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16 Family Fun Events near Salem, Oregon
1. Mount Angel OktoberfestMount Angel, Oregon Sep 14 - Sep 16 -The Kindergarten Performance Pavilion -Farm Fun Activities -Pony rides -Hay maze -Petting farm -Face painting & balloon art -Bouncy houses – 3 age levels -Rock climbing -Bungee-trampolines & Stunt Jump -Oktoberfest’s Cruz’n Car Show -Wiener Dog Races -Food & Drink http://www.oktoberfest.org/ 2. Champoeg Fur Trappers' EncampmentButteville, Oregon Saturday, September 15 at 10 AM – 4 PM What did an 1800s fur trapper wear? What did they
Fun Family Events in Willamette Valley
From bubble art to fairy festivals and car shows- the Willamette Valley has some great events lined up this week for families!Bubble Monster Kids Painting at The LobbyLebanon, Oregon Thursday Aug 23, 2018 at 11 AM “Monster bubbles” fun acrylic painting made by blowing bubbles. Done on heavy duty watercolor paper. $13 a seat for all supplies and light refreshments. https://www.facebook.com/events/270974276789191/ Oregon State FairSalem, Oregon August 24 - Sept. 3, 2018 See farm animals and craft
Things to do this week near Salem
Fun stuff to do in the Willamette Valley this week!1. Swing Family Picnic - Corvallis, Oregon August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm-10pm Enjoy free live music and dancing in Corvallis, and food and games, at the Swing Family Picnic. Local band Swingle will be playing. Bring a picnic basket! Picnic: 6:30pm-10pm Live music: 7pm-9:30pm Admission: Free Location: Bruce Starker Arts Park 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis, OR 97333 https://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/857/swing-family-picnic 2. Open
Luuuunchbox Heeeero!
Let’s face it. If given the opportunity, your kids gravitate toward the most unhealthy food choices possible. Let’s look at some healthy choices that can help parents and please kids.NACHOS Commercial tortilla chips are loaded with salt and preservatives. Make your own with whole wheat tortillas. Cut them into wedges and bake them at 350 degrees for 6 minutes till crisp. Add shredded cheese, olives, sour cream or greek yogurt and mild salsa for a much healthier and yummy alternative! For more
Things to do: Harvest Festivals near Salem, Oregon
BAUMAN FARMS HARVEST FESTIVALGervais, Oregon Animal Barn, Apple Cannon &sling Shot, Barnyard Bridge, Bug Train, Corn Maze, Corn Tunnels, Dark Maze, Frontier Fort, Gem Mining, Giant Slide, Gopher Hole, Hay Ride, Jumping Pad & Pillow & Sock Hop, Kids Zone, Laser Tag, Little Tykes Zone, Nut House, Obstacle Course, Pedal Carts, PlaygroundPumpkin Hill, Rope Maze, Slide Tower, Swing Line, Tire PyramidFood Vendors & Food Tastingwww.baumanshf.comFIR POINT FARMSAurora, OregonOpen every weekend in
COOL IT! Local aquatic things to do in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
1. Corvallis Water Fountain - Corvallis, Oregon Free to Splash and play, small buckets and sunscreen make this more enjoyable. 2 NW 1st St, Corvallis, OR 97333 2. Otter Beach at Osborne Aquatic Center Corvallis, Oregon - Leisure Pool is 3.5 feet at its deepest - 22 foot high water slide & kiddies' tube slide. - three "water-cannon" spray toys - interactive arch-jet spray feature - tumble-buckets - 8 foot wide kiddies' water slide - interactive "pools and falls" water toy - large play structure
Apps to make your life easier!
Today’s technology is all about convenience. Everywhere you turn- there’s an app to make your life easier. We’ve gathered some that are affordable, fun and almost neccessary!Chore Monster: No more long chore charts and skeeping track of stickers. Go digital and make life easier. When your child works, he or she earns virtual points for instant gratification. Then, they can cash them in for real-world rewards such as TV time or extra allowance. All platforms; freewww.choremonster.comSky Guide:
14 Things to do this week!
by Jessie Leckie DeglerCelebrate your heritage, or learn more about your neighbors! From A-Z this week there are events from American Indian culture to Zimbabwe! Learn about Scandanavian doings, playing basketball, communicating with animals! Walk, Run or Race in these amazing things to do in the Willamette Valley:1. Siletz Pow Wow - Siletz, Oregon Aug 10, 11 & 12 The public is invited to attend this free family-friendly event, a tradition for the Siletz people and other American Indians.
15 things to do this weekend!
1. The Steam Up - Brooks, Oregon Aug 4 &5, 2018 Daily Admission: $12 per person (12 and under: free) Weekend Pass: $20 Trolley Rides: $5 (Age: 13+); $3 (Ages: 4-12) free (Ages: 1-3) www.antiquepowerland.com/html/steam-up.html 2. Summer Fest Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show - Hillsboro, Oregon Sunday, August 4-5, 2018. The hours are 10 AM – 5 PM. Admission is $6 for everyone ages 5 and up! https://ricenorthwestmuseum.org/2018/06/14/rice-museums-summer-fest-august-4-5-2018/ 3. Obon Japanese festival -
Summer Movie Listings!
Oregon families have all the fun! Looks like there are a lot of opportunities for family time this summer in the Willamette Valley. You only have 18 summers with your darling kiddos. Make some memories with a movie in the park! I've listed Salem, Silverton, Albany and Independence. Know of more? Let me know and I'll add them in! Save me some popcorn, will ya?SALEM Salem’s Riverfront Park200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301visit the websiteClose Encounters of the Third Kind *PGJULY 14Saturday, July
2018 U-Pick Farms Guide
U-Pick farms are a plentiful in Willamette Valley, and we're here to educate you folks on where to pick your own fruit! Here are a few places where you can go! AJR Farms Pick blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, marionberries, and tayberries at AJR Farms! Located in Jefferson, AJR Farms is an appointment only farm where you can pick and purchase your own fruit!Visit their Facebook page for pricing and other information.AJR Farms is open from 3:30 - 7:45pm by appointment
Like a modern day treasure hunt,  Geocaching is a great outdoor adventure for family members of all ages!
What is geocaching?What is geocaching, you ask? It’s amazing fun that is alive and well in the Willamette Valley, that’s what it is! Geocaching uses small GPS units or cell phone apps to find hidden “caches” that people have hidden in your neighborhood or out in parks and on trails. Caches are containers of various sizes that are hidden and blend into their surroundings. The cache contains a logbook to sign, and sometimes even small, themed trinkets for trade.How do we get started?Your first
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