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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

It’s that time of the week again—time to look ahead to the weekend’s upcoming events in Salem, Oregon! Let’s take a look at what’s going on in and around the Salem area.

Fall Book Sale – Friends of Salem Public Library

Discover an abundant collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and more at the upcoming Friends of Salem Public Library Book Sale. The sale kicks off with a special Friends Night on Thursday from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, exclusively for members to enjoy early access. (Not a member yet? You can sign up at the door.)

The regular sale hours begin on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, followed by Bag Day on Sunday, October 8, from 12 to 4:30 PM, where you can fill a bag with goodies for just $4 (bags are provided).

All proceeds from this event contribute to supporting various programs and special projects at the Salem Public Library!

Date: October 6 – 8, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (12:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Sunday)
Location: Salem Public Library
Cost: FREE to attend (With items for purchase)

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First Friday Art Walk

Another new month, another First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Salem. Experience the vibrant local art scene, pop-up events, live music, and more as you wander through downtown on Friday evening. Be sure to pick up an Art Walk Passport and get it stamped for the opportunity to enter the Art Walk Raffle Basket drawing!

Date: October 6, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Downtown Salem
Cost: FREE

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E.Z. Orchards HarvestFest 2023

Celebrate fall at the E.Z. Orchards HarvestFest throughout the entire month of October! This family-friendly and educational event offers a cornucopia of autumnal activities for all ages. With hayrides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, games, slides, live music on the weekends, and more, HarvestFest at E.Z. Orchards is your gateway to a world of fall wonderment. Don’t forget to stop by the farm market for seasonal produce, goods, and fresh pumpkin or apple cider donuts!

Date: September 30 – October 30, 2023
Time: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM // Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM // Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: E.Z. Orchards // 5504 Hazelgreen Rd NE
Cost: Varies

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Fall Food Fair

Head on over to LifeSource Natural Foods for their Fall Food Fair on October 7! It’s a lively day filled with free samples, live music, tastings, contests, and fantastic giveaways. Plus, enjoy a storewide 20% discount on regular-priced items throughout the day. Explore Salem’s locally-owned natural food store for some local foodie fun. Who knows what you’ll find?

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: LifeSource Natural Foods // 2649 Commercial St SE
Cost: FREE

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Indoor Winter Market at Wavra Farms

Every Saturday from October through Mid-March, the greenhouses at Wavra Farms turn into an Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market! With a rotating roster of over 30 vendors each week, shoppers can take part in a dynamic and ever-changing farmer’s market experience. Make it a date with Wavra Farms every Saturday during the Winter Market season; they look forward to welcoming you!

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Wavra Farms and Nursery // 7882 Jordan St SE
Cost: FREE

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Pet Adoption Event – Salem Friends of Felines

Wilco invites you to join them for Pet Days! In partnership with Salem Friends of Felines, the Salem Wilco store is hosting a special Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, October 7th. Mark your calendars for this heartwarming opportunity to meet your future furry family member. Adoption fees will vary based on breed and age.

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wilco // 3285 Commercial St SE
Cost: FREE to attend

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Powerland Halloween

Get ready for a family-friendly Halloween adventure that kicks off this weekend at Powerland Heritage Park! This event offers an immersive quest to save the City of Atlantis, as well as a covered pumpkin patch with fun decorating options, trolley rides with a skeleton hunt and chance to spin the prize wheel, a wagon adventure pulled by a Steam Traction Engine, and a new Kids Activity Center where young imaginations can thrive. Visit Powerland Heritage Park on October weekends to take part in this family-focused adventure!

Date: October 7-8, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Powerland Heritage Park // 3995 Brooklake Rd NE
Cost: Kids: $14 // Adults: $18 (view ticket information)

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Fall “Stuff a Bag” Sale at Funky Munky

Calling all thrifters and bargain hunters! Funky Munky Urban Consignment Boutique is the place to be for their seasonal “Stuff a Bag” sale. One grab bag is $15—or you can get two bags for $20—and you can fill your bags with amazing finds from their clearance items displayed outside of the store. Bags are provided by Funky Munky, so no need to bring a bag of your own. Due to the nature of the sale, there are no try-ons or refunds.

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Funky Munky Urban Consignment Boutique // 3989 Commercial St SE
Cost: $15 for one bag, $20 for two bags

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Open Skate All Ages Halloween Skate

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween-themed open skate hosted by Traveling Wheelz and Cherry City Roller Derby. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Don’t forget to don your most creative costumes for a chance to win their costume contest! To ensure everyone’s safety and comfort while skating, please make sure your costume does not restrict your hand movement, and avoid wearing any items that might fall off. Additionally, they ask that realistic-looking weapons be left at home for everyone’s safety and peace of mind.

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Cherry City Roller Derby // 1335 Madison St NE
Cost: Varies (view ticket information for: Session 1 | Session 2)

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The Teacher Show – Comedy from the Classroom at Infinity Room

Whether you’ve taught in the classroom, sat as a student, or ever dropped your child off at school, you’re in for a night of laughs and lessons. Join a fantastic lineup of comedians—all of whom are also educators—as they share their funniest lessons and classroom experiences. Don’t be late to class for this one!

First Show: Doors open at 6 PM, the show starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. This is an 18+ show.

Second Show: Doors open at 9 PM, the show begins at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. This show is for ages 21 and over.

If you are attending with a group, consider booking all of your tickets under one name so you can be seated together.

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Infinity Room // 210 Liberty St SE Ste 150
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (view ticket information)

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With all these events (and more) happening in Salem this weekend, there’s so many great reasons to get out and join the fun! Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and make the most of these buzzing opportunities for entertainment, learning, and community engagement.

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