It’s fall — that means cooler weather, approaching holidays, and tons of opportunities for family fun. Below, we’ve compiled some ideas for fall activities the whole family can enjoy.
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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
The richness of fall colors and seasonal cheer are on display at your local pumpkin patch, where your family can gather to enjoy picking the ripest gourds. Pumpkin patches are prevalent around Texas this time of year, as are corn mazes. If you’re interested in supporting a local outfit, Faith UMC on Rayford Road offers a pumpkin patch and photo opportunities with proceeds benefiting Hurricane Harvey this year, and P-6 Farms in Mongtomery offers other fun seasonal activities (including a corn maze, games and hayrides).
Fall Festivals and Carnivals
The crisp autumn air and approaching holidays are cause enough for a party, but in many locations, fall festivals and other celebrations, such as The Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville and the Wicked Wonderland Family Carnival at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park can add some extra spice to your autumn.
Nothing says fall like Halloween’s skeletons, witches, and ghouls — but the fun of this holiday isn’t limited to Oct. 31. In many areas, haunted houses are open to the public from late September to early November, creating ample opportunities for fall family fun. National directories such as Hauntedhouse.com can help you locate a nearby attraction for your family.
Tailgating in Texas is practically a must. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with friends, family and amazing food before a big game. Put on your colors to support the Texans, or other surrounding college teams, at least once during the next few months. You’ll be glad you did!
Now that you’ve read our fall suggestions, tell us what your favorite fall activities are in our poll!