Like holiday-gift wrappers, scarecrows are hired on a seasonal basis and spend the rest of the year trying to avoid being devoured by horses. Promote seasonal employment with this Groupon.
- $10 for 20 Harvest Festival activity tickets (a $20 value)
The Harvest Festival activities run Saturday, September 27, through Thursday, October 31, on weekdays from noon to 6 p.m and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. See a full list of activities here.
It was 1869 when the Lee family planted its first seed in the soil of Tualatin, Oregon. Today, three generations of the family still keep Lee Farms' lights on and its scarecrows vaccinated. They stock the country store with local produce, 18 flavors of honey sticks, and 17 varieties of jam. In the bakery, the staff hand makes pies each day, baking perennial favorites such as apple and seasonal flavors such as pumpkin.
To keep things fresh, Lee Farms rotates the selection of food and activities each season. In May a greenhouse surrounds visitors in flowers, and in October the farm transforms into a celebration of the harvest season, when guests can pick from 12 varieties of pumpkins. Lee's staff cuts down stalks to make a corn maze and drives visitors on scenic hayrides across the farm while they sample kettle corn and homemade cider.