Fall is a pretty sweet season. The temperature cools off enough to make it pleasant to linger outside. Lots of community activities take place and nature provides colorful scenery to check out. Best of all, you can find plenty to keep you entertained for little cost. Take advantage of these 30 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Fall.
1. Jump in a pile of leaves.
2. Bob for apples.
3. Make smore’s over a fire. Check out this neat Build Your Own S’Mores Bar by Stephanie Lynn.
4. Enjoy a fall festival at church. You will find lots of these free festivals in October jammed pack with activities for the whole crew.
5. Make caramel apples. Treats with ooey, sticky goodness are sure crowd pleasers.
6. Go to a county fair. You can easily make an afternoon or evening out of browsing the exhibits and checking out the livestock.
7. Visit a pumpkin patch or corn maze. Keep your eyes peeled for reduced rate days or times.
8. Carve a pumpkin. Save the seeds for toasting. They make delicious eats.
9. Make some apple butter. I have fond memories of my great grandparents making apple butter in a big cast iron kettle in their backyard. Don’t ask me why, but they enjoyed wearing folded paper hats while making it.
No worries, the cast iron kettle is not a necessity to make good apple butter. Have a look at this recipe from Taste of Southern.
10. Gather friends and family for a potluck appetizer party to watch a football game on TV.
11. Visit a local park and bring a picnic lunch.
12. Explore a walking trail in your area. If going alone, make sure someone knows where you are headed and what time you expect to be home.
13. Make leaf rubbings. Put some copy paper over your leaves and rub gently on the paper covering the leaves with a crayon or colored pencil.
14. Camp in the backyard.
15. Make apple cider in a crock pot. Kitchen Treaty has an easy 4 ingredient Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider to try.
16. Gather a group for a leaf scavenger hunt. See how many different types (tree species) of leaves players can find.
17. Volunteer at a food bank. Many groups conduct food drives this time of year leaving food banks with a need for lots of volunteers to help sort the collected items.
18. Make pumpkin pies for the neighbors. Especially in late October and November, you will find great deals on pumpkin pie ingredients.
19. Enjoy a free concert in the park.
20. Visit museums on their free or reduced entry fee days.
21. Check out an art crawl. During these events, numerous galleries will be open at the same time for people to enjoy exploring. Generally, free appetizers and drinks are available along the way.
22. Visit a vineyard. Some offer free concerts and tours.
23. Browse a flea market.
24. Attend a lecture or craft class at your local library. Also, don’t forget to check out ghost stories or holiday cookbooks for free.
25. Collect pine cones for holiday decorating and bird feeders. OutdoorParent offers clear directions on how to make a Pinecone Bird Feeder.
26. Take an evening star watching walk.
27. Work with the kids on some fall arts and crafts. Be sure and check out Toilet Paper Roll Ghosts from Plain Vanilla Mom, the Fall Hand Print Wreath from Evolving Motherhood, and a Paper Strip Pumpkin from Firstpalette.
28. Enjoy a hayride.
29. Check out a car show.
30. Stroll a street fair or festival.
For more frugal tips for this fall:
10 Fantastic Ways to Save Money This Fall
Fun, Festive Fall Decorations That are Inexpensive