It's that time of year for putting on the extra layers and getting out to your favourite farm!
There's no better way to spend a fall day than to take a day trip to pick your perfect pumpkin, burn off energy in the corn mazes, and pet farm animals.
Here's some of the best options for Portland families, tailored towards kids.
The Pumpkin Patch celebrates the fall season like no other. While you're here to pick your favourite pumpkin, stick around for the handful of free activities on offer - hayrides, a giant pyramid, a big red animal barn, and a giant haymaze! Also take the time to browse the Pumpkin Cottage Gift Shop selling Halloween decorations and gifts.
Celebrate with the Pumpkin Patch Labour Day Weekend for the grand opening of this year's new 8-acre Bigfoot corn maze. The maze is open daily from September 1 to October 31.
16511 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland, Oregon 97231
Starting September 21, join Lee Farms for some family farm fun! Search for your favourite pumpkin to turn into a spooky jack 'o lantern; there's around 30 varieties of pumpkins to choose from. They also offer a range of family activities like hayrides, a corn maze, pony rides, a giant bounce pillow, and a new jumpy pad. Make sure you stop by and say a big hello to the farm animals. Better yet, don't just say hi, feed the bunnies or pet the goats in teh Goat Motel.
Fazio Farms has been in the family for three generations and loves to bring the family spirit to Portland families during the fall season. The pumpkin patch is open late September to early November, so there's lots of time to select pumpkins for carving and pie-making. Kids will love going on tractor hayrides around the farm, getting lost in the corn maze and hay maze, and playing on the bouncy slide.
9028 NE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Bauman's Harvest Festival kicks off on September 21, and it's going to be epic. The farm is given a complete Halloween makeover and features 25 family activities. Admission is only $8 per person and includes a ton of activities. There will be corn mazes, obstacles courses, rides, barnyard animals, and pumpkins to pick! If you're craving more adventure, there's an option to purchase a $20 Unlimited Wristband that gives you access to many more of their activities like laser tag, pedal carts, the jumping pillows, and so much more.
12989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Gervais, OR 97026
Visit Plumper Pumpkin Patch for a real farm experience! Big pumpkins, fat pumpkins, small pumpkins, tall pumpkins - they've got 'em all! Explore the farm and choose your own pumpkins, or select your pumpkin from one of their bins. If you're looking for something wild to do, have a go at one of their two pumpkin cannons. That's right, pumpkin cannons, which can shoot a pumpkin up to 400 feet away! For those looking for something a bit more tame, there's tons of weekday and weekend activities like tube slides, an obstacle course, play area, pumpkin bowling, pony rides, and way more!
11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd Portland, OR 97231
The Bushue Family is opening the pumpkin patch on September 28 for another spectacular year of fall fun! There's tons of pumpkins to pick by the pound and lots of kid-friendly activities at very affordable prices. Visit the farm animals, go on a piggy train ride, try to bowl a strike at the pumpkin bowling alley, jump around in the playground, and build your own dirt baby all within a stunning farm setting.
9880 SE Revenue Rd, Boring, OR 97009
On Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 4 to 27 visit Roloff Farms for their pumpkin season! From a pumpkin patch with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, to wagon tours and pony rides, Roloff Farms knows how to spice up the fall season. There will be endless activities for kids like a hay pyramid, giant sling shots, mini golf, and the outrageously fun rail roller (just make sure to eat your pumpkin pie after your try this activity). Indulge your food cravings by paying a visit to one of the many food carts that will be on site.
Parking and admission to the pumpkin patch are free!
23985 NW Grossen Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Photo Credit: Roloff Farms
Fall at French Prairie Gardens is a hit! The pumpkin patch and fall activities are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays October 5 to 27. Make sure you visit the farm for their famous Pig Races; they're a fan favourite! Other fun on the farm includes a corn maze, hay maze, barnyard animal feeding, giant slides, and a ninja challenge.
17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul, OR 97137
Good luck escaping from the corn mazes, and have fun picking and carving your favourite pumpkin! Let us know about your experiences by commenting below.
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