Find farm fests and haunts around the Rogue Valley
Haunted houses, spooky tales, costume and dance parties — find your favorite seasonal fun with Tempo’s guide to October events.
Pheasant Fields Farm: Harvest Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October at the 20-acre farm, 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Activities include a corn maze, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin carving, animal exhibits, 10-passenger cow train and country store with local organic produce, handcrafted items, bread, caramel apples, espresso drinks and meal choices. Activity tickets are $1.25. Flashlight nights in the corn maze are offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on select evenings in October. Admission for the flashlight night is $6, $4 for kids 6 and younger. Check the farm’s Facebook page for more information and updates, email at email@example.com or see pheasantfieldsfarm.com.
Fall Celebration: Shooting Star Nursery will host its annual Apple Tasting and Fall Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Shooting Star Nursery, 3223 Taylor Road, Central Point. Look for a selection of fresh apple varieties for tasting from local farmers, local food and ciders, live music by Word on the Street, kid crafts and more. See roguevalleynursery.com or call 541-840-6453.
Hanley Farm Haunted Adventure: Take a guided tour by lantern across a field at Hanley Farm during “The Mystery of the Lady in Black: A Haunted Field Walk” Sunday, Oct. 14, and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 at the farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Look for encounters with talkative townspeople, a mysterious cornfield and a dark, musty cave. Tours are recommended for ages 5 and older. Gates open at 6 p.m. with guided group walks from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $8, $5 for children. Purchase tickets online at sohs.org/node/185003.
Nightmare Chamber Haunted House: This year’s theme for Randall’s horror haunt is “Evil Dead,” after the 1981 film by director Sam Raimi. Sequels to the film, “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” released in 1987 and 1992. Visitors familiar with the series will recognize iconic scenes designed by Randall’s executive director Robin Downward. The haunt opens at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 18-21, Friday through Wednesday, Oct. 26-31, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Tickets are $12 and are available at randalltheatre.com or at the door. Tickets discounted $2 can be purchased at all Magic Man Fun Shops in Medford and Grants Pass. Fast passes are $15 and allow visitors to skip wait time. Regular tickets can be upgraded to Fast Passes for $5 at the door.
Just Scream Haunted House: Just Scream Halloween presents a haunted house from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, at 604 W. Main St., Medford. The frightful haunted house features a dark world of zombies, ghouls and goblins. Children under age 7 will not be admitted. Kids 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Childcare is available. Admission is $6. Proceeds benefit animals at Southern Oregon Humane Society. See sohumane.org.
Gold Hill Halloween Haunted House & Graveyard: A two-story family-friendly haunted house more than 100 years old is the setting for ghoulish good fun and treats for all ages from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 504 First Ave., Gold Hill. Also look for a bake sale for goodies and spooky treats. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 and over, $3 for ages 6-12, $1 for ages 3-5 and free for ages 2 and younger. Call 541-855-1182 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Puss ‘n Boots Ball: The 27th Annual Puss ‘n Boots Costume Ball and Auction will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, dessert and dancing to live music by The Rogue Suspects. Additional activities include Halloween costume contests, silent auctions and several opportunities to make donations. The event benefits Friends of the Animal Shelter efforts to increase pet adoption, foster pets and promote spay and neuter programs. Purchase tickets in advance at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland, or at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, or by visiting fotas.org/pnb.