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Upcoming events in the State of Oregon

October
A list of current and upcoming theatrical productions from some of our favorite theaters in Oregon
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October Events

Harvest Festivals & Halloween Events

Harvest Festivals, corn mazes, haunted houses and other Halloween events listed by regions.

Fazio Farms "Corn Maze in The City"
Portland
Open September 26 - November 9, 2014

"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost!

We offer an amazing corn maze, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo on the weekends. There is an admission fee of $5 per person.

LOCATION:
Fazio Farms Corn Maze
8433 NE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

INFORMATION:
(503) 289-2020

Corn Maize
October (selected days)
Sauvie Island - Portland Metro

Great Fun! With hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm fresh market and more. See their 2014 Corn Maize & Haunted Maize!

LOCATION:
The Pumpkin Patch - Sauvie Island
16525 NW Gillihan Rd.
(Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland!)

INFORMATION:
(503) 621-7110

Annual Squishing of the Squash & 'Howloween' at the Zoo
Portland - Portland Metro

Environmental Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash
October 24, 2014 - 10:30am
In preparation for our “Howloween” event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity — bring your camera!

HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO
October 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 03:00pm
Most kids love trick-or-treating, and Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this traditional Halloween activity. Trick-or-treaters in their various costumes will participate in an exciting scavenger hunt leading them to activity stations around the zoo. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit. Free with zoo admission.

LOCATION:
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-226-1561

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November Events

Verboort's Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
Always the first Saturday of November
November 1, 2014

Verboort - Portland Metro

Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. Buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then stroll around the grounds and beneath the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees. While all proceeds stay inside the parish, a portion of the proceeds from our dinner provide a subsidy for the Visitation Parish children who attend Visitation Catholic School. Dinners are served 11am-8pm, no advance sales.

LOCATION:
Visitation Parish
4285 N.W. Verboort Rd.
Forest Grove

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
November 7-15, 2014
Portland

The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers that brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the “Best of the Northwest” touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.

LOCATION:
Various screening locations
Portland

INFORMATION:
503-221-1156

Lincoln City Chowder Cook Off
November 8-9, 2014
Lincoln City, the Coast

Sample chowders from some of the best chefs on the coast. Professional chefs will determine the best chowder, and you get to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award!

$5 admission includes 10 tasting-sized portions. Children ages 12 and under may enter for free.

LOCATION:
Tanger Outlets
1500 SE East Devils Lake Road
Lincoln City

Yachats Celtic Music Festival
November 14-16, 2014
Yachats - Oregon Coast

Since November of 2001 Yachats Oregon has been both home to and producer of the spirited Yachats Celtic Music Festival. Since then, this Festival has thrilled audiences with a lively blend of foot-tapping Celtic music, humor, scrumptious food, and graceful dancers.

LOCATION:
Yachats Commons
Hwy 101 & W 5th St

The Northwest Food & Wine Festival
November 15, 2014
Portland - Portland Metro

A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.

LOCATION:
At The DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah Street

INFORMATION:
800-422-0251

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Seaside, the Coast

Twice a year, Seaside's downtown businesses pour samples of their best wines and provide hors d'oeuvres to the public. Pick up a commemorative wine glasses (required, $10), get a map of participating businesses and let the fun begin! The event lasts for 4 hours, giving everybody plenty of time to visit each winery.

LOCATION:
Various businesses in Seaside

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this four-mile run/walk winds through Washington Park and the zoo. Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost. Discounted admission is available for spectators after 8:00 am.

LOCATION:
Cheatham Hall ( Forestry Center)
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR

INFORMATION:
Road Runners Club
503-667-0480

Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

LOCATION:
NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-261-2400

Wine Country Thanksgiving
November 28 -30, 2014
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

LOCATION:
Various wineries. Call for a brochure.

INFORMATION:
503-646-2985

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Now On Stage

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents: Backwards In High Heels’ - Ashland
September 10 - November 9, 2014

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre celebrates movie legend Ginger Rogers in their fall show entitled, Backwards in High Heels the Ginger Musical. This intimate musical is a story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from "the girl next door" to the modern woman with a mind of her own. It's a spectacular candy box of show-stopping dance numbers, great songs, and some surprising revelations about a movie legend.

LOCATION:
The corner of First and Hargadine Streets
Ashland OR

Coaster Theater presents: 'Twelfth Night'
Cannon Beach
September 25 - October 26, 2014

This romantic Shakespearean comedy is the intriguing tale of twins, Sebastian and Viola, who are separated by a storm at sea and shipwrecked on the shores of the ancient kingdom of Illyria.

LOCATION:
108 North Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Box Office 503-436-1242

Portland Story Theater presents 'Urban Tellers'
2014 Dates below
Portland

Featuring performers from near and far.
September 27, October 11, November 8, November 14 & December 13, 2014

LOCATION:
Hipbone Studio
NE 18th & E Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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