Tomorrow is the official first day of autumn! It’s my favourite time of year and I can’t wait to get out there and do all the fun, cozy, spooky, and adventurous activities the season has to offer. Autumn is a great time to get out there and try new things as the weather is mild and there are so many fun, budget-friendly activities available. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, there’s such a variety of stuff to do! Much like my 2018 summer bucket list, I’ve created a list of autumn activities I’d like to do over the coming months.
Host a scary movie night. There’s nothing I love more on a chilly night than cozying up under a blanket and watching spooky movies with friends! There are so many great Halloween movies out there – even for wimps like me – such as Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream, Halloweentown, A Quiet Place – and the list goes on! I plan on whipping up some hot apple cider and homemade popcorn, and making it a great way to spend a dreary night.
Take a long walk in the country. There’s just nothing like taking a walk in the crisp fall air. There are a couple great conservation areas around my home, and I can’t wait to grab a pumpkin spice latte, throw on a warm jumper and take the dog for a long walk with my husband. It’s a great way to feel refreshed and spend time in nature.
Attend a fall fair/festival. I’m lucky to live in an area that has a whole host of fairs and festivals going on all the time! The one I’m most excited about is Applefest. It’s a great way for local vendors to show off their product and I’m able to see what small businesses are in the area. There are also rides (like a ferris wheel and carousel) and all the apple things you could dream of! I will definitely be picking up some cider and apple donuts. Make sure to check out what’s going on in your area – there may be some awesome fall festivals!
Visit a haunted house/themed exhibit. Toronto is notorious for having haunted houses galore. Every year, they turn Casa Loma into a spooky ‘Legends of Horrors’ interactive exhibit. Though I’ve never attended, I’ve heard it’s a must-see. There are also many other Halloween themed exhibits across the GTA!
Have an apple pie bake-off. I love going apple picking with friends, and using the apples you pick to make some pie is the most amazing way to wrap up a day spent in the orchard! I’ve had a few apple pie bake-offs in the past and they’re always so much fun (plus you get to eat hella pie – bonus!) It’s a great way to get creative and try new recipes, and the house always smells divine afterwards.
Visit a local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches just scream autumn! But there is so much to do beyond picking a pumpkin and taking photos. There is always other farm fresh produce, hayrides, corn mazes and warm apple cider/hot chocolate! It’s a great way to spend a weekend morning with your family.
Attend a costume party. I freaking love costume parties. It’s so much fun to get creative and dress up as something unique! Justine has thrown lots of costume parties in her time, and they’re always such a blast! I’ve already planned my costume for this year and I can’t wait to show it off (don’t worry, there will be an instagram post).
That’s all folks! There are all the things I’m excited to do this fall. Do you have an autumn bucket list? Anything exciting happening in your area? Let me know in the comments!