October Fun Awaits in Oregon

Autumn Colors on McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

With summer fading into fall, our team at Phoenix RV Park get a lot of inquiries regarding campgrounds near Salem, Oregon. After all, Oregon offers a variety of exciting activities from Salem to Portland, Pendleton to St. Helens, and everywhere in-between. So let’s take a quick look at some of the most interesting family friendly activities going on this October here in Oregon.

Two Rivers Art Gallery Art Exhibition

Two Rivers Art Gallery – Chiloquin, OR:  October 1st

While the fall foliage signals the end of summer, it also starts the beginning of one spook-acular time of year. Start the Halloween season off right by viewing masks created by over 70 local artists. Awards will be given for best mask, and you can gain instant inspiration on what to dress as this year by attending this event. Located just 30 minutes from Crater Lake, Chiloquin offers outdoor lovers many hikes and scenic view points for after the show as well.

Crater Lake Zipline

Crater Lake Zipline Tours – Klamath Falls, OR

Make this fall one to remember by taking a zipline tour of Crater Lake. This seasonal activity ends when the calendar flips over to November, so don’t miss out on your chance to see the upper Klamath lake basin like never before in 2018. Crater Lake Zipline offers adventure seekers nine different ziplines to ride, two rappels to scale down, and two sky bridges to cross, all on one exciting three-hour tour. Certain health, age, and weight restrictions due apply.

Oregon Wedding Showcase

Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon: October 20th & 21st

Planning a spring, summer, or even late winter wedding takes time and plenty of preparation. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, the perfect dress, or the right photographer to make your special day one you’ll remember forever, then the Oregon Wedding Showcase is the place for you. For over 30 years, this award-winning bridal show has been helping to connect couples with dozens of vendors, caterers, and transportation providers who can make any dream wedding come true. The latest wedding gowns, tuxes, and bridesmaids’ dresses will be on display during the twice daily fashion show events that are certain to showcase today’s trends.

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Lake of Commons – Tualatin, Oregon: October 20th, 10 – 4 pm

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most anticipated fall festivals, the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta attracts people from everywhere to watch the spectacle of costumed characters paddling 1,000 pound pumpkins across the Lake of the Commons in a series of wacky races. This free family-friendly even also includes pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin crafts, live entertainment, 5k run, food, and much more.

Deepwood Wine & Jazz Festival

Deepwood Museum and Garden – Salem, Oregon: October 21st, 2 pm – 6 pm

If you’re parked at our campgrounds near Salem, Oregon, we encourage you to visit this annual festival to get your fill of some of Oregon’s best wines while listening to a little smooth jazz.


Beneath Veteran Memorial Coliseum – Portland, Oregon: October 7th – 31st

What could be better than celebrating Halloween by visiting a haunted house? How about visiting three haunted houses? Taking a trip to FrightTown means experiencing three separate terrifying torments as this year’s houses – Fear the Dark, Buried Alive, and The Ghost Gallery – all await to bring the family just a little closer… in fear. Tickets will also provide access to side attractions, such as Crimthorne Manor, Sector 13, and Baron von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors. This haunted trip isn’t recommended for younger children, and parental discretion is advised