Fall in the Willamette Valley is a special time. The leaves turn bold yellows, bright oranges and deep reds. Salem Oregon is no exception to the special time around the fall season. Harvest time in Oregon means experiences that will tantalize all of your senses.
West Salem is home to Cubanisimo Vineyards where the flavors of fine wines are examples of the great flavor of Oregon grapes. The weather in Oregon develops grapes that create these wonderful wines.
Vineyard owner Mauricio Collada introduces visitors to his Cuban heritage by hosting Salsa dance lessons every third Saturday of most months.
Cubanisimo is hosting a Spooktacular Halloween costume party on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wicked Estate House. Awards will be given for the best costumes in categories of scariest costume, sexiest costume, most original costume and funniest costume.
Raffle tickets and wine can be purchased on the night of the party. To contact Cubanisimo Vineyards to send your RSVP, phone (503) 588-1763 or email Vino@CubanisimoVineyards.com. RSVP by October 22 to reserve your Halloween party attendance.
Wavra Farms & Nursery present their homegrown pumpkins, where each visitor can pick their own. Select fresh produce to enhance your dinner meals. Weave your way through a corn maze or pet the animals who reside on the farm. Let the family play a round of Hillbilly Golf, a hilarious ball and ladder-type game where a bolo consisting of two golf balls are thrown at a stand to score points.
On September 23 through October 31, Mondays through Thursdays are fun for students. Select your own pumpkin for Halloween fun at $4.00 per student. Activities include Hillbilly Golf, entrance into the corn maze, meeting Lesso the cow, and kids hay maze or visit the petting zoo. Enjoy a game of pumpkin bowling or visit the straw tower or tire tower. See the living tree maze and have a blast in the obstacle course.
To book a field trip or a family visit to Wavra Farms, email email@example.com or phone (503) 364-9879. The farm is able to accommodate one school at a time due to the personal attention they give each visitor. Field trip activities are two hours for the entire visit.
The Willamette Valley is home of artisan cheeses as well as wine. Willamette Valley Cheese Company’s tasting room gives you the opportunity to taste the various varieties they offer. Like tasting wine, you’ll receive a form where you can keep track of your favorite cheese flavors.
The Willamette Valley Cheese Company is determined to produce the highest quality cheeses through the care of their animals. The farmstead cheeses are homemade all products stem from the green, beautiful Willamette Valley Salem area.
Samples of 31 cheeses produced at the cheese company are available for tasting and purchasing should you locate a favorite. The tasting room is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. For large group tastings, the tasting room is available, but by appointment only. The Willamette Valley Cheese Company loves to accommodate larger groups, although need a specific time to prepare for your arrival.
Phone (503) 399-9806 to set up a cheese tasting.
The Oregon Garden presents the art of scarecrows. Stroll through the Scarecrow garden where scarecrow artwork is displayed in the 80-acre botanical garden for the month of October. Scarecrows are designed locally and the artistry compliments the harvest season. From funny to insane, the scarecrow garden is a unique way to celebrate Halloween and the harvest season.
The Oregon Garden hosts the Sunsets in the Garden event August 14, 2013 – October 9, 2013. The event includes wine tasting of local wines or beers, live music and the viewing of one of nature’s most brilliant pieces of art; the sunset. Contact the Garden for more information and which Wednesday’s are available for the Sunsets in the Garden gathering.
Enjoy a good old-fashioned barn dance and pig roast at the Oregon Garden on October 26, 2013. This year’s Barn Dance and Pig Roast event features line dancing lessons, followed by a great tasting pig roast dinner.
The Oregon Garden is located at 879 Main Street in Silverton Oregon. Call the Garden toll-free at (877) 674-2733 or contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.