All Things Fall in Baker County, Oregon October 7-9

Celebrating All Things Fall in Baker County, Oregon October 7-9

Looking for a festive fall getaway?  Then, Baker County Oregon is where you want to be October 7-9 for this weekend long celebration including the Baker Artists Studio Tour, Taste of Baker, Haines Fall Festival, Cast Iron Chef Dutch Oven Cook Off, and lots more fall fun for the entire family.

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Friday October 7th

5-9 p.m. start your weekend off with a stroll through the tree lined streets of Baker City’s historic downtown during the First Friday Art Walk visiting the numerous participating galleries and local shops showcasing local and regional artists and their work.

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For more information including a list of participating galleries and featured artists contact the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center or call 541-523-5369

6:30 -11 p.m. Huntington’s Haunted Forest.
Huntington’s Haunted Forest will be open every Friday-Sunday in October from 6:30-11pm Cost is $10 per person.  There is also a “Not So Scary” Haunted Forest for the little boys and ghouls, every Saturday in October from 2-5pm for $5. Guests will be shuttled from Huntington’s Lion Park to the Haunted Forest.

Huntington Haunted Forest

For more information email huntingtonchamber@gmail.com  or call 541-216-3465

 

Saturday October 8th is a full day of festivities so pick your favorites and pace yourself.

9a.m. till 3 p.m. treat the family to a Norman Rockwell like celebration of all things fall at the Haines Fall Festival in Haines.  Kids crafts, and games, pressing apple cider, craft vendors, and more.  The Haines Harvest Festival is a quintessential small town celebration of the community’s rich agricultural heritage, and located along the Elkhorn Scenic byway, the festival provides a fun filled day for the entire family while enjoying the fall colors and changing of the seasons in Eastern Oregon.

Haines Harvest Festival

Activities 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Elkhorn Grange and 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Brianna’s Breads Bakery

9 a.m. till 2 p.m.  Cast Iron Chef Dutch Oven Cook Off at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. If you enjoy cooking in the outdoors and would like to share your skills, join us for a fun team competition celebrating traditional open air cooking, community and locally harvested ingredients. Sign up your team at trailtenders.org or by calling 541-523-1852. Space is limited to eight teams of up to three people, and must include at least one responsible adult.

Cast Iron Chef Photo Archives
Cast Iron Chef Photo Archives

When the allotted cooking time is over, teams must plate their meals for tasting by the judges. Samples will then be available for the audience to taste, and vote for the People’s Choice. Judges will proclaim one team the Cast Iron Chef Champion of 2016, an honor that comes with prizes, and a full year’s worth of bragging rights. Additional prizes will be awarded for 2nd place in each category.

There will also be lots of fun outdoor activities and games for the whole family! Come try your luck at the Wagon Master & Oxen relay race, Buffalo Chip toss or make homemade ice cream. Sit a spell and visit with mountain man Joe Meek at the wagon encampment or venture inside the Center and enjoy the exhibits and documentary films.

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October 8 is also a Fee Free Day at the Interpretive Center, so bring your friends and family along!

10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Baker Artists Studio Tour.  More than a dozen local artists from Baker City and the surrounding area open up their studios for this annual studio tour showcasing the communities diverse arts community and allowing participants to see the artists’ creative space and processes. Participants have a chance to meet with artists and explore their work in various mediums including glass, woodworking, bronze and metal sculpture, ceramics and painting.

Baker City Artists Studio Tour

For more information including a list of participating local artists and studio map visit Crossroads Carnegie Art Center or call 541-523-5369

4-7 p.m. Taste of baker City Celebrate the flavors of Baker City during this annual event in Downtown Baker City.  Participating restaurants from throughout Baker City line the streets of downtown 4 till 7 p.m.  offering sample size bites of their tastiest recipes in exchange for “Taste Tokens”.

Taste of Baker City

Taste Tokens are $1 each and will be available at several downtown locations throughout the event Menu items will be 1,2,3,4, or 5 tokens depending on individual menu item.   Hosted by Historic baker City Inc., the taste of Baker City is a perfect way to celebrate fall’s arrival and all things culinary.

For more information including complete list of participating restaurants, and to purchase Taste Tokens, visit Historic Baker City Inc. or call 541-523-5442

 7-9 p.m. Val’s Veggies Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch –  Night Maze.    Sit around the campfire and enjoy the night after the maze.
Come out and see if you can find your way through the corn maze and solve the scavenger hunt on the way.  Then head over to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin for carving.  Pumpkins are priced by the pound.

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Admission :  $8.00/person,  ages 12 and under are $5.00/person Kiddie Maze available for ages 6 and under for $3.00/person Night maze is for ages 15 and up unless with a parent.  Glow sticks will be available for purchase. For more information including full October schedule Call 541-853-2358 or go to www.valsveggies.com

6:30 -11 p.m. Huntington’s Haunted Forest.
Huntington’s Haunted Forest will be open every Friday-Sunday in October from 6:30-11pm

 

Sunday October 9th

 9-4 p.m. Baker Artists Studio Tour continues.

For more information including a list of participating local artists and studio map visit Crossroads Carnegie Art Center or call 541-523-5369

6:30 -11 p.m. Huntington’s Haunted Forest.
Huntington’s Haunted Forest will be open every Friday-Sunday in October from 6:30-11pm

This is definitely one of our favorite weekends in October for celebrating Fall in Baker County but the whole month is full of fun fall events and activities.  For a complete calendar of October events in Baker County ,visit Baker County Tourism’s event calendar