Oct. 15-17 Weekend Guide
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FRIDAY, Oct. 15:
Oregon State University will hold a pep rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., complete with a marching band, cheerleaders and Benny the Beaver. OSU takes on UW Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Beavers rally at Pioneer Square
The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest gives visitors a chance to taste-test locally grown produce, pies and wine, get a jump-start on holiday shopping, listen to live music and bask in the beauty of the waterfront. The 28th annual event begins Friday and will run through Sunday. It will also have a kids' zone featuring a bounce house, face painting and balloon twisters, among other popular attractions.
If apples are your treat of choice, you don't even need to leave Portland to take part in a special taste-test. The Portland Nursery's 23rd annual apple tasting will begin on Friday morning and continue through Sunday. The event began as a way of saying thank you to loyal customers and the neighborhood and it's grown in popularity ever since. Visitors can also stroll along a display highlighting hundreds of school and community projects conntected to the nursery. Apple Tasting @ Portland Nursery
SATURDAY, Oct. 16:
Weekends in October are always a fun time to visit the pumpkin patches on Sauvie Island. Several farms will be open with fields of U-pick pumpkins, family fun and haunted corn maizes. Sauvie Island is located about 10 miles northwest of Portland. In addition to pumpkins, many of the local farms will have other fresh produce for sale and available for the picking. Sauvie Island pumpkin patches
The Northwest Bridal Fair opens its doors to brides-to-be and other fans Saturday morning at the Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom in Oregon City. Visitors will get a chance to see the work of many wedding professionals, including photographers, caterers, florists, hair stylists, DJ's, bridal salons and much more as they plan for their big day. Northwest Bridal Fair
SUNDAY, Oct. 17:
If you want to do something scary on Sunday, Scream at the Beach will be open with plenty of spooky surprises. Organizers said this year's haunted house is the scariest they've ever created. Doors open at 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. at 1230 Jantzen Beach Center, in Portland. Scream at the Beach
Weekend Weather: Sunny & 60s
Temperatures were expected to be in the 60s in the Portland Metro area Friday through Saturday, with some clouds. Light showers expected Friday night. but they were expected to clear out by Saturday morning.