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Nightmare Chamber Haunted House is one of the spooky attractions available this fall, with pumpkin patches, fall festivals, corn mazes and more. [Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune]

Many fall festivities are already in full swing around Rogue Valley, from pumpkin patch and haunted houses to trunks or treats, late-night movies and haunted corn mazes.

It’s sure to be scary, trying to squeeze them all in:

Celebrate the harvest

A celebration at Shooting Star Nursery will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The nursery, 3334 Taylor Road, Central Point, will host food trucks, children’s crafts, a silent auction and live music from Frank Ellis. Proceeds from the all-ages event will benefit DIRT (Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching) Park in Central Point. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 for children’s crafts. For more details, see roguevalleynursery.com or call 541-840-6453

pumpkin patches

Pheasant Fields Farm will host its 18th Annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October at the 20-acre farm at 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Activities include a corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin picking, pear shooting gallery, animal exhibits, a 10-passenger cow train, and a multitude of vendors. New this year, the “Zombie Train” will run through the corn maze and give participants the chance to hone their paintball skills on zombie targets. For more details, call 541-535-3873 or visit pheasantfieldsfarm.com

KLZ Pumpkin Patch, 4283 Fern Valley Road, offers everything from corn cannons and pumpkin throwing to paintball, tractor rides and bouncy houses. The patch is open throughout October; 2pm-6pm on Wednesday, 12pm-6pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Online, facebook.com/KLZFarmStand/

The Fort Vannoy Farms Harvest Festival at Grants Pass is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in October, featuring a corn maze, cow train, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and farm stand . A haunted maze will be open on Saturday and Sunday evenings and on Halloween night. For details and pricing, see fortvannoyfarms.com or call 541-479-3765. The farm is located at 5791 Lower River Road, Grants Pass.

Haunted houses and other spooky places

Nightmare Chamber Haunted House – Joined by an evil spirit awakened from a 200-year slumber, this year’s Nightmare Chamber returns to the corner of Third and Front streets in downtown Medford. Open Thursday through Sunday through Halloween and Halloween night (hours vary), the lair is not recommended for children under 10. For more ticket information, see nightmarechamber.com or call 541-622-3979.

Nightmares on the Rogue Haunted Mines, tucked along the Nightmare Chamber in downtown Medford (providing a “one stop shop” for Halloween hauntings) runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 23, then Thursdays to Sunday, October 27-30. See nightmaresontherogue.com

Carnival of Chaos – A second haunt run by Nightmares on the Rogue, Carnival of Chaos will be at Eagle Point on October 14-15, 21-22, and 28-31. They hope to “scare the cry!” » For more details, call 541-414-7059. See nightmaresontherogue.com

‘Hell’s Gate Asylum’ Haunted House – Hosted by One Eleven Theater Company in Grants Pass, ‘Hell’s Gate Asylum’ will ‘heal what ails you’ from October 21 through Halloween (times vary). The hangout is housed inside the Josephine County Fairgrounds Commercial Building, 1451 Fairgrounds Road. Not recommended for children under 10 years old. A preview evening will be offered on Thursday, October 20 at a reduced rate. For more details, visit oneeleventheatrecompany.com/hauntedhouse or call 541-450-9778.

All Aboard for Haunted Wagon Tours – Brought to you by the Jacksonville Chamber, the Haunted Wagon Tours will take place October 27-31 (times vary and reservations are required). Tours wind through the scariest parts of Jacksonville’s past. Space is limited. For more information, see jacksonvilleoregon.org/discover/events-festivals/annual-events/haunted-trolley/

Kid-friendly fall fun

Haunted House and Graveyard at Gold Hill Museum – A kid-friendly haunt, the Haunted Museum event will feature a fortune teller, bake sale, haunted house and activities for children. Open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the lair is located at 504 First Ave., in Gold Hill.

Halloween Fun at Medford Railroad Park – For one last day this year, and a chance to show off Halloween costumes if you wish, Medford Railroad Park will be running its trains and hosting other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, October 23. See facebook.com/Medfordrailroadpark

14th Annual Monster Dash Race for Education – In Ashland’s Lithia Park, costumed kids and parents are invited to run, walk, or walk with zombies at their choice of 1-mile, 5-kilometer event or 10 km, on Saturday October 29. Races are timed, and costumes are encouraged. Registration starts at $10 for kids, and proceeds benefit Ashland Public Schools. For more information, visit ashlandmonsterdash.com or call 541-482-8197.

ScienceWorks “Halloween Bash” – A Monster Ball of sorts – complete with costume contests, games, scary movies, and treats – will be at the ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, October 29 . The event is held in memory of Sarah Wood, a local Halloween lover who died of cancer the day after Halloween in 2020. Proceeds will benefit four local charities: Southern Oregon Candlelighters, Tumor Hater , The Sparrow Club and The Ethan. Jostad Foundation. Details, scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

Howling Good Time With Wild Critters – Wildlife Images Howl-O-Ween, with hourly critter talk, tricks or treats and a fun, howling carnival will be held at Merlin’s facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October. 22-23 and 29-30. Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes and bring goodie bags. Details, Wildlifeimages.org/event/howl-o-ween-3-2022-10-29/2022-10-29

Children’s Halloween Parade — Ashland’s annual Halloween celebration and Children’s Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31. The Children’s Parade will descend East Main Street to Ashland Plaza. Kids can do sleight of hand in downtown businesses and participate in a variety of activities. Visit ashlandchamber.com/halloween or call 541-482-3486.

Just Candy!

Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt – The Central Point Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt for children 12 and under throughout downtown Central Point. The event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, will be sponsored by downtown businesses. For details, call 541-664-5301 or visit centralpointchamber.org.

Trunk-or-Treating at Twin Creeks Park – Liam’s Trunk-or-Treat, founded after a local boy died just before his favorite vacation, will be hosted by the City of Central Point and Liam’s family from 5 p.m. at 7 p.m. Saturday. , October 22. See facebook.com/liamstrunkortreat

More Young Marines Candy – Trunk-or-Treating With the Young Marines will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. The event, at 2830 Maple Court in White City, will fill bags and buckets with treats until they run out of candy. . Volunteers with decorated cars are needed to register (candy provided). Details, call 541-613-7154 or see facebook.com/campwhiteym

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating will be hosted by Pioneer Village in Jacksonville at 5:30 p.m. on Halloween. The village is located at 805 N. Fifth St. Call 541-702-1112 or RSVP by email to [email protected]

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