Catch Oregon Fall Colors Now!

Hey, Fall Foliage followers! There are lots of ways to see fall all over the state of Oregon and lot of spooky events happening all around. After you spend the day viewing the leaves there are plenty of events to check out, from spooky to fall harvest to all things pumpkin.

Willamette Valley

Salem and Eugene are in peak, and are also starting to see some of the trees lose their leaves. Once you enjoy a stroll around seeing all the fall foliage, head to one of the great Halloween or harvest events happening throughout.


Trees showing color in Amity from Irene Bernards

Scarousel Bash– Salem, October 27th– Salem’s Riverfront Carousel will host its annual Scarousel Bash. The event will feature carousel rides, themed activities and prizes.

Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk, Stayton, October 27th, A guide in Victorian costume will share the history and stories of Stayton. Participants will receive chocolate treats from each of the stops along the way. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Halloween Coffin Races, Eugene, October 27th, The City of Eugene is putting on an inaugural Halloween-themed Soapbox Derby, with coffins set to race down Shelton McMurphey Blvd on the south side of Skinner Butte. The road will transform into a ghoulish racetrack full of fierce competition.

Greater Portland

Portland’s fall is nearing peak. It’s a beautiful time to spend some time in Portland. The yellow and red is appearing along the waterfront and the foggy mornings are rolling in. All-in-all, a great time to walk around the city, check out the nearby Hoyt Arboretum, and then head to one of the many festive events happening this week.

Killer Pumpkin Festival, Portland, October 27th, Rouge Eastside Pub and Pilot brewery, Pumpkin beers by independent brewers will be on every tap at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery for the 2018 Killer Pumpkin Festival, part of Brewpublic’s Killer Pumpkin Week.

Tombstone Trick or Treat, Portland, October 27th, Lone fir Cemetery, Tombstone Trick or Treat is a free, family-friendly Halloween trick-or-treat party.

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge

Mt.Hood is in full peak, lots of gold, red, and orange colors. Take a drive on Lolo Pass Road, or a hike through the Mt. Hood National Forest. After a day of exploring the fall foliage, head to Philip Foster Haunted Farm for some Halloween fun!

Vine maples and mt hood on the left.jpg

Vine Maples at Mount Hood by Jarrod Lyman

Philip Foster Haunted Farm, Eagle Creek, Oct 27th, The pioneers may not have celebrated Halloween, but there are spooky stories to be told at Philip Foster Farm. Learn about some of the ghostly characters of Eagle Creek’s past. 6-8pm. $5/person or $20/family.

Southern Oregon

Medford is in peak, full of red, orange, and golden yellow colors. A great weekend for a hike to the three waterfalls, Pearsony Falls, Mill Creek falls, and Barr Creek falls, all within a mile from each other. Another great way to see the fall colors is to enjoy the drive south on Highway 62.

Central Oregon

Bend may be past peak in their fall foliage, but there’s still plenty to do and see in Drake Park. Check out some of there great events happening this weekend.

Scaregrounds Haunted Houses– Redmond, Reoccurring, opening this weekend, Featuring three different haunting experiences, recommended for ages 12 and up,

Worthy Brewing’s Dance of the Dead, Bend, October 26th, Live music by Lyrics Born, Local DJ’s, and day of the dead themed décor, food carts, and award-winning beer.

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