Family Fun Activities for Fall

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Sharing a ton of Fun Fall Activities that you’ll want to try with the family! From fall bucket lists to seasonal autumn gardening – you’ll love this list!

Crisp cool mornings. Sweater (or hoodie) weather. Bonfires, hayrack rides, and pumpkin everything. These are just a few of my favorite things.

outdoors with a pile of pumpkins at a pumpkin patch.

 We’re starting to get more work accomplished without the heat and humidity getting in our way! Which makes things even more enjoyable for us on the ranch.

With fall approaching soon (yay!) I have put together this list of family fun fall activities – with links to some amazing fall activities at the end of this post!

Family Fun Fall Activities

I crave and long for the fall season every single year. Not only is the weather amazing for us in the midwest.

But it’s also filled with so many opportunities to enjoy good old fashioned family fall fun activities. 

Here’s a few of our favorite ideas to inspire you to enjoy the best of the autumn season:

  • Visit pumpkin patches
  • Go on a hayrack ride
  • Fall festivals!
  • Decorate the home
  • Visit an apple orchard and pick apples
  • Decorate and carve pumpkins
  • Make apple or pumpkin flavored treats
  • Snuggle up with a good book, cozy blanket, and apple cider
  • Make homemade soups and chilis
holding a fall colored leaf outside.

This post has been updated from its original publish date of September 1, 2017. It has been updated to provide better photos and additional helpful information.

Fall Gardening

Another great family fall activity – seasonal gardening! 

Many cool season vegetables should be planted about 10-12 weeks before the winter frost sets in. So generally in early August.

We are a growing zone 5.  You’ll definitely want to check with your gardening zone to get an idea of when your frost dates are. 

Some of the best foods to plant in most zones are:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Peas
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic (for a Spring harvest)
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Other greens (Mustard, Kale, Collard…)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radishes

Related: Fall Garden Planning

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4 Comments

  1. Love your site! The recipes look very interesting so will be trying those, BUT, the greenhouse stole my heart away. You are so lucky to have someone to do this for you to use. Please continue to share your adventures with it. It is a dream of mine that probably will not happen so I look forward to your stories. Curious about your climate as we have snow and ice here in Northern VA. Would this withstand several inches of snow and a bit of ice? Maybe I could modify to a smaller version as a lean-to and try this myself.

    1. Thanks Mary! 🙂 We have pretty intense winters here so I’m not sure how long I can grow in our greenhouse during that time frame. This will be my first year to test it out. I’ll post an update down the line. I appreciate your kind words!

  2. Wow, beautiful photos.! The fall is my favorite season and the lists will help me keep organized. I have some land and I am hoping to have a nice homestead. I love the yearly list for the hosetead, too.
    Maria