While the fun really peaks in October, Fir Point Farms has a bucolic charm which will lift your spirits year round.
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Sunday in October for the Harvest Festival. Some of the attractions are open year round; see website for full details.
Beyond its farm store, Fir Point Farms offers something for children year round with its giant slide, Noah’s Ark play structure, Hazel’s Nut House (a cabin knee deep in hazelnuts) and a few animals: sheep, chickens, rabbits and even some goats who (if you go early enough when they’re still hungry) may be persuaded to climb a series of planks to a tree house to receive the tidbits you winch up to them. The couple that run the farm are incredibly friendly, the first time I went there I arrived at closing time (on the way back from Oktoberfest) – they let the boy wonder and I stay after they went home!
Their harvest festival in October adds a lot of new attractions (and personnel) for the season, including a bouncy castle, a dark hay maze (flashlights available), a cow train, a hay ride, a haunted cabin, food and drink (the apple cider doughnuts appeared popular) and of course an enormous pumpkin patch.
The Family Fun Center in Wilsonville is just an exit or two north on I-5.
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14601 Arndt Road, Aurora, OR 97002 [Google map].
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The good people of Yelp have posted 42 reviews of Fir Point Farms with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.