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Family Friendly Fall Festivals and Events

UPDATED September 2023

Fall in southern Oregon is absolutely stunning!  Every tree bursts out in beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows making for the perfect weather to get outside and with that comes pumpkin patch fun, grape harvest celebrations, Halloween, and more!  We have chosen some of our favorite fall festivals and events for you to make the most of this wonderful season in southern Oregon.

Art Along the Rogue – Grants Pass

Saturday & Sunday, October 7th & 8th

Art Along the Rogue is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year! Join the City of Grants Pass in this fall tradition that celebrates the arts. Listen to live music while you enjoy watching artists create beautiful chalk art on H Street.  The weekend includes an activity area for kids, interactive scavenger hunt, poetry slam and food.

Talent Harvest Festival – Talent

Saturday, October 7th

Start the day with the Talent Harvest Festival Run then roam the festival while you enjoy live music, shop local artisan and maker goods and lots of local food! Admission is FREE  Learn more about the Talent Harvest Festival HERE on our blog.

Umpqua Brew Fest and Blocktoberfest – Roseburg

Saturday, October 7th

Celebrate the bounty of the Umpqua and the clean water it provides at the Umpqua Brew Fest.  Brewers from across the northwest get together to fundraise for the Umpqua watershed with a homebrew competition, Iron Chef competition, tastings, and live music!

Heart of the Rogue Festival – Medford

Friday & Saturday, October 13th & 14th

Join the city of Medford in this fall festival focusing on the best of the Rogue Valley. Enjoy an evening with the community while shopping local vendors and listening to live music. The kids can play in the kid zone while adults enjoy a beverage in wine country lane. Other events happening include the Boston qualifying Rogue Marathon and Bikes ‘N Brews bike ride with distances for the whole family.

Klamath Basin Potato Festival – Merrill

Friday & Saturday, October 20th & 21st

Merrill hosts two days of potato fun!  Friday the Klamath Basin Potato Festival starts with exhibits that are judged followed with a potato bake that includes all of the toppings and a football game.  Saturday kickoffs with the Spud Run and then hangout to watch the parade, food and vendors, health fair, free BBQ, live music, beer garden, and raffle.

Ashland Mystery Festival – Ashland

Friday to Sunday, October 20th – 22nd

Join cozy mystery author Ellie Alexander and friends for a weekend full of fun at the Ashland Mystery Festival. Enjoy author talks, haunted walking tours, a pub crawl, mystery dinner, theater and more.

Hanley Farm Scarecrow Festival – Central Point

Saturday & Sunday, October 28th & 29th

Build your own scarecrow with the Southern Oregon Historical Society at the historic Hanley Farm.   Southern Oregon Historical Society supplies everything you need!  Our kids loved making their scarecrow and then participating in all of the fun that includes old-fashioned farm games, hayrides and more!

Applegate Valley Wine Trail Uncorked – Southern Oregon Wine Country

Applegate Valley Uncorked

Saturday,  November 16th

Visit all 18 wineries in the Applegate Valley in one day on a self-guided tour during Fall Uncorked.  Taste wine right from the barrel paired up with a bite of fantastic food giving you a sampling of the many varietals produced here in southern Oregon.  I love renting a van, rounding up my girlfriends and spending the day out in wine country.  Get your tickets on their website.

This is just a sampling of what there is to do in southern Oregon in the fall.  There are so many pumpkin patches, hikes, and festivals to enjoy for October that you are going to run out of time, so grab your pumpkin latte and calendar, and start your planning!