Say goodbye to our beautiful blue skies as the clouds roll in and begin to overshadow Oregon. Queue the rain. As we admire it from the window, we soon realize that it will be with us for months to come. Many may be wondering what to do now that the warm sunny weather has departed, and the wet grey skies have sulked into view. Mt. Angel Vitamins is here to provide you with some ideas of what to do during this October around Oregon. Let’s kick off Fall and set a good tone for the rest of our winter.
As a native Oregonian myself, there are two very important things to know and I’m sure many will appreciate; 1. The rain never stopped us from having fun and 2. We never use umbrellas. Below I’ve collected some fun, family-friendly events happening around Oregon, to encourage getting involved in your local communities.
Portland Marathon October 1st 2023 | Portland, Oregon
Participate in the Portland Marathon to show your dedication to a healthy lifestyle involving exercise. Science shows that exercise has an array of health benefits that you can’t get elsewhere. Celebrate your achievement with a finish line festival after your race!
2023 Colonial Harvest Days and Corn Maze October 1st-31st 2023 | Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Harvest Days has everything you would expect in a pumpkin patch like hayrides, pumpkin picking, and corn mazes. Although, their corn maze has a spin on it. Visit Harvest Days to participate in their clue-like corn maze game “Who Kidnapped Farmer Brown?” during the day and their Harry Potter themed corn maze at night!
Nightmare Factory Haunted House Weekends in October | Salem, Oregon
Don’t you just love Haunted Houses? I know we do! Check out Salem’s very own haunted house called the Nightmare Factory during this spooky season. It is Oregon’s longest running haunted house. Prepare to be scared!
Taste of Baker City October 7th 2023 | Baker City, Oregon
Swing by Taste of Baker City to sample participating restaurants tastiest recipes! Enjoy this event with your family to celebrate the arrival of autumn, cuisine, and experience downtown Baker City.
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest October 13th-15th | Hood River, Oregon
Stop by the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest in Hood River, Oregon to meet farmers of the harvest, participate in arts and crafts, eat good food, and enjoy live music! This lively event welcomes all ages and has something everyone can enjoy.
Bend Film Festival October 12-15th 2023 | Bend, Oregon
The Bend Film Festival illuminates independently created cinema and creates access to Oregon audiences. It brings out diverse voices and highlights many kinds of film. Check it out to see what new creative ideas are being channeled into film.
Yachats Village Mushroom Festival October 20th-22nd 2023 | Yachats, Oregon
This event in the Oregon coastal town, Yachats, features fungi art workshops, mushroom cuisine, walks, talks, live entertainment, and more! This event is free and open to your family to enjoy. Take some time to learn how cool mushrooms are, be that fun-gi!
Oddities & Curiosities Expo October 21st - 22nd 2023 | Portland, Oregon
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Portland, Oregon exhibits all things weird from vendors and artists all over the country. Don’t miss out on a strange live show, taxidermy class, or perusing the vendors’ strange items. It’s about to get weird.
The West Coast Pumpkin Regatta October 21st- 22nd | Tualatin, Oregon
This is one of the most Oregon events we’ve heard of! Hosted in Tualatin, The West Coast Pumpkin Regatta has everything from a giant pumpkin competition to costumed characters in a rowing race. Check it out to see if giant pumpkins can float!
Hopefully some of those events are close to you. Engaging with your community can be beneficial and fun. I know we will be checking some of these events out like the Nightmare Factory’s haunted house. Maybe we’ll see you there, or your ghost…
These are just a few of our picks for Oregon, October, family-friendly activities to avoid feeling SAD (seasonal affective disorder). However, if the sharp decline in Vitamin D has you needing a bit more of a boost, supplementing with Vitamin D can do the trick! Our Everyday Liquid Sunshine 2 has over 600% of your daily recommended Vitamin D needs, and comes in an easy-to-absorb liquid format.
Try out some of these fun Oregon activities with your family to have fun and stave away feeling SAD. And don’t forget your umbrella. (just kidding)