Celebrate Fall at Local Farms and Pumpkin Patches
20 Oct 2023
Day trips to local farms and pumpkin patches are prototypical fall experiences. Whether decorations, pumpkins or corn mazes are your family favorites, numerous locations surrounding Troutdale offer fun for all ages.
Family-owned Burns Farm at Aldersyde in Troutdale is a favorite stop to gather fall decorations for the home. Take the kids on a weekend tractor ride and stock the freezer with various meats and produce.
Fall means pumpkins, and the Dolan Creek Farm is where to find them! Thursdays are free entry for pumpkin sales only, and a weekend ticket is $25/hour. The whole family can experience farm life by feeding farm animals, perusing the pumpkin patch, filling a basket of fresh veggies or just soaking in the beautiful fall environment. The fun concludes October 29 with a Halloween celebration and Trick or Treat Trail.
Liepold Farms hosts a Fall Festival for the entire month of October, complete with a corn maze, certified organic pumpkins and gourds, as well as an Under the Sea exhibit, adding a unique touch to the typical fall farm visit. Those wanting the traditional fall staples and decor can choose from sunflowers, pumpkins, gourds, squash corn on the cob and caramel apples from the Fall Festival Farm Stand, provided annually since 1998. Tickets can be purchased here.
Bushue’s Family Farm has many fall farm mainstays - hayrides, a mini corn maze, fall decor and a pumpkin patch, open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. But the fun really begins with unique pig train rides and dirt baby kits, a fun children’s craft to prep and watch its grass hair grow.
Want to learn more? The Troutdale area has plenty of other farms an u-pick options that run at different times of the year.