It’s October: There Are So Many Fall Things To Do

October: the month when weather finally starts to actually cool down and the leaves start to transition into auburn and golden hues and pumpkins are everywhere you look and adorable little Halloween decorations (and also less-adorable, terrifying Halloween decorations) start to pop up, house-by-house.

Also, candy corn. Don’t forget candy corn.

Fellow October appreciators, look no further. Here, you will find a compilation of all the most “autumn” things you can do this month.


  1. This one may be obvious…but, go pick up a pumpkin from your local pumpkin patch and carve it with friends!

  2. Also, you can make the outing to the pumpkin patch an event in and of itself. Dilly dally while you’re there, lazily walk through the rows of pumpkins and be sure to snap some pictures of your friends. With the pumpkins. Of course. Because, fall.

  3. While you’re carving a pumpkin, set aside the part you scoop out, and roast the seeds to snack on while you pureé the “pumpkin guts” for pumpkin bread.

  4. Seek out a haunted house or haunted hay ride. Conquer your fears with friends!

  5. Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte at your local coffee shop and cozy up with a book like One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

  6. Go on a long walk when the weather is perfectly crisp.

  7. Corn mazes!

  8. Colorful-leaf collecting — use them to make a garland!

  9. Take a long drive in the countryside.

  10. Make pie!

  11. Throw a Halloween party. Costumes required.

  12. Learn to knit. (Could come in handy when you don’t want to buy a ton of Christmas gifts. You can make gifts!)

  13. S’mores. Of course. Marshmallows, crackling fire, chocolate, friends, crisp weather: does anything sound more perfect??

  14. Movie marathon of the classics. Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus. Duh.

  15. Farmer’s market.

  16. High school football on Friday nights!

  17. Rake all the leaves in your yard simply so you can jump into the pile (feel like a little kid again).

  18. Make Halloween-themed cookies.

  19. Picnic. Take advantage of the not-too-warm, not-too-cold weather this month holds!

  20. Spend time with loved ones. This applies to every month, but don’t allow the chaos of the beginning of the holiday season to stop your quality time with the ones you love most.