It’s fall, y’all! That means all things pumpkin spice for many of us. In our state, fall means pumpkin patches and fall festivities put on by our local farmers. This year Yesteryear Tree Farm has opened a fun, fall destination for locals and visitors. We had the opportunity to check out the pumpkin patch, farm store, and photo ops.
Getting to Yesteryear farms was simple, as it isn’t far off the freeway. The farm has placed colorful, pumpkin patch signs all along the roads leading up to the entrance to direct you. At the entrance to Yesteryear are multiple, large entrance and exit signs so you can’t miss it.
Yesteryear Tree Farm is located about 16 miles from Portland proper, in the outlying countryside near Tualatin and West Linn, Oregon. Yesteryear has been a registered business since 2019 and is owned by the Horner family.
One of the first attractions you will see at Yesteryear Farm is the cute pumpkin patch maze they have built near the entrance. The haystacks are piled just high enough for young children to have a blast finding their way through but low enough so parents can see their children. Pumpkins are lined up all around the maze. All pumpkins you see are for sale, and they keep them replenished so you can stock up for all your fall, holiday needs.
If you get thirsty going through the maze, Yesteryear has a cute trailer setup ready to serve cold lemonade and apple cider.
They also serve fresh popcorn, in case you work up an appetite walking around, shopping and taking photos.
If you love to shop, and are a holiday fanatic, you will fall (pun intended!) in love with the Yesteryear Farm store! The saying ‘you can’t get out of Costco for under $100’ could easily apply to this store. There are so many cute items for decorating and gifting. Yesteryear Tree Farm carries items in a range of prices, so there is something for everyone’s budget.
Personally, I could spend hours in the Yesteryear Farm Store browsing all the amazing products.
Currently, the store carries items for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. However, they will change it up to Christmas come November. (I can only imagine what we’ll find then, since Christmas is our favorite time of year!)
If you love fall and Halloween, you will love all the effort that Yesteryear Tree Farm put into the decorations and photo opportunities for the season. Every where you turn there are incredible displays that will make your photos pop! It is obvious that this family and farm love the holidays. Make sure to have your camera and/or phone ready!
To see all the photo ops and incredible decorations, you just have to go! The photos I took don’t do the decorations justice. They are so much better in person. (My husband was a good sport and posed to show just how wonderful the setups are for photo ops!)
Yesteryear Tree Farm has much more than a pumpkin patch, farm store, and photo ops. Throughout September and October there will be food trucks, movies, and special appearances by characters from some of your favorite Halloween movies. All the events are family friendly. A full list of events is available on their website at Yesteryear Tree Farm Events.
|Fall Pumpkins |
Dates: September 1st-October 30th
Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 9:30am-7pm
Dates: November 3rd-December 22nd
Hours: Daily 9:30am-7pm
December 23rd: 9:30am-2pm
The pumpkin patch attraction is truly a family affair, as each family member has a role in its operations. It is very likely you will interact with at least one of them when visiting the farm. We were served apple cider by the mom who also pointed out all the different photo ops and fun decorations to see, including a vintage telephone booth near the cornfield. While shopping in the store we were helped by the two sisters. Even the dad said a quick hello to us as he headed from the store back out to the pumpkin patch area.
We will be returning to Yesteryear Farm and their pumpkin patch to enjoy more shopping, try the food trucks, and see some of their special events. The day we visited was relatively quiet, since they had just opened for the season. However, when we were there so was a local news station scout checking out the farm. Once Yesteryear Farm is on the local news it will get much busier. If you want to go, and prefer it a bit more quiet, go now! This farm is bound to catch on and become a popular family destination for the holidays.
You can find out more about Yesteryear Tree Farm on their website and social media accounts.