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Fall in Western Oregon is so beautiful. The weather is dry and the leaves are colorful. Why not get out of the house and visit some of the events in our area?

The West Coast Giant Pumpkin regatta is back in Tualatin Saturday and Sunday, October 15 - 16 after two years off due to the pandemic. Not only will you watch costumed characters paddling inside giant pumpkins racing against one another in the lake at Tualatin Commons, there is a variety show and kids costume contest. The Friday before is the Pumpkins and Pints where the biggest of the big pumpkins and other vegetables compete to win cash prizes. There is beer as well. Visit tualatinoregon.gov/pumpkinregatta for all the details.

Further east in Hood River is the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest held the weekend of October 7 — 9. Produce stands, chock full of apples, pears squash and more, Arts and Craft vendors, food trucks and local restaurants and live music all weekend. The drive on the old highway is beautiful and the town is charming. It's perfect for a day trip or weekend jaunt. Check the website at hoodriverharvestfestival.com for the facts.

Two hours away, in Bend, you can attend the Bend Film Festival featuring indie films on the big screen. Discussions with filmmakers, an awards ceremony and more in person from October 6 - 9. Visit bendfilm.org for more information.

Scotties Auto Body encourages you to get out and about and if you need a repair, give them a call.

Scotties Auto Body

503 S.W. Baseline Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-648-4275

www.scottiesautobody.com

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