Squash Carving and Sasquatch Combine at Canby Market

After a three-week break, the Canby Farmers Market returns with an All Hallows Eve-themed bang this weekend, featuring a nationally recognized carver and the Oregon wilderness’ most famous cryptid.

It’s the second coming of the winter edition of the Canby Farmers Market, which had a successful run outside Canby Pioneer Chapel last fall. This year, the event will run every Saturday from this weekend to Dec. 11.

And to kick things off this Saturday, organizer Alexis Purcell is taking out all the stops.

Kids will be invited to dress up in costume for special prizes and “trick or treat” with Bigfoot starting at 10:30 a.m., while legendary pumpkin carver Ryan Anderson, whose work is being featured nationally on the Food Network show Outrageous Pumpkins hosted by Alyson Hanigan, will be slicing up some fun as well.

Salem sculptor Ryan Anderson is among the competitors on the Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” this fall.

A chainsaw carver who typically works with wood, ice and more traditional mediums, Anderson decided to roll the dice with the second season of the Food Network’s annual pumpkin carving contest show, in hopes of winning the title of “Outrageous Pumpkin Champion” and $25,000.

New episodes air every Sunday in October on the network and are streaming on Discovery+.

Trick-or-treating will be open starting at 10:30 a.m., which is also when the legendary Sasquatch is rumored to appear. The market itself runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Purcell told The Canby Current the market will feature about 25 vendors, including seasonal produce, craft food and drinks, handmade items and holiday gifts. The market is located on North Holly Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.

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