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It’s fall ya’ll – which means if you haven’t already, it’s time to kick this season into gear! From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to haunted houses, fall is nothing short of excitement. There are many things to do this fall season and I cannot wait to share my favorites with you.
9 Things to Do This Fall Season
During fall, there are so many fun things to do, so why not make the most of them? From the fresh fall air to the crisp leaves and the smell of apple cider, what’s not to love? Here are 9 things you can do with your friends and family that are sure to make some good memories.
Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch
Okay, this may seem like a no brainer, but pumpkin patches are a blast! Although we often purchase our pumpkins from Whole Foods or Trader Joes, heading to the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things to do. We usually pick out a couple pumpkins or gourds to take home, get some cute photos, and if there is a corn maze – that is always a hit. If you are local to Reno, I recommend checking out Andelin Family Farms or Lattin Farms.
Venture up to Apple Hill
One of my favorite traditions is heading up to Apple Hill each year. If you can go on a weekday, it will be way less crowded, but either way you’ll have some fun. There are several farm and orchards to pick apples from, fresh apple cider, fresh donuts, and tons of other baked goodies. The drive is beautiful and can get a little windy depending on where you are coming from, but it is such a fun day or weekend trip!
Make a Fall Wreath
Whether you make one as decor for the inside of your home or the outside of your home, a fall wreath is fun and affordable to make! Head to Pinterest to get some inspiration and then browse your local craft store for supplies. This year maple leaf wreaths are all the rage, so feel free to keep it simple or slap some pumpkins on there for some festive fun!
Break out the Crockpot
I am a sucker for a good crockpot recipe and during the fall season, you’ll find my crockpot on the counter 24/7. From soups, to pasta, to tacos – my crockpot is literally a fall necessity. I prefer the crockpot over the Instant Pot, but if the Instant Pot is your jam, I am sure there are tons of recipes out there too! PS – I’ve had this crockpot for a few years and it still feels like new!
Bake Apple Cider Donuts
Fall is not complete without lots of baking! From pumpkin rolls to pumpkin pies, baking makes the home smell delicious and then you can eat those yummy goodies! This year, I think I am going to attempt to bake apple cider donuts. These ones look so simple to make, plus I know my husband will LOVE them!
Genoa Candy Dance
A historic tradition that has been going since 1919, the Genoa Candy Dance is a fall festival you don’t want to miss. It’s full of different arts and craft vendors, food, shops, and activities for the family. They also have a dinner and dance in the evening if you are really getting into the spirit. Not near Genoa? Check your local area to see what fall festivals you have going on around you!
A Little Pumpkin Spice
PSL anyone? Okay – so I am not a fan of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but so many of you are! Don’t knock it until you try it I guess! But another thing I love doing is heading to Trader Joe’s during the fall season and picking up goodies from their Pumpkin Spice fall line. They have so many products that you can try, plus who doesn’t love a good shopping trip to TJ’s? Grab a cart, pick up some mums and pumpkins on your way in and then head down those aisles snagging your favorite pumpkin spice picks. They have everything from cereal to granola bars.
Host a Movie Marathon
If you’re like me, I’d host a movie marathon for myself – but if you’ve got some cute friends and family, host a movie marathon and have them over. My movie choices would include a Harry Potter Marathon, some Practical Magic, and the Halloweentown Series. Did I mention my favorite holiday is Halloween? If not, now you know!
Carve a Pumpkin? Toast Pumpkin Seeds!
After carving or painting your pumpkins, toast/bake your pumpkin seeds! There are so many recipes out there from sweet to salty, but whichever way you like them, toasting pumpkin seeds are a fun activity for the whole family!
What are your favorite fall activities?
Fall is my favorite season and I am not afraid to let that show! You can find me carving pumpkins, picking apples, binge watching Harry Potter and making my home smell like grandma’s house with all of the goodies I am baking!