, taverna, tours, and a raffle.
Admission is $5 and is held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St. in Portland.
El Festival de Mariachi
Celebrate Hispanic culture through music, food and community at the 2023 El Festival de Mariachi. From noon to 6 p.m., the event features local entertainment, delicious food and drinks, and a marketplace.
The festival is free to attend and takes place at Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 Northeast Century Blvd in Hillsboro. Learn more about the 2023 El Festival de Mariachi.
Celebrate the culture of Skamania County at Logtoberfest. From noon to 6 p.m., enjoy country music; regional craft beer, local wine, cider and spirits; food and craft vendors; and chainsaw carving and logging equipment demonstrations.
The free event takes place at Wind Mountain Ranch, 192 Erickson Road in Home Valley, Washington.
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
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. Adults pay $10-$12. Kids under 12 free.
The festival hours vary by day at the Hood River Event Site, Portway Avenue in Hood River. Here’s all the information about the 2023 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
How well do pumpkins float? Find out as people test their boating skills in giant pumpkins at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons in Tualatin. The pumpkins used as floating vessels at the event are 1,000 pounders grown by the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers. There are also vendors and family-friendly activities.
This event is free to attend and takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Tualatin Lake at the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St. in Tualatin. Learn more about the 2023 West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
Hood River Fruit Loop
Ongoing | Hood River
Take a drive out to Hood River and enjoy the fruit loop. U-pick fruits are available. Most of the farm stands open at 10 a.m. Check out the map.
Killer Pumpkin Festival
It is all about pumpkins at Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery. Bring your kid, dog and yourself in costume and compete in contests for cool prizes at this family-friendly and dog-friendly event. The event takes place from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.
Killer Pumpkin Festival is a $5 suggested donation. More information about the 2023 Rogue Ales Killer Pumpkin Festival.
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