The Ultimate Fall Bucket List

Rounding up all the fun for fall with a fall bucket list! I mean September & October in New England is like all things fall on steroids, so why not ask one of us what are must-do activities for the season?

  • Apple Picking – You gotta start off the season hitting the orchards on a gorgeous day, bring home a bushel or two, and make yourself some apple crisp. Also, the earlier in the season you do this the better, as the apple orchards are usually in the best condition in September. After that the trees are pretty much picked clean.
  • Fair Season – I mean is it even fall if you haven’t been to the fair yet? Cheap kiddie rides, some haunted houses, a bunch of games designed to make you lose your money, and all the crap food you can eat. I can smell the fried dough now. Some of the most popular fairs in our area are Topsfield MA, Deerfield NH, Rochester NH, and Fryeburg ME.
  • Corn Maze – Getting lost in the corn maze is honestly super fun for the kiddos. There’s generally a scavenger hunt involved and apple cider donuts when you finish.
  • S’mores over a bonfire – need I say more?
  • Salem, MA – this is only for if you’re local, but Salem Mass is like a mecca for all things Halloween (due to the Salem Witch Trials) and people come in droves from all over the world to experience Salem Haunted Happenings throughout the month of October. Salem Haunted Happenings is a festival-type celebration of Halloween and fall in New England that has been running annually for 30 years. Events include a Grand Parade, street fairs, outdoor family film nights, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations. You really haven’t done Halloween until you’ve done it in Salem.
  • Hayride – Lots of local farms have all kinds of fun activities throughout the season, check yours out for a fun hayride through the orchards.
  • Pumpkin Patch – Well you already went apple picking so now it’s time for pumpkins. You’re gonna wanna save this activity (or at least the part about actually picking one) because your pumpkins will rot before Halloween if you don’t wait to buy them til after the 1st of October.
  • Carve Jack-o-Lanterns – Once you get those babies home from the patch flex your creative skills and have a pumpkin carving contest.
  • Fall Family Photos – It’s definitely super popular in New England to get professional family photos done against the backdrop of the gorgeous fall foliage. I use mine for our Christmas cards every year.
  • Costume Party – No fall season is complete without leaving the gremlins at home and having a date night at a costume party. A friend of ours hosts a big bash, complete with a bonfire in the woods, every year. Hey mommy & daddy need to have some fun too kids 😉
  • Trick-or-treating – Kinda goes without saying 👻

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