Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Bucket List: 10 Activities To Experience This Year


Get in the Spooky Spirit at Spirit Halloween
There's no better way to kick off the Halloween season than a good 'ol fashioned trip to this massive (and scary) theme store! Check out the cool costumes, props and decorations they have:
http://www.spirithalloween.com/

Find Your Way Through a Corn Maze
Perfect for some daytime fun with your family or a spooky puzzle during the dark. Find one near you with this directory:
http://www.cornmazesamerica.com/


Visit a PYO Farm for the Freshest Produce
Pick your own apples and berries at a Pick Your Own farm. Then you can really feel good about eating and cooking the fruit, because you had a hand in the harvesting. Find a PYO farm here:
http://www.pickyourown.org/

Pick and Carve Your Own Pumpkin 
Nothing screams October quite like pumpkin carving. Use this link to find a perfect pumpkin patch (try saying that 5 times in a row) near you:
http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/
And for some fun and cool carving ideas, get some inspiration from these two sites:
http://www.pumpkin-carving.com/
http://www.extremepumpkins.com/

Get Scared at a Halloween Attraction
Whether it's a haunted house, corn maze or hayride, it's always an adrenaline rush to get the crap scared out of you. So hey, why not?! Here's an awesome directory of haunted attractions across the county:
http://www.hauntworld.com/

Take a Tour of a Local Brewery
Most breweries have seasonal beers so what a perfect time to check out how the beer is made and sample some brews that may only be around for a limited time. Use this directory to locate a brewery you'd love to visit: 
http://www.brewersassociation.org/

Experience a Local Fair
There are a lot of towns that have fall fairs and harvest festivals. Have some family fun and support local vendors by stopping by a fair around you. Check your local newspaper and Chamber of Commerce websites to find out what kind of upcoming events are taking place.

Scream at an After Dark Amusement Park
Many large amusement parks go all out for Halloween. Whether the park turns scary, or has a kid-friendly theme, some additional attractions and decor always make things more fun. Check out some great After Dark Parks to visit this fall:
http://www.hauntworld.com/featured_article/top_10_scariest_and_best_halloween_haunts_in_amusement_parks
http://themeparks.about.com/od/planningparktrips/a/Theme-Park-Halloween-2011.htm

Light a Bonfire
On a chilly autumn night, there are few things better than a warm and cozy bonfire with your family or friends. Cook hot dogs and snack on s'mores while you can!

Take a Paranormal or Ghost Tour
Get in touch with the spiritual world and maybe get a little spooked by taking a Ghost Tour. Make the tour even better by visiting a historical site where you can really get some interesting background on the place. Find an interesting tour near you:
http://www.ghosttourdirectory.com/


What activities do you have planned for the Fall season?