Time for Fall: Fun Fall Activities (Plus PRINTABLE FREEBIE)

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

Carve/paint pumpkins

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

Bake cookies

Rake leaves

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


Make chili

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 (65 downloads) !


Also, chekcout Halloween Movies: 80 Must Sees to find out all of my favorite movies to watch in October.



  1. I love all your fun Fall Activities. I am going to try to do most of your ideas before winter sets in. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas.

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