Fall Festivals are one of the most popular events in the autumn calendar. Whether you attend one or a plethora of them, fall festivities give you a reason to celebrate. Not only will you find plenty of fun activities (including pumpkin patches, hayrides, and so much more), they showcase all the different kinds of festivals taking place across the nation. Some of them may even coincide with major holidays like Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and so much more. With that being said, there is one central point that each fall festival shares: fun, decorations, and food!
One of the most popular fall festivals is the pumpkin festival, a month-long celebration of all things pumpkin. From the day, orgy-themed costume parties, to the huge pumpkin carving contests at the end of the festival, pumpkins are everywhere. The carving contest, of course, happens on the first weekend in October, when families gather from all over the city to take in the event, eat pumpkin pie, and take home the wonderful spoils. Local restaurants set up shop with great food and decorated paper cups, and visitors to compete for prizes and kudos.
Another great tradition at this fall festival is the cornucopia bake sale, where local vendors sell delicious fall goodies in a giant cornucopia to guests. Everything from fresh baked bread to homemade apple cider, caramel apples, cinnamon twists, and so much more can be found at these sales. Come early to purchase your items before the line snakes out of control! This is also a perfect opportunity to grab a souvenir from one of the many gorgeous fall photo frames available at the fair.
Another fun tradition at this year’s fall festival is a fun hayride through the beautiful rolling acres of corn. You will go through a small town of miniature houses, where each family has painted their home different color schemes. Then you make your way to the giant hayride that takes you on a trip through the middle of the buggies and hay. The kids will love this unique experience, and they’ll probably want to come back the next year for another go around! You can also visit the many apple orchards in the area to pick apples that are ready to be picked off the vine.
For a slightly different but still great family fun, consider taking your children and your dog on one of the town’s designated dog runs. They’ll get to enjoy lots of great farm activities, while you get to show off your best four-legged friend! While there, you can also visit the seasonal village, which serves up sandwiches, pies, cupcakes, and even hot dogs during the event. The village also provides free face painting, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, and fireworks at night.
October is the time when you will have the most variety when it comes to the fall festival offerings. Many hotels offer special packages for the festival, which include hotel stays, camping, and general admission tickets to the events held in the town. The price range for hotel packages is between ten dollars and twenty dollars, and you can book your tickets in advance online in order to guarantee your spot.
A fall festival is an ideal opportunity to visit with friends and family. Take your children to the pumpkin orchards for a great day of fall fun. During the day, you can go on a corn maze tour, where you’ll be provided with directions and a map so you can get to where you’re going in no time. Then at night, take your friends on a hayride through the woods, where you can see all the scary faces and hear the scary noises. You can also visit the pumpkin festival, where there are plenty of scary decorations, interactive displays, face Painting, pumpkin carving, and special performances by professional magicians.
Aside from all these exciting activities, the fall festival is also a great time to explore the countryside around your farm. During the day, you can walk hand-in-hand with your horse or mule through the fields, stopping to smell the roses, listen to the farmers tell stories, or simply marvel at the changes in the soil. For night time, you can stroll through the fields, take a lantern with you, and see the different lights twinkling as you pass through the farm gates. As a conclusion, don’t forget to visit with your fellow farmers during the entire course of your farm tour. You will never be able to experience a fall festival without them!