What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with a Fall Festival or two! From apple harvests to pumpkin villages – there is always something to attend to get into the seasonal spirit. Scroll to see a few options to get some inspiration of fun things to do in your area.
Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas, TX
This Pumpkin Village features pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The festival is open from September 21 to October 31. With the theme “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” your kids will love the whimsical village and you are sure to feel the nostalgia of walking through a Peanuts town. Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie behind the iconic brick wall, and don’t end your adventure without a picture of your CuteKid sitting atop a 300lb pumpkin!
RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns – Various Locations
This family friendly event features hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path that’s sure to bring out your Halloween spirit. This year, they have over 200 professional artists carving more than 30,000 real pumpkins to be displayed across various locations including Long Island, NY – Secaucus, NY – New York, NY – Westchester, NY. Don’t live near these locations but want to experience these amazing pumpkins? No problem. They are also co-hosting Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns in Chicago and Carved! at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles. Experience pumpkins like never before! Purchase tickets in advance as this one of a kind event is sure to sell out!
The National Apple Harvest Festival – Adams County, PA
Apple lovers rejoice! At this two-weekend event you and your family will find apples cooked up in a variety of different ways including apple cider, applesauce, pies, pancakes, syrup, and candied apples. This festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts & crafts, contests, food stands and entertainment. Special attractions include antique cars, hay rides, pony rides, pie eating, puppet shows, orchard tours, a petting zoo kids will love and much more! Don’t miss out on this apple extravaganza during the first two weekends in October.
Pumpkin Festival – Stone Mountain, GA
Looking for the perfect fall day with the family? Play by Day at the Pumpkin Festival as you enjoy the family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment. Stay until the sun goes down to Glow by Night by taking a journey through classic storybook tales that come to life in 10 new themed areas featuring 40 scenes with glowing lights, thousands of jack-o-lanterns, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, and more nighttime family fun. Don’t miss this amazing event – Play by Day, Glow by Night is going on select dates September 21 through November 3 at Stone Mountain Park!