Welcome October With These Fall Activities

Little boy and his dog in costumes on bed celebrating Halloween

October is such a festive month filled with pumpkin scents, gorgeous scenery, and all things Halloween! Looking for some fun things to do this month? Here is a list packed with ideas for all ages to enjoy this season!


  1. Bake With Cranberries: October is the prime harvesting season for cranberries. These tart berries are a wonderful addition to lots of desserts!
  2. Homemade Candied Apples: After September apple-picking, this tasty autumn treat will be perfect to set out at any Halloween party, or to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
  3. Homemade Pumpkin Pie: Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie during the fall holidays! Go ahead and perfect your recipe to get prepared for Thanksgiving next month.

Get Crafty

  1. Decorate for Fall: Dust off those plastic pumpkins, hang pretend bats from your front porch, and start decorating your home for the whole neighborhood to see.
  2. Press Leaves: Go out and collect some beautiful, fall-colored leaves. Find a big book to press and preserve these leaves to brighten up your home during the dreary winter months.
  3. Make Your Own Candles: Love the smell of fall-scented candles? Make your own! This is a super fun craft the whole family can enjoy together on a rainy evening indoors!


  1. Watch a Scary Movie: Call up your best friends, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a horror movie marathon. There are hundreds of fantastic movies for the season!
  2. Take a Hike: Put on some warm clothes, grab your dog’s leash and collar, and hit the trails. Enjoy the beautiful leaves and crisp autumn air on your hike!
  3. Visit a Pumpkin Patch: This is the perfect day trip to spice up your Instagram feed. Put on your cutest fall sweater and take lots of #selfies at your local pumpkin patch!

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  1. Dress-Up: Plan the perfect costume that really represents who you are, or who you want to be! Go out on Halloween and get lots of candy.
  2. Hand Out Candy: If dressing up isn’t really your thing, no need to worry! Grab a bowl of candy, turn on your outdoor lights, and welcome trick-or-treaters.
  3. Attend a Halloween Party: Go out to a super fun costume party with all your favorite people. Enjoy the festive snacks and sights on the one night of year made for fun and freights!

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