Halloween weekend! Don’t be an asshole, drive slow and with extra care. Also have some fun!
Squishing of the Squash
The Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world’s largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m.
The Squishing of the Squash is a precursor to the zoo’s Howloween celebration. Events on Saturday and Sunday include a fun scavenger hunt that directs trick-or-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo where they can collect candy and prizes.
Howloween at the Oregon Zoo
Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with goodies and learn about wildlife Oct. 29-30, during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days and is free with zoo admission.
Throughout the day, visitors can watch the zoo’s enrichment team provide animals with holiday-themed treats like jack-o’-lanterns stuffed with snacks. Enrichment items, such as a passel of pumpkins provided by Al’s Garden Center, help keep the zoo’s animals mentally and physically engaged.
Great Pumpkin Event at PSU Portland Farmers Market
Join us for our annual Great Pumpkin Event at PSU! An all ages pumpkin carving contest will begin at 9am, followed by a children’s costume parade starting at noon. Goodie bags will be provided to parade participants and costumes are highly encouraged! Dave’s Killer Bread will also be on site serving up treats. All events will take place in the center of the market near the music stage.
Killer Pumpkin Fest
Killer Pumpkin Fest returns to Green Dragon on Saturday, October 29th. Celebrating all things pumpkins, this daylong event will take place inside and out in front of Green Dragon from 11:00am to Midnight.