If you are a Halloween lover, the possibilities of what to do are virtually endless in Southern Oregon. From haunted houses, corn mazes and pumpkin patches to parades, trick-or-treating and parties, it seems that every town has something going on for the kids AND adults! Every year we partake in one or two celebrations in addition to our annual trick-or-treating excursion which almost always includes Jacksonville's Harvest Halloween Promenade!
Jacksonville is a cute little historical town that we are lucky enough to have as neighbors and every year they have their Halloween Promenade. It's a great way for the kids to show off their costumes in the light of the day and kickoff the day of Halloween by visiting participating merchants in downtown Jacksonville! Just look for the special decoration below to identify which businesses to go to.
What's really nice is that it is early in the day so we can see everyone's costumes and we get such a great feeling of community, often running into other people we know. The kids love to show-off their costumes, take pictures and trade candy.
It only takes about an hour to get through all of downtown so after trick-or-treating we usually enjoy lunch at one of the local spots like Bella Union or Mustard Seed Cafe; and then head out to one of the closer pumpkin patches like White's Country Farm who also has a Harvest Festival. Or another idea, drop into one of the close by wineries like Caprice Vineyards where the adults can wine taste and the kids can visit the alpacas or Dancin Vineyards where they serve wood-fired pizza and beautiful views. Both vineyards are very kid-friendly and our kids always love the feeling of enjoying something "adult" as a treat!
If you want to go to the Jacksonville Halloween Promenade it will be Saturday, October 28th, 1-3pm!
Some other great celebrations: Ashland's Children's Halloween Celebration, Tuesday, October 31st - Grants Pass Halloween Festival, Tuesday, October 31st . For more details and all of the other Halloween celebrations in southern Oregon visit our Halloween - Fun for Kids page here.