Halloween's not until next week, but you can find all sorts of ways to get into the mood today in the Rogue Valley.

Halloween's not until next week, but you can find all sorts of ways to get into the mood today in the Rogue Valley.

Pumpkin-picking farms offer harvest fairs all weekend, haunted houses are open, a horror film festival is set and Halloween dances are on tap around the area.

Complete times, locations, costs and other details are available at www.mailtribune.com/octoberevents, but here are a few specifics:

€¢ Jacksonville's annual Halloween parade is at noon today. The procession starts at Doc Griffin Park and winds through downtown, then kids can collect treats at participating Jacksonville businesses from 1 to 3 p.m. Details: 899-8118.

€¢ Get your fill of gross and scary at the Killer Valley Horror Film Festival in Medford. It's from 6 to 10 p.m. at Land Mine Productions, 327 S. First St., and tickets (adults only) go for $10, or $6 if you come in costume. Films by Ashland, Medford and Eugene will be featured. To get a taste of what's in story, see samples of last year's films at http://killervalleyhorrorfilmfestival.com.

€¢ The 17th annual Puss 'N Boots Ball, a benefit for Friends of the Animal Shelter, takes place at 6 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. A buffet, silent auction, dancing and costume prizes are planned. Tickets are $35 per person or $315 for a table of 10. Details: 821-8291.