Three haunts plus a prop museum make up this year's version of Screamland: Terror in the House of Wax; Alice's Twisted Fairytales; Cage Match the Haunt; and the Hollywood Horror Museum featuring costumes and props from well-known horror flicks 'Saw,' 'Army of Darkness,' 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' 'Dawn of the Dead,' 'Jeepers Creepers' and others.
Screamland only accepts cash and is recommended for ages 12 and up.
7 p.m. to midnight FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. SUNDAY-Thursday, through Oct. 31 (closed Oct. 23-24), Oaks Amusement Park, 7100 S.E. Oaks Park Way, 503-233-5777, www.screamland.com, $8-$22
This Duniway Elementary School PTA benefit offers spooky fun for all ages in the school's 'odditorium.'
The first part of the evening is the not-so-scary funhouse version of the show for children ages 6 and under, with activities focusing on this year's Wizard of Odd theme, including Ms. Twinkle, the good witch, talking trees, Dorothy and munchkins. Costumes are encouraged.
The second show is a little scarier, for those ages 7 and older, with Madame Scalpula's Bootox and Makeover Spa, as well as the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Horrors, featuring a surprise cast of famous deceased musicians.
Concessions and games also will be available.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Oct. 20-21, and Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, Duniway Elementary School, 7700 S.E. Reed College Place, 503-775-2731, $3.50
Haunted Mine thrill ride
Bust through boards and dodge bats as you tour a creepy, haunted gold mine in a runaway cart in the zoo's SimEx-Iwerks simulation theater.
The theater is located directly across from the Amur tiger exhibit.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., FRIDAY-SUNDAY, through Oct. 31, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-226-1561, www.oregonzoo.org, $6.50-$9.50, free for children under 2, $1 parking per car, thrill ride is $4.50 in addition to zoo admission, 50 cents off for members
Lee Farms celebrates the season with its annual offering of spicy cider, homemade doughnuts and 12 varieties of pumpkins.
Weekends during October bring hayrides, pony rides, a hay maze and kettle corn. Visit the barnyard petting zoo, where you can feed the bunnies or visit with the goats in their 'goat hotel.'
Other animals on display include calves, piglets, ponies, puppies, chicks and turkeys.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, through Oct. 28, Lee Farms, 21975 S.W. 65th Ave., Tualatin, 503-638-1869, www.leefarmsoregon.com, free admission, $1-$2 for some activities
The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch
Portland's original cornfield maze offers a new design each year. This year's sports whimsical twists and turns with pumpkin shapes.
On weekend evenings and Halloween, a 'haunted maize' experience offers spooky creatures popping out from every dark and corny corner.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs (with plastic bags in tow) are welcome in the nonhaunted version.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (regular maze), 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (haunted maze) FRIDAY and SATURDAY (and Halloween), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (regular maze) SUNDAY- Thursday, through Oct. 31, the Pumpkin Patch, 16525 N.W. Gillihan Road, 503-621-7110, www.portlandmaze.com, $6, $4 children 6-12 and seniors; haunted maze: $8, $6 kids 6-12 and seniors
Rasmussen Farms ushers in fall with the annual Pumpkin Funland.
This year's theme, 'Then and Now: A Look Back and Today,' is reflected in colorful and imaginative displays, such as Wagons Vs. Hybrid Cars, created from farm products, old clothing, recycled materials, gourds and pumpkins.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the corn maze, billed as an 'Adventure With the Three Little Pigs'; the spooky Halloween Hut; a U-pick pumpkin patch; and the always-entertaining pumpkin bowling.
Gourd Central has 20 different varieties for sale, including swan, caveman and birdhouse gourds. Freshly harvested produce and gourmet food are available for purchase in the sales barn. No pets allowed.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, through Nov. 11, Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Road, Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com, free