Happy Fall, y’all! I absolutely love this time of year because it means cool weather, crisp air, Fall clothes, and of course, the start of the holidays. I like to be outside as much as possible to enjoy the changing of the seasons, and there are certain things that help get me in the right frame of mind for the upcoming holidays. I’m sure you have family traditions or activities that make you associate this time of year with happiness, too, right? There are so many fun, family oriented things to be done this time of year and I’m sure no matter where you live you can find some in your area.
Here are five ideas to help get you ready for Fall:
Get pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. Support your local farmers by purchasing your pumpkins from them. Also, pumpkin patches are a great place to snap some family photos and if you have kids, even better! Go here to see if there’s one near you.
Pick apples at an apple orchard. Ok, so I’ve never actually been apple picking. I think maybe it’s a Northern thing? I’ve never seen any apple orchards down here in the South but I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts on apple picking recently and I must admit, it looks pretty great. Especially since you get to take them all home and bake pies with them. Count me in! An apple orchard is going on my destination wish list.
Carve a pumpkin. After you get your pumpkin from the local patch, do one of Halloween’s most famous traditions – carve that sucker! You can find carving templates to print online (check out bhg.com or marthastewart.com for free, printable patterns) and create a spooky or sweet pumpkin with your friends or family. And don’t forget to roast the pumpkin seeds! Mmmm!!
Go on a hayride. Kick back and enjoy the scenery! Farms, apple orchards or pumpkin patches are likely to have hayrides this time of year and it’s a fun way to get in the spirit of the season with friends and family. To see if hayrides are offered in your neck of the woods, go here.
Check out a local Haunted House attraction… if you dare. Muhuhaha! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Haunted houses, forests and trails are an excellent way to celebrate Halloween. It’s always more fun with a big group of friends, too! Go to hauntworld.com to find a spooky destination near you.
What are your favorite Fall activities? Have fun!
- 20 Fun Fall Ideas (lovebugandsweetiegirl.com)