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Halloween fun aplenty in October

Festivals and special events to offer lots of variety


Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dawn Grunwald has lots of good things planned for the Luscher Farm Harvest Celebration on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

Dawn Grunwald wanted to offer something special as the new coordinator at Luscher Farm. So the Luscher Farm Harvest Celebration will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids and families should be quite happy with what Grunwald has planned. Especially kids.

“Luscher Farm is the perfect place to celebrate harvest,” Grunwald said.

A unique feature of this event will be a new kind of trick or treating. Children in Halloween costumes can gather goodies in the farm’s historic milking parlor, filling their bags at table after table that offer lots of Halloween treats.

After filling their bags, the kids can go to the petting zoo, featuring Cisco and the Kids. This happy group features alpacas, sheep, bunnies, and other tame, gentle, pettable animals.

Families will love the wagon rides offered by 47th Avenue Farms. “This is something we haven’t done in a long time,” Grunwald said. Wagon master Laura Masterson and her two magnificent horses will lead the way.

Other fun things will be live music by RMC Studios and a whopping 95 scarecrows, all in wild and crazy outfits, that offer fun photo opportunities.

Also at the farm will be a plant sale by the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, Play Boutique, crafts, and an information booth about Luscher Farm.

There is a backup plan, too. Tents will be ready in case the weather turns rainy.

Luscher Farm is located at 125 Rosemont Road in West Linn.

WL Temporal Trail of Wonders

This event at Mary S. Young Park will include Baron Samedi’s Midnight Traveling Circus on Oct. 24 and 25, starting at 7 p.m. both nights. This will include the Haunted Trail, a true thriller for Halloween, and the Enchanted Trail. Children younger than 8 can visit the Children’s Candy Carnival from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Haunted Trail is suggested for those seeking a good Halloween scare, because the trail will be haunted by scary-looking people in wild makeup and costumes.

Mary S. Young Park is located at 19900 Willamette Drive in West Linn. For full information, including purchasing tickets about this event contact the West Linn Parks & Recreation Dept. at 503 557-4700.

Halloween in Willamette

The historic Willamette District will host the 10th Annual Old Town Haunt on Oct. 31 between 3:30 and 6 p.m.

This year’s theme is “The Spirit of Halloween.”

This Halloween festival will feature a jungle safari with family-friendly activities. Participating will be merchants along Willamette Falls Drive between 10th and 14th streets.

Halloween Fantasy Trail

The Halloween Fantasy Trail will be held every day throughout the month of October in Oregon City at 19754 S. Ridge Road Hours are noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

This spooky experience will include a 40-foot lighted castle, crooked house, suspension bridge, walk-through maze, pumpkin patch, and more.

For complete information, call 503 631-2047.

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