This is a fall activity list that will keep you busy this season. There are affordable autumn activities on this list that you can enjoy with your friends and family.
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1. Go Apple Picking
Apple picking is a great activity to do with your friends and family. My family picks apples almost every year!
2. Take A Hayride
This can be a fun activity to do with your friends and family.
3. Learn How To Bake A Pie
You can learn how to bake pies this fall! Some sweet pies that are popular in the fall are sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, and cranberry pie. Some savory pies you can try are spinach feta pie and Shepard’s pie (my personal favorite).
4. Go Pumpkin Picking
Whether you actually go pumpkin picking or just select pre-picked pumpkins, this can be a fun fall activity.
5. Roast Marshmallows
You can tell scary stories while roasting marshmallows with your friends and family.
8. Carve A Pumpkin
Pumpkin carving is a great fall activity. Jack-o-lanterns can make cute, funny or even creepy décor pieces. Amazon has an affordable pumpkin carving tool kit.
9. Go On A Nature Walk
Nature walks are perfect for practicing mindfulness. I also find that nature walks can spark my imagination. Don’t forget your binoculars.
10. Binge Watch Holiday Movies
To be honest, I watch holiday movies all throughout the year. A lot of new holiday movies get added to streaming services during the fall.
12. Try Out Some New Apple Recipes
You can try making apple cider, different flavors of apple sauce, apple muffins, apple crisp, and more!
13. Paint A Pumpkin
If pumpkin carving is not your thing, you can try painting a pumpkin using craft paint. One year I painted a Beetlejuice themed pumpkin. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bee-
14. Visit A Local Farmers Market
This is a great way to support your local farmers. You can enjoy this fresh locally sourced produce.
15. Decorate Your Walls For Fall
You can decorate with fall leaf garland or fall wall art printables.
16. Roast Some Corn
Don’t forget to add butter! Yum!
17. Go On A Hike With Your Friends
If there is a nice trail near you, you can go on a hike. This is a great way to stay active during the fall.
18. Try New Squash Recipes
There are so many squash recipes to keep you busy, pumpkin spice cookies, butternut squash soup, pumpkin bread, and more.
19. Sign Up For A Virtual Escape Room
A few companies offer digital escape rooms via. Zoom. This can be a fun fall activity that can help you bond with your loved ones who live far away.
20. Make Some Fall Crafts
If you are feeling crafty, you can DIY your fall décor.
21. Learn How To Make Candles
You can make candles with scents that remind you of fall. These can also make wonderful gifts
22. Try Some Maple Syrup Flavored Recipes
Maple syrup actually makes a wonderful glaze for squash, sweet potatoes or even for fish.
23. Collect Donations For Shelters
This is something that is great to do all year, but now is a great time to focus on collecting warm clothing for the upcoming cold months.
24. Have A Scary Movie Marathon
Time to grab a bowl of popcorn and a warm blanket.
25. Make Hot Chocolate
You can add marshmallows, whipped cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, or even maple syrup to your hot chocolate.
26. Bake A Fall Themed Dessert
PreppyKitchen on YouTube has a lot of wonderful recipe videos. He made a video showing how you can make mini pumpkin shaped cakes. You can watch it HERE.
27. Try A Caramel Recipe
You can make caramel apples, add caramel to your coffee/hot chocolate, drizzle it on your pies, or have some with your ice cream.
28. Paint Something Fall Themed
I have been subscribed to TheArtSherpa on YouTube and followed her painting tutorials for many years. Watch her videos HERE.
30. Volunteer At A Soup Kitchen
This is another thing that is great to do throughout the year. Many churches and pantries have soup kitchen events around the holidays.
31. Put Together Your Halloween Costume
This is a great time to put together your Halloween costume… or buy one (don’t worry…I wont tell on you).
32. Prepare For Winter
I like to take all of my knits out of storage during the fall. I also like to start purchasing holiday gifts for my loved ones.
33. Go Stargazing
The fall skies are actually very clear and great for star gazing. You can stargaze with or without a telescope.
34. Have A Picnic
Early fall is perfect for picnics and you can have one anywhere. You can grab your picnic basket, and a blanket. If you do not want to worry about forgetting something, you can get a picnic set that includes the basket, the blanket, the plates, glasses, and more!
35. Write A Letter To Someone You Care About
This is a great way to make someone feel loved and remembered. You can get printable stationary HERE.
36. Do Some Fall Gardening
Kale, lettuce, spinach and other greens can be planted in the fall. You can also plant bulbs that will flower next year
37. Collect Fallen Leaves, Acorns And Pinecones
You can collect these and use them for your fall crafting. You can also use the leaves as stamps or frame them.
38. Take Your Holiday Photos
This is a great time to take and send family pictures for the holidays.
39. Make Potpourri
This a a great way to add aromas that remind you of fall to your home. It can also make a nice centerpiece.