Practically everyone enjoys the fall season. If you have a little briskness in the air where you live along with some brilliant fall foliage, you have it made. Fall is the traditional harvest season for some of the best apples, and it is definitely pumpkin season. Even restaurants celebrate with pumpkin spice everything. Here are three great fall activities for you and your family to do outside.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Instead of picking up pumpkins, gourds, dried corn stalks and colorful corn cobs at a grocery or department store, go to a farm that has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. You are likely to see a giant pumpkin there along with having an opportunity to take a hayride, drink some fresh apple cider and maybe even sample some pumpkin or apple delights. Who can resist a caramel apple while strolling through acres of pumpkins to find the perfect one?
?Attend Local Festivals
Many communities have fall festivals. They often have names that include "apple," "pumpkin," "harvest" or "autumn." The fun things at these festivals often include live bands, carnival games and rides along with plenty of sweet and savory treats from funnel cakes with strawberries and ice cream to fresh-cut fries with cheese. They are a great way to spend a fall day and evening. Some regions have county fairs at this time of year too, and they often have tractor pulls, demolition derby events and much more. Plus, the bigger the event, the more likely they are to have a big name performer booked.
?Have a Campfire Evening at Home
Many localities allow homeowners to have fire pits or fire rings. You can buy a ready-made fire pit to have a cozy outdoor fire this evening. If wood fires are not allowed, there are propane fire pit options available. Get some Graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars and some sticks, and toast some s'mores. Play some music and games, and just hang out together outside. It does not matter if you have a big yard or small yard. You can even set up a portable fire pit out on a concrete driveway. Make the best of what you have and just enjoy some more outdoor time before the winter season sets in.
Impromptu events such as leaf pile jumping when raking the leaves are something that should be fully taken advantage of too. If it is getting really chilly and the local ice cream places are about to close up shop until next summer, throw the kids in the car and go on an ice cream run. Anything from a nature walk on a local trail to hear the leaves crunch underfoot to navigating a rural corn maze can build fond family memories.