The sunny days of summer may be in the past, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There’s still plenty of time left to enjoy fun events with your family before the chill of winter sets in. Depending on your climate, the breezy fall days may be even more enjoyable than those of the humid, sticky summer. If you’re looking for some penny-wise entertainment this fall, check out some of these frugal fall activities.
The fall enjoyment you’re looking for could be as close as your backyard. The cool, crisp weather makes cozying up next to a roaring bonfire with a gooey s’more much more enjoyable.
Hike Among The Leaves
Some of the best photo opportunities come from frolicking around in the autumn leaves. Gather the kids or a few friends and bring your camera along to capture some endearing moments. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying time with your loved ones.
Hayrides And Fall Festivals
Communities everywhere have various festivals and fairs that feature a variety of autumn-themed activities. Check your local parks for free events happening all the time.
Pumpkin Carving And Decorating
You don’t need to wait for Halloween to have a pumpkin carving party. Pumpkins are inexpensive and easy to find at any farm or grocery store during the fall. Get creative and decorate pumpkins of all sizes with paint, glitter, drawings and carvings. Use them as both inside and outside décor.
Pack everyone in the car and take a drive to see the changing leaves. Take advantage of snow and ice free roads while you can. Plan a drive to a nearby apple orchard or corn maze and have a blast being out and about.
Spend Time At A Local University
Most universities have a weekend for parents and alumni to enjoy free food, catch a sporting event and see the sights on campus. These events are usually open to the public, and can be a great way for your kids to scout colleges for the future.
Apple Picking And Baking
Start your morning at an apple orchard, breathing in the scent of fall. Take some apples home and use them to bake a delicious treat, like an apple crisp, pie or cobbler.