That’s it, another summer is over. It was nice while it lasted but let’s not underestimate all the wonderfulness fall has to offer! From the chunky cable knit sweaters to the cozy, warm beverages fall is a season to be celebrated.
Who can resist that extra slice of apple pie after mastering a good corn maze in record time – you don’t do those things? I don’t believe you. ‘Tis the season to indulge in all things pumpkin spice and get your hayride on!
Here are fifteen irresistible, fun fall activities to do before the winter rolls in!
Host a Pumpkin Carving Party
Sound lame? Too cool or “old’ for this kind of fun? Well, you’re missing out! Kids or no kids, carving pumpkins is a ton of fun – especially when a good bottle of Merlot is involved (or whatever vino you so desire!).
Seriously, I did this with a group of friends a few years ago and it was a blast! If you have enough guests, you can even turn it into a carving contest.
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
A major benefit of the pumpkin carving party is that you will be able to round up a ton of seeds to roast! It doesn’t get more fall than that folks!
Visit a Haunted House
I don’t care how old you are, there is absolutely zero reason for you to not visit a haunted house! It’s such a fun way to spend an evening with friends.
If you’re feeling extra brave, try booking a room at a haunted house for a night. Check out this list of the best haunted houses in America There’s many haunted houses around the country so I’m sure you can find one that’s local-ish.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
A must do. The feel good vibes of a pumpkin patch are irresistible.
One of the best parts of visiting a pumpkin patch are the apple cider stands. Grab a cider and take your time picking the perfect pumpkin to give a good home!
Host a Potluck
Another fall staple. Nothing beats a good fall themed meal with friends and family!
Decorate Your House (inside and out!)
It’s time load up on the pumpkin spice and woodsy scented candles and soaps! Please don’t say you’re not excited about this. You are.
As for the outside – get your creative juices flowing and create a fall display. Even if seasonal décor isn’t really your thing, think about all the people who will enjoy looking at it when they walk by. If you need a little inspiration you’re sure to find it in this list of
Go Sweater Shopping
This one always makes for a perfect fall afternoon. You can never have too many chunky cable knit sweaters! Or is that just me?!
Make Fall Soups
While there’s several delicious fall options you can never go wrong with a good pumpkin or butternut squash soup. Making fall soups in batches to freeze is a perfect way to have a quick and easy dinner on future brisk fall day.
One of these 60 best fall soups will leave you feeling full, warm, and cozy!
Drink Pumpkin Beer
I’m not a huge beer girl but not indulging in pumpkin beer is insanity! It’s undeniably wonderful and festive!
Hit up a brewery with some friends or serve it when hosting a fall get together at your home. Check out this list of the best pumpkin beers of 2019!
Visit a Corn Maze
Even the easy ones are a good time but if you can find a challenging one, grab a cider and get lost in it! As a bonus they’re typically found at some fall festival so you can spend an afternoon there.
Host Football Parties
I’m not going to pretend I like watching football. I don’t. What I do enjoy about a football gathering is spending an afternoon with friends enjoying some chile and laughter. It’s a perfect excuse to get everyone together!
Go Apple Picking
So. Much. Fun. This is a fall must. Afterward, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and make an apple pie.
Go for a Hayride
Find a local farm that does fall activities and let your inner kid loose by jumping on a hayride. We all loved hayrides as kids, right?! Bring a blanket on a chilly day and make it a cozy experience.
Find one of the 8 best hayrides in the country and hop on!
Take a Run or Walk Outside
Enjoy the fall colors and sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet. If you can find a local trail to do this at that’s the best option. However, even taking a walk out your front door on a brisk fall day will leave you feeling good.
Live for all Things Pumpkin
‘Tis the season! Don’t we all get a little excited when Starbucks announces the pumpkin spice latte is back?! They sure are delicious but you don’t need to stop at that – you can (and should) live and breath all things pumpkin while you have the chance.
Get some pumpkin scented candles, soaps, food, etc. You’ll miss it when the seasons over.
What’s your fav fall activity and why? Let us know in the comments!