Fall Activities that Aren’t Pumpkin Picking

By Abby Tolbert /

Autumn is pretty much everyone’s favorite season. The pumpkin spice lattes, the piles of leaves, and the fresh-baked cookies just make you want to curl up in a blanket and never leave your couch’s comforting embrace. While pumpkin and apple picking are solid fall activities, we don’t see the harm in mixing things up. Here are some ideas for some classic fall fun.

Host Friendsgiving: It’s like a pregame to the real deal, sans your least favorite uncle! Have everyone bring a dish and give thanks for great food and better company. Need decoration ideas? Check out this budget-friendly Friendsgiving idea.

Make your own Halloween Costumes: Ok, so maybe you can’t exactly hand-stitch Iron Man’s armor, but homemade pumpkin and ghost costumes are cuter, anyway. Save the fancy-schmancy store-bought costume for school or trick or treating. Here are some ideas, just for Mom!

Try Your Hand at Knitting: You might wind up with uneven sleeves or a hole-ridden sweater, but that’s okay! Knitting with a hot coffee by your side is therapeutic, and learning a new skill can be fun! (Albeit a little maddening)

Tailgate at a Football Game: Whether it’s high school, college, or an NFL game, tailgates are one of Autumn’s most anticipated activities. Rally the troops and enjoy chips, dip, and a few brews.

Visit a Bake Sale: Fall means back to school, and back to school means it’s bake sale szn. Load up on pumpkin bread, chocolate chip cookies, and other fall goodies.