FALL FESTIVALS

Neskowin Valley School Harvest Festival: Enjoy live music, food, cider press, artisan vendors, kids activities, silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Neskowin Valley School, 10005 Slab Creek Road, Neskowin; 503-392-3124, neskowinvalleyschool.com

OrenKoFest: Experience Hillsboro’s harvest festival, where you’ll find local eats, live music, seasonal beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities and a Bavarian beer stein holding contest. Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 5. Jerry Willey Plaza, 943 N.E. Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro; orenkofest.com

Old McDonald’s Farm: For one weekend only, this nonprofit hosts its Pumpkin Pick Fall Festival, which includes farm animals, horse rides, hayrides and more. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5-6. 1001 S.E. Evans Road, Corbett; 503-695-3316, oldmcdonaldsfarm.org

St. Frederic’s Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch: Featuring local vendors and food court, games, face painting, hayrides, horse rides, music, entertainment and a silent auction. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5-6. St. Frederic Catholic Church, 175 South 13th St., St. Helens; 503-397-0148, stfredericchurch.org

Spirit of Halloweentown: The popular 1998 Disney Channel movie “Halloweentown” was partly filmed in St. Helens, and to celebrate, the city schedules events and activities throughout October. Highlights include appearances by the King and Queen of Halloweentown and other cast members. Enjoy photo opportunities, a self-guided haunted tour, scarecrow trail and much more. Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Ticket prices and times vary. Courthouse Plaza, 275 Strand St., St. Helens; discovercolumbiacounty.com

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest: More than 120 vendors will offer local produce and food, plus arts and crafts, wine, cider and beer tastings, pie-eating contest and kids’ activity area with a rock wall, bouncy houses, face painting, pumpkin carving and more. 1-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11-13. Hood River event site just north of Exit 63 off Interstate 84; 541-386-2000, hoodriver.org

Cranberrian Fair: A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry. Food, vendors, craft demonstrations, handmade items and baked goods will showcase the area’s heritage. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12-13. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake St., Ilwaco, Wash.; 360-642-3446, columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

Halloween Autism Activity Day: Run around obstacle courses, jump on the bounce house, get your face painted or get creative with an arts and crafts project at this free event. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12. East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. 503-823-3450, evensi.us, eventbrite.com or email events@centriahealthcare.com

Howloween: Take your kids to the zoo for fun, treats and educational activities. Costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in scavenger hunts and activities themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 26-27. Free with zoo admission. Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. 503-226-1561 or oregonzoo.org

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: The main event is a series of four races of costumed contestants paddling across the lake inside giant pumpkins. Other highlights include a giant pumpkin weigh off, pie-eating contest, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, clown shows and food vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Tualatin Lake of the Commons, 8325 S.W. Nyberg St., Tualatin; 503-691-3076, tualatinoregon.gov

Rogue Killer Pumpkin Festival: Pair pumpkin beers with snacks from a special pumpkin menu and count on a plentiful supply of Rogue Farms pumpkins for smashing, bowling, decorating and carving. Dog, kid and adult costume contests will also be held. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 26. Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.; 503-517-0660, rogue.com

HAUNTED HOUSES

The Beneath: In its second year at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, The Beneath presents four haunted house experiences under one roof: “Underhill Manor,” “Clown Factory,” “Infectious” and “Kids Monster Fest.” Open select days and times through Oct. 31. $20-$30. 300 N. Winning Way; thebeneath.com

Davis Graveyard: You may feel a chill as you near this creepy-crawly yard haunt in Milwaukie. From the street, take a peek, see special effects on the weekends and Oct. 31, or visit the open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14. Effects vary by day, free but donations accepted. Dusk to 11 p.m., Oct. 1-31. 8703 S.E. 43rd Ave.; davisgraveyard.com

Fear Asylum: The Milwaukie-Portland Elks transform their lodge into “Area 142,” a walk-through haunted attraction. Fridays-Sundays, Oct. 4-27. $10-$15. Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie; 503-654-9588, fearasylumhauntedattraction.com

Fearlandia: General admission ($20) gets you into both attractions: “Oden’s Eye” and “Into the Dark,” a second haunt staged in a pitch-black realm. Families can visit “Not as Scary Day” from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, entry is $5 with a nonperishable item. Open various days Oct. 5-Nov. 2. 16255 S.W. Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard; fearlandia.com

The Fear PDX: Experience four attractions — “Dark Carnival,” “Dead City,” “The Doll Factory” and “The Mansion” — for the price of one admission ($28-$50). Check out the all-new “Nightmares Extreme Haunt” for an additional $8. Various days through Nov. 9. 12301 N.E. Glisan St.; fearpdx.com

Haunted Beer Mansion: Imbibe in unlimited samples of more than 30 craft beers, ciders, potions and witches brew while mingling with the tormented and damned who haunt you. 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 19. $35-$40. Jupiter Hotel, 900 E. Burnside St. eventbrite.com

Phantom PDX: This Halloween warehouse experience boasts three stages of live music, goblins, ghouls and Halloween fools. Costumes are mandatory. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $25-$50. The Redd, 831 S.E. Salmon St. merctickets.com, reddonsalmon.com

Trick or Drink: Portland Halloween Bar Crawl: Barcrawlerz is a Portland bar crawl like no other. Trick or Drink features “the best drink specials and the best bars in town.” 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 26, and 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31. $10-$15. eventbrite.com or email barcrawlerzla@gmail.com

The LAB: Take in Portland’s only “Halloween ultra lounge.” The LAB is a boutique affair, designed to allow guests to explore two rooms of sultry lounge and spontaneous live entertainment in a lavish cocktail environment. 9 p.m. Oct. 26. $35-$50. Irving Street Studio, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave. merctickets.com

Milburn’s Haunted Manor and Pumpkin Patch: Tour two featured haunted houses and wander through an illuminated, haunted pumpkin patch. Various dates Oct. 4-31. $12-$20. 11503 Broadacres Road N.E., Hubbard; 503-830-0865, milburnmanor.com

SHOWS AND MORE

Hollywood Theatre: Portland’s premier modern-historic movie house celebrates scary films most of October, including such classics as “Rear Window,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist.” The month culminates with a Halloween edition of queer horror and a screening of “Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark.” Check hollywoodtheatre.org for showtimes. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. 503-493-1128

Day of the Dead Group Show Celebration: Join more than 40 celebrated artists who bring meaningful and colorful offerings for this holiday, including paintings, ceramics, mixed media, prints and more. Hours vary Tuesdays-Sundays through Oct. 29. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St. guardinogallery.com

“We’re All Gonna Die”: The Reformers’ latest production premieres Oct. 11 at Lloyd Center mall. This immersive, location-specific, ’80s-themed thriller production promises equal parts laughter, fright and gross otherworldly creatures. The 30-minute shows offer a haunted house experience. Five performances each night: Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 11-26, and Wednesday, Oct. 30. $20. Lloyd Center (across from Made in Oregon), 2201 Lloyd Center. thereformerspdx.com

BloodyVox with BodyVox!: Spend a spooky night in one of Astoria’s most famously haunted places. Start with a group of beautiful and talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock, a touch of vampire, and top it off with a healthy dose of ghosts and zombies and you get BloodyVox. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $20-$35, $5 under age 18. Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. libertyastoria.org or 503-325-5922

Just Scary Enough: Family Storytelling: Storyteller Will Hornyak tells tales for the Celtic New Year of Samhain (Halloween) to put just a wee chill in the bones. Appropriate for all ages, free, drop-ins welcome. 2 p.m. Oct. 20. First Unitarian Portland, 1211 S.W. Main St.

Fright Night — A Halloween Circus: Night Flight Aerial & Circus Arts presents an original spectacular about a witch’s coming of age. Fright Night delivers aerial and acrobatics with a spooky and sexy story. 8 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26. $37.50-$47.50. Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave. nightflightaerial.com

’80s Video Dance Attack’s Monster Two-Floor Halloween Party: This supersized holiday production will be in full effect. Tons of lights, video, music, dancing and decor on two floors. McMenamins has more than a few surprises planned, plus a costume contest. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. 21+. $25. McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room, 1332 W. Burnside St. mcmenamins.com, videodanceattack.com

Halloween Dance Party: Dress up, celebrate the spookiest of holidays and take a shot at winning the costume contest. While you’re there, seek out the spirits as some spots are said to be haunted. Start times vary by location, Oct. 25-26. $10-$20. 21+. McMenamins (Anderson School, Kennedy School, Edgefield and Old St. Francis School). mcmenamins.com

Halloween Oregon Beer Run: Go for a 5K Halloween fun run or walk, enjoy live music, giveaways and food for purchase at the finish line party. 11 a.m. Oct. 26. $30-$40. McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. 503-249-3983 or mcmenamins.com

Hans My Hedgehog and Other Tales of Exiles, Outcasts and Wanderers: Storyteller Will Hornyak shares haunting poems, songs and tales from the dark forests of imagination for mature audiences in celebration of the Celtic New Year of Samhain (Halloween). 7 p.m. Oct. 26. $15. First Unitarian, Buchan Reception Hall, 1101 S.W. 12th Ave. Reservations: hornyak.will@gmail.com or 503-697-5808

From Corey Sheldon, for The Oregonian/OregonLive

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