I’m not here to debate whether or not I am “basic” because I think there is a reason masses of people all like “basic” things (they’re good). What I am here to write about is my love for fall + its activities. Unfortunately, this year is going to look a bit different than the last few. There won’t be many fall festivals to attend + flag football is a bit too close for comfort. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options for socially distanced fall activities.
Large gatherings are a definite no-no right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see your loved ones. As long as you take proper precautions + follow the guidelines provided by your local health department, you can have plenty of fun!
Socially Distanced Fall Activities
Pumpkin + apple picking have become quintessential fall activities. They are perfect for a family or a group of friends/couples to enjoy while still be able to stay safely apart.
Friends who vote together stay together. Put on your masks + head to the polls to get your vote on. In Tennessee, early voting starts Wednesday, October 13! If you’re going to have to spend time waiting in line, it will be much better with a friend.
Host a fall candle exchange. Everyone buys a candle, draw a number, and delivers that candle to whoever corresponds with their number – or you can coordinate a porch pick up/driveway party. Everyone brings one + takes one home. It will serve as a great reminder of your friends + make your home smell amazing.
Take a road trip to view some amazing fall foliage. Whether you take a day trip or go out for a few days, seeing all the beautiful colors is good for the soul. Here are some amazing routes to try.
Bake the day away. One of my favorite things about fall is all the pumpkin-flavored things there are to eat + make. They are a wonderful way to spend + afternoon. Plus, it’s a nice surprise to leave on someone’s porch.
Fall is typically full of marathons + races to support charities like the Susan G. Komen foundation. Support one of these causes or even just challenge your friends + family to a virtual 5k. Pick a route or have everyone do their own + track each other on a running app or Apple Watch.
If a run isn’t the type of challenge you had in mind, how about a chili cook-off. Everyone brings a pot of their creation + you all vote on a winner. Wheel out your TV + throw on some football to make it a real party.
Have a girl’s night around the fire (pit). Grab a few bottles of wine + everything you need to make s’mores + reconnect like your would in your living room or at a restaurant. The weather is still nice enough to be outside + it will feel so cozy by the fire.
No matter where you live, you can have fun this fall with one of these ideas. In Memphis? Here are some Bluff City-specific socially distanced fall activities.