Fall festivities on local farms

THE FARM: The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford, will host its annual harvest festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-31. The festival includes a petting farm, pony rides, a hay maze, wagon rides, scarecrow building, a pumpkin slingshot and cowboy adventure land, featuring steer-roping and gold-panning. Activities are individually priced. See www.visitthefarm.org or call 541-535-1316.

SEVEN OAKS FARM: A petting zoo, a kids' maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating and pony and wagon rides will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, at the farm, 5504 Rogue Valley Highway, Central Point. Pony and wagon rides cost $1, and donations will be accepted for face painting and pumpkin decorating. The pumpkin patch and kids' maze will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Food-preserving demonstrations will be presented Saturday. Hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, nachos and other items also will be available for purchase, and the farm's country store will sell pumpkins and fall decorations. See www.7oaksfarms.com or call 541-664-2060.

PHEASANT FIELDS FARM: The farm's annual harvest festival continues this weekend at 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be a pumpkin patch, 2-acre corn maze, hayrides, shooting gallery, pony rides, a farm-animal exhibit, miniature horse demonstration, face painting and other kids' activities. The pumpkin patch will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. There will be live music from noon to 3 p.m. The farm's country store will offer fall produce and seasonal items for purchase, along with apple cider, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and caramel apples. Admission is free; tickets are sold for other events. Call 541-535-3873.

WHITE'S COUNTRY FARM: A pumpkin patch, wagon rides, kids' corn maze, 5-acre corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, as well as games and fall treats, will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, at the farm, 3939 W. Main St., Medford. The 5-acre corn maze is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-31, for $5. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will make a stop at the farm from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is free; fees will be charged for some activities. See www.whitescountryfarm.com or call 541-773-8031.

APPLEGATE VALLEY RANCH: A pumpkin patch, hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin slingshot, catapult and food will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31, at the ranch, 13100 N. Applegate Road, Grants Pass. Admission is $4. Cash only. See www.applegatevalleyranch.com or call 541-846-0353.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Avamere at Three Fountains will host a harvest festival from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the retirement living center, 835 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and other activities. Call 541-773-7717.

STREET ART: Prospect artist and street painter Cheryl Magellen plans to create an 8-foot scarecrow, using pastel street chalk, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, on the blacktop in front of Paula's Bakery, 21901 Highway 62, Shady Cove. Everyone is invited to watch her create her scary masterpiece before fall rains wash him away. Look for other varieties of scarecrows at local businesses and homes in Shady Cove and vote for your favorite. Call 909-519-1245.

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