The Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m.
The Squishing of the Squash is a precursor to the zoo's Howloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26. Events include a fun scavenger hunt that directs trick-or-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes await scavenger-hunters at the zoo's exit.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can also watch the zoo's enrichment team provide animals with pumpkins and other holiday-themed treats.