How to Enjoy the Autumn
Harvest festivals, Halloween parties, hay rides, corn mazes, and apple picking are just a few activities available during the Autumn. The change of the weather creates the need to do more before winter arrives and often crops are harvested and communities come together to celebrate. Taking time to enjoy the cool, fall weather, the community activities, and the lasting memories can make childhood seem to last forever. Here are few ideas to get you started on weekend ideas for the coming months.
Tips for Enjoying Autumn
Tip 1: Look at your local newspaper or search online to find events and happenings in your area. These are often published on Thursday to encourage greater attendance. Look for:
- Apple Picking
- Boo at the Zoo
- City Ghost Tours
- Corn Mazes
- Costume Contest
- Dinners and Socials
- Farmers Market Special Events
- Free Church Harvest Festivals
- Haunted Houses
- Hay Rides
- Local Food Festivals
- Music Events
- Pumpkin Patch
- School Functions
- Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum
Tip 2: Call in advance to confirm times and if special reservations are required. During the week many operations may close down for public events and only offer group sessions. This may be true for hay rides, corn mazes, haunted houses, and other events where the majority of customers attend on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Tip 3: Look for free events to attend. If your family is strapped don’t miss out on the fun of the season. Attending free events can be just as fun and you can meet many new people. Churches, schools, and other community organizations will provide free harvest festivals and socials to encourage people in the community to check out their organization or as a way to fulfill their service goals for the community.
Tip 4: Dress appropriately and remain flexible. Many areas of the country are prone to colder nights and rain during the fall season. Don’t let your evening events get spoiled because you were too cold. You may have to reschedule an event if the weather is to wet for the rides or party to commence.
Tip 5: Have fun! If you have children remind yourself that you can have more fun by watching their delighted faces as they choose the perfect pumpkin, eat a sweet treat, or watch a creative Halloween parade.
Take time to enjoy Autumn with your family and friends. Many communities offer free or inexpensive activities encouraging people to have fun. Winter will be here before you know it and the weather may not be conducive to outdoor fun.
Do you have any tips or suggestions? Feel free to list your local community event below. Please include date, time, location, and cost.