See ya later summer, it’s Fall’s time to shine. Put away those swimsuits + bottles of rosé (just kidding, stock up on those babies) + grab your cozy sweaters + PSLs. The first *official* day of fall is Saturday, but for those of you not in the South fall weather may have come a little early. Wherever you live, the time has come to start enjoying fall activities. The checklist below is the perfect way to make sure you get in as much autumn fun as possible before Jack Frost makes his first appearance.
18 Fall Activities You Can’t-Miss
- Get fall candles! If you know me, you know I have a serious candle addiction. I am especially drawn to fall candles. Check out my favorite scents this year + go out + get your own!
- Fall means the good TV shows are back! Here’s what I’m excited for: Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Bull, Modern Family, American Housewife, NCIS Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Station 19 (that cliffhanger!), Splitting Up Together, and black-ish.
- Clear your Saturdays, college football is back + people are excited. Join in the fun and head over to the nearest tailgate. Whether college or professional, you’re sure to have fun supporting you team.
- Head to a fair. I love a good fair. Cotton candy, games, entertainment – all the fun is there. So grab your boo or your besties + head to your local fair. If you’re in the Memphis area, the Mid-South Fair opens up Thursday!
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness. Whether you walk in a 5k or eat somewhere that gives proceeds to cancer research, do something to give back to this amazing community of survivors + honors the ones we’ve lost.
- National Taco Day may not seem like one of the typical fall activities, but this girl lived in Texas so October 4, you’ll find me elbows deep into some queso. Head over to your local Mexican restaurant + support them. For Memphians, I 10/10 recommend Molly’s La Casita. or Booya’s.
- Fall is the season of scaries. Head to a haunted house, horror flick, or corn maze to get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll catch me at the corn maze on one of the non-haunted evenings (+ probably a weekday with fewer crowds).
- You can’t talk fall activities without mentioning Halloween. No one is too good for Halloween. I haven’t decided yet what my costume will be, but I’ve been on a villain kick the past two years so maybe I’ll come back to the light.
- Carve a pumpkin. I hate the guts but I love the experience.
- Speaking of pumpkin – it’s time to enjoy all pumpkin everything. This is probably one of the easiest fall activities to check off. From candles to pie to lattes, get your pumpkin on.
- Daylight Savings Time is November 4 + thank goodness because we could use a little more time in the sun. Be sure to set your clock’s back!
- Get your “I Voted” sticker because the 2018 midterms are on November 6 + your vote is crucial. Use your voice to vote for candidates who stand up for our values + auntonomy.
- Thanks a veteran for their service this Veteran’s Day. Bonus points for donating to a charity like the Wounded Warrior Project or other charities to really give back. Be on the lookout for a post on ways to help out this year.
- Pie is arguably the baked good of fall. From apple to pumpkin to pecan, your home will smell amazing + your belly will be full when you bake yourself a pie. It’s the perfect addition to your friendsgiving.
- I’m the first to admit that Thanksgiving is the gatekeeper for the Holidays. But I do love preparing the meal with my Grandmother + family. I also love
- Make a bonfire complete with s’mores. You don’t have to go camping to enjoy a sit around the fire with some friends. It’s a nice way to connect with nature + bring out your best flannels.
- Host a chili cook-off. With the weather getting colder, nothing is better than a cup of chili. Invite all your friends to judge whose chili wins the crown.
- While Black Friday may be controversial to some, I love it. It’s a great time to buy all your Christmas gifts + get ahead of the holiday rush. Be on the lookout for my favorite Black Friday pics closer to the day.
And just like that, the holiday season is here. I hope this fall activities list helps you make the most of the season – it’s the second best one after all. Happy fall, y’all!