Harvest Events & Festivals Coming to Tualatin Valley This Fall
Fall festival season is (finally) here, and we’re excited to give you a preview of the events and festivals that are happening in the coming months. From chalk to corn, apples to pumpkins, Tualatin Valley is the place to be for fall farm harvest activities and fun for all ages.
Forest Grove is gearing up for a weekend of harvest fun with the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, Corn Roast and Harvest Festival, September 18-19, 2021. The 31st Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival (September 18) invites people of all ages and skill levels to craft a masterpiece on a square of sidewalk in downtown Forest Grove. This family friendly event also features various entertainers who perform throughout the day. (Cost to draw your own square is $14/$18, which includes supplies)
The Corn Roast and Harvest Festival (September 18-19) celebrates the agricultural bounty of Forest Grove and features booths and entertainment and, of course, delicious corn on the cob at this event held on the grounds of Pacific University.
Lee Farms’ annual Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch Festival kicks off September 18th and runs through October 31st. The festival features hayrides, corn maze, barrel wagon rides and access to the pumpkin patch. (Tickets are $12 and $24; ages 2 and under free with adult purchase)
Beaverton Restaurant Week returns (September 23-Oct. 3) for another year, 30 participating independent restaurants around downtown Beaverton offering special unique and creative dishes during this annual event.
During the month, several farms open their pumpkin patches and apple orchards for a bevy of harvest-time fun. The following are some of the must-visit destination farms during pumpkin season.
- Plumper Pumpkin Patch & Tree Farm offers a bundle of family-friendly fall activities through October. Explore the pumpkin patch, take a barrel train ride and hayride, nosh on hand-dipped caramel apples, shop for homemade jams and honey, and so much more. (Admission: $12+)
- Roloff Farms, home of the Roloff family made famous by the television series “Little People, Big World,” opens its farm to the public during pumpkin season. Throughout October, enjoy the pumpkin patch and scenic trail walk around the grounds. (Admission is $24 per person, 3 years of age and older)
- Oregon Heritage Farms celebrates autumn with its freshly picked apples, apple cider donuts and apple cider slushies. Don’t miss the annual Apple Fest (held in mid-October), which features live country music, face painting, kids activities and more. The farm also has animals you can visit and a pumpkin patch where you can pick up gourds and decorations. (Admission is free)
(All events are subject to cancellation or change without notice.)
We’ve collected some of the best places to get your leaf peeping on and see the autumn colors in full effect in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley.
Whether you’re looking to play 9 or 18 holes, putt around the green, or try your hand at disc golf, fall is the perfect time to get outside and play a round.
Whether you’re a business traveler, visiting friends and family or you’re a full-time local, use this handy guide to plan a perfect Tualatin Valley weekend.