Here in southeastern Missouri October is widely accepted as fall. Usually it’s the time of year that real fall starts, not the “false fall” that Missouri sometimes gives us to just gets our hopes up that the scorching oppressive heat and humidity of summer is over.
Time for Fall
The leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall to the ground. Mornings are chilly and the days only make it to warm. Everywhere you look signs of the changing season can be seen.
Signs of Fall
Plaid shirts and boots are making an appearance, along with vests, boot socks, and scarves. Short sleeves and shorts are replaced with sweaters, hoodies, jeans, and fuzzy pants. Camo clothing can be seen everywhere which only means the hunt is ready to begin or, in some cases, is already over. Meals are changing from simple and cool things like salads or sandwiches to hearty and warm options of soups, chili, and stews. Iced drinks are being replaced by hot chocolate, piping hot coffee and cappuccino, or all those pumpkin spiced drinks (YUCK!). There are festivals every weekend that usually revolve around pumpkins, apples, or hayrides. And it’s the season for bonfires and roasting marshmallows for s’mores.
Since fall is here, it’s time to get to checking off the lists of all those fun things everyone loves doing during this wonderful season. Here are some of the best fall activities to enjoy by yourself, with friends, and with family.
Fun Fall Activities
Go apple picking at an orchard
Pick pumpkins at a pumpkin patch/farm
Craft with fall leaves
See fall colors on a country drive
Bake pumpkin anything
Cook with squash
Toast pumpkin seeds
Drink warm apple cider
Go to a fall festival/street fair
Break out the sweaters, boots, and scarves
Make an apple/pumpkin pie
Have a bonfire
Visit haunted houses
Watch scary movies
Go on a hayride
Get lost in a corn maze
Attend the homecoming football game
Jump in piles of leaves
Roast hot dogs and make s’mores
Dress up for Halloween
Stargaze wrapped in warm blankets
Make caramel apples
See a movie at the drive-in
Bob for apples
Cook a turkey
Visit a farmers market
Cuddle by a fire
Tell ghost stories
Make a scarecrow
Drink hot cocoa
Go on a nature walk
Whatever you do, enjoy the fall. After all, it is the best season (in my opinion)!
And enjoy this FREE PRINTABLE Fun-Fall-Activities-Checklist.pdf (24 downloads) !
Also, chekcout Halloween Movies: 80 Must Sees to find out all of my favorite movies to watch in October.