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40 Fun Fall Activities

Autumn flies by in a flash, so take advantage of the crisp weather and beautiful foliage with this list of fun things to do in the fall.

The Great Outdoors

Go apple picking

Go leaf-peeping

Get lost in a corn maze

Go for a hike

Go for a hayride

Collect colorful fall leaves

Tailgate at your local football game

Plant bulbs in your garden for next spring

Take a drive in the country


Make a pinecone bird feeder

Buy something from a bake sale

Borrow a book from the library

Make rice krispie treats

Jump in a pile of leaves

Eat and Drink

Bake an apple or pumpkin pie

Buy winter squash and Brussels sprouts at a farmers’ market

Eat a candy apple

Make butternut squash soup

Drink hot spiced cider

Eat a slice of warm pumpkin bread

Make a big batch of chili


Carve your own pumpkin

Make your kid’s (or your own) Halloween costume

Get spooked in a haunted house

Celebrate Oktoberfest with beer and sausages

Throw a Halloween party

Give out candy to trick o’ treaters

Host a potluck Thanksgiving dinner

Just Because

Breath in the cool, crisp air

Tour a winery

Dig up your sweaters from storage

Learn to knit

Listen to the sound of leaves crunching under your feet

Start Christmas shopping

Watch geese flying south for the winter

Spend a day antiquing

Build a bonfire

Collect pinecones and display them in a glass bowl

Attend a fall festival

Remember what you’re thankful for

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