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Molly Johnson | 07/11/2022 | U-Pick

Fall Harvest Event Happenings In Mt. Hood Territory

Three big pumpkins are in front with snow covered Mt. Hood in far distance across corn and berry fields at Bushue Family Farm


Just a short, 30 minute drive from Portland, travelers find bountiful stops on our Oregon Farm Loops in Mt. Hood Territory. Enjoy an autumn day exploring the harvests happening throughout the Willamette Valley countryside. Member farms and agritourism-related businesses comprise the South Clackamas and Farmlandia Farm Loops, and many take advantage of the fall season to host events that give you a closer look at their time-honored way of life. For a full schedule of events and more details, go to www.oregonfarmloop.com.

The loops connect people who cherish local farms via a scenic driving route to visitor friendly farms and wineries, on-farm festivals, farm-to-table dinners and to outdoor recreation. They also offer families opportunities to interact with farm animals; pick fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and flowers; and explore farms, nurseries and vineyards, while spending a day in the local countryside. One of Oregon Farm Loop’s goals is to educate the public about farming and to demonstrate the important role that modern farming plays in today’s society, including helping people find an answer to the perennial consumer question, “Where does my food come from?”

If you want to see magnificent Rocky Mountain bull elk, be sure to buy tickets to the Dinner in the Field being hosted by Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch in Molalla on Saturday, Oct. 15. In the warmth of Rosse Posse’s barn, diners will enjoy a six course meal prepared by Allium’s Chef Pascal Chureau. While the ranch’s herd of elk roam the pastures outside, diners will learn about the ranch while enjoying secrets of the wines paired and spirits from local makers. Check out the complete schedule and learn more about Dinners in the Field.

 Terra Vina Wines Dinner in the Field guests await dinner at a long table on the lawn with festive lights strung behind them

Fall fun abounds throughout October and your family will be hard pressed to choose from a variety of harvest festivals and pumpkin patches throughout Mt. Hood Territory. Festival activities include train rides through the field, hay rides, corn and hay mazes, cow trains, petting zoos, pumpkin cannon and catapults, apple cider and doughnuts, and most importantly, picking the perfect pumpkin.

Northwest Ghost Tours provide guided walks of the McLoughlin Neighborhood historic homes to hear tales and meet the ghostly residents of the 19th and early 20th century. The Halloween Fantasy Trail is kid friendly, with spooky but not too spooky sights and sounds, suspension bridge, slides and a 40 foot walk-through castle.  

November is the time we gather with friends and family to give thanks and enjoy some homecooked food paired with great Oregon wines. If you’re not sure just which wine you want to include on your menu, the FREE Mt. Hood Territory WINE TRAIL MOBILE PASSPORT connects 16 of our participating wineries giving awesome discounts to help you taste their award winning wines and keeping your wallet happy. Once you’ve found your favorite, be sure to head back over Thanksgiving weekend as many of the wineries have extended tasting room hours that weekend.



Not a wine lover? No worries, we have the FREE Mt. Hood Territory TAP TRAIL MOBILE PASSPORT, which connects 14 of our participating breweries, cideries and distilleries on a craft “trail,” also giving stellar discounts.

Use www.MtHoodTerritory.com to plan your travels around Mt. Hood Territory this fall and tag your photos with #omht so we can follow along your fun adventures.

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Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. 

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